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The Annual and Mid-Winter National Conventions Records document the proceedings and outcomes of the conventions and conferences attended by Hadassah’s National Board as well as by convention delegates from the various regions of Hadassah. The conventions in particular are where local and regional leaders meet with each other and the National Board and learn about Hadassah’s various projects and committees. This record group also includes annual reports from 1926-2001.
The materials in the record group mostly consist of reproductions of building plans of the Hadassah hospitals on Mount Scopus and Ein Kerem from the 1920s to the 2000s. Other properties documented in the record group include buildings managed by Youth Aliyah, Hadassah Youth Services, Young Judaea, Hadassah Israel Education Services, the National Office, and the Hadassah Medical Organization. These records document a core Hadassah function, the building of medical and social service facilities in Palestine/Israel.
This record group contains three-dimensional objects and printed materials that relate to the history of Hadassah. A bulk of this record group consists of promotional and commemorative objects and awards created by Hadassah for its Annual and Midwinter National Conventions, and for Young Judaea events. Examples of such items include t-shirts, hats, bags, buttons, stationery and keychains. Artifacts created by local Hadassah chapters and regions, as well as awards received by local and national Hadassah leaders from other organizations, are also included. Of a particular interest is the bronze death mask of Henrietta Szold.
The Records of the Board of Delegates of American Israelites (1859-1878) documents the life cycle of the Board of Delegates, a Jewish civil rights organization located in New York City. The Board served in a two-fold function: acting as a central organization for American Jews and working on behalf of Jews abroad. To the latter end, the Delegates collaborated with the Committee of Deputies of British Jews and the French Alliance Israélite Universelle to provide for the relief and aid, civil, and religious rights of Jews throughout the Americas, Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, particularly Romania, Ottoman Palestine including Jerusalem, and Morocco.
In the U.S., the Delegates were partially responsible for the appointment of the first Jewish Military Chaplain and surveyed member synagogues concerning the history and size of their congregation, the first organization to systematically record this type of information in the States. The Delegates merged with the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) in 1878 and dissolved in 1925. Correspondents include Adolph Crémieux, Sir Moses Montefiore, Benjamin Franklin Peixotto, Isaacs S. Myer, the Rev. Dr. Arnold Fischel, and Maj. General Benjamin Butler. Documents include correspondence, minutes, committee reports, memorials, announcements, surveys, some printed material including clippings, and a 1932 Rabbinical thesis on the Delegates by Allan Tarshish.
This record group contains materials related to the local units of Hadassah—groups, chapters, regions, and co-ops—as well as Junior Hadassah, a youth organization that functioned as a group within the Hadassah Chapter structure. The record group documents over one hundred years of Hadassah’s growth, and illuminates a century of American Jewish communal life, particularly that of Jewish women, across the United States. The record group reflects the formation, administration and activities of the individual groups, chapters, co-ops and regions, and contains information on local events and programs organized around fundraising, Zionism, Jewish heritage, religion and holidays celebration, the study of Hebrew and Yiddish, women's issues, fashion, health, technology and many other topics.
This record group documents the work of the Hadassah national board through board and executive committee meeting minutes, board member subject files, correspondence and reports, as well as minutes and materials generated by Hadassah ad-hoc and non-Executive committees, from 1912-2012. This record group also includes files from milestone anniversaries of Hadassah and legal documents pertaining to its projects.
The Ester Rosenstark Family Collection contains mostly photographs, which document Ester's early life in Zurich, the family's emigration to Palestine and their life there. Most photos are in a small format and in black and white. Also included are official and some personal documents, as well as a short overview of Ester Rosenstark's family members and their relations.
This record group includes documents created and maintained by the Office of the President, the Office of the Executive Director and the Chair of the Division Coordinators/Directors Committee. Prominent is the Henrietta Szold series, containing correspondence by and to Szold as well as printed materials written by and about her. The files in this record group were created by a national president or executive director, or for their use, or maintained in their office during their years in office. Included are correspondence, minutes, memos, publications, reports and subject files on topics with which these individuals were involved.
