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UMass Dartmouth Center for Jewish Culture records

Identifier: URC-063

Scope and Contents

Collection includes some administrative files, from its founding to the present, and files and recordings of events and exhibitions organized and sponsored by the Center.


  • 1980-2011


Biographical / Historical

The Center for Jewish Culture (CJC) was initiated by Rabbi Bernard Glassman and Professor Robert Waxler in 1980 after several years operating under the name of the Jewish Student Service Center. Its mission is to increase the understanding and communication between Jewish and non-Jewish people of Southeastern Massachusetts.

The CJC sponsors educational and cultural programs that explore aspects of Jewish heritage, often in collaboration with other campus based academic centers and organizations. The Center works to expand the Judaica collection housed in the University's Claire T. Carney Library, including the Center for Jewish Culture Archives and individuals in the SouthCoast area. For more than forty years the CJC had brought many speakers, films, musical programs, and exhibitions to the campus of SMU, now the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.


5 Linear Feet (10 letter sized manuscript boxes and 2 video boxes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Retrospective, with the records of the Archives of the Center for Jewish Culture. Other sources include transfers from the past director, Cindy Yoken.

UMass Dartmouth Center for Jewish Culture records
Judy Farrar
2022 July
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Edition statement
Collection was reprocessed July 2022. Previous processing had incorporated items not meant for this collection. These items were processed into their appropriated collections in July 2022 (Tifereth Israel congregation records, Ahavath Achim congregation records, Jewish Community scrapbook, and others.

Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA