Denver Chapter of Hadassah Records
The Denver Chapter of Hadassah was organized in 1915. Hadassah is a Zionist organization that combine the Jewish emphasis on social welfare with the ideology of Zionism. The Denver Chapter continues to support Israel and to promote health awareness, education, and Zionist youth programs. The minutes, programs, publications, and scrapbooks and scrapbooks reflect the history of a Jewish women's organization with programs in Israel and Denver.
- Denver Chapter of Hadassah (Organization)
Language of Materials
English, with occasional Hebrew phrases and words.
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Biographical / Historical
Hadassah, the second-oldest national Jewish women’s organization, was founded in New York in 1912 by activist and educator Henrietta Szold. The Zionist organization combined the Jewish emphasis on social welfare with the ideology of Zionism. The members were largely drawn from middle class and practiced a more traditional form of Judaism. They supported medical services and educational activities in Palestine. Jewish women organized a chapter in Denver in 1915. By 1918 the membership reached two hundred, and by 1948 it had grown to eighteen hundred. Belle Kauvar, wife of Vilna-born Rabbi Charles Kauvar, was an early leader in the Denver group. Rabbi Charles Kauvar was also an ardent Zionist and was spiritual leader of the traditional Beth Medrosh Hagodol Synagogue.The Denver Chapter continues to support Israel and to promote health awareness, education, and Zionist youth programs.
16.0 Linear Feet (13 containers) : 3 legal document boxes 2 record boxes 7 print boxes 1 map drawer
Scope and Contents
The records consist of minutes of the Denver Chapter of Hadassah from 1936 to 1976, calendars, scrapbooks, photographs. programs, flyers, and publications.
The records are arranged in two series: 1. Minutes and Administrative Records, 1936-1977. 2. Calendars, 1977-1981. Arranged chronologically.
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- Denver (Colo.)
- Denver Chapter of Hadassah
- Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America
- Jewish women
- Jews -- Colorado -- Charities
- Kauvar, Belle Bluestone
- Kauvar, C. E. Hillel, Rabbi, 1879-1971
- Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945
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