TUportal Support the Libraries
Chat

Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia

Collection ID

SCRC 398

Related Subject(s)

Collecting Area(s)

Description

Collection Summary 
 
Title

Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia Records

Dates
1941-2019, bulk 1950-1998
 
Collection ID
SCRC 398
 
Creator
Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia
 
Quantity
47.5 linear feet (38 boxes + 2 map folders)
 
Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
 
Language
Materials in English, Hebrew, Russian, and Yiddish
 
Detailed Collection Information 
 
Historical Note
The Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia traces its origins back to the 1860s and the creation of the Board of Jewish Ministers by Rabbi Isaac Leeser. The Board of Jewish Ministers met only intermittently until becoming a regularly constituted organization in the late 1890s. According to board history, they began to develop thereafter as, “[A] collegial body of ordained rabbis dedicated to maintaining and nurturing the Jewish way of life and to developing good relations with all sectors of the community.”  However, the modern iteration of the board still did not truly coalesce into an organization with any influence until the second half of the twentieth century.
 
In the early 1950s, a group of concerned rabbis responded to what they saw as the growing fissure between religious sects and the rapid secularization of the members of the Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia (FJA) by persuading the federation that an agency was needed to encourage the maintenance of the religious aspects of Jewish life and provide representation for the interests of the Philadelphia rabbinate. They also insisted that this agency needed representation for each of the four major religious schools of thought which characterize modern Judaism: Orthodoxy, Conservatism, Reform, and Reconstructionism. In response, the federation subsumed the existing Board of Jewish Ministers, changed its name to the Philadelphia Board of Rabbis, and charged it with, “…enhance[ing] the religious values and significance of all Jewish communal endeavors in furtherance of the historic character of the Jewish People as a religiously committed people.” The Board of Rabbis has been funded by the FJA and the Federation Allied Jewish Appeal (FAJA) since that point.
 
As the responsibilities of the board expanded, the federation saw the need to appoint the board’s first full-time executive director, Rabbi Harold Goldfarb, in 1960. The revised constitution and bylaws of 1961 reflected this new commitment and direction by stating: “[The] principal objects and purposes of this Board shall be: (a) To stress the primacy of religion in the personal and communal life of the Jew; (b) To provide guidance and leadership to the Jewish community in all matters that concern Jewish religious life, and to cooperate with other Jewish communal agencies for the advancement of Judaism and the well-being of K'lal Yisrael; (c) To interpret the ideals, purposes and needs of the Jewish and non-Jewish communities to each other; (d) To strengthen and dignify the status of the rabbinate and to afford rabbis an opportunity for fellowship and for the promotion of their cultural and social interests; (e) To encourage Jewish scholarship.” It was also at this time that the Philadelphia Board of Rabbis officially changed its name to the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia. There was little change to the mission in subsequent years. Over the next few decades, the Board of Rabbis and its numerous committees devoted themselves to concerns such as promoting and monitoring the adherence to Jewish laws and customs within the local Jewish community, serving as a source of religious education, encouraging professional development amongst Philadelphia rabbis, and inter and intra religious relations; as well as broader issues like fighting antisemitism and the persecution of Jews around the world and promoting Holocaust education and remembrance. 
 
On January 1, 1982, the federation merged the administrative and financial structures of the Board of Rabbis and another of its constituent groups, the Jewish Chaplaincy Service (JCS.) The Jewish Chaplaincy Service was founded in 1941 with the purpose of managing and assigning rabbis equipped to meet the spiritual needs of Jewish inmates in state correctional facilities, patients in medical facilities offering acute or long-term care, and residents in nursing homes. From 1982 through 1993, the Board of Rabbis and the JCS shared a budget, office space, an executive director, and other administrative personnel. Though the agencies were administered jointly, they technically remained separate with independent boards and distinct missions. In 1993, the federation severed its connection to the JCS thus untethering it from the Board of Rabbis. While JCS continued as an independent organization, the Board of Rabbis assumed responsibility for federation-supported chaplaincy services. Federation chaplaincy programs eventually became the responsibility of Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia in 2000.
 
The Board of Rabbis is still in existence and remains a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (formerly known as Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia.)
 
Description of Collection 
The Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia Records document the programs, events, day-to-day operations, and twentieth century history of the board. The records are comprised of incoming and outgoing correspondence, committee meeting materials, reports, administrative documents, organizational histories, media materials, writings of members, financials, and photographs and audio-visual material. The bulk of the records were created and maintained by the offices of Executive Directors Rabbi Harold Goldfarb, Rabbi David Wortman, and Rabbi Richard Hirsh along with Assistant Directors Rabbi Sandra Berliner and Rabbi Robert Tabak. Subject strengths include the board’s promoting the observance of the Sabbath and the High Holy Days; monitoring local community adherence to Jewish laws and customs; oversight of the Milah Board; rabbinical education and professional development; coordination with constituent organizations such the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia (JCRC), the Memorial for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs, and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA); interfaith relations; and Holocaust remembrance and education; along with interagency business and board-sponsored events like Jewish Law Day and the Bicentennial Conference on Religious Liberty. Also covered is the board’s concern for broader topics such as antisemitism, Soviet and Russian Jewry, and the State of Israel. Some documents pertaining to religious matters, organizational outreach, Jewish immigration, and Israel as well as some printed ephemera in Hebrew or Yiddish can be found throughout the collection. Several documents pertaining to Soviet Jewry are in Russian.
 
Some records of the Jewish Chaplaincy Service are also included. These documents highlight the details of services rabbis performed in hospitals for people with illnesses, in hospice care with older adults, and in correctional facilities with those incarcerated. Additional items of note include documentation of the board and the Chaplaincy Services’ work with traditionally underserved members of the community such as people with disabilities, people with illnesses, people experiencing homelessness, and older adults. The board’s particular focus on destigmatizing substance use disorders within the Jewish community is also well documented. 
 
This collection includes preserved versions of the organization’s website, available through Archive-It. Collection is arranged by order of accession. Researchers should note that documents of the same subject may appear in multiple series.
 
Organization and Arrangement 
 
 
Series 1: Accession 456, 1941-1981, bulk 1960-1977, consists primarily of documents created and maintained by the executive director of the Board of Rabbis’ office. Though the bulk of the documents pertain to Executive Director Rabbi Harold Goldfarb, some predate his tenure which ran from 1960 to 1981. Included in this series are correspondence; meeting minutes; reports on various Board committees and programming matters; financial and administrative documentation; press releases and official statements; writings for publications; newspaper clippings; questionnaires; and membership lists. Also included are communications between constituent organizations such as the Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia (FJA), the Federation Allied Jewish Appeal (FAJA), and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia (JCRC) documenting administrative matters, inter-agency relations, programming coordination, and fund raising. Topics in this series cover a range of the board’s activities such as promoting the observance of the Sabbath, High Holy Days, and kashrut; monitoring the adherence to Jewish laws and customs within synagogues, Jewish-owned businesses, cemeteries, and schools; oversight of the Milah Board and the practices of Philadelphia mohalim; working to improve interfaith and community relations; and rabbinical education and professional development. Documents regarding broader topics such as antisemitism, Soviet Jewry, visits of prominent Israelis to the United States, US policy toward Israel and the Middle East, and civil rights can also be found here. This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
 
Folder titles in this series inventory were provided by the Board of Rabbis or applied by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center staff. In certain instances, researchers will find language in these folder titles that is insensitive toward people with disabilities, people with long-term illnesses, and older people.
 
Series 2: Accession 2173, 1952-1997, contains paper records, photographs, and audiovisual material documenting the activities, day-to-day operations, and events of the Board of Rabbis. This series consists primarily of documents created and maintained by the executive committee and executive director’s office. Some material pertaining to the Jewish Chaplaincy Service is also included. This series arranged into two subseries: Subseries 2.1: Records and Subseries 2.2: Photographs and audiovisual material.
 
Folder titles in this series inventory were provided by the Board of Rabbis or applied by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center staff. In certain instances, researchers will find language in these folder titles that is insensitive toward people with disabilities, people with long-term illnesses, and older people.
 
Subseries 2.1: Records, 1952-1990, undated, contains all of the non-photographic paper records within Series 2. The bulk of the subseries covers the actions of the executive director’s office and the executive committee during the administrations of executive directors Rabbi Harold Goldfarb and Rabbi David Wortman. Documents consist of correspondence, memoranda, committee meeting minutes and summaries, reports, newsletters, financial records, and copies of the board’s constitution and bylaws. Subjects include information on member rabbis; the board’s work with member congregations and constituent agencies; interfaith relations; kashrut and maintaining religious traditions within the Jewish community; aid for the underserved in the Jewish community; hostilities in the Middle East; Holocaust remembrance and education; board-sponsored events like Jewish Law Day; outreach and fund raising; and administrative matters. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
 
Subseries 2.2: Photographs and audiovisual material, 1958-1997, bulk 1980-1997, undated, contains photographic prints, negatives, color slides, VHS and audio cassettes, and film and audio reels. The photos document convocations, High Holy Day events, officer and board member installations, and activities of the Jewish Chaplaincy Service and Sisterhoods of the Chaplaincy. Many of the photographs are identified and include press releases and/or contextual information. Audio cassettes contain proceedings of various events like convocations and interviews with rabbis. Video material consists of promotional and educational programs produced by the Board of Rabbis and Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia along with several tapes of Jewish Law Day ceremonies. This subseries is arranged by format.
 
Series 3: Accession 2344 (Portions restricted), 1945-1995, bulk 1950-1995, contains records of both the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia and the Jewish Chaplaincy Service (JCS.) The administrative functions of each agency were merged by Federation of Jewish Agencies from 1982 through 1993, the Board of Rabbis and the JCS shared office space, professional staff, and a budget though they maintained distinct missions and functions. As a result, documents created during the period of joint administration were stored together and are collected in this series. Though this series includes documents dating back to 1945, the majority of the documents date from the 1980s-early 1990s during the administrations of Executive Directors Rabbi David Wortman and Rabbi Richard Hirsh along with Assistant Director Rabbi Robert Tabak, all of whom served for both the Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Chaplaincy Service. This series is arranged into two subseries: Subseries 3.1: Board of Rabbis records and Subseries 3.2: Jewish Chaplaincy Service records.
 
Folder titles in this series inventory were provided by Board of Rabbis or applied by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center staff. In certain instances, researchers will find language in these folder titles that is insensitive toward people with disabilities, people with long-term illnesses, and older people.
 
Subseries 3.1: Board of Rabbis records, 1950-1995, undated, is comprised of materials from the executive director’s office and numerous standing committees. Documents include correspondence; memoranda; copies and edits of the constitution and bylaws; organizational histories; meeting materials; notes; program planning, financial, and annual reports; newsletters; press clippings; and other printed ephemera. The materials cover the board’s relationships with constituent agencies such as the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia (JCRC) and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA); program fund raising; interfaith relations; Judaism in education; the Milah Board; advocacy for religious traditions and ways of life; Soviet Jewry; events such as Jewish Law Day and the Bicentennial Conference on Religious Liberty; and administrative matters like financial and personnel management. Items of note include evidence of the board’s work with traditionally underserved members of the community such as people with disabilities; people diagnosed with AIDS; people experiencing homelessness; at-risk youth; people struggling with mental health illnesses; survivors of domestic violence; and older adults. The board’s particular focus on destigmatizing substance use disorders within the Jewish community is also well documented. Additionally, photographs of convocations, award ceremonies, and other activities of the Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Chaplaincy Service are included here as well. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
 
Subseries 3.2: Jewish Chaplaincy Service records (Portions restricted), 1945-1994, undated, consists of correspondence, annual reports, chaplain’s reports, meeting minutes, organizational histories, biographical information of rabbis and cantors, contracts with institutions, surveys and questionnaires, and printed ephemera. Subjects include program planning; the Chaplaincy Training Program; Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy; High Holy Days and other services performed within hospitals, hospice care, and correctional facilities; and information on personnel and participants. Records of interest include documentation of the JCS’s work with often overlooked members of the community such as older adults, people with illnesses, and those incarcerated. The bulk of the material in this subseries dates from 1980s through the early 1990s. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title. Access to chaplain’s reports and contracts with institutions in boxes 28-31 are restricted for 50 years from the date of creation due to the presence of personally identifying information.
 
Series 4: Accession 2848, 1978-1998, consists of correspondence; reports; budgets; press releases; administrative documents; newsletters; and printed ephemera, the bulk of which cover the time of the Board of Rabbis’ and the Jewish Chaplaincy Service’s shared administrative operations. The bulk of this series was created and maintained by the offices of Executive Directors Rabbi David Wortman and Rabbi Richard Hirsh along with Assistant Directors Rabbi Sandra Berliner and Rabbi Robert Tabak. Subjects include advocacy, education, and conferences for Philadelphia rabbis; Soviet and Russian Jewry; promoting observance of the Sabbath, kashrut, and other religions traditions within the Jewish community; assistance for often overlooked segments of the Jewish community such as older people and people with terminal illnesses; and agency programming materials and budgets. Documents of note include records of Yad L’Chaim, the Jewish Hospice Care Program of the Jewish Chaplaincy Service. Yad L’Chaim provided spiritual support for Jewish patients and their families in hospice care facilities. This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
 
Folder titles in this series inventory were provided by the Board of Rabbis or applied by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center staff. In certain instances, researchers will find language in these folder titles that is insensitive toward people with disabilities, people with long-term illnesses, and older people.
 
Series 5: Website versions in Archive-It, 2015-2019, contains preserved versions of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia’s website. The preserved website includes mission statements, an executive committee and staff list, information on past and upcoming events, a membership application, job postings, and contact information. Access to portions of the website is restricted to members with log in credentials. To access these sites, see the Temple University Special Collections Jewish Archives Archive-It web page: https://archive-it.org/collections/4280
 
Patron Information 
 
Catalog Record 
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://librarysearch.temple.edu/catalog/991037062483603811
 
Research Access 
Collection is open for research.
 
