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Subcollection: Subject Matter

Extent: 253 files

This subcollection describes JDC’s Jerusalem office’s post-World War II programs and relief activities. These records include: discussions on the challenges of sending supplies from Israel during the War of Independence to refugees and survivors in Europe; lists of early recipients—as early in 1945—of JDC relief packages in Vilna, Rovno and Kiev; monthly financial reports detailing outlays for emigration assistance, supplies, and assistance to yeshivot students and their families throughout Israel; preliminary deliberations about planning an airlift of Iraqi Jewry—which eventually took place as Operation Ezra and Nehemiah, a series of airlifts from Baghdad in 1951-1952; and the impact of the rise of Communist governments in China and Europe on JDC’s activities, reflected in, for example, the increasingly heavy taxes levied by the Romanian government on relief packages. (In 1947, JDC ceased its activities in Romania.)

Decisions of the Cultural and Religious Affairs Committee are cross-referenced in JDC’s New York 1945-1954 Administration subcollection

Arrangement
The Subject Matter subcollection is arranged in 10 record groups. Within each record group, files are arranged alphabetically.

Record Group: Aliya

Extent: 57 files

The Aliya record group, the second largest in this subcollection, primarily covers the years 1948-1952, a period of mass immigration to the State of Israel. JDC coordinated and subsidized the transport of Jews from Aden, Afghanistan, China, Europe, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, and elsewhere (see the Aden sub-collection for detailed information on Occupation Magic Carpet from Yemen).

The files contain passenger lists and transit camp descriptions from Operation Ezra and Nehemiah, a series of airlifts from Baghdad in 1951-1952, during which most of the 2,800-year-old Iraqi Jewish community–some 130,000 people–are brought to Israel via Cyprus and Iran; discussions about reducing support for Aliya in light of curtailed funds; Aliya statistics; and an agreement, dated 1951, that the Jewish Agency assume responsibility for Aliya, as well as its plans for building and loans to facilitate absorption.

Another noteworthy group of records are the 11 files of emigration deposits and promissory notes submitted by individuals in Israel to cover the cost of their relatives in Europe hoping to make Aliya from Europe.

File JER.382: Absorption of Olim 1949-1950

Old Folder Number: 58/4, 58/5

Absorption of Olim 1949-1950

File JER.383: Absorption January-March 1950

Old Folder Number: 57/2

Cables, correspondence, charts, list, regarding Aliya from Tientsin, Aden, Poland and other places; returnees from Israel to Germany; hard core olim; successful negotiation for IRO coverage; expenses, baggage; negotiations regarding air transport of Yemenites from Aden.

Absorption January-March 1950

File JER.384: Absorption April-June 1950

Old Folder Number: 57/2.1

Cables, correspondence, charts, regarding Aliya and air transport from Iraq, Aden, and other places; returnees from Israel to Germany; hard core olim; IRO coverage; expenses, baggage, statistics; arrangements for Passover.

Absorption April-June 1950

File JER.385: Absorption May-July 1950

Old Folder Number: 57/2a

Cables, correspondence, charts, draft agreement, regarding Aliya and transport from Tripoli, Iraq, Aden, and other places; returnees from Israel to Germany; hard core olim; IRO coverage; expenses, baggage, statistics; financial responsibility for Hachsharot in France.

Absorption May-July 1950

File JER.386: Absorption August-October 1950

Old Folder Number: 57/2a.1

Cables, correspondence, charts, report, meeting minutes, regarding Aliya and future Aliya planned from Iran, Afghanistan, and other places; hard core olim; IRO coverage; expenses, baggage, statistics.

Absorption August-October 1950

File JER.387: Absorption October 1950-January 1951

Old Folder Number: 57/2b

Cables, correspondence, charts, report, meeting minutes, regarding Aliya and future Aliya planned from Iran, Hong Kong, and other places; hard core olim; potential IRO coverage for Aliya; need to cut Aliya in light of curtailed funds; returnees from Israel; Anna Salen ship; statistics of Aliya including total number sponsored by JDC for 1950.

Absorption October 1950-January 1951

File JER.388: Absorption February 1951

Old Folder Number: 57/2b.1

Cables, correspondence, agreements, meeting minutes, newspaper clipping, regarding hard core olim; potential IRO coverage for Aliya; returnees from Israel; medical treatment in Tripoli; Jewish Agency take over of responsibility for Aliya; agreement with ORT.

Absorption February 1951

File JER.389: Absorption March-April 1951

Old Folder Number: 57/2b.2+51/1

Cables, correspondence, chart, agreements, memoranda, regarding hard core olim, their transportation and absorption; definitions of those eligible for IRO coverage; cooperation with OSE; medical treatment in North Africa; closing of Kuridsh transit camp in Iran; takeover of responsibility for Aliya from JDC to Jewish Agency.

Absorption March-April 1951

File JER.390: Absorption April 1951-May 1952

Old Folder Number: 57/2c

Cables, correspondence, charts, booklets, agreements, meeting minutes, press release, newspaper clipping, regarding hard core olim, their transportation and absorption; Aliya statistics; Aliya from Libya, Germany, Romania; Israeli returnees; IRO eligibility; ongoing questions regarding Aliya financing vis a vis Jewish Agency.

Absorption April 1951-May 1952

File JER.391: Absorption and Emigration June-December 1952

Old Folder Number: 57/2d

Cables, correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, regarding individuals leaving Israel for Canada; Jews in Cochin; Aliya from China; Israeli returnees, including their being barred from Fohrenwald; IRO eligibility; a doctor for JDC Germany.

Absorption and Emigration June-December 1952

File JER.392: Aliya from China 1951-1952

Old Folder Number: 57/8

Correspondence, cables regarding olim from Shanghai in old age home in Israel; new Chinese legislation to deport destitute; negotiations with Jewish Agency regarding responsibility for Aliya.

Aliya from China 1951-1952

File JER.394: Aliya from Iraq 1950-1951

Old Folder Number:

57/3a

Cables, correspondence, charts, regarding Aliya from Iraq, considered a rescue operation made possible after the lifting of martial law. Includes statistics of how many passengers per flight by age group, possibility of El Al taking over from Near East Air Transport.

Aliya from Iraq 1950-1951

File JER.395: Aliya from Iraq August 1950-July 1951

Old Folder Number: 57/3b.1

Cables, correspondence, lists, booklet, reports, passenger statistics by age and country of origin, camp expense report, agreeement, regarding conflict between Mossad and Jewish Agency; Iraqi prisoners, situations in Iraqi and Kurdish transit camps, gift of four ambulances to Iran government, travel arrangements, medical personnel and supplies for transit camps. In addition some material on Aliya from Iran and Afghanistan.

Aliya from Iraq August 1950-July 1951

File JER.396: Aliya from Iraq and Iran 1949-1950

Old Folder Number: 57/3

Cables, correspondence, shipping advice, report, expenses account, newspaper clippings, agreeement, meeting minutes, regarding travel arrangements, medical personnel and supplies for transit camp and Aliya from Iraq, considered a rescue operation made possible after the lifting of martial law. In addition, situation in Kurdistan mentioned.

Aliya from Iraq and Iran 1949-1950

File JER.397: Aliya from Iraq and Iran 1950

Old Folder Number: 57/3b

Cables, correspondence, reports, expenditure accounts, regarding conditions in Kurdish and Iraqi transit camps, statistics for Aliya by place of origin; Jewish prisoners in Iraq.

Aliya from Iraq and Iran 1950

File JER.398: Aliya from Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan 1951-1952

Old Folder Number: 57/3c

Cables, correspondence, press releases, booklet, reports, passenger statistics by age and country of origin, regarding the situation in the transit camp and general feeling to wait until reports from Israel improve; take over of Aliya operation by Jewish Agency. In addition, significant material on Aliya from Iran and Afghanistan, travel arrangements, and departure of Stanley Abramovitch, replacement by Abraham Laskove.

Aliya from Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan 1951-1952

File JER.399: Aliya from Moslem Countries and Reports 1949

Old Folder Number: 2.1

Correspondence, cables, lists, newspaper clipping, reports regarding situations of Jews in and Aliya from Yemen, Aden, Asmara, Djibouti, Bahrain,Ethiopia and India. Includes letters from individuals in various countries; summaries regarding absorption methods of Jews from the Middle East.

Aliya from Moslem Countries and Reports 1949

File JER.401: Correspondence with Bucharest Aliya Deposits 1948

Old Folder Number: 3

Cables regarding who will cover emigration costs for individuals in Romania; one item regarding supplies.
Bucharest (Romania)
Emigration Deposits

Correspondence with Bucharest Aliya Deposits 1948

File JER.402: Correspondence with Bucharest 1949

Old Folder Number: 51/9

Cables, correspondence regarding Aliya from Romania, including many queries concerning covering costs for relatives.

Correspondence with Bucharest 1949

File JER.403: Correspondence with Budapest 1949-1950

Old Folder Number: 51/10

Correspondence and cables regarding payments and money transfers.

Correspondence with Budapest 1949-1950

File JER.404: Correspondence with Germany Aliya 1949

Old Folder Number: 2.1

Correspondence, cables, lists, newspaper clipping, reports regarding situations of Jews in and Aliya from Yemen, Aden, Asmara, Djibouti, Bahrain,Ethiopia and India. Includes letters from individuals in various countries; summaries regarding absorption methods of Jews from the Middle East.

Correspondence with Germany Aliya 1949/p>

File JER.405: Correspondence with London Aden Camp 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 51/4.1

Cables, correspondence, regarding negotiations with the Colonial Office for transporting Yemenite Jews from Aden camp to Israel; transfer of funds to cover transport.

