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Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, New Bedford Chapter records

Identifier: MC-124

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of meeting minutes, and printed materials, including flyers, invite cards, and programs. Also includes some correspondence.


  • 1925-1990

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access


Biographical / Historical

The organization was likely founded in 1925 with its first President, Mrs. Fisher (Evelyn Abramson) and several other local women. The object and purposes of the New Bedford chapter of Hadassah were to provide medical relief and to minister to the physical and spiritual well-being of needy persons in the State of Israel; to encourage and support medical education in the State of Israel through the establishment and support of a school or schools for the education and training of physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, medical, dental, and laboratory technicians; to assist in the rescue and immigration to the State of Israel of Jewish children and youth from areas where Jewish life and institutions are threatened; to foster the ethics and ideals of Judaism among its members and among Jewish youth through a program of Jewish education designed to encourage and to provide materials and facilities for religious studies and Jewish history; and to help strengthen American democracy through study programs.


0.8 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Barbara Kaplan and Rachel Levinson. Accession #10-15.

MC 124, Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, New Bedford Chapter records
Caitlin Moakley
September 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA