Hebrew Ladies Helping Hand Society of Fall River, Mass. records
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of scrapbook/photo albums documenting annual gatherings and events, record books of meeting minutes, and several versions/copies of the Articles of Organization.
Language of Materials
Materials entirely in English
Conditions Governing Access
Biographical / Historical
The Hebrew Ladies Helping Hand Society of Fall River was organized October 3, 1913. Its purpose was to help the poor, needy and distressed people of Fall River who applied to the society for help and assistance. Membership was limited to 60 women. Some of the assistance they offered was scholarships, hospital supplies, and camp fees. Popular annual events were the spring fashion show and fall rummage sale. The original names on the articles of organization are Dora Finstein, Rebecca Bloom, Frances Callis, Lily Udis, Ida Sachs, Anna Urlanoff, Sarah Shon, Fanny Callis and Bella Simon. After nearly 100 years, the society disbanded in 2004 due to declining membership.
2 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes and one oversized box)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the Society through Rosanne Litchman, June 24, 2008, accession #08-15..
Processed by: Judy Farrar, September 2012.
- MC 123, Hebrew Ladies’ Helping Hand Society of Fall River, Mass. records
- Judy Farrar
- September 2012
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