Correspondence with London Aden Camp 1948-1949

File JER.406: Correspondence with Paris Aliya 1948 More info

Old Folder Number: 51/1.9

Correspondence, and cables regarding Aliya from Aden, Turkey, India and Cyprus. Includes much material on conditions in Hashed camp, exchanges regarding personnel in these locations, as well as a proposal for employment for new immigrants.

Correspondence with Paris Aliya 1948

File JER.407: Correspondence with Paris Aliya July-September 1948

Old Folder Number: 51/1.40

Correspondence, cables, lists of Aliya ships, meeting minutes, potential Aliya from Europe and Cyprus; potential permission for Aliya from Aden and reconstruction there; division of labor between Jewish Agency and government Aliya departments; Aliya statistics; conditions in Hashed camp.

Correspondence with Paris Aliya July-September 1948

File JER.408: Correspondence with Paris Aliya December 1948-February 1949 More info

Old Folder Number: 7

Cables, correspondence, regarding emigration deposits; Aliya from Aden including statistics on flights, negotiations with Alaska Airlines; youth Aliya from Greece; Aliya from other places in Europe, Turkey, Shanghai.

Correspondence with Paris Aliya December 1948-February 1949

File JER.409: Correspondence with Paris Aliya 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 51/1.31

Correspondence, budget and cables regarding Aliya via Italy and Marseilles, as well as from Cyprus and Aden. Topics include anticipated care of social cases in Israel, conditions in Marseilles, publicity regarding the packing up of the Cyprus camps.

Correspondence with Paris Aliya 1948-1949

File JER.410: Correspondence with Paris Aliya 1949

Old Folder Number: 51/1.14

Correspondence and cables regarding Aliya from Czechoslovakia, Romania, Aden. Much of the file relates to damaged property.

Correspondence with Paris Aliya 1949

File JER.411: Correspondence with Paris Aliya July-October 1949

Old Folder Number: 51/1.34

Correspondence, letters of recommendation, and cables regarding Aliya of individuals seeking employment; Youth Aliya; Aliya from North Africa.

Correspondence with Paris Aliya July-October 1949

File JER.412: Correspondence with Prague 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 51/6

Correspondence, cables regarding transportation of individuals paid by JDC or by relatives; etrogs shipped to Prague; lost luggage; appeals for help for individuals now in Israel.

Correspondence with Prague 1948-1949

File JER.413: Correspondence with Shanghai 1948-1950

Old Folder Number: 56/9

Cables, correspondence, letter of recommendation, list, bill of lading, regarding individual cases; airflights of immigrants from various locations; belongings from Tientsin; statistics on numbers in transit, including age group.

Correspondence with Shanghai 1948-1950

File JER.414: Correspondence with Shanghai 1950-1951, 1953

Old Folder Number: 56/9

Correspondence, cables, bills of lading, passenger lists, invoice regarding baggage sent by ship of immigrants from Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tientsin, Harbin. In addition, question of repayment by these immigrants to JDC.

Correspondence with Shanghai 1950-1951, 1953

File JER.415: Correspondence with Sweden 1949

Old Folder Number: 56/26

Letter regarding declaration by individual in Israel received in Sweden, relating to American immigration visa.

Correspondence with Sweden 1949

File JER.416: Emigration Deposits May-July 1948

Old Folder Number: 1(3)

Cables, correspondence, regarding payment of immigration costs by relatives in Israel. In addition some correspondence regarding emigration to South America.

Emigration Deposits May-July 1948

File JER.417: Emigration Deposits August 1948

Old Folder Number: 1(3).1

Cables, correspondence, affidavits, regarding payment of immigration costs by relatives in Israel.

Emigration Deposits August 1948

File JER.418: Emigration Deposits September 1948

Old Folder Number: 1(3).2

Cables, correspondence, regarding payment of immigration costs by relatives in Israel.

Emigration Deposits September 1948

File JER.419: Emigration Deposits November 1948

Old Folder Number: 1(4)

Cables, correspondence, chart regarding payment of immigration costs by relatives in Israel. In addition some correspondence regarding emigration to New Zealand.

Emigration Deposits November 1948

File JER.420: Emigration Deposits December 1948

Old Folder Number: 1(4).1

Cables, correspondence, chart regarding payment of immigration costs by relatives in Israel. In addition, emigration case to Australia and shipments from South Africa.

Emigration Deposits December 1948

File JER.421: Emigration Deposits January-February 1949

Old Folder Number: 1(4).2

Cables, correspondence, regarding payment of immigration costs by relatives in Israel. In addition, correspondence regarding missing luggage, requests for individual help.

Emigration Deposits January-February 1949

File JER.422: Emigration Deposits June-July 1949

Old Folder Number: 1(5)

Cables, correspondence, bill, list, regarding payment of immigration costs by relatives in Israel. In addition some correspondence regarding emigration to the United States; Aliya from North Africa.

Emigration Deposits June-July 1949

File JER.423: Emigration Deposits August-September 1949

Old Folder Number: 1(5).1

Cables, correspondence, bill, regarding payment of immigration costs by relatives. In addition some correspondence regarding help contacting relatives in the United States.

Emigration Deposits August-September 1949

File JER.424: Emigration Deposits and Loans September-October 1949

Old Folder Number: 1(6)

Cables, correspondence, bill, regarding payment of immigration costs by relatives. In addition some correspondence regarding help contacting relatives in the United States.

Emigration Deposits and Loans September-October 1949

File JER.425: Emigration Deposits November 1949

Old Folder Number: 1(6).1

Cables, correspondence, regarding payment of immigration costs by relatives. In addition some correspondence regarding emigration to other countries.

Emigration Deposits November 1949

File JER.426: Emigration Deposits December 1949-January 1951

Old Folder Number: 1(6).2

Cables, correspondence, IOUs, regarding payment of immigration costs by relatives. In addition some correspondence regarding emigration to other countries.

Emigration Deposits December 1949-January 1951

File JER.427: Harry Viteles on Yemenite Aliya 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 3

Correspondence, cables, regarding Viteles’ travel arrangements to Aden and Teheran; personnel and supplies for refugee camp in Aden as well as for Operation Magic Carpet planes; agreements with youth Aliya regarding orphans from Yemen in first phase of operation.

Harry Viteles on Yemenite Aliya 1948-1949

File JER.428: Immigrant Absorption 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 12

Correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, newspaper clipping, charts, regarding statistics and plans for further immigrant absorption by the Jewish Agency, such as in Jerusalem. Includes detailed expenditure listings such as building, loans.

Immigrant Absorption 1948-1949

File JER.429: Immigrant Absorption March-April 1949

Old Folder Number: 12.1

Correspondence, reports, booklet, newspaper clippings, charts, regarding statistics and plans for further immigrant absorption by the Jewish Agency.

Immigrant Absorption March-April 1949

File JER.430: Immigrant Absorption May-July 1949

Old Folder Number: 12.2

Correspondence, cables, booklets, reports, newspaper clippings, charts, regarding statistics, immigrant demonstrations, absorption in Jerusalem, early discussions for JDC care for social cases, plans for other immigrant absorption by the Jewish Agency.

Immigrant Absorption May-July 1949

File JER.431: Italy: Aliya 1945-1946, 1948

Old Folder Number: 20.1, 3

Cables, correspondence, lists, regarding money deposited by immigrants from Italy; increased certificate holders; baggage.

Italy: Aliya 1945-1946, 1948

File JER.432: Jewish Agency Aliya Reports 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 11

Reports, correspondence, cable, press release, booklets, collected press coverage, regarding Aliya. Aspects include financial outlay, statistics on tourists, immigrants, conditions in immigrant camps, government allocations.

Jewish Agency Aliya Reports 1948-1949

File JER.433: Jewish Agency Aliya Reports 1950

Old Folder Number: 11.1

Reports, collected press coverage, regarding Aliya. Statistics include countries of origin, family status and size, modes of transportation.

Jewish Agency Aliya Reports 1950

File JER.434: Promissory Notes and Emigration Cards from Greece 1950

Old Folder Number: 11

Promissory notes, emigration cards and list documenting immigrants from Greece.

Promissory Notes and Emigration Cards from Greece 1950

File JER.436: Promissory Notes from Sweden and Aliya Finances 1950

Old Folder Number: 11.1

Promissory notes signed by immigrants in Sweden; lists of immigrants and calculations of expenses associated with Aliya, including shoe repair, clothing, luggage, housing.

Promissory Notes from Sweden and Aliya Finances 1950

File JER.437: Tientsin Transport 1949

Old Folder Number: 56/9a

Lists, correspondence, cables, bill of lading, receipts, regarding transport of belongings from Hong Kong to Israel.

Tientsin Transport 1949

File JER.438: Tientsin and Shanghai Transports 1949-1952

Old Folder Number: 56/9a1

Lists, correspondence, cables, bills, regarding transport of belongings from China to Israel; payment for the shipments, including promissory notes. Some belong to individuals emigrated elsewhere.

Tientsin and Shanghai Transports 1949-1952

Record Group: Cultural/Religious Children

Extent: 57 files

The Cultural/Religious record group describes the proceedings of JDC’s Cultural and Religious Affairs Committee of JDC, which was based in JDC’s global headquarters in New York and supervised allocations for cultural and religious supplies and resources to Palestine, later Israel, along with some shipments of supplies to communities in Europe and Shanghai. The files also reflect a policy shift in 1949 towards exclusively funding institutions of higher education–with an increased focus on supporting yeshivot all across Israel.

In addition, this record group includes material on Torah scrolls and research and advocacy conducted on behalf of Agunot (women who have not received a religious divorce from their husbands). For post-1949 files on these topics, please see the Yeshivot record group in this Subject Matter subcollection.

File JER.439: Aid to Cultural and Religious Institutions, Religious Supplies 1945

Old Folder Number: 7.1

Correspondence, export license applications, booklets, financial report, regarding support requested or given to cultural and religious (non-yeshiva) institutions; religious supplies sent to Europe; allocations made by JDC New York cultural committee; help needed by religious communities in Europe.

