TABLE OF CONTENTS


Introduction

Institutional Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Conditions of Access and Use

Administrative Information

Search Terms

Box Folder Listing

Series A. Rabbi Arthur Zuckerman Files. 1947-1957.

Series B. Rabbi Joseph Levine Files. 1954-1974.

Series C. Rabbi Daniel Leifer Files. 1954-1980.

Series D. Rabbi Richard Marker/ Rabbi Alan Leitofsky. 1974-1982.

Series E. Rabbi Gerald Serotta/ Rabbi bie Ingber Files. 1975-1990.

A Finding Aid to the Association of Hillel and Jewish Campus Professionals Records. 1947-1990.

Manuscript Collection No. 104


Introduction

Repository: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
Creator: Association of Hillel and Jewish Campus Professionals
Title: Association of Hillel and Jewish Campus Professionals Records.
Dates: 1948-1990.
Quantity: 7.2 linear feet (18 Hollinger boxes)
Abstract: The Association of Hillel and Jewish Campus Professionals formed from a merger of the International Association of Hillel Directors and National Association of Hillel Directors in 1982. While the original organization was founded in 1948 as a medium for exchanging professional experience, they later became deeply involved with labor and unionization issues. The records include correspondence, minutes, the president's files and the records of unionization and grievance cases.
Collection number MS-104
Language: Collection material in English.

Institutional Sketch

The Association of Hillel Directors was first conceived at a private meeting in 1948 with several midwestern collegiate Hillel directors including: Harry Kaplan (Ohio State University), Ben Kahn (Penn State University), Judah Goldin (University of Iowa), Ted Gordon (University of Pennsylvania) and Alfred Josep (Indiana University). Modeling themselves after the Association of Jewish Center Workers, the original members envisioned the exchange of professional ideas and concerns. In 1949, at the Hillel Director's Conference, the organization was officially recognized by Hillel (and its parent organization B'nai B'rith) while concerns about labor practices were added to the list of goals.

During the presidency of Max Ticktim in 1956, the Association shifted from being a professional organization into a structure similar to a labor union. Unionization would remain a primary focus for the Association until the 1980s and beyond. The Association negotiated with its parent organization B'nai B'rith for professional development and consistent working conditions. They also spent considerable time studying compensation issues including insurance and salary.

The Association meets yearly at the Director's Meeting organized by Hillel. At these meetings a president and board are elected to run the association. Grievance cases are brought before the board and recommendations made on fair resolution of disputes.


Scope and Content Note

The Association of Hillel and Jewish Campus Professionals is a merger of the International Association of Hillel Directors and National Association of Hillel Directors in 1982. While the original organization was founded in 1948 as a medium for exchanging professional experience, they later became deeply involved with labor and unionization issues. The records include correspondence, minutes, the president's files and the records of unionization and grievance cases.

The records contain presidential records, as collected from previous administrations by President Abie Ingber in the mid-1980s. The subjects within each period vary according to the hot-button issues of the times. For example, during Zuckerman's tenure in the immediate post World War II era, materials were collected relating to the Jewish Book Council, while during Ingber's tenure during the 1980s, materials relating to unionization were critical. The majority of grievance case files are from the 1970s.

Within each series, there are materials about the Association's relationship with other similar organizations (leading to an eventual merger) and with their parent organization, B'nai B'rith. There are also reports on Jewish professionals' salaries, and meetings of the Directors of the Association for all time periods.


Arrangement

The papers are divided into five series:

  • Series A. Rabbi Arthur Zuckerman Files. 1947-1957.
  • Series B. Rabbi Joseph Levine Files. 1957-1974.
  • Series C. Rabbi Daniel Leifer Files. 1954-1980.
  • Series D. Rabbi Richard Marker/ Rabbi Alan Leitofsky Files. 1974-1982.
  • Series E. Rabbi Gerold Serotta/ Rabbi Abie Ingber Files. 1975-1990.

Conditions of Access and Use

Terms of Access and Use

Access to The Association of Hillel and Jewish Campus Professionals Records requires permission from the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives.

Property and Literary Rights

The Association of Hillel and Jewish Campus Professionals, by the act of donating the Association of Hillel and Jewish Campus Professionals Records to the American Jewish Archives, assigned all property rights to the American Jewish Archives. Literary rights are retained by the Association of Hillel/Jewish Campus Professionals and its heirs. Literary rights may also be retained by specific creators of materials.