Access to chaplain’s reports and contracts with institutions in Subseries 3.2 are restricted for 50 years from the date of creation due to the presence of personally identifying information.
 
Collections Stored Off-Site
This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and requires up to two business days to retrieve. 
 
Technical Access
Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
 
Accruals 
Additions to this collection are expected. Websites are captured using Archive-It periodically, and the latest additions may not yet be included in this finding aid. For information on material–physical and digital, including captured websites–that may have been added since the last finding aid update, please contact the Special Collections Research Center.
 
Publication and Copyright Information 
The Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia Records are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. The Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia has not assigned its rights to Temple University Libraries. Other creators’ intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to them or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.
 
Preferred Citation
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia Records, SCRC 398, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Related Material
 
Jewish Chaplaincy Service (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records, Acc. 2844, 2849, 2936, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia Records, SCRC 230, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 
Jewish Ys and Centers of Greater Philadelphia, Neighborhood Centre Branch Records, SCRC 22, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Pinchos J. Chazin Papers, SCRC 39, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Administrative Information 
 
Acquisition Information
Donated by the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia in 1978, 1994-1995, and 2000. Collection previously administered by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, acquired by Temple in June 2009.
 
Processing Information 
Collection processed and finding aid prepared in January-April 2019 by Casey Babcock, Project Archivist, with assistance from student assistant Victoria Nichols. Initial processing conducted by Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center staff during which all folders were replaced and/or relabeled.
 
Some folder titles throughout the collection were edited by the archivists for the sake of clarity and description enhancement. This involved the addition of formats and names along with the rearrangement of descriptive words used. 
 
Folder titles in the collection inventory were provided by the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia or applied by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center staff. In certain instances, researchers will find language in these folder titles that is insensitive toward people with disabilities, people with long-term illnesses, and older people. The archivist retained the folder titles because they accurately reflect the language used by the Board of Rabbis within the documents and the context in which the records were created. Text written by the archivist in the finding aid, such as the description of collection and series descriptions, does not include this language except when quoting directly from a document within the collection which may aid understanding or discoverability. The archivist adhered to institutional policy that prescribes archivist-supplied text in the finding aid be inclusive and appropriate for a modern context. See the SCRC Statement on Potentially Harmful Language for more information.
 
Series are arranged according to order of accession. Series and subseries are described at the folder level.
                    
Index Terms
 
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
 
Personal/Family Names:
Berliner, Sandra, 1955-
Goldfarb, Harold
Hirsh, Richard
Tabak, Robert P., 1950-
Wortman, David A., 1949-
 
Corporate Names:
Allied Jewish Appeal of Philadelphia
Bicentennial Conference on Religious Liberty (1976 : Philadelphia, Pa.)
Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia
Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia
Jewish Chaplaincy Service (Philadelphia, Pa)
Jewish Community Chaplaincy Service (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Memorial Committee for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs (U.S.)
Philadelphia Board of Rabbis
Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association
 
Subjects: 
Antisemitism
Arab-Israeli conflict
Blacks--Relations with Jews
Chaplains, Hospital
Circumcision--Religious aspects--Judaism
Civil rights--Soviet Union
Civil rights--United States
Correctional institutions--United States
Discrimination in education--United States
Discrimination--Religious aspects
Freedom of religion
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Anniversaries, etc. 
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)—Remembrance
Jewish-Arab relations
Jews--Dietary laws
Jews--Identity
Jews--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia 
Jews--Persecutions
Jews--Soviet Union
Jews--United States 
Jews--United States--Charities
Jews--United States--Social conditions
Jews--United States--Social life and customs
Jews--United States--Societies, etc.
Older people—Long-term care--Religious aspects--Judaism
Pastoral care of people with disabilities
Pastoral counseling (Judaism)
Rabbis--United States
Religion in the public schools--United States 
Religions--Relations
Substance abuse--Religious aspects--Judaism
Terrorism--Islamic countries 
Terrorism--Israel 
 
Places:
Israel
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Soviet Union
 
Material Types:
8mm (size: videotape)
Administrative records
Attendance records
Audiocassettes
Born digital
Bylaws (administrative records)
Clippings
Correspondence
Directories
Ephemera
Financial records
Histories
Ledgers (account books)
Mailing lists
Membership lists
Minutes
Negatives
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Photographs
Press releases
Publications
Questionnaires
Reports
Slides
Sound recordings
Speeches
VHS (TM)
Video recordings
Web sites 
 
Inventory
 
Series 1: Accession 456, 1941-1983, bulk 1954-1977
 
Series 1: Accession 456, 1941-1981, bulk 1960-1977, consists primarily of documents created and maintained by the executive director of the Board of Rabbis’ office. Though the bulk of the documents pertain to Executive Director Rabbi Harold Goldfarb, some predate his tenure which ran from 1960 to 1981. Included in this series are correspondence; meeting minutes; reports on various Board committees and programming matters; financial and administrative documentation; press releases and official statements; writings for publications; newspaper clippings; questionnaires; and membership lists. Also included are communications between constituent organizations such as the Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia (FJA), the Federation Allied Jewish Appeal (FAJA), and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia (JCRC) documenting administrative matters, inter-agency relations, programming coordination, and fund raising. Topics in this series cover a range of the board’s activities such as promoting the observance of the Sabbath, High Holy Days, and kashrut; monitoring the adherence to Jewish laws and customs within synagogues, Jewish-owned businesses, cemeteries, and schools; oversight of the Milah Board and the practices of Philadelphia mohalim; working to improve interfaith and community relations; and rabbinical education and professional development. Documents regarding broader topics such as antisemitism, Soviet Jewry, visits of prominent Israelis to the United States, US policy toward Israel and the Middle East, and civil rights can also be found here. This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
 
​Folder titles in this series inventory were provided by the Board of Rabbis or applied by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center staff. In certain instances, researchers will find language in these folder titles that is insensitive toward people with disabilities, people with long-term illnesses, and older people.
 
Box      Folder    Description
1          1          Administrative committees          1964-1967
1          2          Advisory Committee correspondence, minutes, notices          1963-1966
1          3-7          Allied Jewish Appeal          1962-1971
1          8          Allied Jewish Appeal and Israel Emergency Fund          1967-1968
1          9          Allied Jewish Appeal and United Jewish Appeal Rabbinical Conference          1961
1          10          Allied Jewish Appeal cash mobilization          1962-1965
1          11          Allied Jewish Appeal Rabbis Divisions          1965-1967
1          12          Allied Jewish Appeal Schools Campaign          1962-1966
1          13          American Jewish Conference on Soviet Jewry          1968
1          14          Annual financial reports          1963-1966
1          15          April 17th Memorial to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs          1966
1          16-20          "Ask the Rabbi"          1963-1967
1          21          "Ask the Rabbi" thank yous          1965-1966
1          22          Becker Amendment          1964
1          23          Black Jews          1969
1          24          B'nai B'rith Vocation Society          1968
1          25          Board of Mohelm, circumcisions          1947-1960
1          26          Books          1972-1973
1          27          Borgstedt newspaper cartoon          1969
1          28          Brith Milah reports          1960
1          29-37          Budget          1960-1968
2          1          Budget          1969
2          2-9          Budget Deficit Fund          1963-1970
2          10          Bus transportation          1961-1965
2          11          Busing, schools          1965-1972
2          12          Catholic-Jewish Institute          1969
2          13          Chanukah Demonstration for Soviet Jewry          1968
2          14          Chanukah vigil          1967-1968
2          15-17          College boards          1971-1977
2          18          Committee on College Students and Faculty          1968-1970
2          19-23          Committee on the Jewish Community          1966-1969
2          24          Committee questionnaire          1968-1969
2          25-28          Committees          1966-1973
2          29          Community Relations Committee          1960-1962
2          30          Condolences          1962-1971
2          31          Congratulations          1962-1969
2          32          Consumer problems in ghetto          1969
2          33          Content prayer book          1960-1974
2          34          Convocation invitations, installation of officers          1963-1981
2          35-41          Correspondence          1950-1970
2          42          Correspondence with senators and congressmen: resolutions; Mideast policy          1969-1970
2          43          Correspondence: contributions of rabbis to Allied Jewish Appeal          1962-1965
3          1-5          Council of Jewish Federation and Welfare Funds          1967-1971
3          6          Cover letters for meetings          1955-1956
3          7          De Gaulle protest          1969
3          8          Decentralization of schools          1969
3          9          Desegregation plan of school board          1968
3          10          Dropsie College          1961-1970
3          11          Dues records          1962
3          12          D'var Torah          1962-1968
3          13          Ecumenical Council          1964-1965
3          14          Ecumenism          1964-1978
3          15          Education          1965-1968
3          16-18          Educational Affairs Committee          1965-1969
3          19          Educational testing programs          1962-1970
3          20          Eichmann case          1961
3          21          Enrichment Program          1965-1966
3          22          Executive Committee meetings          1969
3          23-28          Executive Committee minutes          1962-1970
3          29-31          Federation of Jewish Agencies          1957-1967
4          1          Fellowship Commission          1959
4          2-3          Fellowship Commission: Committee on Interreligious Issues          1964-1966
4          4          Financial records          1958-1960
4          5          "From the Rabbis"          1968-1969
4          6          "From the Rabbis" Editorial Board          1967-1968
4          7-8          Funeral Standards and Practices Committee          1960-1968
4          9          Future of American Jewish Community Conference          1964
4          10          General Assembly          1962
4          11          Genocide          1964-1966
4          12          Golda Meir's visit to Philadelphia          1969
4          13          Grab bag          1965
4          14          Gratz College          1959-1969
4          15          Group libel legislation          1964
4          16          Handicapped children          1962-1967
4          17          Helping Hand Committee          1965
4          18          High Holy Days: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur          1960-1971
4          19-20          Institute for Christian Clergy          1961-1962
4          21          Institute on Israel for Catholics          1967-1968
4          22          Institute on Israel for Christian Clergy          1969
4          23          Institute on Israel for Protestants          1968
4          24          Institute on the Middle East          1968-1970
4          25          Interfaith Committee of the United Fund          1965-1970
4          26-28          Interfaith Conference for Correctional Justice          1971-1973
4          29          Interfaith Interracial Council of Clergy (IICC)          1969-1972
4          30-33          Interfaith Task Force on the Aging          1972-1973
4          34          Invocations          1962-1964
4          35          Iraqi hangings          1969
4          36-37          Israel          1967-1970
4          38          Israel 20th Anniversary Celebration          1968-1969
4          39          Israel: Ambassador Harman meeting          1965-1966
4          40          Israel and peace in the Middle East          1962-1968
4          41          Israel: condemnation by the United Nations          1968
4          42          Israel dance troupe          1967-1969
4          43          Israel Philharmonic Orchestra          1967
4          44          Jewish Community Relations Council          1962-1970
4          45          Jewish Community Relations Council: school decentralization          1969
5          1          Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia          1964-1971
5          2          Jewish Theological Seminary          1965-1972
5          3          Jewish Welfare Board brochures, pamphlets, newsletters          1962-1972
5          4          Jewish Ys and Centers          1967-1972
5          5          Joint appeal for peace          1970
5          6          Kosher slaughtering          1957
5          7          Law Day          1965-1971
5          8          Leaders Training Fellowship          1964-1965
5          9          Ledger sheets, receipts, and disbursements          1960-1965
5          10-11          Leisure Time Activities Committee          1958-1965
5          12          Leisure Time Activities, Conference on          1965-1966
5          13          Letter to President Nixon          1969-1970
5          14          Levi Eshkol memorial service          1969
5          15          Libraries and books          1960-1966
5          16          Mausoleum Committee and Cemetery Committee          1962-1967
5          17          Meeting minutes          1968-1969
5          18          Meeting of Rabbis and Realtors          1966
5          19-22          Membership          1961-1971
5          23-24          Membership lists          1956-1966
5          25-27          Memorial Committee for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs          1966-1973
5          28          Middle East crisis cables to Jerusalem          1967
5          29          Middle East crisis correspondence          1967
5          30          Middle East crisis fund raising events          1967
5          31          Middle East crisis magazine articles and pamphlets          1967
6          1-4          Milah Board          1954-1965
6          5          Milah Board minutes          1954-1955
6          6          "Milah Board of the Philadelphia Board of Rabbis - Brith Milah Reports"          1954-1955
6          7          Mill Creek Tutorial Program          1969
6          8-15          Minutes, Board of Rabbis          1954-1964, 1970
6          16          "Minutes of the Philadelphia Board of Jewish Ministries"          1941-1954
6          17          Miscellany          1950s-1970s
6          18          Mission to Israel          1969
6          19          Monthly Minder          1971-1972
6          20-21          Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs          1963-1972
6          22          Morton Sobell          1959-1962
6          23          National Conference of Christians and Jews          1963-1970
6          24-25          News releases          1969-1975
7          1-2          News releases          1970-1975
7          3          Open letter to Nassar and Hussein          1970
7          4          Operation "Get Set"          1965
7          5          Pages in the Exponent          1966-1968
7          6-7          Passover League of Philadelphia          1962-1971
7          8          Pennsylvania Inter-Faith Conference on Race and Religion          1963-1965
7          9          Philadelphia-To-Philadelphia Project          1965-1967
7          10          Piracy on airlines          1968-1970
7          11          Polish anti-semitism          1968
7          12          Poor People's Program          1968
7          13          Prayer amendment          1967
7          14          Proclamations and statements          1960-1964
7          15-18          Programs for board meetings          1966-1970
7          19          Public school bond issue          1969
7          20          Questionnaires for Hanukkah meetings          1964
7          21          Rabbinic Pilgrimage to Washington          1969
7          22          Rabbinical Assembly constitution          1962
7          23          Rabbinical Assembly of America          1966-1969
7          24          Rabbinical Mission to Israel          1969
7          25          Regents Prayer          1962
7          26          Religion and race statements          1963-1964
7          27-31          Religion and Social Action Committee          1963-1970
7          32          Religion and Social Action Conference          1966
7          33          Religious Council for Equality          1964-1965
7          34-38          Religious Standards Committee          1960-1970
7          39          Reunification of Jerusalem, first anniversary          1968
7          40          Riots, Board of Education          1967
7          41          Sales to Israel of U.S. phantom jets          1968-1970
7          42-44          Scholarly Works Fund Committee          1960-1970
7          45          Scouting Committee          1960-1962
8          1          Scouting Committee          1963-1968
8          2          Selma, Alabama          1965
8          3          Sermons          1960-1969
8          4          Services to troubled children          1965-1968
8          5          Shabbat Parashat Beshaloch for Soviet Jewry          1971
8          6          Simchat Torah Demonstration          1968
8          7          Social Security bill          1967-1968
8          8          Society for Advancement of Judaism          1964-1969
8          9-10          Soviet anti-semitism          1963-1967
8          11          Soviet anti-semitism: High Holy Day Project          1966
8          12-16          Soviet Jewry          1968-1977
8          17          Soviet Jewry: National Eternal Light Vigil          1965
8          18          Statements on Middle East crisis          1969-1970
8          19          Statements on Middle East crisis, Beirut          1969
8          20          Synagogue Council of America          1962-1969
8          21          Synagogue membership list and correspondence          1961-1965
8          22-25          Teach-In on the Middle East          1970-1971
8          26          Tikkun Leyl Shavuot Protest for Soviet Jewry          1969
8          27          Torchlight Vigil and March to Protest Soviet Anti-Semitism          1966
8          28-30          TV-Radio Committee          1960-1968
8          31          UNICEF          1962-1970
8          32-33          United Fund          1960-1968
8          34          United Fund Interfaith Committee          1970
8          35          Vandalized synagogues and gutted school in New York City          1968-1969
8          36          Warsaw Ghetto          1963
8          37-38          World Jewish Affairs Committee          1964-1968
8          39          World Jewish Affairs Committee: German embassy picketing          1965
8          40          World Jewish Affairs Committee: Hanukkah meetings for Soviet anti-semitism          1964
8          41          Youth Committee          1968
 
Series 2: Accession 2173, 1952-1997
 
Series 2: Accession 2173, 1952-1997, contains paper records, photographs, and audiovisual material documenting the activities, day-to-day operations, and events of the Board of Rabbis. This series consists primarily of documents created and maintained by the executive committee and executive director’s office. Some material pertaining to the Jewish Chaplaincy Service is also included. This series arranged into two subseries: Subseries 2.1: Records and Subseries 2.2: Photographs and audiovisual material.
 
Folder titles in this series inventory were provided by the Board of Rabbis or applied by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center staff. In certain instances, researchers will find language in these folder titles that is insensitive toward people with disabilities, people with long-term illnesses, and older people.
 
Subseries 2.1: Records, 1952-1990, undated
 
Subseries 2.1: Records, 1952-1990, undated, contains all of the non-photographic paper records within Series 2. The bulk of the subseries covers the actions of the executive director’s office and the executive committee during the administrations of executive directors Rabbi Harold Goldfarb and Rabbi David Wortman. Documents consist of correspondence, memoranda, committee meeting minutes and summaries, reports, newsletters, financial records, and copies of the board’s constitution and bylaws. Subjects include information on member rabbis; the board’s work with member congregations and constituent agencies; interfaith relations; kashrut and maintaining religious traditions within the Jewish community; aid for the underserved in the Jewish community; hostilities in the Middle East; Holocaust remembrance and education; board-sponsored events like Jewish Law Day; outreach and fund raising; and administrative matters. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
 
Box      Folder    Description
9          1          Ad Hoc Committee          1981
9          2          Adult Education Conference          1967
9          3          Albert Einstein Medical Center seminar; Association for Jewish Children          1972-1983
9          4          American Academy for Jewish Research          1962-1970
9          5          American Council for Judaism; American Jewish Congress; American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.; Chaim Nachman Bialik Festival          1961-1984
9          6          American Foundation for Negro Affairs          1967-1971
9          7          American Jewish Committee           1984-1987
9          8          American Jewish Committee: Negro Press Digest          1962-1963
9          9          Amnesty statement          1974
9          10          Ampal-American Israel Corporation          1976
9          11          Anne Frank Institute of Philadelphia          1985-1986
9          12          Annual Volume          1966-1982
9          13          Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith          1985-1986
9          14          Bible Study Project Committee           1960-1964
9          15          Birth control statements; Board of Cantors; Birmingham, Alabama; Board of Public Education; B'nai Brith pamphlets          1958-1975
9          16          Black community           1969-1986
9          17          Black-Jewish relations          1968
9          18-19          Black Jews          1969-1973
9          20          Black Manifesto          1969
9          21          Black Panthers          1970
9          22          Black Power          1966
9          23          Boy Scouts: Order of the Arrow Conclave          1977
9          24          Building leases          1970-1989
9          25          Bulletin          1964
9          26          "Bulletin of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia"          1964-1965
9          27          Cambodian relief, "Boat People"          1979
9          28          Camp S.G.F.          1966-1968
9          29          Camp Study Committee: Kashrut in Summer Camps          1960-1964
9          30          Cancer Research          1966-1983
9          31          Cardinal's Commission on Human Relations; capital fund budget; general correspondence          1965-1978
9          32          Central Conference of American Rabbis          1976-1981
9          33          Certificate Program for Ritual Directors          1986
9          34          Chanukah          1988
9          35          Chanukah songs          undated
9          36          Chapel of the Four Chaplains          1960
9          37          Chaplaincy Training Program          1986
9          38          Chaplains List          undated
M15          b          Chassidic Art Exhibit poster          January 1965
9          39          Children's Hospital bulletins; Chaplains in Service Training Program; Friends of Chaplaincy; Civil Rights          1963-1985
9          40          Clergy conferences correspondence, pamphlets          1965-1974
9          41          Coalition for Intergroup Harmony          1987-1988
9          42          Commission on Aging          1972-1980
9          43          Commission on Domestic Affairs          1984-1986
9          44          Commission On Interreligious Relations and Church-State Separation          1984-1986
9          45          Commission on Israel and International Concerns          1982
9          46          Committee for the Blind          1970-1971
9          47          Committee on Aging          1981
9          48          Committee on Responsibility          1967
9          49-51          Committees          1979-1984
9          52          Communications Committee           1978-1981
9          53          Community College of Philadelphia          1963-1977
9          54          Community Improvement          1967
10          1          Computer Dating for Jewish Youth          1969-1974
10          2          Conference on Addictions and Jews          1988
10          3          Congregation at the YHMA          1966-1967
10          4          Congregation Keneseth Israel Conference          1981
10          5          Congressmen          1973
10          6          Constitution and bylaws          1961-1981
10          7          Content articles, lectures          1974-1977
10          8          Conversion          1974-1977
10          9-34          Convocation          1960-1967
10          35          Convocation invitations, programs          1960-1981
10          36          Council of Churches, Philadelphia          1961-1968
10          37          Counselling and Referral Services          1973-1974
10          38          CROP Walk for Hunger          1978-1988
10          39          Cruxcification [sic]          1952-1960
10          40          Day care centers, public          1964
10          41          Day schools          1964-1967
10          42          Death and Dying Committee          1965-1978
10          43          Diaries          1964-1972
10          44          Dilworth, Richardson          1966
10          45          Domestic Abuse Unit          1980
10          46          Draft Exemption for Divinity Students          1971
10          47          Dropsie University          1980-1981
10          48          Dynamic Citizenship Program          1962
10          49          Earth Week          1970
10          50          Eccentric correspondence (James A. Davis)          1985
10          51          Education          1965-1978
10          52          Educational Affairs Committee          1968-1969
10          53          Ethical Standards Committee          1960-1962
10          54          Ethiopian Jewry, Falashas Jews          1980-1981
10          55-57          Executive Committee          1960-1983
10          58          Executive Committee Meetings          1982-1983
10          59          Executive Jobs for Jews          1968
10          60          Ezra Fund          1971
11          1          Federation Allied Jewish Appeal          1980
11          2-3          Federation Allied Jewish Appeal (FAJA)-Israel Emergency Fund (IEF) Campaign          1971-1972
11          4          Federation Day Care Services          1987-1988
11          5          Federation of Community Councils          1962-1966
11          6-9          Federation of Jewish Agencies          1982-1989
11          10          Federation of Jewish Agencies: allocations and planning          1985-1986
11          11          Federation of Jewish Agencies campaign          1988-1989
11          12          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Local Services Committee          1984-1986
11          13          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Task Force: on the Single Parent Family          1985-1986
11          14-15          Federation-Synagogue Relations          1975-1982
11          16          Fellowship and social          1964-1966
11          17          Ferber, Neil          1984
11          18          Financial records: annual report          1960-1966
11          19          Financial records: annual reports, disbursements, and income          1968-1971
11          20          Financial records: balance sheets          1968
11          21-24          Financial records: budget          1971-1990
11          25          Financial records: Food Emergency Fund          1984-1985
11          26-28          Financial records: insurance          1973-1981
11          29          Financial records: Kol Dichfin Fund          1983-1984
11          30-31          Financial records: membership dues          1966-1981
11          32          Financial records: operating expenses          1981-1982
11          33          Financial records: programs          1965-1970
11          34          Flood relief          1972-1975
11          35          Folcroft          1963-1964
11          36          Fundraising Committee          1986-1987
11          37          Funeral practices questionnaire          1969-1975
11          38-39          Funeral Standards Committee          1969-1979
11          40-42          General correspondence          1984-1986
11          43          General correspondence, A          1960-1976
11          44          General correspondence, C          1962-1980
11          45          General correspondence, E          1977-1978
11          46          General correspondence, G          1971-1975
11          47          General correspondence, H          1963-1967
11          48          General correspondence, J-K          1966-1977
11          49          General correspondence, L          1956-1981
11          50          General correspondence, outgoing          1982-1983
12          1-2          General correspondence, outgoing          1982-1989
12          3          Gerald R. Ford          1975
12          4          "Get well" correspondence          1962-1971
12          5          Girl Scouts of America          1972-1973
12          6          Glicksman, William M.          1963-1971
12          7          Gratz College          1979-1981
12          8          Greenburg, Hayim          1963
12          9          Greenberg, Moshe          1967
12          10          Hadassah: Henrietta Szold Memorial          1975
12          11          Hadoar          1966-1973
12          12          Hanukkah          1963-1967
12          13          Health and Welfare Council          1969
12          14          Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society          1962-1981
12          15          Hebrew Sunday School Society          1963-1967
12          16          High Holy Day absenteeism          1962-1964
12          17          Histadrut          1961-1966
12          18          History          1989
12          19          Holocaust          1978-1984
12          20          Holocaust conferences          1985-1986
12          21          Holocaust Memorial Council: Elie Wiesel testimony          1985-1986
12          22          Holy Year project          1975
12          23          Homeless Project          1983
12          24          Homiletics          1979
12          25          House Bill 2058: Sabbath observance          1968
12          26          Huntington Correctional Institution          1986-1987
12          27          "In Time of Bereavement"          1966-1969
12          28          Income tax law          1963
12          29          Indochina War          1970
12          30          Institute on Crime Conditions, Harrisburg          1964
12          31          Institute on Narcotics          1970
12          32          Insurance account ledger sheet          1979
12          33-34          Insurance Committee          1963-1971
12          35-37          Insurance: Paul R. Behrmann          1963-1975
12          38          Insurance: Rabbi Nathan Reisner          1969-1970
12          39          Insurance: Rita Gold          1974-1977
12          40-42          Interfaith Coalition on Energy (ICE)          1982-1986
12          43          Interfaith Conference on Correctional Justice          1964-1966
12          44-45          Interfaith Interracial Council of the Clergy (IICC)          1968, 1980-1981
12          46          Intermarriage           1976-1986
12          47          Inter-rabbinic Relationships          1965-1981
12          48          Israel Aliyah Center          1971-1975
12          49          Israel Government Coins and Medals Corporations          1978
12          50          Israel: policy           1979-1982
12          51          Italian Earthquake Relief          1980-1981
12          52          Italian Earthquake Relief Fund          1980-1981
12          53          Jerusalem Caravan Project          1981
12          54          Jewish Chaplaincy Service          1982-1983
12          55          Jewish Chaplaincy Service and Board of Rabbis          1989-1990
12          56          Jewish Chaplaincy Service and Board of Rabbis merger          1979-1980
12          57          Jewish Chaplaincy Service budget          1982-1983
12          58          Jewish Chaplaincy Service: Rabbi Dembowitz          1982
12          59          Jewish Chaplaincy Service: Watman Memorial Fund          1986-1987
12          60-61          Jewish Community Chaplaincy Service          1977-1978, undated
12          62-63          Jewish Community Chaplaincy Service: budget and reports          1972-1973
13          1          Jewish Community Relations Council          1984-1986
13          2          Jewish Cultural Committee          1966-1967
13          3          Jewish Defense League          1973-1977
13          4          Jewish Exponent          1962-1980
13          5          Jewish Family Conference          1982
13          6-7          Jewish Family Service          1960-1980
13          8          Jewish Involvement in Interfaith Activities          1979
13          9          Jewish Labor Committee          1968-1975
13          10-14          Jewish Law Day          1982-1984
13          15          Jewish Law Day correspondence, minutes          1986-1987
13          16-17          Jewish Law Day correspondence, programs, minutes          1985-1986
13          18          Jewish Law Day finances          1983
M15          b          Jewish Law Day Governor's citations          1988-1990
M15          b          Jewish Law Day proclamations          1988-1990
13          19          Jewish Law: Halachah          1970-1978
13          20          Jewish National Fund          1964-1976
13          21          Jewish poor          1971-1972
13          22          Jewish Times           1965-1969
13          23          Jewish War Veterans          1980
13          24          Jews for Jesus          1980
13          25          Juvenile delinquency          1960-1964
13          26          Karp, Leon          1975
13          27          Kashrut Committee          1981
13          28          Kol Dichfin Statements          1985
13          29          Kolek, Teddy (Mayor of Jerusalem)          1975
13          30          Kramer, Oscar          1966-1967
13          31          Krisheim Conference          1980
13          32          Leasoff, Ernest          1986
13          33          Lessons of the Holocaust          1984
13          34          Life Insurance          1971-1972
13          35-36          Lillian Epstein/Ruth Lotz Fund          1984-1990
13          37          Loan: Arkady Liderman          1979-1982
13          38          Lubavichter Month          1964-1965
13          39          Meeting Dates          1972-1991
13          40-41          Meetings          1984-1989
13          42          Meetings, notices          1982-1983
13          43          Membership Lists          1972-1979
13          44          Memorial Committee for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs          1981-1985
13          45          Metropolitan Christian Council          1984-1987
13          46          Metropolitan Christian Council of Philadelphia (MCCP) energy assistance          1985
13          47          Mikveh Israel Bicentennial          1976
13          48          Mikveh Israel relocation          1967-1970
13          49          Missionaries          1971-1979
13          50          Missionizing: Mr. Steve Jacobs          1977-1981
13          51-54          "Monthly-Minder"          1968-1973
13          55-56          Monthly Minder: Rabbi Goldfarb          1971-1973
13          57          Moratorium Day          1969
13          58          National Institute on the Holocaust bylaws          circa 1985
13          59          Nazis: Skokie, Illinois          1978
13          60          "New Directions in Biblical Research"          1984-1985
13          61          New members          1971-1975
14          1-3          New members          1976-1990
14          4          News releases           1982-1983
14          5          North American Life Assurance           1973-1976
14          6          Northeast Jewish Y          1974-1975
14          7          Noshrim: Soviet Jewry Drop-Outs          1980
14          8          O'Brien, Lisa: "The Synagogue"          1985
14          9          Office space           1983-1984
14          10          Operation Moses           1985
14          11          Part-time assistant applications           1985-1987
14          12          Passover service          undated
14          13          Pension Plan Committee           1969-1970
14          14          Pension Plan for Rabbi Harold Goldfarb          1969
14          15          Philadelphia Coalition on Domestic Violence          1986
14          16          Philadelphia Coordinating Council on the Holocaust          1984-1986
14          17          Philadelphia Inquirer           1970-1981
14          18          Philadelphia media          1985-1987
14          19          Philadelphia school crisis          1973
14          20-21          Philadelphia Zionist Federation           1965-1979
14          22          Pilgrimage to Israel          1986
14          23          Planning Committee: cults          1976-1977
14          24          Pope John Paul II          1979
14          25          Post-Lebanon Jewish Agenda          1982
14          26          Prayers          1961-1986
14          27          Programs for the Aging questionnaire          1981
14          28          Programs: Lectures          1971-1979
14          29-30          Public school desegregation          1968-1980
14          31          Public schools          1961-1976
14          32          Rabbi Aaron Decter          1960-1966
14          33          Rabbi Aaron Gold          1962-1966
14          34          Rabbi Abraham A. Neuman          1965-1970
14          35          Rabbi Abraham Herschel          1972-1973
14          36          Rabbi Abraham I. Novitsky          1986
14          37          Rabbi Alan D. Corre          1960-1979
14          38          Rabbi Alex Goldman          undated
14          39          Rabbi Arnold G. Kaiman          1960-1968
14          40          Rabbi Baruch B. Katz          1975
14          41          Rabbi Bernard E. Rothman          1979-1981
14          42          Rabbi Bernard S. Frank          1982-1983
14          43          Rabbi Bertram W. Korn          1959-1979
14          44          Rabbi C. Joseph Teichman          1964-1979
14          45          Rabbi Charles Lacks          1964-1983
14          46          Rabbi David Kapustin          1963
14          47          Rabbi David Leiter          1975-1980
14          48          Rabbi David Mogilner          1966-1975
14          49-54          Rabbi David Wortman          1982-1988
14          55          Rabbi Edward Kandel          1969-1979
14          56          Rabbi Emil Schorsch          1960-1968
14          57          Rabbi Felix Freifelder          1960-1986
14          58          Rabbi Gerald I. Wolpe          1981-1982
14          59          Rabbi Gerald Lerer          1961-1974
14          60          Rabbi Harold Goldfarb          1971-1972
15          1-10          Rabbi Harold Goldfarb          1972-1980
15          11          Rabbi Harold Goldfarb articles          1964-1979
15          12-14          Rabbi Harold Goldfarb: personal          1959-1977
15          15          Rabbi Harold Goldfarb Testimonial Dinner          1970
15          16          Rabbi Harry W. Ettelson          1960-1975
15          17          Rabbi Harvey S. Goldman          1973
15          18          Rabbi Herbert Drooz          1963-1968
15          19          Rabbi Herman Grossman          1964-1972
15          20          Rabbi Howard Bogot          1969-1981
15          21          Rabbi Israel Botwinick          1960-1964
15          22          Rabbi Jay M. Krause          1965-1973
15          23          Rabbi Jerome S. Bass          1968-1977
15          24          Rabbi Joseph Rothstein          1965-1986
15          25          Rabbi Leo Ginsburg          1963-1982
15          26          Rabbi Leo Landman          1960-1969
15          27          Rabbi Leon H. Elmaleh          1963-1972
15          28          Rabbi Louis L. Sacks          1980
15          29          Rabbi Martin Berkowitz           1960-1974
15          30          Rabbi Marvin Nathan          1963
15          31          Rabbi Maurice S. Corson          1970-1979
15          32          Rabbi Max D. Klein          1961-1974
15          33-35          Rabbi Michael Swarttz          1984-1987
15          36          Rabbi Milton L. Shulman          1964-1972
15          37          Rabbi Morris Dembowitz          1981
15          38          Rabbi Morris Goldblatt          1963-1978
15          39          Rabbi Mortimer J. Cohen          1962-1972
15          40          Rabbi Moses Eckstein Scholarship Fund and Bequests          1965-1970
15          41          Rabbi Philip M. Aronson          1972-1980
15          42          Rabbi Richard A. Levine          1977-1979
15          43          Rabbi Robert Aronowitz          1960-1969
15          44          Rabbi Ronald H. Goff          1969-1972
15          45          Rabbi Samuel April          1969-1973
15          46          Rabbi Samuel H. Markowitz          1961-1964
15          47          Rabbi Saul Aranov          1966-1969
15          48          Rabbi Seymour L. Schorr          1971-1973
15          49          Rabbi Shalom Segal          1960-1977
15          50          Rabbi Sheldon C. Freedman          1966-1980
15          51          Rabbi Sheldon Ezring          1986
15          52          Rabbi Sidney Riback          1960-1983
15          53          Rabbi Solomon Grayzel          1962-1980
15          54          Rabbi William Fineshriber          1960-1968
15          55          Rabbinic Activates Survey          1983
15          56          Rabbinic Cabinet          1983
16          1          Rabbinic Cabinet: annual meeting          1987-1988
16          2          Rabbinic Cabinet: United Jewish Appeal (UJA)          1986-1987
16          3          Rabbinic Study Seminar          1966-1967
16          4          Rabbinical Council          1983-1986
16          5          Religious Action Center          1986
16          6-7          Religious Standards Committee          1971-1973
16          8          Ronald Reagan          1981-1985
16          9          Ronald Reagan: Bitberg visit          1985
16          10          Russian High Holiday services          1971-1985
16          11-13          Russian High Holy Days services          1986-1987
16          14          Russian Jews: Passover Seder          1984
16          15          Russian Jews with the synagogue          1979
16          16          Sabbatarian Laws          1962-1967
16          17          Sabbath Programing in Jewish Y's and Centers          1968-1971
16          18          Samuel S. Fels Fund Grant          1983
16          19          Sarah Targan Memorial          1963-1984
16          20-24          Scholarly Works Fund Committee          1969-1973
16          25          School desegregation          1985
16          26          Scouting Committee          1968-1974
16          27          Shechita          1966-1967
16          28          Soviet Jews: Passover Seder          1980-1982
16          29          Spearhead activates notice          1968
16          30          Strawberry Mansion Outreach Project on the Aged          November 1970
16          31          Sussan, Karen          1986-1988
16          32          Symposium          1988
16          33          Thrift shop          1979-1983
16          34          United Hebrew Schools and Yeshivas          1966-1968
16          35          United Jewish Appeal          1964-1972
16          36          Urban Affairs questionnaire          1976
16          37          What Makes a Jewish Hospital Jewish?          1977-1982
16          38          White House Conference on Children and Youth          1970
16          39          Zachor pins, "Yon Hashoah"          1982
 
