Jewish Family Service photograph collection, 1981-1996  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Jewish Family Service (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Jewish Family Service photograph collection
Dates
1981-1996 (inclusive)
Quantity
804 photographic prints (1 box) ; Various sizes
Collection Number
PH2015-006
Summary
Photographs documenting the events, programs, and staff of the Jewish Family Service in Seattle, Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

The Jewish Family Service (JFS) was founded in 1892 by 37 women, headed by mother and daughter Esther Levy and Lizzie Cooper. The agency changed its name many times over its history to reflect its focus during different time periods. In 1892, the Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society was organized by volunteers to help the Jewish poor in Seattle. In 1917, it merged with the Seattle Hebrew Benevolent Association (a closely related organization, composed entirely of men, founded in 1895), becoming the Seattle Hebrew Benevolent Association. In 1929, the organization was renamed the Jewish Welfare Society. The agency provided emergency services during the Depression and World War II. From 1933 to 1935, it was designated by the state of Washington to administer relief to Jewish people as part of the Department of Public Welfare. Between 1946 and 1950, it took in the duties of the Washington Emigre Bureau, which assisted newly arrived European refugees. The work of the agency had changed from that of a relief agency to that of a social service agency, and in 1947 it became a member of the Family Service Association of America, changing its name to the Jewish Family and Child Service. In 1978, the named changed again, to Jewish Family Service. That year, the Jewish Family Life Education Program was launched, focusing on family issues such as parenting, caring for aging parents and workshops for couples. In 1987, Jewish Family Service created a subsidiary corporation, the Seattle Association for Jewish Disabled (SAJD), to serve individuals and families coping with mental illness, mental retardation, traumatic brain injury and other developmental disabilities.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographic prints, negatives, and contact sheets of events in the Jewish community and the staff of the Jewish Family Service in Seattle.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

JFS Administration, Staff, and Meetings, 1981-1986Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Annual Meetings
1987-1995
1/2
Board Members
1992-1993
1/3
Staff Events
1992-1993
1/4
Volunteer Staff
1992-1993
1/5
Staff
1981-1993
1/6
New Building Construction
1992-1996

Events, 1991-1995Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/7
Gala Centennial Concert
1992
1/8
Food Drives
1992-1993
1/9
Single Parent Camp
1995
1/10
Auction
1993
1/11
Mitzvah Train
1993
1/12
Day of Caring
1993
1/13
Seattle Association for the Jewish Disabled
1991
1/14
Singles Meet Rabbis
1993
1/15
Rally in Olympia
1993
1/16
Russian Sampler
1994
1/17
Lantsman Family Russian Reunion
1993
1/18
Shalom House
undated
1/19
Event Photographs, black & white
undated
1/20
Event Photographs, color
undated

Programs, 1981-1993Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/21
Jewish Cultural School
1993
1/22
Homeless Outreach
1994
1/23
Resettlement Programs
1981-1993
1/24
Connections
1992

Holiday Celebrations, 1992-1993Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/25
Shabbat at Tikuah House
1993
1/26
Russian High Holidays & Seder
1992-1993

Individuals, 1992Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/27
Leon Lishner
1992
1/28
Danny Siegel
1992-1993

Unidentified, undatedReturn to Top

Container(s): 1/29

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Jewish Family Service (Seattle, Wash.)--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints