American Council for Judaism Fellowship
at the Jacob Rader Marcus Center
of the American Jewish Archives
Stephen L. Naman
November 20, 2011
The Board of Directors of the American Council for Judaism, Inc. is pleased to inform you that we have established the American Council for Judaism Fellowship at the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati, Ohio. The American Jewish Archives is one of the preeminent depositories of American Jewish archival materials and scholarly Jewish studies in the United States. Through the establishment of this fellowship the Council joins a list of renowned philanthropic families and funds in endeavoring to promote research into and study of the American Jewish experience.
The funds to establish this fellowship endowment came from bequeaths received by the Council which have allowed us to not only maintain our publications over the years, but also provide funding for this and other major projects in furtherance of the mission and objectives of our founders and past leaders.
We are honored to have this opportunity to establish a lasting fellowship in the name of the American Council for Judaism with such a respected organization as the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, a division of the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. We appreciate their leadership and foresight in this endeavor.
We have attached for your perusal a copy of the Council’s statement which appears on the web site of the AJA, as well as an outline of the fellowship program guidelines. We hope that as you consider your annual giving this year, and into the future, you will consider adding to the ACJ fellowship endowment. If so, you may send contributions of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) or more made payable to the American Jewish Archives, at 3101 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220. Please mark your check, and indicate on any other correspondence, that your contribution is designated for the American Council for Judaism Fellowship. To learn more about the AJA Fellowship program you can go to www.AmericanJewishArchives.org, and then use the Programs link followed by the Fellowship link.
We hope that you will find the American Council for Judaism Fellowship an exciting and lasting endeavor which will carry forward the open and candid investigation of and dialogue on the American Jewish experience - our experience, our past and our posterity.
For those of you who have already made your 2011 contributions to the Council we are of course grateful as always. If you have not contributed this year we hope you will find the Council and its efforts worthy of your financial support. We thank each of you for your continued interest in and commitment to the American Council for Judaism.
Stephen L. (Steve) Naman, President
American Council for Judaism, Inc.