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Jewish Community Action records

Identifier: umja0163

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of various administrative materials, including: meeting minutes, board materials, programs, posters, photographs, financial materials, fundraising materials, publicity materials, correspondence, newsletters, and planning documents.


  • 1993-2017

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

Jewish Community Action is a non-profit organization that brings together members of the Jewish community in alliance with diverse communities to act on issues of social, economic and racial justice. Founded in 1995 under the name Jewish Metropolitan Organizing Project, the name changed to Jewish Community Action in 1996. The organization's office was first located in Minneapolis and then relocated to St. Paul in 2000. Jewish Community Action used community organizing strategies and tactics that included an Inreach and assembly to determine the work the organization would do. Over the first 10 years, the organization's budget significantly expanded and its membership grew substantially as well. As the organization grew, it worked on campaigns related to marriage equality, voter ID, workers rights, minimum wage, affordable housing, immigrant rights, racial justice and criminal justice.

More information on JCA's current work can be found on their website at


25.05 Cubic Feet (21 boxes -- 18 Paige boxes, 1 Hollinger box, 1 half Hollinger box, 1 oversize flat box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of the administrative, program, and capaign records of Jewish Community Action, a non-profit organization that brings together members of the Jewish community in alliance with diverse comunities to act on issues of social, economic, and racial justice.


This collection is divided into series:

- Programming and events - Funding and fundraising

- General administrative

- Newsletters and publicity

- Photographs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jewish Community Action in 2019.

Jewish Community Action records, 1993-2017
Kate Dietrick and Vic Rosenthal
August 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Processing of collection made possible by a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area