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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2712/AJE
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1861-1995
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 3.85 linear metres
Name of creator(s): United Synagogue | Board of Jewish Religious Education


Administrative/Biographical history:

The United Synagogue's Agency for Jewish Education (formerly the Board of Jewish Religious Education) provides a training and curriculum resource for Orthodox Jewish religious education in schools and synagogues. This includes teacher training programmes, publication of resource packs, training for school governors, liaising with the government, curriculum development through the Jewish Studies Curriculum Project and the National Jewish Curriculum, provision of Bnei Mitzvah study programmes, training synagogue children's programme leaders and running a Teaching and Learning Centre.

The aims of the London Board of Jewish Religious Education are to found, maintain, carry on and assist schools, institutes and organisations with the provision of Orthodox Jewish religious instruction for Jewish communities in the Greater London area.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the United Synagogue's own Board of Jewish Religious Education, as well as the London Board of Jewish Religious Education and its predecessor the Jewish Religious Education Board, and other bodies such as the Union of Hebrew and Religious Classes, the Jewish Association for the Diffusion of Religious Knowledge, the Jewish Memorial Council, the Central Council for Jewish Religious Education and the Jewish Voluntary Schools Association. Also records of individual schools and institutions such as the Jews Free School, Jewish Infant Schools, Westminster Jews Free School, Ilford Jewish Primary School and Michael Sobell Sinai School. The records themselves include minutes, correspondence, reports, annual reports, financial records, registers of bar mitzvah tests, printed material such as publicity, brochures, prospectuses, journals and press cuttings, and the papers of Governing bodies.

PLEASE NOTE: Records can only be accessed with the written permission of the depositor. Contact the Chief Executive, United Synagogue.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

United Synagogue ACC/2712/AJE/01;
London Board of Jewish Religious Education/ Jewish Religious Education Board ACC/2712/AJE/02;
Schools and Institutions ACC/2712/AJE/03;
Other bodies ACC/2712/AJE/04.

Conditions governing access:

These records are only available for consultation by written permission of the United Synagogue's Chief Executive.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited as part of a larger accession of material from the United Synagogue.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For further material relating to Jewish education see ACC/2805 (Office of the Chief Rabbi), LMA/4046 (Jews' Free School), LMA/4047 (Westminster Jews' Free School), LMA/4055 (Ilford Jewish Primary School), LMA/4180 (London School of Jewish Studies), and LMA/4242 (Finnart House School).

Publication note:

For further information please consult the LMA Information Leaflet: "Records of the Anglo-Jewish Community at London Metropolitan Archives"; available to download here: (URL correct Feb 2010).

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Description prepared in March 2010.

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