Subseries 2.2: Photographs and audiovisual material, 1958-1997, bulk 1980-1997, undated
 
Subseries 2.2: Photographs and audiovisual material, 1958-1997, bulk 1980-1997, undated, contains photographic prints, negatives, color slides, VHS and audio cassettes, and film and audio reels. The photos document convocations, High Holy Day events, officer and board member installations, and activities of the Jewish Chaplaincy Service and Sisterhoods of the Chaplaincy. Many of the photographs are identified and include press releases and/or contextual information. Audio cassettes contain proceedings of various events like convocations and interviews with rabbis. Video material consists of promotional and educational programs produced by the Board of Rabbis and Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia along with several tapes of Jewish Law Day ceremonies. This subseries is arranged by format.
 
Box        Folder     Description
16          40          Photographs: Annual Dinner          1965
16          41-46          Photographs: Annual Luncheon          1965-1980
16          47          Photographs: Annual Luncheon honoring Dr. C. Everett Koop          May 20, 1975
16          48-50          Photographs: Annual Luncheon; Man of the Year          1969, 1977-1978
16          51          Photographs: Annual Meeting          1966
16          52          Photographs: Annual Meeting          June 1980
16          53          Photographs: Bar Mitzvah at Elwyn School          1975
16          54          Photographs: Bicentennial Celebration          May 16, 1976
16          55          Photographs: C. Everett Koop          undated
16          56          Photographs: Carter Scroll slides          1979
16          57          Photographs: Chaplaincy meeting at Beth Zion          November 1964
16          58          Photographs: Chaplaincy; Passover 1983; Rabbi Wortman; miscellaneous          1965-1983, undated
16          59          Photographs: Chaplaincy slide          undated
16          60          Photographs: Chaplains          1964-1979
16          61          Photographs: Chaplains' Conference          November 1969
16          62          Photographs: Conference on Religion and Social Action          December 14, 1966
16          63-65          Photographs: Convocation          1969-1980
16          66          Photographs: Convocation at Rodeph Sholem with Rabbi Dembowitz          1976
16          67          Photographs: Convocation Committee Chairman Rabbi Arnold Shevlin          1964
16          68          Photographs: Convocations, installations: Board of Rabbis          1961-1963
16          69          Photographs: Coordination Conference of Law Enforcement and Community Representatives          November 16, 1961
16          70          Photographs: Dedication of Babi Yar Memorial          1983
16          71-72          Photographs: Eastern State Penitentiary          1961-1962
16          73          Photographs: Edward Saunders, 20th Convocation          1979
16          74          Photographs: Executive Committee          1964-1976
16          75          Photographs: Graterford State Correctional Institutional Program          December 16, 1975
16          76          Photographs: Greater Philadelphia Council of Churches          circa 1980
16          77-78          Photographs: Hanukkah          1969-1971
16          79          Photographs: I. Jerome Stern          June 1980
16          80          Photographs: In-service meeting, Chaplaincy          March 1977
16          81          Photographs: Interfaith lunch          April 21, 1968
16          82          Photographs: Jewish Exponent; Federation of Jewish Agencies; Chaplaincy Service; miscellaneous negatives          1980s
16          83          Photographs: Jewish Law Day          1987
16          84          Photographs: Jewish Law Day: Judge Charles R. Weiner          1984
16          85          Photographs: Joe Paull Memorial          1967
16          86          Photographs: Krakauer Beneficial Society          June 12, 1972
16          87          Photographs: Man of the Year Award: Fred B. Creamer, President          May 1964
16          88          Photographs: Man of the Year Award: Gabriel Berk          1978
16          89          Photographs: March on Washington          August 28, 1963
16          90          Photographs: Mikveh Israel rededication          May 16, 1976
16          91          Photographs: Ministers at Einstein Medical Center: Seminar with Rabbi Rothstein          April 26, 1960
16          92          Photographs: Nathaniel Liebermann Award presented to Mrs. Hilda Traines           May 1978
16          93          Photographs: Nathaniel Liebermann Memorial Award          1979-1981
16          94          Photographs: Officers of Jewish Community Chaplaincy Service Board; Rabbi Rothstein receiving plaque          1979
16          95          Photographs: Party at the Downtown Home, Pauline Packer Stein Chapter          September 1971
16          96-97          Photographs: Passover          1965, 1974
16          98          Photographs: Passover, City of Philadelphia Nursing Home, prints and negatives          March 31, 1982
16          99          Photographs: Passover, Willowcrest Einstein Seder          1977
16          100          Photographs: Passover Seders: Philadelphia State Hospital, Riverview, Inglis House          1979
16          101          Photographs: Philadelphia State Hospital: High Holy Days          1964
16          102          Photographs: Rabbi Alex Goldman; Rabbi Martin Rubenstein; Rabbi Joseph Rothstein          1966
16          103          Photographs: Rabbi Joseph Rothstein and Rabbi Shlomo Goren          February 1974
16          104          Photographs: Rabbi Joseph Rothstein, Scroll of Honor          1969
16          105          Photographs: Rabbi Martin Berkowitz, President          1974
16          106          Photographs: Rabbi Roland B. Gittelsohn, 6th Convocation          May 2, 1966
16          107          Photographs: Seminar for Rabbis, Philadelphia State Hospital          May 29, 1964
16          108          Photographs: Sisterhood at Germantown Jewish Center          1980s
16          109-113          Photographs: Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy          1969-1984
16          114          Photographs: Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy installation          June 15, 1966
16          115          Photographs: Twelfth Annual Convocation of the Board of Rabbis          1971
16          116          Photographs: Twenty-seventh Annual Convocation          1987
17          cassettes, audio          Archives: interview with Rabbi Daniel Wortman          undated
17          cassettes, audio          Business session; address by Daniel Elazar          September 8, 1982
17          cassettes, audio          Chaplaincy Training Program graduation          January 11, 1987
17          cassettes, audio          Chasidic Song Festival          September 9, 1981
17          cassettes, audio          Convocation          May 29, 1980
17          cassettes, audio          Convocation          1984
17          cassettes, audio          Convocation          undated
17          cassettes, audio          Council of Jewish Federations General Assembly          November 1997
17          cassettes, audio          Elliot Rosen          undated
17          cassettes, audio          "Grief"          1983
17          cassettes, audio          HH seminar          1987
17          cassettes, audio          Kipnis-Vinokurov          October-November 1983
17          cassettes, audio          Law Day          undated
17          cassettes, audio          Lecture and Q and A          undated
17          cassettes, audio          Miscellaneous unlabeled cassettes          1980s
17          cassettes, audio          "Sabbath Morning Service," Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion          1984
17          reels, audio          Unlabeled          undated
17          reels, film          Film reels: events, miscellaneous          1958-1961, undated
17          VHS cassettes          "Choices, Choices," Jewish Big Brother and Big Sisters League          October 15, 1991
17          VHS cassettes          "Community Close-Up with Enid Horowitz;" Rabbis Fund          undated
17          VHS cassettes          Federation of Jewish Agencies of Greater Philadelphia, "A Shining Light"          November 3, 1987
17          VHS cassettes          FJTV: Rabbinical Association PSAs          undated
17          VHS cassettes          "Holy Redeemer Health System presents Brueding Center-Project Rainbow"          1998
17          VHS cassettes          Jewish Law Day          September 26, 1983
17          VHS cassettes          Jewish Law Day          1986
17          VHS cassettes          Jewish Law Day          October 11, 1988
17          VHS cassettes          Jewish Law Day          October 11, 1994
17          VHS cassettes          Jewish Law Day          October 10, 1996
17          VHS cassettes          Jewish Law Day          October 28, 1997
 