Aid to Cultural and Religious Institutions, Religious Supplies 1945

File JER.440: Aid to Cultural and Religious Institutions, Religious Supplies 1946

Old Folder Number: 8.1

Correspondence, booklet, allocations lists and tables, charm formulation, financial report, insurance certificate, meeting minutes, package registration slip, debit note, export form, regarding support and supplies requested or given to cultural and religious (non-yeshiva) institutions; tefillin manufactured in Palestine and sent to Mir Yeshiva in Shanghai; other religious and educational supplies sent to Europe; allocations made by JDC New York cultural committee.

Aid to Cultural and Religious Institutions, Religious Supplies 1946

File JER.441: Aid to Educational Institutions, Religious Supplies 1946-1947

Old Folder Number: 7.1

Correspondence, insurance certificates, meeting minutes, package registration slip, debit note, export form, regarding support requested or given to cultural and religious (non-yeshiva) institutions; tefillin manufactured in Palestine and sent to Europe and the United States; allocations made by JDC New York cultural committee. The file contains documentation of a decision to fund only higher education.

Aid to Educational Institutions, Religious Supplies 1946-1947

File JER.442: Correspondence with Paris Religious 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 51/1.32

Correspondence, budget and cables regarding travel arrangements; manuscripts in Poland to be transferred to Israel.

Correspondence with Paris Religious 1948-1949

File JER.443: Cultural Committee 1949

Old Folder Number: 52/12.1

Correspondence, meeting minutes, financial report, allotment lists, regarding new Israel-based committee to decide on allocations; support requested or given to religious publishing projects, schools; religious supplies from Cyprus.

Cultural Committee 1949

File JER.444: Cultural Religious Affairs Committee April-September 1949

Old Folder Number: 9.1

Reports, meeting minutes, allocations lists, correspondence, regarding allocations to research and publication projects decided by the Cultural-Religious Affairs Committee in New York. Topics include S.D. Kahane’s work on behalf of war Agunot; demand for copies of Talmud printed in Germany; sifrei Torah from Europe for various bodies in Israel; proposal for Aguda schools to be opened for new immigrants; counselors for immigrant camps.

Cultural Religious Affairs Committee April-September 1949

File JER.445: Educational and Religious Supplies for Europe 1945

Old Folder Number: 9

Order lists, export license applications, invoices, receipts, insurance certificates, regarding ordering, sending of and insurance for books, tefillin and other ritual objects, art supplies, newspapers, to Europe.

Educational and Religious Supplies for Europe 1945

Record Group: Education

Extent: 19 files

The 19 Education files primarily cover the years 1948-1952, while there is some material from 1945-47. The material details educational programs in North Africa and Europe, including four files on the recruitment of individuals in Palestine/Israel to teach in Europe and North Africa. The Jewish Agency conducted much of the recruitment, but the Yeshivot Committee also responded to requests by the Central Orthodox Committee for teachers from that sector. In addition, the record group includes nine files on the Paul Baerwald School for training Jewish social workers in Versailles, recruitment of applicants and its planned move to Israel. Finally, the record group includes an agreement with ORT, as well as correspondence on scholarships and training by the National Council of Jewish Women.

File JER.446: Correspondence with Paris Education 1947

Extent: .2 inch

Circulars regarding agreement with ORT, aid to students, work projects.

Correspondence with Paris Education 1947

File JER.447: North Africa: Education and Hachshara 1947-1948

Old Folder Number: 1.1

Correspondence regarding educational supplies, a hot lunch program for schools in Morocco, Tripolitania. In addition, material on aid to a Hachshara program in Greece.

North Africa: Education and Hachshara 1947-1948

File JER.448: ORT 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 53/9, 51/1

Report, correspondence, cables, agreement, lists on ORT activities in Israel. Lists include ORT trade schools in Israel, members of the council and board; relationship between ORT and the Histadrut, JDC; State Department meeting summary.

ORT 1948-1949

File JER.449: Paul Baerwald School 1949, 1951-1952

Old Folder Number: 56/28a

Correspondence, cables, report, meeting minutes, photographs, letters of recommendation regarding candidates for the Paul Baerwald School in Versailles; visas, and other travel arrangements; placement after graduation; planned move of school to Israel.

Paul Baerwald School 1949, 1951-1952

File JER.450: Paul Baerwald School 1950

Old Folder Number: 56/28b.1

Correspondence, forms, accommodation certificate, article reprint, regarding visas for France; admissions; transportation arrangements and costs; individual cases of students and applicants.

Paul Baerwald School 1950

File JER.451: Paul Baerwald School 1951

Old Folder Number: 56/28a.1

Correspondence, press release, cables, reports, meeting minutes, lists, letters of recommendation regarding candidates for the Paul Baerwald School in Versailles; visas, and other travel arrangements; potential program to introduce alumni to Israeli social work, placement after graduation; planned move of school to Israel.

Paul Baerwald School 1951

File JER.452: Paul Baerwald School January-April 1951

Old Folder Number: 56/28b.2

Correspondence regarding evaluation of PBS graduates in Israel; student recruitment, and requests for application materials.

Paul Baerwald School January-April 1951

File JER.453: Paul Baerwald School May-June 1951

Old Folder Number: 56/28b.3

Correspondence, cables, letter of recommendation, meeting minutes, press release, regarding lecturer for PBS, possible role of PBS in Israel; application process.

Paul Baerwald School May-June 1951

File JER.454: Paul Baerwald School 1952-1954

Old Folder Number: 56/28b

Correspondence, meeting minutes, cables, regarding travel arrangements for students on their way to study in Versailles; possible ulpan for graduates in Israel; in service training course for Malben as possible preparation for moving school to Israel, and its implementation.

Paul Baerwald School 1952-1954

File JER.455: Paul Baerwald School Candidates 1952

Old Folder Number: 56/28

Correspondence, letters of recommendation and employment confirmation regarding title, visas, and other travel arrangements.

Paul Baerwald School Candidates 1952

File JER.456: Paul Baerwald School Correspondence 1952

Old Folder Number: 56/22

Correspondence, cables regarding employment, applications, acceptance of candidates, travel arrangements. Although accepted, a number of candidates did not ultimately enroll.

Paul Baerwald School Correspondence 1952

File JER.457: Paul Baerwald School Students and Move 1951-1952

Old Folder Number: 56/28a.2

Correspondence, pledges of social work service, cables, meeting minutes, newspaper clipping, letters of recommendation regarding candidates for the Paul Baerwald School in Versailles; visas, and other travel arrangements; placements after graduation; planned move of school to Israel; recruitment of students for 1952-53.

Paul Baerwald School Students and Move 1951-1952

File JER.458: Reports from Foehrenwald 1945-1946

Old Folder Number: none

Photocopied reports on camp conditions, especially child care and education, at Foehrenwald DP camp. In addition some information on conditions in Austria, Switzerland, and regarding Frankfurt conference.

Reports from Foehrenwald 1945-1946

File JER.459: Teachers for Europe April-August 1948

Old Folder Number: 57/1.2

Correspondence, cables, report, list, regarding recruitment of teachers from Palestine/Israel to teach in Europe, North Africa. Includes report on Judaism and Zionism in Morocco, Tunisia and Tripoli.

Teachers for Europe April-August 1948

File JER.460: Teachers for Europe September 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 57/1.3

Correspondence, cables, chart, [report], lists, meeting summary, regarding teachers from Palestine/Israel to teach in Europe, North Africa, their terms of work. Most were recruited and sent by the Jewish Agency, but the Yeshivot Committee also responded to requests by the Central Orthodox Committee for teachers from that sector.

Teachers for Europe September 1948-1949

File JER.461: Teachers for Europe 1949

Old Folder Number: 57/1

Correspondence, cables, letters of introduction, meeting minutes, lists, regarding Israeli teachers for youth Aliya homes in France; Aguda yeshivot in Germany; Greece, Tripoli, Morocco, Tunisia, Aden, Belgium. The teachers were jointly sponsored with the Jewish Agency. Topics include visas and travel arrangements, vacations, movement of personnel in accordance with changing needs; participants in Hebrew University summer seminar.

Teachers for Europe 1949

File JER.462: Teachers for Europe 1950-1952

Old Folder Number: 57/1.1

Correspondence and cables, list, regarding Israeli educational personnel for Belgium, Iran, North Africa, Greece; formation of Yeshivot committee in Israel; educational supplies such as books; visas, insurance for personnel.

Teachers for Europe 1950-1952

File JER.463: National Council of Jewish Women Scholarships 1950-1952

Old Folder Number: 56/21.1

Correspondence, cables, meeting minutes, regarding proceedings of Israel selection committee; travel arrangements, visas, for recipients of scholarships to study in the United States.

National Council of Jewish Women Scholarships 1950-1952

File JER.464: Training NCJW 1950

Old Folder Number: 56/21

Cables regarding scholarships for training issued by the National Council of Jewish Women in New York. Includes travel arrangements, study visas to be issued by U.S. Consulate.

Training NCJW 1950

Record Group: Emigration

Extent:13 files

The thirteen folders in the Emigration record group cover the years 1946-1950 and primarily cover the movement of individuals to countries besides Palestine/Israel. In these post-war years Displaced Persons were on the move from Europe and Asia to start anew in places such as Australia; individuals left Israel to return to Europe or go elsewhere. Emigration manuals sent from the Paris Emigration office contain information on quotas, visa accessibility and conditions in various countries of potential immigration. In addition, the record group contains some material relating to Aliya, such as reports on conditions in Aden, IRO coverage for Olim, and procedures regarding emigration deposits given by individuals for their relatives making Aliya.

