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Cambridge Hebrew Women’s Aid Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: I-113

Scope and Content Note

The Cambridge Hebrew Women's Aid Society Records contain bound ledgers of meeting minutes from 1914-1969. There are also Xeroxed copies of minutes from 1914-1922. The collection contains information related to Society philanthropic activities, such as donations to the Cancer Society and the Tuberculosis Society, as well as a record of disbursement of funds to families and individuals in need. Also included are records documenting the Society's various social activities, for example, raffles, rummage sales, and luncheons.

Dates

  • 1898-1969

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for researcher use. Please contact us to request access or to make an appointment to view this collection at jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Use Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on the use of this collection. For more information contact jhcreference@nehgs.org.

Historical Note

In 1898, nine women were granted a charter to form a corporation known as the Cambridge Hebrew Ladies Educational Society for the purpose of teaching the Hebrew language to Jewish children. The society was renamed the Cambridge Hebrew Women's Aid Society in 1914, and reorganized to include a broad range of philanthropic causes, including the care of tubercular patients and provision of Passover food to the needy. The Society was dissolved in 1978.

Chronology

1898
Cambridge Hebrew Ladies Educational Society chartered
1914
Name changed to Cambridge Hebrew Women's Aid Society
1978
Society dissolved

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)

Abstract

The Cambridge Hebrew Ladies Educational Society was first formed in 1898 for the purpose of teaching the Hebrew language to Jewish children. The society was renamed the Cambridge Hebrew Women's Aid Society in 1914, and reorganized to include a broad range of philanthropic causes, including the care of tubercular patients and provision of Passover food to the needy. The collection contains bound ledgers of meeting minutes from 1914-1969.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs. Samuel L. Slosberg, 1975

Processing Information

Processed by Margaret Whiteside, 2009
Title
Guide to the Cambridge Hebrew Women’s Aid Society Records, I-113
Author
Processed by Margaret Whiteside
Date
2009
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Sponsor
Processed by Margaret Whiteside, Schilder Assistant Archivist, made possible by a grant from the Schilder Family Fund. This collection has been digitized, made possible by a grant from the Trustees u/w of Herman Dana.

Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society Repository

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