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New Jewish Agenda records

Identifier: umja0119

Scope and Contents

This collection contains newsletters, newsclippings, event invitations, handouts, and membership and mailing lists from the New Jewish Agenda. Materials within the collection date between 1988 and 1992.


  • Creation: 1988-1992


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

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

The New Jewish Agenda (NJA) was a national, multi-issue membership organization that was active between 1980 and 1992 and made up of about 45 local chapters. NJA was formed in 1980 with the goal of promoting progressive values in the Jewish community and to raising sensitivity to Jewish concerns among progressives. NJA maintained five primary campaigns through National Taskforces on Middle East Peace, Worldwide Nuclear Disarmament, Economic and Social Justice, Peace in Central America, and Jewish Feminism.

The Twin Cities chapter of NJA was founded in 1988. While the national NJA organization disbanded in 1992, the Twin Cities chapter continued their work for a brief while longer before disbanding themselves in 1994.


0.20 Cubic Feet (one half Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of materials from the New Jewish Agenda, a national organization dedicated to promoting progressive values in the Jewish community.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by Howard Schneider in 2008.

New Jewish Agenda records, 1988-1992
Erin Smerage
August 2017
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area