File JER.465: Correspondence with Bombay 1949

Old Folder Number: 51/13

Cables, correspondence regarding Passover packages; transportation arrangements; Israelis quarantined in India because their Alaska Airline chartered plane had been in a yellow fever zone.

Correspondence with Bombay 1949

File JER.466: Correspondence with Genoa 1949-1950

Old Folder Number: 51/12

Correspondence, cable, Dr. Magnes’ discretionary fund; shipment of supplies, luggage.

Correspondence with Genoa 1949-1950

File JER.467: Correspondence with Paris Emigration/Refugees 1948

Old Folder Number: 51/1.1

Memoranda, cables, correspondence, news bulletin, regarding change in policy governing emigration deposits for relatives; payment for Hachsharot in Bulgaria run by the Jewish Agency; situation of refugees in Aden, Bombay, Afghanistan, Pakistan.

Correspondence with Paris Emigration/Refugees 1948

File JER.468: Correspondence with Paris Emigration 1949

Old Folder Number: 51/1.19

Correspondence, cables, regarding payments by relatives for emigration; arrangements for Aden flights; conditions in Aden camp.

Correspondence with Paris Emigration 1949

File JER.469: Correspondence with Paris: Emigration 1949-1954

Old Folder Number: 52/6

Cables, correspondence, memoranda regarding transportation costs covered by relatives, ICEM (Intergovernmental Committee for Migration), and JDC; requests for supplies to Eastern Europe; Aliya from Romania, Bulgaria; immigration to Australia, Canada; immigration statistics; instructions regarding paperwork for emigrants; U.S. legislation increasing European immigration.

Correspondence with Paris: Emigration 1949-1954

File JER.470: Emigration and Tracing Circulars 1947

Old Folder Number: 11.1

Administrative memoranda, names lists, address lists, monthly report, tables, sent from emigration headquarters in Paris. Topics include departures from France, Berlin, Czechoslovakia; statistics on numbers of cases processed in various European offices.

Emigration and Tracing Circulars 1947

File JER.471: Emigration from Holland 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 10

Loan agreements signed by emigres leaving Holland for Australia, England, New Zealand, United States, Colombia, Uruguay and Paraguay.

Emigration from Holland 1948-1949

File JER.472: Emigration Information Manual June 1946

Old Folder Number: 6.1

Memoranda of information collected by Emigration department from various JDC offices on the potential of immigration into various countries and reports on emigration work in Europe, including documents needed, transportation, visas needed.

Emigration Information Manual June 1946

File JER.473: Emigration Information Manual July-August 1946

Old Folder Number: 5.2

Testimony excerpt, memoranda, regarding situation of Jews as represented to Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry; potential of immigration into various countries and reports on emigration work in Europe, including documents needed, dollar exchange rates, adoption by relatives.

Emigration Information Manual July-August 1946

File JER.474: Emigration Information Memoranda 1947

Old Folder Number: 11

Information memoranda sent from emigration headquarters in Paris. Topics include procedures for emigration to Canada and South American countries; financial assistance for purchase of equipment. Proposal for settlement in Dutch Guiana seen unfavorably.

Emigration Information Memoranda 1947

File JER.475: Israel-IRO Relationship 1949

Old Folder Number: 51/1.23

Correspondence, cables, requesting clarification as to whether Israel will join the International Refugee Organization once Israel has been admitted to the United Nations and signed the Lausanne Protocol.

Israel-IRO Relationship 1949

File JER.476: Orphan Emigration 1947-1948

Extent: .3 inch

Pamphlet, blank forms, and correspondence regarding projects for orphan emigration, some through adoption, and containing statistics on Jewish children in Europe.

Orphan Emigration 1947-1948

File JER.477: Ships from Haifa to Australia 1947-1948

Old Folder Number: 10

Cables, correspondence, passenger lists, receipts, ledger bok, account statements, supplies lists, authorization letters, thank you note, regarding ships Partizanka and Radnik. Emigrants travelled from Italy via Palestine to Australia. While they waited for their second ship JDC supported them.

Ships from Haifa to Australia 1947-1948

File JER.478: Correspondence with New York: Emigration, Yeshivot, Communities 1948

Old Folder Number: 5.1

Outgoing correspondence, cables, reports, regarding cases in Shanghai, emigration deposits, claims; yeshivot feeding project; postal service interruptions; psychiatric team expenses. Includes material on Aden, Syria, Turkey and Balkans.

Correspondence with New York: Emigration, Yeshivot, Communities 1948

Record Group: Individual Cases

Extent: 9 files

The 8 files in the Individual Cases record group cover the years 1948-1952 and include correspondence about searches for and assistance to, individuals in Israel and Europe, or claims and legal cases. The majority of the files are restricted in accordance with JDC’sAccess & Restrictions Policy

File JER.479: Correspondence with Prague Tracing Service 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 3

Correspondence, location request forms, concerning individuals sought by those in Palestine/Israel, or abroad, about individuals believed to be in Palestine/Israel.

Correspondence with Prague Tracing Service 1948-1949

Record Group: Medical

Extent: 6 files

The 6 folders in the Medical record group cover the years 1948-1949 and contain correspondence, meeting minutes, policy guides and reports detailing plans for medical care for the anticipated influx of immigrants to the newly declared State of Israel. Some of these materials also discuss displaced persons in Germany and personnel in Europe and North Africa.

File JER.487: Medical Correspondence with Paris 1948

Old Folder Number: 51/1.4

Correspondence, cables, meeting minutes, report, tables, regarding activity of OSE organization in Israel; recommendation for scholarship; letter of congratulations to Shulamit Cantor on position at Ministry of Health.

Medical Correspondence with Paris 1948

File JER.488: Medical Correspondence with Paris 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 51/1.29

Correspondence, cables, policy guide, budget, regarding sending individuals to another country for medical care; projected care for 120,000 immigrants; care for post-TB patients; personnel for Europe, Algeria.

Medical Correspondence with Paris 1948-1949

File JER.489: Correspondence with Paris: Doctors and Students Training 1948-1949, 1951-1953

Old Folder Number: 52/7

Correspondence, cables, certificates, meeting minutes, forms regarding study stipends given to doctors; some queries regarding medical students.

Correspondence with Paris: Doctors and Students Training 1948-1949, 1951-1953

File JER.490: Medical Correspondence with Paris 1949

Old Folder Number: 51/1.15+53/3

Correspondence, booklet, tables, bulletins, and cables regarding medical care for Olim, tuberculosis care, salaries for Israeli doctors, exams conducted on DPs in Germany.

Medical Correspondence with Paris 1949

File JER.491: Medical Correspondence with Paris June-October 1949

Old Folder Number: 51/1.21

Correspondence, cables, regarding medical report from Germany, x-ray apparatus for an Israeli hospital; medications for Aden; immunization of personnel.

Medical Correspondence with Paris June-October 1949

File JER.492: North Africa: Medical 1948

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence, cables, visa applications, regarding sending doctors to Tripolitania (Libya) to conduct medical survey. In addition, arrangements for doctor to visit Morocco.

North Africa: Medical 1948

Record Group: Packages

Extent: 78 files

The Packages record group is the largest within the sub-collection, with 78 files covering the years 1944-1949. The package request forms, correspondence, and lists of recipients document the sending of parcels to individuals in Europe, USSR, Cyprus, and Asia, beginning with parcel stocks to the USSR in 1944 through Teheran. JDC arranged for packages to be delivered to individuals, sponsored by their friends and relatives who requested them. Collection of these requests was done in cooperation with other organizations in Palestine/Israel and India, such as HIAS, Irgun Olej Merkas Europa (Organization of Olim from Central Europe), and the Jewish Relief Association in Bombay. The request forms contain invaluable genealogical information, including the names and addresses of individuals and their relationship to those for whom they were sponsoring packages.

File JER.493: CARE Parcel Requests November-December 1946

Old Folder Number: 9

Order forms, index card, placing orders for packages to be delivered to individuals in Europe, from relatives in Palestine and Iran. Each order form contains information on individuals, addresses, relationship between the sender and receiver..

CARE Parcel Requests November-December 1946

File JER.494: CARE Parcel Requests December 1946

Old Folder Number: 9.1

Order forms for packages to be delivered to individuals in Europe, from relatives in Palestine and Iran. Each order form contains information on individuals, addresses, relationship between the sender and receiver.

CARE Parcel Requests December 1946

File JER.495: CARE Parcels Lists 1946-1947

Old Folder Number: 3

Lists of package senders in Palestine, Iran, India and recipients in France, Poland, Italy, Holland, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Austria.

CARE Parcels Lists 1946-1947

File JER.496: CARE Parcels Lists February-May 1947

Old Folder Number: 3.1

Lists of package senders in Palestine, Iran, India and recipients in France, Poland, Italy, Germany, Austria.

CARE Parcels Lists February-May 1947

File JER.497: CARE Parcels Lists Belgium and France 1945

Old Folder Number: 8

Lists of senders in Palestine and recipients in Belgium and France.

CARE Parcels Lists Belgium and France 1945

File JER.498: CARE Parcels Lists France 1945-1946

Old Folder Number: 8.1

Lists of senders in Palestine and India; recipients in France.

CARE Parcels Lists France 1945-1946

File JER.499: Correspondence with Germany Supplies 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 56/6.2

Correspondence regarding supplies sent to various countries in Europe, including some through Teheran.

Correspondence with Germany Supplies 1948-1949

File JER.500: Correspondence with South Africa Regarding Parcels 1945-1948

Old Folder Number: 6

Correspondence, cables, names lists, lists of supplies included in parcels, regarding parcels to be sent from South Africa to Europe.

Correspondence with South Africa Regarding Parcels 1945-1948

File JER.501: Deliveries to Prague 1945-1948

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence, cables, books and clothes inventory lists, customs declaration, invoice, regarding aid to HeChalutz members in Czechoslovakia; shipments of goods, orange concentrate, religious supplies.

