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Ahavath Achim Sisterhood records

Identifier: MC-144

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection consists of by-laws, member lists, financial records, dues, bulletins, donation records, events, and other publications representing the Ahavath Achim Sisterhood. The majority of these records fall within the years 1996 and 2003.


  • 1940-2007, bulk 1996-2003
  • Majority of material found within 1996 - 2003

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English

Conditions Governing Access

unrestricted, unless personal information is included

Biographical / Historical

The Ahavath Achim Sisterhood was established in 1940, with the aim of giving financial assistance to the congregation (Ahavath Achim Synagogue). The Sisterhood began to publish the Ahavath Achim High Holiday Bulletin in 1952 and the New Years Bulletin. The group organized rummage sales, cake sales, a flower fund, a gift shop and a candle lighting ceremony. In June of 1970, the Sisterhood introduced the “Woman of the Year Award.”


2.5 Linear Feet (4 manuscript boxes and 1 card file box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Ahavath Achim in December 2010, Accession # 11-16.

Ahavath Achim Sisterhood records
Toni Bishop
February 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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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