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The Aviezer Yellin Archives of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora

Director: Naava Eisin
Open: Sunday - Thursday
9:00 - 15:00
Elias Sourasky Central Library
Tel Aviv University, Ramat - Aviv 69978
(+972) 3 640 8464 Phone picture

The Archives of Jewish Education in Israel and the Diaspora constitute a resource center for the history of Jewish education. It was established in the 1950's by the Teacher's Union who recognized the need to preserve the documents and papers generated by the educational system in Israel which had been developing from the beginning of the century when the first national secular schools were founded. At the same time the archives are a depository for the remnants of materials collected from the many educational systems of no longer surviving Jewish communities world wide.

Located at Tel Aviv University and run by the School of Education under the supervision of the State Archivist, the Archives of Jewish Education work to create links with educators and educational institutions in Israel and the Diaspora. Teachers, educators, students and teachers-in-training utilize this rich resource, which includes materials written and created in the classroom, by teachers and professional organizations, and in the community.

The collections are professionally stored and catalogued and open to researchers, subject to accepted procedures.

The Archives, in collaboration with the joint academic Schools of Education in Israel, publish a scientific periodical, Dor le Dor, dedicated to study and documentation of the history of Jewish education in the Diaspora and in Israel.

Collections stored in the Archives

Records of the Israeli Teachers Union dating from the Founders Meeting in 1903

Records of the Organization of Secondary School Teachers, 1959

The personal archives of educators in Israel and the Diaspora (in Hebrew)

Records of jewish educational institutions from the begining of the 20th century (in Hebrew)

Curricula in various subjects (in Hebrew)

The history of special education in Israel

The history of physical education in Israel

The history of residential schools in Israel and Youth Aliyah residential schools

Archives supplementary material

Textbooks of Jewish schools in Israel and the Diaspora (over 10,000 titles)

History books of educational institutions and memoirs of educators

Books and articles concerning the history of education in Israel (in Hebrew)

Rememberance books of the communities of Israel

Student newspapers published by schools

Educational journals

Collection of photographs


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