Deliveries to Prague 1945-1948

File JER.502: Inventory Reports January-July 1945

Old Folder Number: 11(2)

Lists of goods, stock reports, correspondence, regarding packages sent to Polish Jews in Poland and the USSR.

Inventory Reports January-July 1945

File JER.503: Inventory Reports January-July 1946

Old Folder Number: 10.1

Consignment lists, monthly reports, regarding stocks for parcels delivered.

Inventory Reports January-July 1946

File JER.504: Packages to Europe October-November 1946

Old Folder Number: 1

Correspondence, lists, postcards, newspaper clipping, regarding parcels sent to individuals in Europe and Shanghai from individuals and organizations in Palestine, Bombay, Teheran. Includes reports of undelivered packages and refunds, as well as a tracing request.

Packages to Europe October-November 1946

File JER.505: Packages to Europe November-December 1946

Old Folder Number: 1.1

Correspondence, lists, postcards, regarding parcels sent to individuals in Europe from individuals and organizations in Palestine, Bombay, Teheran. Includes reports of undelivered packages and refunds.

Packages to Europe November-December 1946

File JER.506: Parcel Delivery Reports 1946-1949

Old Folder Number: 2

Cover letters, lists, documenting beneficiaries of packages requested by individuals in Palestine, later Israel.

Parcel Delivery Reports 1946-1949

File JER.507: Parcel Lists to Belgium and France May-June 1945

Old Folder Number: 3

Lists of senders and recipients of packages. In addition, one page of information on packages to Russia.

Parcel Lists to Belgium and France May-June 1945

File JER.508: Parcel Lists to Belgium and France July 1945

Old Folder Number: 3.1

Lists of senders and recipients of packages.

Parcel Lists to Belgium and France July 1945

File JER.509: Parcel Order Lists January-April 1948

Old Folder Number: 6

Handwritten and typed lists, credit note, detailing sender and receiver for packages sent to Europe and Cyprus. Some include addresses.

Parcel Order Lists January-April 1948

File JER.510: Parcel Order Lists May-July 1948

Old Folder Number: 6.1

Handwritten and typed lists, credit notes, detailing sender and receiver for packages sent to Europe and Cyprus. Some include addresses.

Parcel Order Lists May-July 1948

File JER.511: Parcel Order Lists for Belgium and France 1945

Old Folder Number: 4

Handwritten lists detailing sender and receiver for packages sent to Belgium and France. Some include addresses.

Parcel Order Lists for Belgium and France 1945

File JER.512: Parcel Order Lists for Poland 1945-1946

Old Folder Number: 2/18(1)

Type-written lists of package orders to be delivered to individuals in Poland from individuals in Palestine. Most orders contain information on individuals and their addresses.

Parcel Order Lists for Poland 1945-1946

File JER.513: Parcel Order Lists for Poland 1947-1949

Old Folder Number: 2/18(1).1

Type-written lists of package orders to be delivered to individuals in Poland from individuals in Palestine. Most orders contain information on individuals and their addresses.

Parcel Order Lists for Poland 1947-1949

File JER.514: Parcel Reports to Europe and Cyprus July-August 1947

Old Folder Number: 1

Lists, correspondence, regarding parcels requested to be sent to Europe and Cyprus by individuals in Palestine and India.

Parcel Reports to Europe and Cyprus July-August 1947

File JER.515: Parcel Reports to Europe and Cyprus September-October 1947

Old Folder Number: 1.1

Lists, correspondence, regarding parcels requested to be sent to Europe and Cyprus by individuals in Palestine and India.

Parcel Reports to Europe and Cyprus September-October 1947

File JER.516: Parcel Orders October-December 1945

Old Folder Number: 8

Order forms for packages to be delivered to individuals in Europe, from relatives in Palestine. Each order form contains information on individuals, addresses, relationship between the sender and receiver..

Parcel Orders October-December 1945

File JER.517: Parcel Orders 1946-1949

Old Folder Number: none

Lists, ledger calculations, relating to parcel orders to individuals in Europe and Cyprus.

Parcel Orders 1946-1949

File JER.518: Parcel Orders December 1946-February 1947

Old Folder Number: 7.2

Lists, most typewritten, of parcel orders to individuals in Europe and Cyprus.

Parcel Orders December 1946-February 1947

File JER.519: Parcel Orders March-April 1947

Old Folder Number: 7.3

Lists, most typewritten, of parcel orders to individuals in Europe and Cyprus.

Parcel Orders March-April 1947

File JER.520: Parcel Orders April-May 1947

Old Folder Number: 7

Cover letters, lists, regarding packages ordered by individuals in Palestine, India, for those in Europe, Cyprus. Lists include cost, some addresses, and type of package (food, blankets, clothing).

Parcel Orders April-May 1947

File JER.521: Parcel Orders June-July 1947

Old Folder Number: 7.1

Cover letters, lists, regarding packages ordered by individuals in Palestine, India, for those in Europe, Cyprus. Lists include cost, some addresses, and type of package (food, blankets, clothing).

Parcel Orders June-July 1947

File JER.522: Parcel Orders August-December 1948

Old Folder Number: 6

Lists, receipts, relating to parcel orders to individuals in Europe and Cyprus.

Parcel Orders August-December 1948

File JER.523: Parcel Orders January-July 1949

Old Folder Number: 6.1

Lists, receipts, relating to parcel orders to individuals in Europe and Cyprus.

Parcel Orders January-July 1949

File JER.524: Parcel Orders Correspondence August-September 1946

Old Folder Number: 11

Correspondence, lists, postcards receipt, regarding requested parcels, dispatched, and rejected requests, from individuals in Palestine, elsewhere, and India for those in Europe.

Parcel Orders Correspondence August-September 1946

File JER.525: Parcel Orders Correspondence October 1946

Old Folder Number: 11.1

Correspondence, leaflet, lists, thank you notes, regarding requested parcels, dispatched, received, and rejected requests, from individuals in Palestine, elsewhere, and India for those in Europe.

Parcel Orders Correspondence October 1946

File JER.526: Parcel Orders Correspondence December 1946

Old Folder Number: 1

Order sheets, correspondence, regarding packages to be sent to individuals in Europe by individuals in Iran, India, and Palestine.

Parcel Orders Correspondence December 1946

File JER.527: Parcel Orders Correspondence January 1947 1 of 2

Old Folder Number: 1.1

Order sheets, correspondence, receipt, regarding packages to be sent to individuals in Europe by individuals in Iran, India, and Palestine.

Parcel Orders Correspondence January 1947 1 of 2

File JER.528: Parcel Orders Correspondence January 1947 2 of 2

Old Folder Number: 1.2

Order sheets, correspondence, receipt, regarding packages to be sent to individuals in Europe by individuals in Iran, India, and Palestine.

Parcel Orders Correspondence January 1947 2 of 2

File JER.529: Parcel Orders Correspondence February 1947

Old Folder Number: 1.3

Order sheets, correspondence, regarding packages ordered or sent to individuals in Europe by individuals in Iran, India, and Palestine.

Parcel Orders Correspondence February 1947

File JER.530: Parcel Orders Correspondence May 1947

Old Folder Number: 11

Correspondence, cables, lists, receipts, brochure, regarding requests from individuals and organizations for parcels to be sent to Europe.

Parcel Orders Correspondence May 1947

File JER.531: Parcel Orders Correspondence June 1947

Old Folder Number: 11.1

Correspondence, cables, lists, receipts, cloth sample, regarding requests from individuals and organizations for parcels to be sent to Europe.

Parcel Orders Correspondence June 1947

File JER.532: Parcel Orders Correspondence July 1947

Old Folder Number: 8

Correspondence, cables, lists, receipts, regarding requests from individuals and organizations for parcels to be sent to Europe.

Parcel Orders Correspondence July 1947

File JER.533: Parcel Orders Correspondence August 1947

Old Folder Number: 8.1

Correspondence, cables, lists, receipts, brochure, regarding requests from individuals and organizations for parcels to be sent to Europe.

Parcel Orders Correspondence August 1947

File JER.534: Parcel Orders Correspondence September 1947

Old Folder Number: 7

Correspondence, leaflet, lists, regarding requested parcels, dispatched, received, and rejected requests, from individuals in Palestine, elsewhere, and India for those in Europe.

Parcel Orders Correspondence September 1947

File JER.535: Parcel Orders Correspondence October 1947 2 of 2

Old Folder Number: 7.1

Correspondence, receipts, postcards, lists, regarding requested parcels, dispatched, received, and rejected requests, from individuals in Palestine, elsewhere, and India for those in Europe.

Parcel Orders Correspondence October 1947 2 of 2

File JER.536: Parcel Orders Correspondence October 1947 1 of 2

Old Folder Number: 4

Correspondence, receipts, lists, regarding parcels sent to Europe by individuals in Palestine, India.

Parcel Orders Correspondence October 1947 1 of 2

File JER.537: Parcel Orders Correspondence November 1947

Old Folder Number: 4.1

Correspondence, receipts, lists, order form, regarding parcels sent to Europe by individuals in Palestine, India. Packages discontinued to Romania by government there.

Parcel Orders Correspondence November 1947

File JER.538: Parcel Orders Correspondence December 1947

Old Folder Number: 4.2

Correspondence, receipts, lists, regarding parcels sent to Europe and China by individuals in Palestine, India.

Parcel Orders Correspondence December 1947

File JER.539: Parcels Orders Correspondence December 1947-January 1948

Old Folder Number: 5(2)

Correspondence, lists, regarding requested parcels, dispatched, and rejected requests, from individuals in Palestine, elsewhere, and India for those in Europe.

Parcels Orders Correspondence December 1947-January 1948

File JER.540: Parcel Orders Correspondence December 1947-February 1948

Old Folder Number: 5(1)

Correspondence, lists, acknowledgments of receipt, regarding requested parcels, dispatched, and rejected requests, from individuals in Palestine, elsewhere, and India for those in Europe.

Parcel Orders Correspondence December 1947-February 1948

File JER.541: Parcel Orders Correspondence February-March 1948

Old Folder Number: 5(2).1

Correspondence, lists, receipt, regarding requested parcels, dispatched, and rejected requests, from individuals in Palestine, elsewhere, and India for those in Europe.

Parcel Orders Correspondence February-March 1948

File JER.542: Parcel Orders Correspondence March-April 1948

Old Folder Number: 5(1).1

Correspondence, lists, greeting card, regarding requested parcels, dispatched, and rejected requests, from individuals in Palestine, elsewhere, and India for those in Europe.

Parcel Orders Correspondence March-April 1948

File JER.543: Parcel Orders Correspondence March-June 1948

Old Folder Number: 3

Correspondence, lists, regarding requested parcels, dispatched, and rejected requests, from individuals in Palestine and India for those in Europe. Orders to Romania were cancelled and they were no longer deliverable.

Parcel Orders Correspondence March-June 1948

File JER.544: Parcel Orders Correspondence June-August 1948

Old Folder Number: 3.1

Correspondence, lists, credit memos, receipts, regarding requested parcels, dispatched, and rejected requests, from individuals in Palestine and India for those in Europe. Orders to Romania were cancelled and they were no longer deliverable.

Parcel Orders Correspondence June-August 1948

File JER.545: Parcel Orders Correspondence September 1948

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence, cables regarding undeliverable packages; refunds, various types of packages available. Includes material regarding parcels requested for Germany, Libya, Belgium.

Parcel Orders Correspondence September 1948

File JER.546: Parcel Orders Correspondence October 1948

Old Folder Number: 2.1

Correspondence, cables, receipt, regarding undeliverable packages; refunds, various types of packages available. Includes material regarding parcels requested for Bulgaria, statistics on other countries.

Parcel Orders Correspondence October 1948

File JER.547: Parcel Orders Correspondence October-November 1948

Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, lists, receipts, postcard, regarding requested parcels, dispatched, and rejected requests, from individuals in Palestine, elsewhere, and India for those in Europe.

Parcel Orders Correspondence October-November 1948

File JER.548: Parcel Orders Correspondence December 1948

Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, lists, receipts, regarding requested parcels, dispatched, and rejected requests, from individuals in Palestine, elsewhere, and India for those in Europe and Cyprus.

Parcel Orders Correspondence December 1948

File JER.549: Parcel Orders Correspondence December 1948-January 1949

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence regarding orders, delivered, undelivered and cancelled packages.

Parcel Orders Correspondence December 1948-January 1949

File JER.550: Parcel Orders Correspondence March-July 1949

Old Folder Number: 7

Correspondence, lists, regarding requested parcels, dispatched, and rejected requests, from individuals in Palestine, and India for those in Europe. Parcels to Hungary are no longer deliverable because there is no longer an agreement with that country.

Parcel Orders Correspondence March-July 1949

File JER.551: Parcel Orders for Poland January-March 1946

Old Folder Number: 11

Order forms for packages to be delivered to individuals in Poland, from relatives and friends in Palestine and Iran.

Parcel Orders for Poland January-March 1946

File JER.552: Parcel Orders for Poland April-May 1946

Old Folder Number: 11.1

Order forms for packages to be delivered to individuals in Poland, from relatives and friends in Palestine.

Parcel Orders for Poland April-May 1946

File JER.553: Parcel Orders for Poland May-June 1946

Old Folder Number: none

Order forms for packages to be delivered to individuals in Poland from relatives in Palestine. Each order form contains information on individuals, addresses.

Parcel Orders for Poland May-June 1946

File JER.554: Parcel Orders for Poland July-August 1946

Old Folder Number: none

Order forms for packages to be delivered to individuals in Poland from relatives in Palestine. Each order form contains information on individuals, addresses.

Parcel Orders for Poland July-August 1946

File JER.555: Parcel Orders from Bombay 1945-1946

Old Folder Number: 10

Correspondence, names lists, of packages requested to be sent by individuals in India through the Jewish Relief Association of Bombay.

Parcel Orders from Bombay 1945-1946

File JER.556: Parcel Orders from India 1946-1948

Old Folder Number: 4

Lists of packages ordered by individuals in India for those in Europe and Shanghai.

Parcel Orders from India 1946-1948

File JER.557: Parcels from New York to Holland 1945-1949

Old Folder Number: 2/17

Lists of orders for packages from individuals in Palestine, India to those in Holland, to be sent through New York.

Parcels from New York to Holland 1945-1949

File JER.558: Parcels from New York to Holland October 1945

Old Folder Number: 2/17(1)

Order forms for packages to be sent to individuals in Holland.

Parcels from New York to Holland October 1945

File JER.559: Parcels from New York to Holland November 1945-1946

Old Folder Number: 2/17(1).1

Order forms for packages to be sent to individuals in Holland.

Parcels from New York to Holland November 1945-1946

File JER.560: Parcel Orders for Poland 1946-1949

Old Folder Number: 2/18

Order forms for packages to be delivered to individuals in Poland from relatives in Palestine, India and Teheran. Each order form contains information on individuals, addresses, some include the relationship between the sender and recipient.

Parcel Orders for Poland 1946-1949

File JER.561: Parcels to Europe April 1947

Old Folder Number: 9

Correspondence, lists, bill, receipt, regarding parcels ordered to be sent to Europe.

Parcels to Europe April 1947

File JER.562: Parcels to Europe May-June 1947

Old Folder Number: 9.1

Correspondence, postcards, lists, bill, receipt, regarding parcels ordered to be sent to Europe and Cyprus.

Parcels to Europe May-June 1947

File JER.563: Parcels to Europe January-March 1949

Old Folder Number: 3

Correspondence, cables, [books and clothes inventory lists, customs declaration, invoice], regarding parcels to be sent per request of those in Israel, India; publicizing special Passover packages and orders for them; refunding of money for packages for Hungary after closure.

Parcels to Europe January-March 1949

File JER.564: Parcels to Europe and China 1945-1946

Old Folder Number: 3

Lists of packages ordered by individuals in Palestine, Iran and India for those in Europe and Shanghai.

Parcels to Europe and China 1945-1946

File JER.565: Parcels to Europe and China January-March 1946

Old Folder Number: 3(2)

Lists of packages ordered by individuals in Palestine and India for those in Europe and Shanghai.

Parcels to Europe and China January-March 1946

File JER.566: Parcels to Europe and Asia April-May 1946

Old Folder Number: 3(2).1

Lists of packages ordered by individuals in Palestine, Iran, and India for those in Europe and Shanghai.

Parcels to Europe and Asia April-May 1946

File JER.567: Parcels to Europe, China, Cyprus 1948

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence with New York regarding parcel orders, undelivered parcels, redirection, refunds; includes intended recipient lists; statistical summaries of types of parcels sent and to which countries.

Parcels to Europe, China, Cyprus 1948

File JER.568: Parcels to Soviet Occupied Areas January-March 1945

Old Folder Number: 11.1

Telegrams, correspondence, report, names lists, newspaper clipping, agreement, receipt, list of goods, regarding purchase, donation and dispatching of parcels to Soviet Occupied areas from Teheran. Includes population reports from various locations in Europe, including references to youth movement and partisan affiliation.

Parcels to Soviet Occupied Areas January-March 1945

File JER.569: Parcel Orders for Poland 1945-1946

Old Folder Number: 8

Order forms for packages to be delivered to individuals in Poland from relatives in Palestine and India. Each order form contains information on individuals, addresses, some include the relationship between the sender and recipient.

Parcel Orders for Poland 1945-1946

File JER.570: Parcel Stocks to USSR 1944-1946

Old Folder Number: 4

Supplies lists, charts, ledgers, stock lists, orders regarding the sending of parcels and supplies to the Soviet Union from Teheran.

Parcel Stocks to USSR 1944-1946

Record Group: Publications

Extent: 8 files

The eight files in the Publications record group cover the years 1945-1949. Four of these are Yiddish press summaries sent from the New York office and three of them contain publications produced by JDC in New York in 1945. The remaining file contains 1949 newspaper clippings and correspondence regarding sending newspapers and books to Europe and Aden.

File JER.571: Newspapers, Books 1949

Old Folder Number: 51/1.35

Correspondence, cables regarding surplus books, Israeli newspapers sent to Europe relating to Aden, among other topics.

Newspapers, Books 1949

File JER.572: Publications, New York January-July 1945

Old Folder Number: 5

Weekly Reviews, Digests of Publications, JDC Digest, OSE News Release, sent by New York office regarding developments worldwide.

Publications, New York January-July 1945

File JER.573: Publications July-October 1945

Extent: 8 inch

Weekly Reviews, Digests of Publications, JDC Digest, booklets, reports, press releases, and publications of other organizations regarding developments worldwide.

Publications July-October 1945

File JER.574: Publications November-December 1945

Extent: 1 inch

Weekly Reviews, Digests of Publications, JDC Digest, JDC News, reports, press releases, and publications of other organizations regarding developments worldwide.

Publications November-December 1945

File JER.575: Yiddish Press Summaries July-October 1947
File JER.576: Yiddish Press Summaries November-December 1947
File JER.577: Yiddish Press Summaries January-February 1948
File JER.578: Yiddish Press Summaries March-April 1948

Record Group: Supplies

Extent: 31 files

The 31 files in the Supplies record group cover the years 1944-1951, starting with supplies sent into Soviet Occupied Poland in December 1944. DPs in Europe received religious, medical, and educational supplies originating in Palestine/Israel and elsewhere. While JDC’s original policy dictated sending as much as possible from Palestine/Israel, during the War of Independence this became less practical. Jewish communities in South Africa and Australia, eager to help, sent various goods for distribution to DPs; in addition, the surplus supply found in Europe was channeled to help those in need. The record group also includes material on products imported to Palestine/Israel, such as meat for the yeshivot feeding program, and various goods for organizations such as Hadassah and the military.

