New York/Port Jervis: The Furrow Press, 1936-1942. First edition. Softcover. This scarce collection includes:
"Song Book of the Cejwin Camps/The Camper's Song Pack". 1937. New York. The Furrow Press. Softcover publication. (xii) 91pp. . Green cloth tape over turqoise-colored wrappers, with black lettering on the front cover. Printed in a two-column format, the publication includes hundreds of songs, both secular and Jewish songs, with p.51-91 including Hebrew text as well as transliteration. Includes a table of contents at the front and an index at the back.
A collection of 45 pieces of ephemera (mostly mimeographed):
-12 programs for Music, Theater, Dance and/or marionette performances at the camp (1936-1942)
- Seventh Maccabiad Program with song sheet (1940)
- V-Day Event Program with song sheet (1942)
- "Road to Democracy" event program (1939)
- "Hadas News" 1938 (vol. 2 #4-5), 1939 (Vol.3 #7), 1940 (vol.1, #2-4), plus one undated issue (7 issues)
- "Marching Song" Song sheet (1938)
- 4 individual song sheet (1938-1942)
- Undated single sheet
- "Esther Echoes" newsletter, 3 issues, Aug 1941 and Aug 4th 1941 (x2 copies)
- 2 scripts for camp productions(including 2 copies of 1 production) (1940)
- 11 packets (or single pages) of readings, prayers and songs for Sabbath and weekdays services (1941-1942)
Some items with some minor to significant, chipping to extremities and/or creasing and minor close tears.
Song book with some minor rubbing to extremities and creasing to covers. Some chipping to the top right corner of the back cover, and a small closed tear on the side. Ink stamp on the back cover. Interior with some closed tears and light creasing to the corners of a few pages. Name of the previous owner in pencil on the initial title page. Book block fairly tight overall. Book in very good-, ephemera collection in fair to near fine condition overall. fair to near fine. Item #45573
* There are no OCLC holdings of this Camp Cejwin version of the "The Camper's Song Pack" publication which includes the 12 preliminary pages of Cejwin material.
* First opened in 1919, the Cejwin Camps (which stood for "Central Jewish Institute") were started by Jewish educators Albert and Bertha Schoolman, to "integrate Judaism with the American way of life" (- according to the Jewish Theological Seminary). The camps promoted Zionism, Judaism and American outdoor and camping culture, to the underprivileged children of New York's Jewish community. The organization was ultimately composed of seven camps, serving more than 1000 campers. The camps ultimately closed in 1992, but are seem as instrumental and influential in the development of the now successful "Camp Ramah" network of camps. It is considered the first Jewish Summer Camp.