1. The name of the Society shall be The Jewish Historical Society of England.
2. The objects of the Society shall be :-
(a.) The promotion and organisation of research into, and. study of, the history of the Jews of the British Empire;
(b.) The transcription of documents and the collection of materials relating to Anglo-Jewish history;
c.) The publication of such documents and materials, as well as of treatises, relating to Anglo-Jewish history
(d.) The formation of a Library and Museum for the pre? servation of archives of Anglo-Jewish congregations and institutions, and of documents, books, prints, and relics relating to Anglo-Jewish history
(e.) The organisation of lectures and the publication of works on general Jewish history and literature.
3. The Society shall consist of Subscribing Members, Honorary Members, and Corresponding Members.
4. Provincial and Colonial Members may, with the sanction of the Council, establish branches for the purposes of local research, and co-operation with the Society in its Lecture scheme.
5. The Society shall be governed by a Council, elected by the
general body ofM embers at the firstG eneral Meeting in each Session.
6. A President for the next Session shall be elected at the last
General Meeting of the current Session. Vice-Presidents and a
Treasurer shall be elected at the first General Meeting of the Session.
7. The President, Vice-Presidents, Treasurer, and Honorary
Secretary, and the Presidents of the branches, shall be ex-qfficio
Members of the Council.
8. At its firstM eeting in each Session the Council shall appoint
an Executive Committee, consisting of nine Members, in addition to
the Honorary Officers,w ho shall be ex-qfficiMo embers of the Executive
Committee. The Executive Committee shall also act as a Publication
Committee to direct the work in connection with Clause (e) of the
objects of the Society. The Executive Committee shall have power
to co-opt to vacancies.
9. The appointment of Honorary Secretary or Secretaries shall be
in the hands of the Executive Committee
10. Any change in the Laws of the Society may be made at
any Ordinary Meeting, provided that notice be given in the circular
convening the Meeting, that a majority consisting of two-thirds of
Members present voting approves the change, and that the change is
confirmed (by a bare majority) at a subsequent meeting.
11. There shall be at least four General Meetings of the Society
every year, at which papers and communications shall be read and
discussed. The first General Meeting of the Session shall constitute
the "Annual Meeting " of the Society.
12. An Annual Report and Balance Sheet shall be prepared and
distributed among the Members, giving a detailed account of the work
of the Society during the past year
13. The Society shall publish such transactions, collections of
papers and historical essays or treatises as the Society may approve on the recommendation of the Executive Committee. In the case, however, of publications under Clause (e) of the objects