Finding aid for the Jewish National Fund of Cleveland, Ohio Records

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Jewish National Fund of Cleveland, Ohio
Title: Jewish National Fund of Cleveland, Ohio Records
Dates: 1946-1992
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: The Jewish National Fund, Cleveland, Ohio, office is one of numerous regional offices maintained throughout the United States by the national office of the Jewish National Fund, headquartered in New York City. The Jewish National Fund was founded in 1901 at the Fifth Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland, to purchase land in Israel. The Fund's major activities included planting and maintaining forests throughout Israel; building parks and outdoor recreational facilities; preparing land for new communities, industries, and agriculture; and developing irrigation systems, dams, and reservoirs. From ca. 1916-1960, the work of the Fund in Cleveland was informally organized and implemented by Jewish lay leadership under the auspices of the Cleveland Jewish National Fund Council. In 1960 The Jewish National Fund of Cleveland was formally established. It continues its fundraising efforts; including solicitation, honorary dinners, missions to Israel, and planned giving. The group also provides educational programming in the local Jewish day schools and religious schools. The collection consists of honorary luncheon and dinner programs; correspondence; Women's Division records consisting of programs, minutes, and rosters; tree certificates, and newspaper clippings.
MS Number MS 4724
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English