Questions concerning rights should be addressed to the Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives. For more information see the American Jewish Archives copyright information webpage.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Footnotes and bibliographic references should refer to the Association of Hillel and Jewish Campus Professionals Records and the American Jewish Archives. A suggestion for at least the first citation is as follows:

[Description], [Date], Box #, Folder #. MS-104. Association of Hillel and Jewish Campus Professionals Records. American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Provenance

The Association of Hillel and Jewish Campus Professionals Records were donated by various organization officials including: Rabbi Arthur Zuckerman, New York, New York, in September 1982; Rabbi Daniel Leifer, Chicago, Illinois, in July 1981; Rabbi Abie Ingber, Cincinnati, Ohio, in June 1986; and Judith Rosenstein, Silver Springs, Maryland, in 1993.

Processing Information

Processed by Melinda McMartin, August, 2001.


Box Folder Listing

Series A. Rabbi Arthur Zuckerman Files. 1947-1957.
Scope and Content Note: Consist of 1 Hollinger box of correspondence, reports and publications.
Arrangement Note: These files are arranged alphabetically by title.
Box Folder
1 1 Correspondence. 1947-1953.
1 2 Correspondence. 1954-1957.
1 3 Committee on Guiding Principles. 1950-1951.
1 4 Committee on Guiding Principles. 1952-1954.
1 5 Director's Meeting minutes. 1949-1953.
1 6 Insurance plan. 1956.
1 7 Interfaith relations. 1947-1948.
1 8 Jewish Book Council. 1948.
1 9 Knickerbocker Case. City College of New York. 1946-1954.
1 10 Lelyveld, Arthur. Testimonial. 1956-1957.
1 11 Oklahoma Hillel controversy. 1950.
1 12 Personnel committee. 1950-1951; 1957.
1 13 Pollack, Herman. Brooklyn College Hillel controversy. 1949-1952.
1 14 Publications. 1948; 1956-1957.
1 15 Salaries. 1957.
1 16 The Vanguard. Brooklyn College student newspaper. 1950-1951.
1 17 Miscellaneous. 1947-1952.
Series B. Rabbi Joseph Levine Files. 1954-1974.
Scope and Content Note: Consist of 3 Hollinger boxes of correspondence, reports, and publications.
Arrangement Note: This series contains general correspondence followed by subjects, arranged alphabetically by title.
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence. 1954-1955; 1957-1959.
2 2 Correspondence. 1960-1964.
2 3 Correspondence. 1965-May 1966.
2 4 Correspondence. June-December 1966.
2 5 Correspondence. 1967.
2 6 Correspondence. 1968.
2 7 Correspondence. 1969-1970.
2 8 Correspondence. 1971.
2 9 Correspondence. 1972.
Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence. 1973.
Box Folder
2 2 Archives. 1966-1968; 1971.
2 3 Chicago CAYS/ Hillel. 1974.
2 4 Code of Professional Standards and Practice. 1952-1968.
Box Folder
3 5 Corporate responsibility. 1971.
3 6 Director's Meeting minutes. 1965.
3 7 Director's Meeting minutes. 1973.
3 8 Executive Board. 1955-1971.
3 9 Executive Board. 1971-1972.
3 10 Executive Board. 1973.
3 11 Executive Board. January-May 1974.
3 12 Executive Board. June-December 1974.
Box Folder
4 1 Personnel policy committee. 1971-1974.
4 2 Retirement insurance. 1960-1966.
4 3 Retirement insurance. 1967-1969.
4 4 Retirement insurance. 1970-1973.
4 5 Retirement insurance. Undated
4 6 Salaries. 1960-1969.
4 7 Salaries. 1970-1972.
Series C. Rabbi Daniel Leifer Files. 1954-1980.
Scope and Content Note: Consist of 8 Hollinger boxes of correspondence, reports and publications.
Arrangement Note: This series contains general correspondence followed by an alphabetical listing by title.
