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National Council of Jewish Women, mosaic map of Jerusalem

 Collection
Identifier: I-391

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one item: A reprint of a map of Jerusalem, taken from the 6th century Mosaic map of Madaba presented by Hebrew University.

Dates

  • undated

Creator

Biographical Note

In 1893 the National Council of Jewish Women was established in Chicago with Hannah G. Solomon as its founder and first president. Central features of the council are those of religion, philanthropy and education. The NCJW was a major force among 20th- century women's organizations in liberal, social reform. The council agitated for such causes as the Civil Rights Movement, nuclear disarmament, threats to civil liberties and in general for the welfare of the American people. In the late 19th- and early 20th- centuries local sections of NCJW established kindergartens, settlement houses, industrial schools, counseling centers for new immigrants and championed "Mother's Clubs" which were the prototype for the PTA. The NCJW attacked the rise of the Fascist governments of Italy and Germany in the 1930s, in 1952 they protested against Senator Joseph McCarthy and the communist witch hunts, in the 1950s and 1960s the council took a stand against segregated schools. The National Council of Jewish Women have urged the prohibition of chemical warfare and have been champions for international peace.

Extent

1 Folders

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of one item: A reprint of a map of Jerusalem, taken from the 6th century Mosaic map of Madaba presented by Hebrew University.

Note

Old call #: MS-NAT.N2
Title
Guide to the National Council of Jewish Women, mosaic map of Jerusalem, undated I-391
Status
In Progress
Author
Finding aid created by marc2ead_ajhs.xsl
Date
© 2009
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

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