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Denver Chapter of Hadassah Records

 Collection
Identifier: B157
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.

Dates

  • 1927-2015

Creator

Language of Materials

English, with occasional Hebrew phrases and words.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Extent

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.

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.

Arrangement

The records are arranged in two series: 1. Minutes and Administrative Records, 1936-1977. 2. Calendars, 1977-1981. Arranged chronologically.

Accruals

Additional accruals are expected.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428