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NSW Jewish Board of Deputies

Provenance Series Nos. Series Name Series Description Start Date End Date Access
wdt_ID Provenance Series Nos. Series Name Series Description Start Date End Date Access
1 ECAJ B1/5/001 Annual Conference/Annual Reports of the ECAJ The reports were called annual conference/annual reports or annual reports. The annual report of the President of the ECAJ on topics such as Israel Diaspora Relations, Australian Jewry, External relations such as Jewish Muslim Relations, International relations with World Jewish Congress etc. Includes associated reports such as Supplements and Public Broadcasting in Australia and Reports to the President and associated printed newspaper articles and media releases; reports of he Constituent organisations of the ECAJ; reports from interstate Jewish communities; report of the oppressed Jewry Chairperson to the ECAJ AGM Conference; Reports from 1953 include: Reports for the Annual Conferences of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry - ECAJ including President's Report; Honorary Secretary's Report; Public Relations Report; Education Report; Congregational Report and Report on Overseas Jewry detailing matters such as the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II; late Queen Mary; the Governor General; State of Israel; Immigration; Claims against Germany; Germany Migration; World Jewish Congress Assembly Includes items immediate post World War Two period highlighted in red As the Jewish community's peak body, the ECAJ is charged with establishing, administering and implementing policy on issues of concern to the Jewish community at national and international levels 1954 2004 Open
2 ECAJ B1/5/002 Reports on Antisemitism In Australia of the ECAJ Includes incidents of violence, vandalism and Intimidation; antisemitism in the mainstream; the media; anti-Semitism in organisations and publications; responses to antisemitism etc. 1996 2004 Open
3 JBoD B1/10/003 Correspondence and papers of the NSW JBoD Not available 1936 2015 Closed
4 JBoD B1/10/004 Plenum Attendance books of the NSW JBoD Hardcopy of attendance registers, A-K and L-Z detailing name; organisation; date and signature of attendees 1994 1996 Open
5 PubRelCom B1/35/005 Minutes of the Meetings and correspondence of the Public Relations Committee of the NSW JBoD Not available 1940 2008 Closed
6 JBoD B1/10/006 Minutes of the Meetings of the Electoral Committee of the NSW JBoD Minutes of meetings of the Electoral Committee of the Jewish Board of Deputies, detailing those present and apologies; covers matters such as containing the first meeting on 12/12/1949, detailing matters such as relations with the press; registered voters; election preparations; list of organisations such as Australian Federation for Polish Jews, Central Synagogue, Jewish Folk Centre, National Council of Jewish women etc. and list of attendees, representation and signatures; election results; issuing of ballot papers; nominations; advertisement etc. Also contains minutes of the sub-committee of the Electoral Committee Includes items immediate post-World War Two period 1949 2006 Open
7 JBoD B1/10/007 Minutes of the Meetings of the Congregational Advisory Board and Auxiliary of the NSW JBoD Minutes of meetings of the Congregational Advisory Board and Auxiliary detailing those present and apologies; covers matters such as information from union of Sydney Zionists, Kadimah & Melech Ravitch, World Jewish Congress, Council of Australian Synagogues, Admission of German Jewish Refugees into Australia; includes minutes of meeting of Ecclesiastical Board and Conference of Representatives of Local Synagogue and Jewish Organisations Includes items pre-and during World War Two 1933 1941 Open
8 JBoD B1/10/008 Minutes of the Meetings of the Convening Committee of the NSW JBoD Minutes of the Convening Committee meetings detailing those present and apologies; covers matters such as the resolutions to set up a Provisional Committee in accordance the resolutions; includes a newspaper ad for the proposed Jewish Board of Deputies Provisional Committee for the purpose of considering and drawing up a constitution of the proposed NSW Jewish Board of Deputies authorised by the Convening Committee Includes items during World War Two period 1943 1943 Open
9 JBoD B1/10/009 Minutes of the Meetings of the Provisional Committee of the NSW JBoD Minutes of Meetings of the Provisional Committee detailing those present and apologies; covers matters such as the amendments to the clauses of the Constitution; Constituent bodies; various representative bodies and representation etc. Includes items during World War Two period 1943 1944 Open
10 JBoD B1/10/010 Minutes of the Meetings of the Constitutional Committee of the NSW JBoD Minutes of the Constitutional Meetings detailing those present and apologies; covers matters such as the drafting of the constitution, aims and objects, clauses, religious questions etc. Includes Special Sub-committee of the Constitutional Committee of the proposed NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Includes items during and immediate post-World War Two periods 1943 1945 Open

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Last updated 27 Nov 2019
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Date Range

1936 – 2016

Open

Provision of Access is available to researchers and the public

Closed

Access is not provided to researchers or to the public. Applications to view restricted material must be forwarded to archivist@ajhs.com.au together with an explanation to view the records

Provenance
Provenance Abbreviation Provenance No
Executive Council of Australian Jewry ECAJ 5
NSW JBoD Jewish Board of Deputies NSW JBod 10
Jewish Communal Appeal JCA 15
State Zionist Council SZC 20
War Memorial WarM 25
Council of Jewish Education of NSW BJE CJE 30
Public Relations Committee PubRelCom 35
Social Justice Committee SJCom 40
Institute of Jewish Community Development IJCD 45
Holocaust Remembrance Committee HRemCom 50
Jewish Arts and Culture Council JACC 55
Mandelbaum Trust MTrt 60
General Description of records

This collection contains a collection of series of records created and maintained in the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies.

Series 001 – 082 shows the various activities, functions, transactions and programmes of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies over the decades in Australia. The files cover the work of the Board by professional staff and the following committees which are education; public relations; community relations; Holocaust Remembrance and social justice.

The files cover the core programs and functions within each department in the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies:

Jewish and intercultural education for primary and secondary students, as well as networking and resource sharing between educators in the Jewish and wider communities;
Interactions with the media, government and other institutional arms of the public and private sectors; works to combat racism and antisemitism; monitors the media and works to ensure the physical security and well-being of the Jewish community. Administers a Speaker Service and keeps the public informed of issues relating to Israel and the Jewish community; constructive partnerships with non-government organisations, interest groups, religious bodies, women’s’ groups, think tanks and other civil society groups in a manner that will assist the NSW Jewish community in meeting its strategic priorities as determined from time to time by the relevant organs of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies.; organises Holocaust educational and commemorative activities and awareness campaigns for the Jewish and general community; articulates Jewish values in relation to human rights and social justice issues which arise within both the Jewish and general communities; raises awareness with the Jewish community about such issues; and distributes information and organises activities in relation to Jews experiencing. oppression or distress anywhere in the world.

 

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