File JER.579: Charles Passman Correspondence Supplies 1945-1946

Old Folder Number: 4.1

Correspondence, cables, agreement, lists, reports, almost all sent while Passman was out of Palestine visiting Italy, London, Paris, Cairo and Teheran. Topics include negotiations for a good exchange rate and Hachshara in Bulgaria and Italy; supplies to Polish repatriates; buying US Army surplus in Teheran.

Charles Passman Correspondence Supplies 1945-1946

File JER.580: Correspondence with Antwerp 1948

Old Folder Number: 56/15

Cables, correspondence, bills of lading regarding supplies shipped in both directions between Antwerp and Israel.

Correspondence with Antwerp 1948

File JER.581: Correspondence with Australia Supplies 1945-1946

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence, cables, lists of goods, bills of lading, regarding supplies sent by newly formed committee in Perth, designated for Poland.

Correspondence with Australia Supplies 1945-1946

File JER.582: Correspondence with Paris Supplies 1948

Old Folder Number: 51/1.2

Correspondence, cables, bill of lading, supplies lists, regarding shipments of tefillin, etrogim, cloth, Passover wine, to Europe, Aden; meat from Europe for Israel; Yeshivot feeding project; transfer of South African currency through supplies.

Correspondence with Paris Supplies 1948

File JER.583: Correspondence with Paris Supplies October-December 1948

Old Folder Number: 51/1.11

Correspondence, cables, AJDC chopmark, purchase orders, shipping instructions, regarding clothing for Iran; wine, chocolate, marmalade, religious supplies, for Europe; text book exhibit in Paris.

Correspondence with Paris Supplies October-December 1948

File JER.584: Correspondence with Paris Supplies 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 51/1.30, 7

Old Folder Number: 51/1.30, 7

Correspondence with Paris Supplies 1948-1949

File JER.585: Correspondence with South Africa 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 56/3

Correspondence, cables, inventories, distribution lists, thank you notes regarding shipment and distribution of goods to Israel from South Africa; seizure of goods on S.S. Klipfontein by Egyptians at Port Said; mail forwarding. Goods included were for use in Israel, Aden and Cyprus.

Correspondence with South Africa 1948-1949

File JER.586: Correspondence with Sydney, Australia 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 56/4

Correspondence, cables, chart, shipping advisements, bills of lading, insurance policy regarding goods sent from Sydney and confiscated by Egyptians in Port Said; no direct shipping between Australia and Israel necessitating shipping via Europe; distribution by various organizations within Israel.

Correspondence with Sydney, Australia 1948-1949

File JER.587: Correspondence with Sydney, Australia 1949-1950

Old Folder Number: 56/4.1

Correspondence, cables, chart, thank you letter, lists, regarding goods sent from Sydney and confiscated by Egyptians in Port Said; no direct shipping between Australia and Israel necessitating shipping via Europe; distribution by various organizations within Israel; individiuals who did not receive all the packages sent to them and others who did not collect their packages.

Correspondence with Sydney, Australia 1949-1950

File JER.588: Correspondence with Trieste 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 51/11

Cables, correspondence regarding shipment of packages and supplies; location inquiry.

Correspondence with Trieste 1948-1949

File JER.589: Etrogim for Belgrade 1948

Old Folder Number:M 56/12

Cables regarding shipments of etrogim to Belgrade from Israel.

Etrogim for Belgrade 1948

File JER.590: Italy: Supplies 1945-1946, 1948

Old Folder Number: 20.2, 3

Report, correspondence, lists, invoices, pamphlets, articles, regarding supplies needed, sent to Italy, Yugoslavia. Supplies include medicines, religious items, used clothes.

Italy: Supplies 1945-1946, 1948

File JER.591: Religious, Cultural, Medical Supplies December 1947-January 1948

Old Folder Number: 2

Correspondence, bills, payment schedule, invoices, book lists, regarding sending mezuzas, tefillin, other Judaica; educational and medical supplies.

Religious, Cultural, Medical Supplies December 1947-January 1948

File JER.592: Religious and Cultural Supplies August-September 1947

Old Folder Number: 5.1

Correspondence, export certificates, money order, invoices, regarding ordering and sending of lulavim, etrogim, books, tefillin and other ritual objects, newspapers, to Europe.

Religious and Cultural Supplies August-September 1947

File JER.593: Religious, Medical and Other Supplies February-March 1948

Old Folder Number: 2.1

Correspondence, payment schedule, shipping advisements, invoices, supplies lists, regarding sending megillas, haggadahs, other Judaica; educational and medical supplies.

Religious, Medical and Other Supplies February-March 1948

File JER.594: Shipping Paris 1949-1950

Old Folder Number: 55/2

Correspondence, bills, journal, cables, shipping advices, lists, regarding shipments of supplies from various places in Europe for use by kupat holim (sick funds), various government and charitable bodies. Goods included medical supplies, clothing, religious books. In addition, a Torah scrolls project refurbished some which were damaged, for use in new settlements.

Shipping Paris 1949-1950

File JER.595: Shipping Paris 1951-1952

Old Folder Number: 55/2.1

Correspondence, cables, shipping advices, bills, receipts, lists, regarding shipments of supplies from various places in Europe for use by Malben and yeshivot. Goods included bedding, food, clothing, religious books. In addition, a project refurbished damaged Torah scrolls, for use in new settlements, and items from the Baltic Collection, various Judaic books from Lithuania and North Eastern Poland rendered ownerless by World War Two.

Shipping Paris 1951-1952

File JER.596: Supplies for Europe March-May 1948

Old Folder Number: 1

Invoices, shipping advisements, purchase orders, receipt, regarding ordering and sending of medical supplies, books, tefillin and other ritual objects, newspapers, textiles, to Europe. Includes reference to shipping being delayed because of shooting in the harbor.

Supplies for Europe March-May 1948

File JER.597: Supplies for Europe June-July 1948

Old Folder Number: 1.1

Shipping advice, payment advices, packing lists, purchase orders,correspondence regarding ordering and sending of clothing, books, tefillin and other ritual objects, newspapers, textiles, to Europe. Includes reference to difficult situation in Palestine resulting in shipment delays.

Supplies for Europe June-July 1948

File JER.598: Supplies for Europe April-July 1946

Old Folder Number: 3

Correspondence, invoices, receipts, pamphlet, cloth samples, regarding religious supplies, clothing, food and drink to be sent to DPs in Europe.

Supplies for Europe April-July 1946

File JER.599: Supplies for Europe August 1946

Old Folder Number: 3.1

Correspondence, invoices, rabbinic recommendations, export license applications, regarding religious supplies to be sent for distribution to DPs in Europe.

Supplies for Europe August 1946

File JER.600: Supplies for Europe and North Africa November-December 1946

Old Folder Number: 4

Invoices, newspaper clipping, export license applications, Defence Regulations forms, receipts, regarding ordering and sending of medical supplies, books, tefillin and other ritual objects, newspapers, to Europe and Tripoli.

Supplies for Europe and North Africa November-December 1946

File JER.601: Supplies for Europe and North Africa January-April 1947

Old Folder Number: 4.1

Invoices, export license applications, bills of lading, import license, shipping advice, receipts, regarding ordering and sending of medical supplies, books, tefillin and other ritual objects, newspapers, to Europe and Tripoli.

Supplies for Europe and North Africa January-April 1947

File JER.602: Supplies for Europe April-July 1947

Old Folder Number: 5

Correspondence, export certificates, receiving reports, invoices, export license applications, shipping advice, receipt, purchase orders, insurance claim, regarding ordering and sending of toothpaste, gramophone records, books, tefillin and other ritual objects, newspapers, to Europe.

Supplies for Europe April-July 1947

File JER.603: Supplies for Europe October-December 1947

Old Folder Number: 5.2

Correspondence, export license applications, purchase requests, shipping advice,invoices, regarding ordering and sending of chanuka candles books, tefillin and other ritual objects, textiles, to Europe.

Supplies for Europe October-December 1947

File JER.604: Supplies for Liberated Poland November-December 1944

Old Folder Number: 11

Telegrams, correspondence, inventory list, check, regarding negotiations with Polish minister in Teheran to send supplies in to Poland for distribution, as well as purchase, donation and dispatching of supplies.

Supplies for Liberated Poland November-December 1944

File JER.605: Supplies Requested by JDC Paris 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 10

Shipping advisements, purchase requests, regarding food, book, Judaica orders for Europe, Aden.

Supplies Requested by JDC Paris 1948-1949

File JER.606: Surplus Supplies 1948-1949

Old Folder Number: 52/11

Lists, cables, correspondence, photos, meeting minutes regarding surplus supplies available in Europe and offered for sale to various bodies in Israel. Includes inspection of goods arrived in Haifa, sale to Israeli army, medical bodies, billings. Good include supplies for Passover; clothing; canned food; mobile xray unit; medications.

Surplus Supplies 1948-1949

File JER.607: Surplus Supplies 1950

Old Folder Number: 52/11.1

Correspondence, medical supply record, lists, invoices, shipping records, regarding shipping surplus supplies from Europe for sale to various bodies in Israel. Supplies include medications, other medical supplies, sewing machines, clothing, tiles. Topics include billing and payments.

Surplus Supplies 1950

File JER.608: Surplus Supplies 1950-1951

Old Folder Number: 52/11.2

Cables, correspondence, lists, purchase orders, receipts, delivery documents regarding purchase and sale of supplies. Includes medical supplies, books, and other goods. Receiving bodies include Kupat Holim, army, National Library, Malben.

