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Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis records

Identifier: umja0087

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of administrative materials, including board members lists with meeting minutes, annual reports, finances, newsletters associated with JFCS, and information about services the organization provided for the community.


  • Creation: 1910-2010


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Founded in 1910 as the Associated Jewish Charities, the organization was founded to federate Jewish charities under one head. Representatives from the Hebrew Ladies' Benevolent Society, the Sisters of Peae, the Jewish Free Dispensary, the Jewish Loan Society, the Sheltering Home, and more came together to fundraise. In 1918 the Assocation became a charter member of the Community Chest, and by 1924 the Association changed its name to Jewish Family Welfare Assocation, as over time they focused more upon family service. In 1930, under the advice of chairman Rabbi Albert Minda, a separation occured, creating the Minneapolis Federation for Jewish Service. The Jewish Family Welfare Association continued, and in 1945 changed its name to Jewish Family and Children's Service.

The Jewish Family and Children's Service supports Jewish community members through outreach and events. Their work include: Aging Services, Adult Day Services, Career Services, Children and Family Services, Community Services, Counseling and Mental Health Services, and Financial Assistance. More information can be found at their website at


4.25 Linear Feet (4 boxes -- 3 Paige boxes and 1 flat box)

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The Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis records consist of administrative materials regarding the board, annual reports, finances, newsletters, and information about services the organization provided to the community.


This collection is arranged into the following series:

1: Board Materials, 1961-2001

2: Publicity, 1943-2008

3: Annual Meetings and Events, 1945-2007

4: Administrative Materials, 1910-2010

5: Programs and Events, 1948-1990

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest in 2011 by the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis, under executive director Judy Halper.

Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis records, 1910-2010
Andrea Estenson and Kate Dietrick
April 2017
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area