Series 3: Accession 2344, 1945-1995, bulk 1950-1995 (Portions restricted)
 
Series 3: Accession 2344 (Portions restricted), 1945-1995, bulk 1950-1995, contains records of both the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia and the Jewish Chaplaincy Service (JCS.) The administrative functions of each agency were merged by Federation of Jewish Agencies from 1982 through 1993, the Board of Rabbis and the JCS shared office space, professional staff, and a budget though they maintained distinct missions and functions. As a result, documents created during the period of joint administration were stored together and are collected in this series. Though this series includes documents dating back to 1945, the majority of the documents date from the 1980s-early 1990s during the administrations of Executive Directors Rabbi David Wortman and Rabbi Richard Hirsh along with Assistant Director Rabbi Robert Tabak, all of whom served for both the Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Chaplaincy Service. This series is arranged into two subseries: Subseries 3.1: Board of Rabbis records and Subseries 3.2: Jewish Chaplaincy Service records.
 
Folder titles in this series inventory were provided by Board of Rabbis or applied by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center staff. In certain instances, researchers will find language in these folder titles that is insensitive toward people with disabilities, people with long-term illnesses, and older people.
 
Subseries 3.1: Board of Rabbis records, 1950-1995, undated
 
Subseries 3.1: Board of Rabbis records, 1950-1995, undated, is comprised of materials from the executive director’s office and numerous standing committees. Documents include correspondence; memoranda; copies and edits of the constitution and bylaws; organizational histories; meeting materials; notes; program planning, financial, and annual reports; newsletters; press clippings; and other printed ephemera. The materials cover the board’s relationships with constituent agencies such as the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadelphia (JCRC) and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA); program fund raising; interfaith relations; Judaism in education; the Milah Board; advocacy for religious traditions and ways of life; Soviet Jewry; events such as Jewish Law Day and the Bicentennial Conference on Religious Liberty; and administrative matters like financial and personnel management. Items of note include evidence of the board’s work with traditionally underserved members of the community such as people with disabilities; people diagnosed with AIDS; people experiencing homelessness; at-risk youth; people struggling with mental health illnesses; survivors of domestic violence; and older adults. The board’s particular focus on destigmatizing substance use disorders within the Jewish community is also well documented. Additionally, photographs of convocations, award ceremonies, and other activities of the Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Chaplaincy Service are included here as well. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
 