Surplus Supplies 1950-1951

File JER.609: Surplus Supplies 1951

Old Folder Number: 52/11.3

Correspondence, cables, purchase orders, advertisement, pamphlet, blueprint, photographs, delivery records, regarding medical supplies and other goods offered in Europe, purchased and transported for Malben, Kupat Cholim, Ministry of Defense.

Surplus Supplies 1951

Record Group: Yeshivot

Extent: 25 files

The 25 files in the Yeshivot record group cover the years 1945-1952. While the activities aiding the yeshivot and refugee rabbis in Palestine/Israel originally fell under the supervision of the Cultural-Religious Affairs Committee in New York, this committee recognized the need for greater local supervision. In November 1949 Rabbi Jacob Goldman became the JDC liaison to yeshivot and soon founded the Jerusalem-based Yeshivot Committee. This committee brought together the three major yeshivot bodies, Mifal HaTorah, Va’ad HaYeshivot, and Ichud HaYeshivot, to form universal policies regarding JDC allocations to the yeshivot, their building funds, research projects, and feeding programs. The material reflects the controversy over the legitimacy of secular subjects and job training as part of the yeshiva program, and includes an argument to subsidize Beis Yaacov girls schools to increase the secular knowledge in ultra-Orthodox households. In addition, the record group includes attempts to provide religious books to yeshivot obtained through the Offenbach Archival Depot in Europe, and to encourage yeshiva students to become rabbis in new settlements. For related material, see the Cultural/Religious record group.

File JER.610: Aid to Yeshivot 1945

Old Folder Number: 7

Correspondence, meeting minutes, order, receipt, financial reports, newspaper clipping, regarding support requested or given to yeshivot, their feeding programs and stores; a survey of their needs.

Aid to Yeshivot 1945

File JER.611: Aid to Yeshivot 1946

Old Folder Number: 8

Correspondence, meeting minutes, regarding support requested or given to yeshivot, their feeding programs.

Aid to Yeshivot 1946

File JER.612: Aid to Yeshivot 1946-1947

Old Folder Number: 7

Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, regarding support requested or given to yeshivot, holiday grants, feeding programs.

Aid to Yeshivot 1946-1947

File JER.613: Aid to Yeshivot 1949

Old Folder Number: 52/12

Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, regarding support requested or given to yeshivot, individuals, building grant, feeding programs. Includes a proposal to set up a committee in Israel to supervise allocations, thus freeing the Cultural Committee in New York to act in a more advisory capacity.

Aid to Yeshivot 1949

File JER.614: Aid to Yeshivot June-September 1949

Old Folder Number: 9

Reports, meeting minutes, lists, correspondence, regarding allocations to yeshivot, their feeding programs, and individuals associated with them. Topics include funding through the Jewish Agency and a potential American fund devoted to yeshivot; books for yeshivot from Offenbach Archival Depot in Europe; teachers for immigrant camps; a proposed one-time grant of $75,000 for building for immigrants.

Aid to Yeshivot June-September 1949

File JER.615: Aid to Yeshivot November-December 1949

Old Folder Number: 9(2)

Reports, meeting minutes, lists, correspondence, architectural drawing, regarding allocations to yeshivot, their feeding programs, and individuals associated with them. Topics include founding of new Israel Committee for Yeshivot; support for refugee rabbis; teachers for immigrant camps. Includes a report on conditions and education of Yemenites in Ein Shemer, Rosh Ha’ayin, and Atlit immigrant camps.

Aid to Yeshivot November-December 1949

File JER.616: Aid to Yeshivot June-September 1950

Old Folder Number: 9(2).1

Reports, meeting minutes, allocations lists, correspondence, booklet, regarding allocations to yeshivot, their feeding programs, and individuals associated with them. Topics include new Israel Committee for Yeshivot; Jewish Agency possibly cutting off support thus necessitating more JDC contribution; building grant.

Aid to Yeshivot June-September 1950

File JER.617: Aid to Yeshivot January-May 1950

Old Folder Number: 52/12(3)

Correspondence, reports, allocations list, responsa, regarding support given to yeshivot, refugee rabbis. Topic include support to widows, holiday grants.

Aid to Yeshivot January-May 1950

File JER.618: Aid to Yeshivot June-December 1950

Old Folder Number: 52/12(3).1

Correspondence, meeting minutes, newspaper clipping, invitation, allocations list, regarding support given to yeshivot, their feeding programs, refugee rabbis such as from Czechoslovakia. Topics include building loans, paper given on child survivors, funding to copy important Judaica held in the U.S.; shipment and distribution of Talmuds from Germany; holiday grants.

Aid to Yeshivot June-December 1950

File JER.619: Aid to Yeshivot 1951

Old Folder Number: 52/12(3).2

Correspondence, meeting minutes, allocations lists, regarding support given to yeshivot, their feeding programs, refugee rabbis. Topics include distribution of Talmuds from Germany; holiday grants; supplies needed for dormitories; potential and existing vocational training program for yeshiva students.

Aid to Yeshivot 1951

File JER.620: Aid to Yeshivot January-May 1952

Old Folder Number: 52/12(4)

Correspondence, reports, purchase orders, pamphlets, bills of lading, packing list, allocations lists, regarding support given to yeshivot, their feeding programs, medical aid. Topics include distribution of Talmuds from Germany; proposed printing projects; holiday grants; supplies needed for dormitories.

Aid to Yeshivot January-May 1952

File JER.621: Aid to Yeshivot June-December 1952

Old Folder Number: 52/12(4).1

Correspondence, reports, thank you notes, tables, allocations lists, regarding support given to yeshivot, their feeding programs, refugee rabbis organizations and medical aid. Topics include distribution of Talmuds from Germany; proposed printing projects; holiday grants; attempt to consolidate aid to refugee rabbis; donation of religious books from Europe to the chief rabbis’ library.

Aid to Yeshivot June-December 1952

File JER.622: Aid to Yeshivot Policies and Publicity 1949-1952

Old Folder Number: 451-6

Reports, tables, correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, regarding yeshivot, the formation of the Yeshivot Committee, building loans, help to refugee rabbis and positions offered to them; fundraising.

Aid to Yeshivot Policies and Publicity 1949-1952

File JER.623: Aid to Yeshivot Policies and Reports 1950

Old Folder Number: 451-1

Correspondence, reports, regarding policies agreed upon by a Yeshivot sub-committee on numbers of students, hours per day, required to receive JDC funding. In addition, discussion of institutions which include secular subjects, such as Medrashia Noam in Pardes Hanna; reports on visits to yeshivot in Bnei Brak, Kfar Avraham.

Aid to Yeshivot Policies and Reports 1950

File JER.624: Aid to Yeshivot Policies and Reports 1950-1951

Old Folder Number: none

Correspondence, reports, JDC annual report, spreadsheets, regarding formation of policies vis a vis yeshivot. Includes reports on various yeshivot, listing according to point value system.

Aid to Yeshivot Policies and Reports 1950-1951

File JER.625: Aid to Yeshivot Reports 1944-1946

Old Folder Number: 451-17

Reports, tables, documenting requests for aid and subventions given to various religious institutions in Palestine.

Aid to Yeshivot Reports 1944-1946

File JER.626: Aid to Yeshivot Reports 1947-1950

Old Folder Number: 451-8

Spreadsheets, tables, poster, photograph, regarding analysis of attendance and financial details regarding yeshivot assisted by the JDC.

Aid to Yeshivot Reports 1947-1950

File JER.627: Cultural-Religious Affairs Committee on Yeshivot 1950-1952

Old Folder Number: 52/12a

Minutes from the New York Cultural-Religious Affairs committee meetings, dealing mostly with yeshivot in Israel. Also includes minutes from a meeting of the Administration Committee, and request for aid from yeshiva organization.

Cultural-Religious Affairs Committee on Yeshivot 1950-1952

File JER.629: Supplies for Yeshivot Feeding Program 1952

Old Folder Number: 50/1

Correspondence, receipt, regarding special allocation of $50,000 for yeshivot food supplies to be imported.

Supplies for Yeshivot Feeding Program 1952

File JER.630: Yeshivot Committee 1949-1952

Old Folder Number: 451-9

Meeting minutes, invitations, allocations lists, correspondence, regarding meetings of the yeshivot committee, division of grants; program, potential improvements, reflections on its history.

Yeshivot Committee 1949-1952

File JER.631: Yeshivot Committee 1950-1952

Old Folder Number: none

Note pads containing meeting minutes, booklet, notes, regarding yeshivot program, potential improvements, reflections on its history.

Yeshivot Committee 1950-1952

File JER.632: Yeshivot Cultural Committee September 1949

Old Folder Number: 52/12(1)

Correspondence, reports, allocations lists, regarding allocations to yeshivot, publishing and research projects, feeding programs, provision of religious supplies.

Yeshivot Cultural Committee September 1949

File JER.633: Yeshivot Cultural Committee October-November 1949

Old Folder Number: 52/12(1).1

Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, allocations lists, regarding allocations to yeshivot, publishing and research projects, feeding programs, import of Sifrei Torah to Israel; appointment of liasion to Yeshivot, Jacob Goldman; reorganization of committee in Israel.

Yeshivot Cultural Committee October-November 1949

File JER.634: Yeshivot Finances 1947-1949

Old Folder Number: 52/12(2), 52/12/12450

Spreadsheets, report, regarding statistics of yeshivot; expenses, donors, regarding 103 institutions under Va’ad Hayeshivot, Mifal HaTorah, and Ichud HaYeshivot.

Yeshivot Finances 1947-1949

The cataloging, microfilming, and digitization of this collection was made possible with support from the Colman Family Foundation, Memorial de la Shoah (Paris), and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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