Box Folder
4 8 Correspondence. 1969-1973.
Box Folder
5 1 Correspondence. 1975-1976.
5 2 Correspondence. 1977-1979; Undated.
5 3 B'nai B'rith-Hillel relations. 1977-1978.
5 4 B'nai B'rith staff associations. 1975.
5 5 B'nai B'rith staff associations. 1976-1978.
5 6 Breira Issue. 1977.
5 7 Budget. 1972-1975.
5 8 Budget. 1975-1979.
5 9 Camhi, Jane J.1976-1980.
5 10 Christian Campus Ministries. 1974-1975.
Box Folder
6 1 Commission Task Force on Principles and Policies. 1975-1977.
6 2 Commission Task Force on Principles and Policies. 1975-1977.
6 3 Committee on Evaluation and Supervision. 1974-1975.
6 4 Committee on Evaluation and Supervision. 1976-1979.
6 5 Confidentiality crisis. 1975.
6 6 Constitution revision. 1975.
6 7 Consultative Task Force. 1974.
6 8 Coordinating Council of Professional Religions Associations in Higher Education . 1975-1978.
6 9 Credentializing Social Services Professionals. 1975.
6 10 Director's Meetings minutes. 1972-1975.
6 11 Director's Meetings minutes. 1976-1977.
6 12 Director's Meetings minutes. 1978-1980.
Box Folder
7 1 Executive Board. 1968-1973.
7 2 Executive Board. 1974-1976.
7 3 Executive Board. 1977.
7 4 Executive Board. 1977.
7 5 Executive Board. 1978.
7 6 Executive Board. 1978.
Box Folder
8 1 Executive Board. 1979.
8 2 Federations-Hillel relations. 1977.
8 3 Federations-Hillel relations. 1978.
8 4 Freedom of speech. 1975-1977.
8 5 Frimer, Norman. 1975-1978.
8 6 Future Planning. Demography. 1977.
8 7 Grievance cases. Procedures. 1977.
8 8 Grievance cases. Adler, Moshe. 1976-1980.
8 9 Grievance cases. Allen, Danny. 1978-1979.
8 10 Grievance cases. Funk, Julius. 1974-1978.
8 11 Grievance cases. Goldberg, Saul. 1978.
8 12 Grievance cases. Gottlieb, Ralph. 1974.
8 13 Grievance cases. Gumbiner, Joe. 1954; 1977-1978.
8 14 Grievance cases. Herst, Roger. 1975.
8 15 Grievance cases. Krinsky, Ray. 1974-1976.
8 16 Grievance cases. Marcus, Ben. 1977-1979.
8 17 Grievance cases. Pollack, Herman. 1974-1975.
8 18 Grievance cases. Schacter, Joe. 1976-1979.
8 19 Grievance cases. Steinberg, Steven. Undated
8 20 Groner, Oscar. 1978.
Box Folder
9 1 Hillel Commission. 1971-1972.
9 2 Hillel Commission. 1973-1974.
9 3 Hillel Commission. 1975.
9 4 Hillel Commission. 1976.
9 5 Hillel Organization for Women. 1976-1978.
9 6 Interstaff Committee on Retirement. 1969-1973.
9 7 Interstaff Committee on Retirement. 1974.
9 8 Interstaff Committee on Retirement. 1975.
Box Folder
10 1 Interstaff Committee on Retirement. 1976.
10 2 Interstaff Committee on Retirement. 1977.
10 3 Interstaff Committee on Retirement. 1978-1979.
10 4 Interstaff Committee on Retirement. (Legalities). 1974-1976.
10 5 Israel, Richard. 1974-1977.
10 6 Lipset, Seymour M.1975-1978.
10 7 Medical insurance. 1972-1976.
10 8 Medical insurance. 1977.
10 9 Membership report. 1975-1978.
10 10 Midwest Region conference. March 1972.
10 11 Multi-track systems. 1975.
10 12 National Hillel. 1974-1978.
10 13 National Institute for Campus Ministries. 1976-1978.
10 14 National office reorganization. 1978.
10 15 National payment for national program. 1973.
Box Folder
11 1 National staff convention. 1972-1978.
11 2 Newsletters. 1975-1976.
11 3 Nominating committee . 1976-1978.
11 4 Non-ordained Hillel directors. 1972-1977.
11 5 Orientation committee. 1974-1978.
11 6 Personnel codes. 1975-1978.
11 7 Placement. 1972-1978.
11 8 Professional codes. 1964-1975.
11 9 Program; maintenance reports. 1975-1977.
11 10 Regional representatives. 1978.
11 11 Salaries. 1970-1971.
11 12 Salaries. 1976-1977.
11 13 Salaries. 1978-1979.
Box Folder
12 1 Search Committee. National Hillel Directors. 1974.
