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Hadassah, San Francisco Chapter records, 1917-1984 (bulk 1968-1984).
BANC MSS 2010/931 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/931; BANC MSS 2010/931
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Hadassah, San Francisco Chapter records, 1917-1984 (bulk 1968-1984)


Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, San Francisco Chapter,, creator, creator.


Western Jewish History Center, 120.


Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1973.009.


Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


The collection contains calendars and directories; correspondence, which includes letters from Henrietta Szold, Florence Prag Kahn, and Marvin Lowenthal; brochures; newsletters; programs; memos of the Hadassah Central Committee that document the organization's work (1917-1918); booklets of the Medical Organization of Hadassah and Hebrew University Hospital Fund for Palestine recording efforts to promote health care in the Jewish settlements; and telegrams from Zionist leaders relating to national coordination efforts.


1968 (issued)


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Lowenthal, Marvin -- 1890-1969 -- Correspondence
Szold, Henrietta -- 1860-1945 -- Correspondence
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. -- San Francisco Chapter -- Archives
Jews -- California -- San Francisco
Jews -- Medical care -- Palestine
Jewish women -- California -- San Francisco -- Societies and clubs


Formerly: Western Jewish History Center Collection Number 120.
Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1973.009.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Hadassah, San Francisco Chapter records, BANC MSS 2010/931, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Hadassah is a Jewish women's Zionist organization noted for its hospitals in Jerusalem and its contributions to public health. With the encouragement of Henrietta Szold, in 1917, Rose Rinder spearheaded the formation of a local San Francisco chapter. The group started with sewing and study circles: the Sewing and Supply Committee provided clothing for soldiers who were fighting in World War I, as well as medical and general supplies for Palestinian settlements; and the Study Circle introduced its members to the ideals of Zionism through books and a series of speakers who shared their first-hand knowledge of Palestinian affairs. In 1918, the San Francisco chapter temporarily dissolved to unite with the district Zionist Organization of America.
Materials in English.


Brochures-California-San Francisco.
Newsletters-California-San Francisco.
Telegrams-California-San Francisco.

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BANC MSS 2010/931 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/931
BANC MSS 2010/931



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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.