Jolie Smith, Special Collections Intern | Spring 2022
This collection was obtained in 2022 through a donation from the Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. It contains scrapbooks with newspaper clippings, letters, booklets, and photos from 1946 to 1981. The materials contain information about Atlantic City's Jewish community as well as national and global news from the time period.
Most of the content is related to the creation and funding of Israel or the general Jewish community of Atlantic City. However, the collection also includes content about Holocaust remembrance, antisemitism in the Soviet Union and United States, Women's Rights, and the Civil Rights Movement.
The Federation of Jewish Agencies was founded in March 1936, with the purpose of assisting the United Jewish Appeal by creating campaigns and taking donations within Atlantic City. In March 1982, the organization expanded to include Atlantic and Cape May counties. Their name was updated to the Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, and their new purpose was to assist their local Jewish communities and all Jews through organized donations.
The Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties is still an active organization. More information can be found at https://jewishbytheshore.org/
Stockton University does not own the rights to all of the items within this collection. Any researcher seeking to duplicate items within this collection are responsible for reaching out to the proper organizations to obtain permission or copyright on their own.