Box        Folder   Description
18          1          125th anniversary celebration          1988
18          2          125th Anniversary Gala          1987-1988
18          3          Abrahamic Accord          1989
18          4          Affiliated organizations          1992-1993
18          5          AIDS Awareness Program          1988
18          6          AIDS Task Force          1988-1990
18          7          AIDS workshop          1993
18          8          Akiba Hebrew Academy          1987
18          9          Alliance for Racial and Ethnic Harmony          1986-1987
18          10          American Rabbinic Network for Ethiopian Jewry          1988
18          11-12          Annual Convocation          1985-1986
18          13          Annual Convocation program          1985
18          14          Anti-Apartheid actions          1987
18          15          Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith: Jonathan Pollard case          1987-1988
18          16          Armenian Relief Fund          1988
18          17          Articles associated with photos          1974-1977
18          18          Association of Jewish Agency Executives memoranda          1989-1990
18          19          Atzeret LeHayyim: nuclear war resource material          1986-1990
18          20          Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education (ACAJE)          1990-1993
18          21-23          Babi Yar Memorial          1983-1985
18          24          Barry Prince letters [harassment and threats]          1975-1979
18          25          Bicentennial calendar of events          1975-1976
18          26          Bicentennial Celebration brochures          1976
18          27-29          Bicentennial Conference on Religious Liberty          1974-1976
18          30          Bicentennial Conference on Religious Liberty: lists of names to invite          1975-1976
18          31          Bicentennial coordinators          1975-1976
18          32          Bicentennial Interfaith Service          1987
18          33          Bicentennial Interfaith Service: Independence Hall          1976
18          34          Bicentennial National Day of Prayer          1975
18          35          Bicentennial of the Constitution: Interfaith Convocation          1987
18          36          Biographical resumes          1965-1984
18          37          B'nai B'rith          1985-1991
18          38          Board of Directors: calendars of meeting          1960s
18          39          Board of Rabbis of New York          1969-1972
18          40          Bookkeeper search and applications          1989
18          41          Brith Milah Board of New York          1971-1979
18          42          Brochures          1995
18          43          Bureau of Employment          1974-1987
18          44          Bylaws, revisions          1962-1985
18          45          Cardinal's Commission on Human Relations          1986-1987
18          46          Center City Task Force          1992-1993
18          47          Central Agency for Jewish Education: Project Gesher          1985-1988
18          48          Central Agency for Jewish Education: Task Force on Bar/Bat Mitzvah          1989
18          49          Central Conference of American Rabbis          1987-1990
18          50          Chaplaincy Services Network contact list          1987
18          51          Chemical Dependence Task Force          1980s
18          52          City government leadership and interracial relations          1986-1987
18          53          City of Philadelphia correspondence          1962-1977
19          1          Coalition for Intergroup Harmony: "A World of Difference"          1987
19          2          Cobbs Creek Emergency Fund·          1985
19          3          Commentary, "Religion in Politics; Politics in Religion"          1988
19          4          Committee on Rabbi-Congregation Relationship          1966-1970
19          5          Committees, correspondence          1987
19          6          Conference on Addiction and Jews          1987
19          7          Conference on Jewish Acculturation          1990
19          8-9          Constitution and bylaws          1960-1985
19          10          Consul Yaacov Paran          1979
19          11          Contributions, correspondence          1985-1989
19          12          Convocation          1989
19          13          Convocation and installation of officers          1989
19          14          Coordinating Council on the Holocaust          1986
19          15-21          Correspondence, general          1987-1993
19          22-24          Correspondence, outgoing mail          1988-1991
19          25          Delaware Valley Community Reinvestment Fund          1990-1991
19          26          Delaware Valley Interfaith Housing Group          1988
19          27-28          Delaware Valley Media Ministry          1977-1988
19          29          Directories          1989-1993
19          30          Earth Day          1989-1990
19          31          Election of 1992: Clinton-Gore on the Middle East          1992
19          32          Election of 1992: Lynn Yeakel          1992
19          33          Ethiopian Jewry          1985-1986
19          34          Ethiopian relief          1984-1986
19          35          Eulogies, Mark Cohen and Harry Levine          1992
19          36          Executive Committee          1990-1991
19          37          Executive Committee meeting minutes          1990-1992
19          38          Executive Committee meetings          1984-1985
20          1          Fax records          1991-1993
20          2          Federation Allied Jewish Appeal campaign          1989
20          3          Federation Allied Jewish Appeal-Israel Emergency Fund Campaign          1972-1974
20          4-5          Federation insurance          1977-1990
20          6          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Committee on Local Services          1979-1988
20          7          Federation of Jewish Agencies insurance          1979-1985
20          8          Federation of Jewish Agencies: Task Force on the Elderly          1987
20          9          Federation Relations Committee: Synagogues          1974-1976
20          10          Federation relations with City Council          1981-1983
20          11          Federation relations with synagogues          1974-1982
20          12          Fellowship Commission          1988
20          13-14          Financial records: accountants          1985-1991
20          15          Financial records: allocation requests          1975-1982
20          16          Financial records: annual dues          1989
20          17-19          Financial records: budget          1982-1988
20          20          Financial records: correspondence, Budget Committee          1983-1987
20          21-24          Financial records: correspondence, invoices, and receipts for programming and operations          1991-1993
20          25          Financial records: Federation allocation wire reports          1990-1995
20          26          Financial records: fundraising           1987-1989
20          27          Functions and history          1957-1984
20          28          Fund Raising Campaign          1984
20          29          Gam Yachad Committee          1991-1992
20          30          Gam Yachad: Jews with Special Needs          1988-1991
20          31          Gam Yachad meetings          1990-1991
20          32          Garn Yachad schedule and information          1992-1994
20          33          General file, C          1986-1988
20          34          General file, D          1987-1988
20          35          General file, G          1986-1988
20          36          General file, I          1988-1991
20          37          General file, M          1990-1991
20          38-39          General file, P          1965-1990
20          40          General file, R          1977-1982
21          1-2          General file, S          1960-1990
21          3          General file, T          1967-1981
21          4          General membership meetings          1989-1990
21          5          Georgia International Life Insurance Company          1978-1985
21          6          Grantsmanship seminars: reports, notes, and forms          1985-1986
21          7          Gulf War          1991
21          8          Hebrew calendars          1975-1990
21          9          Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Soviet community lists          1985
21          10          Hebrew schools: general information          1989-1991
21          11          Hebrew Task Force          1991-1993
21          12          Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion          1975-1988
21          13          Heilman survey and study          1988
21          14          HEMDAT Council for Freedom of Science, Religion and Culture in Israel          1987
21          15          Hevra group          1985-1990
21          16          Hevra meetings          1988-1991
21          17          High Holiday Sermon summaries          1986-1988
21          18-19          Homeless care projects          1986-1989
21          20          Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania          1991-1992
21          21-22          Human Interest Groups          1990-1991
21          23          Interfaith Coalition of Greater Philadelphia          1984-1989
21          24-25          Interfaith Coalition on Energy          1992-1993
21          26          Interfaith Environmental Task Force          1992-1993
21          27          Intergroup Relations Agencies          1986
21          28          Interreligious Affairs Committee          1984
21          29          Iran and Iranian Jews          1989
21          30          Israel          1984-1990
21          31          Israel Affairs Committee meeting          1978-1979
21          32          Israel Programs Services: Shlichim Advisory Committee          1985-1986
21          33          Israeli Consul General          1983-1990
21          34          Jewish Campus Activities Board          1978-1986
21          35          Jewish Chaplaincy Service: miscellaneous          1992-1993
21          36          Jewish Communal Professionals Association (JCPA) Steering Committee          1990-1995
21          37          Jewish Community Centers          1985-1987
21          38          Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC): Focus on Action          1987
21          39          Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC): general          1985-1989
21          40          Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC): Mummers Parade [and blackface]          1963-1964
21          41          Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC): National Community Relations Advisory Council          1960-1964
21          42          Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC): Soviet Jewry Seder          1990
21          43          Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC): Tisha B'Av          1970
21          44          Jewish Educators' Forum          1986-1988
21          45          Jewish Family and Children's Agency          1984-1988
21          46-48          Jewish Family Conference          1992
22          1          Jewish Family Conference; Center City Task Force          1992-1993
22          2          Jewish Family Conference evaluations          1992
22          3          Jewish Fund for Justice news release          1989
22          4-13          Jewish Law Day          1983-1991
22          14          Jewish Law Day planning committees          1989-1994
M15          b          Jewish Law Day, Proclamations from the City of Philadelphia          October 1994
22          15-17          Jewish Law Day program          1984-1993
22          18          Jewish Medical Ethics Study Group          1984-1986
22          19          Jewish Theological Seminary sermons          1975
22          20-21          Jewish Working Group on Domestic Violence          1988-1989
22          22          Jewish Youth and Addictions Conference          1990
22          23          Jewish Ys and Centers of Greater Philadelphia          1977-1978
22          24          John Cardinal Krol          1979-1986
22          25          Joint Distribution Committee          1981-1982
22          26          Judaism and the Twelve Steps          1988
22          27          Justice Louis Brandeis Award          1986
22          28          Kol Dichfin Committee          1982-1984
22          29          Kosher institutions in Philadelphia          1972-1991
22          30          Library Compact letter          1991
22          31          Local media contacts          1986-1992
22          32          Mailings          1992-1993
22          33          Mailings, Rabbi Robert Tabak          1991-1992
22          34          Marriage Council of Philadelphia          1986-1992
22          35          Meeting agendas and notices          1987-1989
22          36          Meeting dates and information          1988
22          37          Meeting of Judicatories on Israel          1982
22          38          Meetings          1991-1992
22          39          Memorial Committee for the Six Millions Jewish Martyrs          1987
22          40          Mental health          1969-1974
22          41-42          Metropolitan Christian Council of Philadelphia          1986-1993
23          1-2          Metropolitan Christian Council of Philadelphia: Connections newsletter          1982-1988
23          3          Middle East          1960-1968
23          4          Middle East Peace Conference          1991
23          5          Midwest flood disaster relief          1993
23          6-14          Milah Board of the Philadelphia Board of Rabbis          1954-1987
23          15          Milah Board of the Philadelphia Board of Rabbis: admissions policy          undated
23          16          Milah Board of the Philadelphia Board of Rabbis: board meetings          1958
23          17          Milah Board of the Philadelphia Board of Rabbis: hospitals' approve Mohelim          1950-1958
23          18          Milah Board of the Philadelphia Board of Rabbis: hospitals' decline Mohelim          1956-1958
23          19          Milah Board of the Philadelphia Board of Rabbis: meeting minutes          1952-1955
23          20          Milah Board of the Philadelphia Board of Rabbis: membership          1960
23          21          Milah Board of the Philadelphia Board of Rabbis: miscellaneous          1954-1980
23          22-28          Milah Board of the Philadelphia Board of Rabbis: reports          1960-1969
23          29          Mission 1000: "The Philadelphia Mitzvah"          1988-1989
23          30          Model Cities program          1969
23          31          National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Philadelphia Branch          1963-1964
23          32-33          National Association of Boards of Rabbis          1965-1990
23          34          National Conference of Jewish Communal Service          1977-1986
23          35-38          National Conference on Addiction in the Jewish Community          1985-1988
23          39-40          National Conference on Addiction in the Jewish Community mailing lists          1987
23          41          National Conference on Addiction in the Jewish Community Steering Committee          1987
23          42          National Conference on Christians and Jews          1969-1976
23          43          National Council of the Churches of Christ          1963
23          44          National Foundation for Jewish Culture          1969-1976
23          45          National Institute of Mental Health study          1987
23          46          Negotiation Now          1967
23          47-51          News releases          1983-1987
23          52-53          Newspaper articles          1958-1982
23          54          Nominating Committee          1962-1972
24          1          North American Rabbinical Council minutes          1986-1987
24          2          Northern California Board of Rabbis          1988-1990
24          3          Nostra Aetate Program          1990
24          4          Nuclear Test Ban Treaty          1963
24          5          Nursing homes          1968-1975
24          6          Officers lists          1990
24          7          Operation Alphabet Executive Committee          1960-1964
24          8-9          Operation Exodus          1990-1992
24          10          Operation Green Grass          1967
24          11          Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC)          1970-1977
24          12          Organization directories          1982-1990
24          13          Organization for Rehabilitation through Training (ORT); Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC); interreligious relations          1964-1978
24          14          Organization Information          1992
24          15          Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)          1974-1979
24          16-17          Passover League of Philadelphia          1959-1988
24          18          Pennsylvania Jewish Relations Conference          1965-1969
24          19          Pennsylvania State Budget Crisis and miscellaneous          1963-1977
24          20          Perspectives: "20 Years After Vatican II"          1984
24          21-22          Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations          1988-1992
24          23          Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations: Human Relations Sabbath          October 1988
24          24          Philadelphia Hebrew Association of the Deaf          1986-1989
24          25          Philadelphia Human Relations Commission          1989-1992
24          26          Philadelphia Interdenominational Ecumenical Coalition          1986
24          27-29          Philadelphia Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others (JACS)          1982-1990
24          30          Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center (PJAC)          1972-1979
24          31          Photographs: 14th Annual Convocation; 16th Annual Convocation; 19th Annual Convocation          1973-1978
24          32          Photographs: 14th Annual Convocation; Israelis meeting; Mayor of Jerusalem          1973-1975
24          33          Photographs: 20th Annual Convocation          1979
24          34          Photographs: 22nd Annual Convocation; Jewish Law Day; presentation to Rabbi Rothman          1982
24          35          Photographs: 26th Anniversary Luncheon; Adath Israel Religious School Chorus; Sisterhood for Chaplaincy; Chaplaincy Training Conference          1958-1971
24          36          Photographs: annual dinner; PGH dedication; community service; ministers at Einstein; Sisterhood for Chaplaincy tea          1959-1960
24          37          Photographs: annual luncheons; Sisterhood for Chaplaincy Award; Seminar for Rabbis          1964
24          38          Photographs: Chaplaincy dinner; presentation to Joe Paull; Philadelphia State Hospitals          1961-1964
24          39          Photographs: Chaplaincy; gifts at Philadelphia State Hospital; joint conference; youth services; Sisterhood for Chaplaincy          1960-1963
24          40          Photographs: Chaplaincy; miscellaneous          1969-1971, undated
24          41          Photographs: Conference of Christian Clergy; miscellaneous          1962, undated
24          42          Photographs: Man of the Year Award          1963
24          43          Photographs: meeting in Washington, DC; Officers; 13th Annual Convocation          1971-1972
24          44          Photographs: officers          1971
24          45          Photographs: Seminar on Drug Addiction; Eastern State Penitentiary; miscellaneous          1961-1963
24          46          Planning committee for program on women in the rabbinate          1992
24          47          Practices and procedures          1959-1960
24          48          Prayers and speeches          1961-1968
24          49          President's Commission on Civil Disorder; Urban Coalition          1968
24          50          Proclamation for the Observance of the Sabbath          1972-1979
24          51          Program Committee          1988-1989
24          52          Program correspondence          1985
24          53          Program ideas          1991-1992
24          54-55          Program information          1984-1994
24          57          Programming correspondence          1988-1990
24          58          Programming ideas and resources          1989-1991
24          59          Programs for disabled persons          1989-1990
25          1          Project Revival: "The Jews of Philadelphia Adopt the Jews of Leningrad"          undated
25          2          Protestant-Jewish Dialogue Group          1990-1992
25          3          Pseudo-Rabbis          April 28, 1971
25          4          Quality Desegregated Education          1976
25          5          Rabbi Joel Alpert, President          1993
25          6-8          Rabbi Robert Tabak correspondence          1990-1993
25          9          Rabbi Robert Tabak: miscellaneous          circa 1993
25          10          Rabbi Robert Tabak: presentation to Hillary Clinton and Health Care Task Force          1993
25          11          Rabbi Simeon J. Maslin          1989-1991
25          12          Rabbinic Cabinet Annual Meeting          1984
25          13-14          Rabbinical Advisory Council          1973-1977
25          15-16          Rabbinical Assembly of America          1970-1988
25          17          Rabbinical Assembly of America Conservative Branch          1961-1975
25          18          Rabbinical Assembly of America Philadelphia Branch          1976-1978
25          19-20          Rabbinical Council of America          1960-1989
25          21          Rabbis Fund          1984-1989
25          22          Rabbis, Educators, and School Board Think Tank          1990-1993
25          23          Reconstructionism          1971-1978
25          24-27          Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association          1988-1995
25          28          Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association Convention          1993-1994
25          29          Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association membership          1990-1991
25          30          Reconstructionist Rabbinical College student list          1985
25          31          Reform Judaism          1962-1970
25          32          Regional Housing Legal Services: Bethesda Project          1986-1987
25          33          Religion and Social Action Committee          1974-1977
25          34          Religious education          1962-1976
25          35          Religious schools list          1982-1983
25          36          Religious standards          1973-1977
25          37          Religious textbooks          1965-1968
25          38          Rules for Mohelim          1952-1974
25          39-46          Russian High Holiday Services          1982-1989
25          47          Russian Jews: Shabbat services          1991-1992
25          48          Russian Seder          1990
25          49          Ruth Lotz Free Loan Fund          1985
25          50          Sadat Peace Foundation          1986-1988
25          51          Scholars' Symposium          1988
25          52          Search Committee          1988
26          1          Search for Executive Director          1988
26          2          Secretary search          1993
26          3          Service for Peace in the Middle East          1982
26          4          Shaare Zedek Hospital          1968
26          5          Shavuot celebration preparations          1961-1969
26          6          Sifrei Torah          1974
26          7          Social Action Committee          1986-1990
26          8          Social Action Seminar attendance          1986
26          9          Soviet Jewry holiday programs          1989-1991
26          10-12          Soviet Jews: High Holidays          1990-1992
26          13-14          Soviet Jews: Passover Seder          1991-1992
26          15          Special needs programs          1988
26          16          Statement on the death of President Truman          1973
26          17          Study proposal, Board of Rabbis/Chaplaincy Service          1987
26          18          Synagogue Council of America: Analysis newsletter          1971-1974
26          19          Synagogue Council of America: Judd Teller          1970-1971
26          20          Synagogue information          1990-1991
26          21          Synagogue schools conference          1991
26          22          Task Force on Jews with Disabilities          1989
26          23          Taskforce for the Homeless          1986-1991
26          24          Tay-Sachs disease information          1971-1973
26          25          Television and Radio Programs          1971-1974
26          26          Temple Beth Am          1984
26          27          Temple B'Nai Shalom, Piscataway          1990-1991
26          28          Temple B'Nai Shalom, Piscataway services          1990-1991
26          29          Toynbee          1961
26          30          Tzedek Tzedek          1975
26          31          Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (UOJCA)          1960-1962
26          32-34          United Jewish Appeal Faculty Rabbinic Conference          1982
26          35          United Jewish Appeal Faculty Rabbinic Conference transcripts          1982
26          36          United Jewish Appeal Rabbinic Cabinet          1981-1986
26          37          United Jewish Appeal Rabbinic Cabinet Annual Meeting          1986-1987
26          38          United Jewish Appeal Rabbinic Cabinet Mission to Israel & Lebanon          1982
26          39-40          United Way Campaign          1978-1990
26          41          Various articles and info          1989-1990
26          42          Yad Hazakah Committee          1990-1993
27          1          Yad Hazakah Committee          1991-1992
27          2          Yad Hazakah: grant renewal request          1992-1994
27          3          Yad Hazakah services          1990-1991
27          4          Youth Addictions program and workshop          1990
 
Subseries 3.2: Jewish Chaplaincy Service records, 1945-1994, undated (Portions restricted)
 
Subseries 3.2: Jewish Chaplaincy Service records (Portions restricted), 1945-1994, undated, consists of correspondence, annual reports, chaplain’s reports, meeting minutes, organizational histories, biographical information of rabbis and cantors, contracts with institutions, surveys and questionnaires, and printed ephemera. Subjects include program planning; the Chaplaincy Training Program; Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy; High Holy Days and other services performed within hospitals, hospice care, and correctional facilities; and information on personnel and participants. Records of interest include documentation of the JCS’s work with often overlooked members of the community such as older adults, people with illnesses, and those incarcerated. The bulk of the material in this subseries dates from 1980s through the early 1990s. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title. Access to chaplain’s reports and contracts with institutions in boxes 28-31 are restricted for 50 years from the date of creation due to the presence of personally identifying information.
 