12 2 Search Committee. National Hillel Directors. 1978.
12 3 Statement of purpose. 1970.
12 4 Task forces. 1975.
12 5 Tay-Sachs Conference. 1975.
12 6 Tenure. 1975-1978.
12 7 Thurz, Daniel. 1976-1978.
12 8 Unionization. 1973-1976.
12 9 Unionization. Questionnaire. 1976.
12 10 Unionization. 1977-1978.
12 11 Unionization. Undated
Series D. Rabbi Richard Marker/ Rabbi Alan Leitofsky. 1974-1982.
Scope and Content Note: Consist of 3 Hollinger boxes of correspondence, reports and publications
Arrangement Note: The series is arranged with general correspondence followed by subjects arranged alphabetically by title.
Box Folder
13 1 Correspondence. 1978-1980.
13 2 Correspondence. 1981-1982.
13 3 Budget. 1978-1982.
13 4 Committee on local appointees. 1979-1981.
13 5 Coordinating Council for Professional Religious Associations in Higher Education. 1979-1982.
13 6 Council of Jewish Federations- B'nai B'rith Joint Planning Committee on Hillel. 1981-1982.
13 7 Executive Board. 1974-1975.
13 8 Executive Board. 1977-1980.
13 9 Fisher, Gerald. 1981.
13 10 Hillel Commission. 1980-1981.
Box Folder
14 1 Hillel Commission. 1982-1983.
14 2 Hillel idealogy. 1981-1982.
14 3 Hillel of Northeastern Ohio. 1981.
14 4 Liability insurance. 1980-1982.
14 5 Medical insurance. 1981-1982.
14 6 Membership letters. 1979-1980.
14 7 National Hillel Student Movement. 1979-1980.
14 8 New York, New York chapter. 1981.
14 9 Orientation committee . 1977-1982.
14 10 Personnel committee . 1977-1982.
14 11 Poupko, Yehiel. (Illinois) 1980-1982.
14 12 Retirement programs. 1980-1982./
Box Folder
15 1 Salaries. 1978-1980.
15 2 Salaries. 1981-1982.
15 3 Serotta, Gerald. 1981.
Series E. Rabbi Gerald Serotta/ Rabbi bie Ingber Files. 1975-1990.
Scope and Content Note: Consist of 3 Hollinger boxes of correspondence, reports and publications.
Arrangement Note: This series is arranged with general correspondence and reports followed by files arranged alphabetically by title.
Box Folder
15 4 Correspondence; reports. 1983.
15 5 Correspondence; reports. 1984.
Box Folder
16 1 Correspondence; reports. 1985.
16 2 Corresondence; reports. 1986.
16 3 Corresondence; reports. 1987.
16 4 Correspondence; reports. 1988-1990.
16 5 AHJCP Report/ Bulletin.1983-1987.
16 6 B'nai B'rith contract negotiations. 1984-1985.
Box Folder
17 1 B'nai B'rith Hillel foundations. 1983-1988.
17 2 B'nai B'rith International. 1983.
17 3 Budget. 1981-1986.
17 4 Conference. Washington D.C. 1985.
17 5 Director's Meeting minutes. 1983-1988.
17 6 Directors of student activities. 1981-1984.
17 7 Executive Board. 1982-1988.
17 8 Executive Board. Lists. 1984-1988.
17 9 Field staff structure. 1985.
17 10 Fischer, Frank. Special Asistance Fund. 1987-1988.
17 11 Fortnightly Report. 1986.
17 12 Interim directors. 1986.
17 13 Mulgay, Matthew. 1986.
Box Folder
18 1 International Association of Hillel Directors. 1974-1982.
18 2 Membership. 1986.
18 3 Moses, Larry. 1984.
18 4 Nominating committee . 1984-1988.
18 5 Personnel code. 1972-1982.
18 6 Personnel issues. 1985-1987.
18 7 Placement; recruitment. 1987.
18 8 Publicity. 1983-1988.
18 9 Salary scale; retirement. 1982-1987.
18 10 Serotta, Gerald. 1984.
18 11 Study leave. 1986.
18 12 Unionization. 1982-1986.
18 13 Unionization. Publicity. 1983-1986.

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the AJA Online Catalog.

Institutions

B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations
International Association of Hillel Directors -- Archives
National Association of Hillel Directors (U.S.) -- Archives

Subjects

Jewish college students
Jews -- United States -- Societies, etc
Labor Unions