Guide to the Woman's Institute for Continuing Jewish Education Collection

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2010-12-21
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Guide to the Woman's Institute for Continuing Jewish Education Collection 1977/2004

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Woman's Institute for Continuing Jewish Education Collection
Dates: 1977-2004
Identification: MS-0464
Creator: Woman's Institute for Continuing Jewish Education
Physical Description: 1.25 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Historical Note:

The Woman's Institute for Continuing Jewish Education was founded in 1977 and existed until 2004. Its mission was to bring women together to study with Jewish female scholars and artists who were doing cutting edge research and work. The Institute pioneered the teaching of Torah, Talmud and midrash by women and established the Shabbat lecture series. The Institute has had an impact far beyond Southern California. Its eight books have served as a resource for Jewish women nationwide and have empowered lay women to reflect on Jewish sources and to create midrash and liturgy. The San Diego Women's Haggadah (1980) was the first women's text available for those seeking to hold a feminist seder. Similarly, Taking the Fruit: Modern Women's Tales of the Bible (1981) was the first collection of women's midrashim. A Ceremonies Sampler: New Rites, Celebrations, and Observances of Jewish Women (1991) brought together the new ritual and liturgy created by Jewish feminists.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Organizational Records
Photographs
Publications
Video Recordings

Administrative Information

Custodial History:

The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2004 by Dr. Irene Fine and in 2005 by Barbara Hurwitz (JHSSD #2004.06.) It was transferred to the Library and Information Access December 21, 2010.

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Woman's Institute for Continuing Jewish Education Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Scope and Contents

The Woman's Institute for Continuing Jewish Education Collection contains the complete documentation of all the programs and publications of the Institute. The collection consists of all of the books published by the Institute, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, photographs, and a video tape.
The materials in this collection were donated to the Jewish Historical Society of San Diego in 2004 by Dr. Irene Fine and in 2005 by Barbara Hurwitz (JHSSD #2004.06.) It was transferred to the Library and Information Access December 21, 2010.

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Historical Highlights

Box 1, Folder 2

Mailers

Box 1, Folder 3

Network Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 4

Network Biographies

Box 1, Folder 5

Reviews

Box 1, Folder 6

Stationary and Cards

Box 1, Folder 7

"Her Song Rises"

Box 1, Folder 8

Photographs

Box 1, Folder 9

Booklets

Box 1, Folder 10

Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 11

WICJE Scrapbook

Box 1, Folder 12

Newspaper Clippings

Box 1

Women Speak to God: The Prayers and Poems of Jewish Women by Marcia Cohn Spiegel and Deborah Lipton Kremsdorf

Box 1

Women Speak to God: The Prayers and Poems of Jewish Women by Marcia Cohn Spiegel and Deborah Lipton Kremsdorf (Copy 2)

Box 1

Taking The Fruit: Modern Women's Tales of the Bible by Jane Sprague Zones

Box 1

Taking The Fruit: Modern Women's Tales of the Bible by Jane Sprague Zones (Copy 2)

Box 1

The Shabbat Series: Excellence in Education for Jewish Women by Irene Fine

Box 1

San Diego Women's Haggadah Second Edition by Jane Sprague Zones

Box 1

San Diego Women's Haggadah Second Edition by Jane Sprague Zones (Copy 2)

Box 1

San Diego Women's Haggadah Second Edition by Jane Sprague Zones (Copy 3)

Box 1

On Our Spiritual Journey: A Creative Shabbat Service by Jacquelyn Tolley

Box 1

A Ceremonies Sampler: New Rites, Celebrations, and Observances of Jewish Women by Elizabeth Resnick Levine

Box 1

A Ceremonies Sampler: New Rites, Celebrations, and Observances of Jewish Women by Elizabeth Resnick Levine (Copy 2)

Box 1

Educating The New Jewish Woman: A Dynamic Approach by Irene Fine

Box 1

Educating The New Jewish Woman: A Dynamic Approach by Irene Fine (Copy 2)

Box 1

Midlife: A Rite of Passage and The Wise Woman: A Celebration by Irene Fine

Box 1

Midlife: And Its Rite of Passage Ceremony by Irene Fine with a Midlife Celebration by Bonnie Feinman

Box 1

Developing A Jewish Studies Program For Women: A Springboard To History by Irene Ann Fine 1980

Box 1

Lynn Gottleih Rabbi-Woman's Institute-Shabbat Series October 15, 1983

Box 1

Woman's Institute Thank You Token Pin by Z. Kripke

Box 1

Woman's Institute Thank You Token Pin by Z. Kripke

Box 1

Woman's Institute: For Continuing Jewish Education Shabbat Series Placard