Box        Folder   Description
27          5          Accountant Jerome Glickman          1985-1986
27          6          American Correctional Chaplains' Association          1969
27          7          Amy Eilberg, Yad L'Chaim          1989-1990
27          8          Board meetings          1990-1991
27          9          Board of Directors          1993-1994
27          10          Brochures and text          1987-1988
27          11          Budget and Finance Committee          1974-1976
27          12          Bylaws          1988
27          13-16          Chanukah          1982-1987
27          17          Chaplain vacation requests          1983
27          18          Chaplaincy contributions          1982-1984
27          19-27          Chaplaincy Training Program          1985-1991
27          28          Chaplaincy Training Program: academic records          1987-1989
27          29          Chaplaincy Training Program: blank forms          undated
27          30          Chaplaincy Training Program: Cantor Edmond Kulp          1986-1990
27          31          Chaplaincy Training Program: Cantor Elliot Portner          1985-1987
27          32          Chaplaincy Training Program: Cantor Sidney Karpo          1985-1987
27          33          Chaplaincy Training Program: Cantor Stanley Cohen          1990
27          34          Chaplaincy Training Program: Deborah Arden Stern          1987-1989
27          35          Chaplaincy Training Program: faculty bios          1985
27          36          Chaplaincy Training Program: forms          1985-1986
27          37          Chaplaincy Training Program: fundraising          1987
27          38-48          Chaplaincy Training Program: general          1984-1989
27          49-50          Chaplaincy Training Program: graduation          1986-1989
27          51          Chaplaincy Training Program: introduction letter          1986-1987
27          52          Chaplaincy Training Program: Louise Love          1986-1988
27          53          Chaplaincy Training Program: publicity          1984-1987
27          54          Chaplaincy Training Program: questionnaire          1987
27          55          Chaplaincy Training Program: Rabbi Arnold Shuman          1987-1989
27          56          Chaplaincy Training Program: Rabbi Harold Waintrup          1985-1988
27          57          Chaplaincy Training Program: Rabbi Isaac Moseson          1986-1988
27          58          Chaplaincy Training Program: Rabbi Isidor Solomon          1986-1987
27          59          Chaplaincy Training Program: Rabbi Michael Swarttz          1985-1988
27          60          Chaplaincy Training Program: Rabbi Ronald Kaplan          1988-1989
27          61          Chaplaincy Training Program: Rabbi Samuel Epstein          1985-1989
27          62          Chaplaincy Training Program: Rabbi Sandra Berliner          1986
27          63          Chaplaincy Training Program: Rabbi Sidney Goldstein          1986-1988
27          64          Chaplaincy Training Program: Rabbi Steven Fineblum          1989-1990
27          65          Chaplaincy Training Program: related materials          1985-1986
27          66          Chaplaincy Training Program Steering Committee          1985-1988
27          67          Chaplains contract and service information          1987
28          1          Chaplain's reports: Asher Ostrin (Restricted)          1985-1986
28          2          Chaplain's reports: Asher Ostrin, Harrisburg State Hospital (Restricted)          1982-1985
28          3-5          Chaplain's reports: Cantor Daniel Gildar (Restricted)          1985-1990
28          6          Chaplain's reports: Cantor Daniel Gildar, Ashton Hill (Restricted)          1988-1991
28          7          Chaplain's reports: Cantor Harry Weinberg, Central Park Nursing Home (Restricted)          1988-1990
28          8          Chaplain's reports: Cantor Israel Dubner (Restricted)          1985-1988
28          9          Chaplain's reports: Cantor Israel Dubner, Clarks Summit (Restricted)          1989-1992
28          10-12          Chaplain's reports: Cantor Mark Kushner (Restricted)          1984-1990
28          13          Chaplain's reports: Cantor Stanley Cohen (Restricted)          1991
28          14          Chaplain's reports: Cantor Walter Boninger, Polk Center (Restricted)          1989-1992
28          15-16          Chaplain's reports: Cantor Yehuda L. Mandel (Restricted)          1982-1992
28          17          Chaplain's reports: correspondence, miscellaneous (Restricted)          1983-1986
28          18          Chaplain's reports: financial information (Restricted)          1987-1988
28          19-20          Chaplain's reports: financial information and correspondence (Restricted)          1991-1993
28          21          Chaplain's reports: forms (Restricted)          1989-1992
28          22-28          Chaplain's reports: miscellaneous (Restricted)          1985-1993
28          29          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Abraham H. Israelitan (Restricted)          1982-1985
28          30          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Abraham H. Israelitan, Graduate Hospital (Restricted)          1985-1986
28          31          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Abraham Novitsky, Norristown State Hospital (Restricted)          1984-1985
28          32          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Alan Weitzman (Restricted)          1984-1986
28          33-36          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Alan Weitzman, Hamburg Center (Restricted)          1983-1989
28          37          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Alan Weitzman, Wernersville and Hamburg (Restricted)          1989-1992
28          38-39          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Alan Weitzman, Wernersville State Hospital (Restricted)          1983-1988
28          40-43          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Albert Goldman (Restricted)          1984-1991
28          44-45          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Albert Goldman, Mayview State Hospital (Restricted)          1987-1989
28          46          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Albert Goldman, State Correctional Institute at Waynesburg (Restricted)          1985-1991
28          47          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Albert Goldman, Woodville State Hospital (Restricted)          1984-1985
28          48-52          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Allen Juda, Allentown State Hospital (Restricted)          1983-1992
29          1-2          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Amiel B. Novoseller (Restricted)          1984-1988
29          3          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Amiel Novoseller, Norristown State Hospital (Restricted)          1989-1992
29          4          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Arnold M. Shevlin, Dallas Correctional Institution (Restricted)          1988-1991
29          5          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Arthur Lavinsky, Central Park Lodge (Restricted)          1986-1987
29          6-7          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Bernard Perelmuter (Restricted)          1986-1991
29          8-10          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Bernard Perelmuter, White Haven Center (Restricted)          1983-1989
29          11          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Charles P. Rabinowitz (Restricted)          1989-1991
29          12          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Charles P. Rabinowitz, South Mt. Restoration (Restricted)          1988-1989
29          13          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Cynthia Kravitz (Restricted)          1990-1991
29          14          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi David C. Novitsky, Rolling Hill Hospital (Restricted)          1987-1988
29          15          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi David Klatzker (Restricted)          1989
29          16-20          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi David L. Silverman (Restricted)          1983-1991
29          21-22          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi David L. Silverman, Danville State Hospital (Restricted)          1987-1989
29          23-24          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi David L. Silverman, Laurelton Center (Restricted)          1983-1988
29          25-26          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi David L. Silverman, Selinsgrove Center (Restricted)          1983-1988
29          27          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi David M. Wachtfogel (Restricted)          1982-1985
29          28          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi David Maharam (Restricted)          1984
29          29          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi David Maharam, Graterford State Prison (Restricted)          1985-1986
29          30          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi David Maharam, State Correctional Institution (Restricted)          1984-1988
29          31          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi David Wachtfogel, Jeanes (Restricted)          1989-1990
29          32-33          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Donald Heskins (Restricted)          1984-1987
29          34-37          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Donald Heskins, Warren State Hospital (Restricted)          1983-1991
29          38          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Edmund Winter (Restricted)          undated
29          39          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Edmund Winter, Riverview (Restricted)          1989-1990
29          40          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Edward Snitkoff (Restricted)          1986-1987
29          41-43          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Edward Snitkoff, Harrisburg State Hospital (Restricted)          1987-1992
29          44-45          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Emanuel Epstein (Restricted)          1984-1991
29          46-49          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Emanuel Epstein, Torrance State Hospital (Restricted)          1984-1992
29          50          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Ezekiel N. Musleah, Einstein-Daroff  (Restricted)          1986-1987
29          51          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Ezekiel N. Musleah, Mt. Sinai and Daroff (Restricted)          1987-1988
29          52          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Ezekiel N. Musleah, Mt. Sinai Hospital (Restricted)          1988-1990
29          53          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Gail Glicksman, Cobbs Creek (Restricted)          1988-1989
29          54          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Harold B. Waintrup (Restricted)          1982-1988
29          55-56          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Harold B. Waintrup, Abington Hospital (Restricted)          1985-1992
29          57          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Harry Weinberg, Central Park Nursing Home (Restricted)          1987-1988
29          58-59          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Herbert Berger (Restricted)          1984-1988
29          60-62          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Herbert Berger, Altoona Center (Restricted)          1987-1992
29          63          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Herbert Berger, Altoona-Cresson Center (Restricted)          1984-1985
29          64          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Herbert Gilner (Restricted)          1991-1992
29          65          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Howard Cohen (Restricted)          1989·1990
29          66          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Ira Stone, Jefferson Hospital (Restricted)          1989
29          67-68          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Isaac Moseson (Restricted)          1982-1992
29          69          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Isaac Moseson, Nazareth (Restricted)          1986-1987
29          70          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Isidor Solomon (Restricted)          1982-1985
29          71          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Isidor Solomon, Jefferson Hospital (Restricted)          1987
29          72          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Isidor Solomon, University Hospital (Restricted)          1986-1987
29          73          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Isidore Barnett (Restricted)          1983-1988
29          74          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Isidore Barnett, Penna. Institute (Restricted)          1986-1987
29          75          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Israel Dubner (Restricted)          1986-1987
29          76          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Israel Dubner, Clarks Summit (Restricted)          1988·1989
29          77          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Jeffrey Schein (Restricted)          1988
29          78          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Jeffrey Schein, Central Park Lodges (Restricted)          1988-1989
29          79          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Joan P. Sacks, nursing homes (Restricted)          1988-1990
29          80          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Joanna Katz, Medical College of Pennsylvania (Restricted)          1989-1990
30          1          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Leah Wald Zollman (Restricted)          1989-1991
30          2          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Leah Wald Zollman, Jefferson Hospital (Restricted)          1988
30          3          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Mac Portal (Restricted)          1984-1986
30          4          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Mac Portal, Embreeville Center (Restricted)          1989-1992
30          5-6          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Mac Portal, Embreeville State Hospital (Restricted)          1983-1989
30          7          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Martin I. Sandberg (Restricted)          1984-1985
30          8-9          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Martin Rubenstein (Restricted)          1983-1988
30          10-12          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Martin Rubenstein, Eastern State School and Hospital (Restricted)          1983-1992
30          13          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Martin Rubenstein, Haverford State Hospital (Restricted)          1983-1985
30          14-15          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Martin Rubenstein, Philadelphia State Hospital (Restricted)          1986-1987
30          16          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Martin Rubenstein, Woodhaven Center (Restricted)          1987-1988
30          17          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Marvin Goldman (Restricted)          1985-1986
30          18          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Marvin Goldman, Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center (PICC) (Restricted)          1987-1991
30          19          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Mason Goldstein (Restricted)          1984-1988
30          20          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Max B. Posnansky (Restricted)          1983-1985
30          21          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Max B. Posnansky, Fairview State Hospital (Restricted)          1983-1985
30          22-23          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Max Portal, Embreeville Center (Restricted)          1986·1988
30          24-25          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Max Wasser, Pennhurst Center (Restricted)          1983-1986
30          26          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Michael Swarttz (Restricted)          1985-1987
30          27-28          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Milton Richman (Restricted)          1985-1987
30          29-31          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Milton Richman, Fairview State Hospital (Restricted)          1987-1989
30          32          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Moshe Sacks, Holy Redeemer Hospital (Restricted)          1989-1991
30          33          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Nason Goldstein (Restricted)          1986-1987
30          34          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Nason Goldstein, Inglis House (Restricted)          1989-1990
30          35          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Norman E. Singer (Restricted)          1990-1991
30          36          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Novoseller, Norristown State (Restricted)          1988-1989
30          37-39          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Rav Soloff (Restricted)          1983-1987
30          40          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Rav Soloff, Ebensburg Center (Restricted)          1987-1988
30          41-44          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Rav Soloff, Somerset State Hospital (Restricted)          1984-1992
30          45          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Richard Address, Children's Hospital (Restricted)          1989
30          46-47          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Richard L. Klein (Restricted)          1985-1990
30          48          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Richard L. Klein, Chateau Nursing and Rehab Center (Restricted)          1986-1987
30          49          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Richard Zionts, Huntingdon (Restricted)          1990-1991
30          50-51          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Robert Chernoff, South Mountain Restoration Center (Restricted)          1984·1988
30          52-53          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Robert Layman (Restricted)          1985-1987
30          54          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Ronald Kaplan, Rosemont Nursing Home (Restricted)          1989-1991
30          55          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Rubenstein, Eastern State (Restricted)          1987-1989
30          56          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Samuel Epstein (Restricted)          1982-1988
30          57          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Samuel Epstein, Friends Hospital (Restricted)          1985-1986
30          58          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Samuel Rapoport, Atlantic County (Restricted)          1984-1986
30          59          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Samuel Weingart (Restricted)          1984-1985
30          60          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Samuel Weingart, Polk Center (Restricted)          1983-1985
30          61          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Samuel Wohlgelernter (Restricted)          1984-1985
30          62          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Samuel Wohlgelernter, Saunders House (Restricted)          1986-1987
30          63-64          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Sandra Berliner (Restricted)          1987-1992
30          65          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Sandra Berliner, Mill Run (Restricted)          1988-1989
30          66          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Sara Perman, Greensburg (Restricted)          1990·1991
30          67          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Shoshana Hantman, Rosemont Manor (Restricted)          1989
30          68          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Sion A. David (Restricted)          1984·1985
30          69          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Stephen Sniderman (Restricted)          1986-1987
30          70-71          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Walter Boninger, Polk Center (Restricted)          1988·1989
30          72          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Yaacov Rone, Fairview State Hospital (Restricted)          1991-1992
30          73          Chaplain's reports: Rabbi Yehudah L. Mandel, Broomall (Restricted)          1986-1987
30          74          Charities, financial (Restricted)          1985-1986
30          75          Commonwealth Chaplaincy Services (Restricted)          1987-1989
30          76          Contracts for chaplaincy services (Restricted)          1987-1988
30          77          Contracts for Fairview Nursing Homes (Restricted)          1989
30          78          Contracts for local chaplains (Restricted)          1987-1988
30          79          Contracts for Philadelphia chaplains (Restricted)          1986
31          1          Contracts for Pittsburgh State Correctional Institution (Restricted)          1987-1991
31          2          Contracts for services (Restricted)          1984
31          3-8          Contracts for state chaplains (Restricted)          1981-1987
31          9          Contracts for State Correctional Institution at Graterford (Restricted)          1989-1991
31          10-11          Contracts for State Correctional Institution at Greensburg (Restricted)          1985-1991
31          12          Contracts for State Correctional Institution at Riverview (Restricted)          1987-1991
31          13          Contracts with hospitals (Restricted)          1988-1992
31          14-15          Contracts with nursing homes (Restricted)          1989-1990
31          16          Contributions (Restricted)          1981
31          17-18          Correspondence, general          1984-1993
31          19          Council on Chaplaincy Ministry in Institutions          1970s
31          20          Federation of Jewish Agencies-Allied Jewish Appeal: First Penn Bank          1976-1982
31          21          Financial records: bills and receipts, Lore Rosenthal          1990-1991
31          22          Financial records: budget material: September to August (Restricted)          1980-1981
31          23-24          Financial records, general (Restricted)          1984-1986
31          25          Fiscal information, chaplains (Restricted)          1984-1987
31          26          Fundraising and notes for Chaplaincy Service          1982-1991
34          1-15          General ledgers          1966-1984
31          27          Havurah: homelessness and mental illness          1987-1991
31          28-30          High Holidays          1986
31          31          Historical material; meeting minutes; annual reports          1945-1960
31          32-33          Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)-Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)          1988-1994
32          1          Hospitals: Jewish Census Survey          1983
32          2          Institutions served by Chaplaincy Service          1987
32          3          Jewish Chaplaincy Services/Episcopal Chaplaincy Services: Joint Conference Planning Meeting summaries          1992-1993
32          4          Laymen's Committee          1960-1974
32          5          Leonard Silverman, President, Jewish Chaplaincy Service          1980
32          6-7          Local chaplains          1983-1990
32          8          Local chaplains: biographical data          1984-1988
32          9          Loss of clergy article          1989
32          10          Mailing to Chaplains          1987
32          11-12          Mailings          1991-1993
32          13-14          Meetings          1990-1991
32          15          Mental and geriatric health          1985
32          16          Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania          1966-1974
32          17          Monthly reports          1987-1989
32          18          Nathaniel Lieberman Memorial Fund          1977
32          19-20          National Association of Jewish Chaplains conference          1992-1993
32          21          Number of units served          1985
32          22          Nursing Home Contracts          1987-1988
32          23          Nursing homes          1983-1984
32          24-25          Nursing homes and care centers          1984-1985
32          26          Nursing homes, laymen          1978
32          27          Nursing homes letters of agreement          1985-1986
32          28          Parachaplaincy service          1988
32          29-30          Passover          1986-1987
32          31          Passover Seder for state institutions          1991-1992
32          32          Payment for chaplaincy services          1988
32          33-34          Payroll/Payment Register; Chaplain's reports          1991-1993
32          35          Pennsylvania Prison Society          1986-1989
32          36          Placement of chaplains          1988-1990
32          37          Prison visitation and support          1991-1993
32          38          Program ideas          1992
32          39          Purim          1981-1983
32          40          Questionnaires          1972
32          41          Rabbi Joseph Rothstein: "Counselling the Ill and the Bereaved"          1960
32          42          Rabbi Joseph Rothstein biographical data          1958-1981
32          43          Rabbi Joseph Rothstein testimonial lunch, congratulatory letters          1974
32          44          Rabbi Joseph Rothstein tribute luncheon          1981
32          45          Rabbi Lewis Bogage          1993
32          46          Rabbi Robert Tabak correspondence          1990-1991
32          47          Rabbi Sandra Berliner correspondence          1987-1990
32          48          Resources survey          1986
32          49          Shabbat Shalom: Sabbath prayers and song books          undated
33          1          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: awards          1970-1979
33          2          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: bingo party          1967
33          3-4          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: board meeting material          1968-1982
33          5          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: book review by Rabbi Feldman          1982
33          6          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: book review by Rabbi Maslin          1983
33          7-21          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: book reviews          1969-1987
33          22          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: card party and fashion show          1963
33          23          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: constituent groups involved          1981
33          24          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: contributions          1981-1987
33          25          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: entertainment for various          1955-1979
33          26          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: Executive Board          1964-1982
33          27          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: financial information          1971-1985
33          28          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: lists, contributions, presidents, chairmen          1968-1983
33          29          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: luncheon fashion show          1968-1972
33          30-32          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: mailings          1966-1988
33          33          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: plaques and honors          1966-1977
33          34          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: schedule of visitations          1961-1965
33          35          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: thank you letters, individuals and organizations          1966-1976
33          36          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy: volunteer recognition          1977
33          37          Southeastern Pennsylvania Veterans Center service contract          1987-1993
33          38          Special needs questionnaire          1991
33          39          State Chaplains Units          1985-1986
33          40          State chaplains, paid          1986-1987
33          41          State Correctional Institution at Huntingdon          1985-1986
33          42          State Correctional Institution at Huntingdon correspondence          1985-1991
33          43          Sub-contracting forms, blank          1990
33          44          Sukkot: celebration book, layout material for booklet          undated
33          45          Talks, addresses, and lectures          1958-1960
33          46          United Jewish Appeal Rabbinic Cabinet          1988-1989
33          47          Ways and Means Fund Raising Project          1979-1980
33          48          Workshop          1991
33          49          Yad Hazakah report          1987-1989
33          50          Yad Hazakah: special needs          1993
33          51-52          Yad L'Chaim, Jewish Hospice Care Program          1989-1991
33          53          Yad L'Chaim, Jewish Hospice Care Program: correspondence          1991-1992
33          54          Yad L'Chaim, Jewish Hospice Care Program: invoices and receipts          1986-1989
33          55          Yad L'Chaim, Jewish Hospice Care Program: meeting notices          1992-1993
33          56          Yad L'Chaim, Jewish Hospice Care Program: public relations and outreach          1990-1991
 
Series 4: Accession 2848, 1978-1998
 
Series 4: Accession 2848, 1978-1998, consists of correspondence; reports; budgets; press releases; administrative documents; newsletters; and printed ephemera, the bulk of which cover the time of the Board of Rabbis’ and the Jewish Chaplaincy Service’s shared administrative operations. The bulk of this series was created and maintained by the offices of Executive Directors Rabbi David Wortman and Rabbi Richard Hirsh along with Assistant Directors Rabbi Sandra Berliner and Rabbi Robert Tabak. Subjects include advocacy, education, and conferences for Philadelphia rabbis; Soviet and Russian Jewry; promoting observance of the Sabbath, kashrut, and other religions traditions within the Jewish community; assistance for often overlooked segments of the Jewish community such as older people and people with terminal illnesses; and agency programming materials and budgets. Documents of note include records of Yad L’Chaim, the Jewish Hospice Care Program of the Jewish Chaplaincy Service. Yad L’Chaim provided spiritual support for Jewish patients and their families in hospice care facilities. This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
 
Folder titles in this series inventory were provided by the Board of Rabbis or applied by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center staff. In certain instances, researchers will find language in these folder titles that is insensitive toward people with disabilities, people with long-term illnesses, and older people.
 
Box        Folder   Description
35          1          Addiction          1986-1990
35          2-5          Agency study files          1990-1993
35          6          Agency study report          1993
35          7          AIDS Task Force          1995-1998
35          8          Airport chapel proposed          1988
35          9          Am Yisrael Chai Committee          1991
35          10          Assistant Director search          1990
35          11-14          Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education          1992-1998
35          15          Barry Prince          1991
35          16          Beth Din          undated
35          17          Biography and photos, Rabbi Stern          1993
35          18          Blue Cross Blue Shield          1991
35          19          Bosnian Crisis          1992
35          20          Brit Milah          1993-1994
35          21-22          Budget drafts          1995-1997
35          23          Capital punishment press releases          1986-1990
35          24          Career Choice: Rabbi          1991
35          25          Center Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)          1992
35          26          Christmas          1990
35          27          Clergy for Peace          undated
35          28          Community chaplaincy staffing, compensation          1991
35          29          Completed membership applications          1992-1994
35          30          Conference on Religion and Law          1990
35          31          Congress on Ministry in Specialized Settings (COMISS)          1993-1996
35          32          Convocation          1991
35          33          Copier originals          1990
35          34          Correspondence          1990
35          35          Correspondence, Dr. Millson Hospice          1986-1988
35          36-37          Correspondence, outgoing mail          1990-1992
36          1          Correspondence, outgoing mail          1992
36          2          Delaware Valley Media Ministry          1978, 1992-1995
36          3          Education          1995
36          4          Employment for Soviet Jews (Russians)          1989
36          5          Executive Board meeting          1995
36          6-8          Executive Committee          1988-1991
36          9          Ex-Soviet Jews, other cities          1995-1996
36          10          Ex-Soviet Jews, Philadelphia programs          1992-1994
36          11          Ex-Soviet resettlement and acculturation          1993-1996
36          12-13          Gam Yahad          1994-1996
36          14          Hospice Committee          1984-1988
36          15          Hospice contributions          1988-1989
36          16-17          Hospice correspondence          1989-1991
36          18          Hospice training course          1989
36          19          Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania          1991-1995
36          20-22          Jewish Chaplaincy Service          1988-1995
36          23-24          Jewish Chaplaincy Service/Board of Rabbis merger          1979-1983
36          25          Jewish Chaplaincy Service issues          1993-1994
36          26          Jewish Chaplaincy Service nursing homes          1993
36          27          Jewish Chaplaincy Service program ideas          1992-1993
36          28          Jewish Chaplaincy Service staffing          1991-1992
36          29          Jewish Chaplaincy Service study by Federation          1987
36          30-31          Jewish Communal Professionals Association (JCPA)          1995-1997
36          32          Jewish Communal Professionals Association (JCPA) Steering Committee meeting          1994
36          33          Jewish Ethics Study Group          1991
36          34          Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia budget priorities          1994
36          35          Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia general priorities          1992-1993
36          36          Jobs          1994-1995
36          37-38          Kashrut          1994-1995
36          39          Mailings          1995-1996
36          40          Mark S. Cann vs. Tom Ridge          1997
36          41          National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC)          1995
36          42          National meetings          1991-1992
36          43          News          1992-1995
36          44          News releases          1988
36          45          News, Rabbinical Council of America          1990
36          46          Northeast Rabbis          1990-1995
37          1          Office, misc.          1992
37          2          Outreach proposal          1989
37          3          Paige Janko Peritt          1992
37          4          Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays          1984-1985
37          5          Passover League          1990
37          6          Pluralism and dialogue resolution          1989-1995
37          7          Postal service          1988
37          8          Postal service, bulk mail          1980-1990
37          9          Presbyterian Medical Center chaplaincy          1994-1995
37          10          Program, Executive Committee          1994-1995
37          11          Program ideas          1992-1993
37          12-14          Programs          1990-1996
37          15          "Proposal for Development and Implementation of an 'Introduction to Judaism' Course"          1991-1992
37          16-17          Protestant-Jewish Dialogue Group          1989-1995
37          18          Publications inquiries          1991
37          19          Rabbi Deborah Pipe-Mazo          1994
37          20          Rabbi Frank Stern          1993
37          21          Rabbi Martin Rubenstein          1991
37          22-27          Rabbi Robert Tabak, miscellaneous          1990-1998
37          28          Rabbinic Human Rights Watch          undated
37          29          Rabbinical Assembly Newsletter          1992-1994
37          30          Rabbis by area          1992
37          31          Response to Federation re: Agency Study          1993
37          32          Russian donation cards          undated
37          33          Russian Jewry materials in Russian          1991
37          34          Russian Jewry programs          1991-1996
37          35          Russian Jewry resettlement          1989-1990
37          36-37          Russian Shabbat          1992-1993
37          38          Sabbath          1984
37          39          School of Social Administration          1982
37          40-42          Secretary Search          1990-1993
37          43          Seminar on Zionist Thought          1986
37          44          Senate Labor and Industry Committee          1988
37          45-46          Shalom Rav ideas          1991-1992
37          47          Sisterhood Book Review          1989
37          48          Sisterhood Conference          1984-1985
37          49          Sisterhoods for Chaplaincy          1987-1991
37          50          Social Action Committee          1984-1995
37          51          Society for the Jewish Family Heritage          1991
37          52          Soviet Jews: MADREGOT          1990
38          1          Soviet Jews: Philadelphia programs          1990-1992
38          2-3          Soviet Jews Resettlement and Acculturation          1989-1993
38          4          Soviet programs (Russian)          1985-1990
38          5          Special Needs          1990-1994
38          6          Staff          1987-1991
38          7          Staff meeting          1990
38          8          State Chaplains          1990-1992
38          9          Stationery          circa 1991
38          10          Support System of the Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)          1989
38          11          Susan Small resignation          1993
38          12          Synagogue dues adjustment          1990
38          13          Synagogue/Federation Acculturation Committee           1991
38          14          Synagogue/Federation Council of Greater Philadelphia          1991-1995
38          15          Synagogue/Federation Relations Committee          1985-1990
38          16          Synagogue/Federation weddings          1990
38          17          Taxes          1989
38          18          Terrorism          1986
38          19          T.V./cable religions          1991
38          20          Union of American Hebrew Congregations          1989-1992
38          21          United Jewish Appeal Mitzvah Mission          1991
38          22          United Jewish Appeal Rabbinic Cabinet          1988-1992
38          23          United Synagogue of America          1989
38          24          Unity Summit          1990
38          25          Urban League          1986-1987 
38          26          Utility Emergency Services Fund          1988
38          27          Vandalism          1991
38          28          Video project          1986
38          29          Visiting scholars          1992-1993
38          30          Volunteers Executive Committee          1986
38          31          Volunteers for Chaplaincy          1989
38          32          Wilstein Institute Conference          1991
38          33-34          Yad L'Chaim, Jewish Hospice Care Program: agendas and minutes          1988-1991
38          35-36          Yad L'Chaim, Jewish Hospice Care Program: articles          1989-1990
38          37          Yad L'Chaim, Jewish Hospice Care Program: bereavement          1989
38          38          Yad L'Chaim, Jewish Hospice Care Program: bereavement hospice care          1989
38          39-40          Yad L'Chaim, Jewish Hospice Care Program: correspondence          1988-1989
38          41          Yad L'Chaim, Jewish Hospice Care Program: grant          1989-1990
38          42          Yad L'Chaim, Jewish Hospice Care Program: matching grant funds          1988-1989
38          43-44          Yad L'Chaim, Jewish Hospice Care Program: meeting notices          1990-1993
38          45          Yad L'Chaim, Jewish Hospice Care Program: missions and objectives          1990-1991
38          46-47          Yad L'Chaim, Jewish Hospice Care Program: PR and outreach          1991-1992
38          48          Yad L'Chaim, Jewish Hospice Care Program: structure and fund raising          1988
38          49          Youth Services Department of Public Welfare          1986
 
Series 5: Website versions in Archive-It, 2015-2019
 
Series 5: Website versions in Archive-It, 2015-2019, contains preserved versions of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia’s website. The preserved website includes mission statements, an executive committee and staff list, information on past and upcoming events, a membership application, job postings, and contact information. Access to portions of the website is restricted to members with log in credentials. To access these sites, see the Temple University Special Collections Jewish Archives Archive-It web page: https://archive-it.org/collections/4280