Hadassah Functions and Operations Records represent the bulk of aid and services provided to Hadassah's membership, from the 1920s to 2011. Materials found in the record group include correspondence, clippings, press releases, manuals and kits for chapters and members to implement programming and chapter structure, fundraising campaigns, scripts, study guides, programming for local and national meetings, biographical files, and training documentation. Departments documented in the record group include Public Affairs, Education, Women's Health, American Affairs, Zionist and International Affairs, Speakers Bureau, Fundraising, Program, Organization, Outreach and Tourism Departments. Materials related to the general administration of Hadassah are also in the record group; these materials include research and development of projects, archives department correspondence and other materials, Hadassah House administration, and strategic planning. The record group also documents Hadassah's efforts to expand membership outside of the United States, by the development of Hadassah International.
Sephardic House was established in 1978 as a correction to the often-overlooked contributions of the Sephardic community to American-Jewish culture. The Records of Sephardic House documents the administrative, programming, and publishing activities of Sephardic House since its founding. Such documents include financial records, meeting minutes, correspondence, artist portfolios, press releases, photographs, slides, and much more.
The Hadassah Medical Organization Records in the Hadassah Archives document Hadassah's work in providing health care resources in Palestine/Israel since 1918. The activities documented revolve around the development of the Hadassah Hospital; health centers; dental centers; occupational and rehabilitative services; medical, nursing, dental, and pharmacy schools; as well as numerous educative and preventive projects, especially those aimed at infant care. The documents also reflect the history of the Yishuv (Jewish settlement in Palestine) and the establishment of the State of Israel. The record group contains articles, clippings, correspondence, financial records, fundraising material, minutes, personal accounts, press releases, publicity material, reports, and statistical reports.
This collection mostly contains Friedmann family correspondence, collected by Herbert Freeman (1925-). The letters cover the period 1904-1951, written by Jews from Germany either in Germany or after their emigration to either Palestine/Israel or to the United States. It also contains photocopies from the National Archives related to Herbert and Henry Friedman's migration to the United States and family trees of the Friedmann family.
This collection contains the personal papers of Hilde née Friedmann and her immediate family. Born to a cattle dealer in Bavaria in 1901, Hilde fled Germany for Palestine and then the United States, where she worked as a seamstress. Included are official documents, correspondence, restitution materials, and photographs.
Correspondence, original musical works and arrangements by Leo Low, printed sheet music of compositions by Leo Low, personal documents. Correspondents include Samuel Alman, Israel Alter, Abraham M. Bernstein, Abraham W. Binder, Gershon Ephros, Michl Gelbart, Mordechai Herschman, Meyer Posner, Jacob Rapoport, Josef (Yosele) Rosenblatt, Salomon Rosowsky, Jacob Weinberg, Lazar Weiner, Chemjo Vinaver, Julius Wolfsohn, Stefan Wolpe. Compositions by Leo Low include liturgical works, Jewish holiday songs, folk songs. Arrangements and rearrangements include works by Samuel Alman, Platon Brounoff, Julius Chajes, Isaac Dunajevsky, Michl Gelbart, Solomon Golub, Moses Beer Korotiansky, Zavel Kwartin, Marc Lavry, Louis Lewandowski, Shalom Postolsky, Baruch Leib Rosowsky, Zeidel Rovner, M. Schneyer, Mark Warschawski, Leib Yampolsky, Mordechai Zeira. Poets whose works were set to music by Low include Hayyim Nahman Bialik, David Edelstadt, Szmerke Kaczerginski, Isaac Leib Peretz, Abraham Reisen, Morris Rosenfeld, Zalman Shneur.
The Lipsky Family Papers reflect the professional and personal activities of Eleazar Lipsky (1911-1993), his father, Zionist leader Louis Lipsky (1876-1963), and his mother, Charlotte Lipsky (1879-1959), as well as other family members. Eleazar Lipsky was a lawyer, novelist, Zionist and the head of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in the early 1960s. While working on a multi-part family novel, Eleazar Lipsky gathered and arranged much of the family material in this collection. In addition to family history, the collection contains information on the American Zionist movement, Bernard Richards’s role in the Committee of Jewish Delegations at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, and various legal battles involving such parties as the Jewish Week, the American Examiner, Doubleday, Philip Hochstein and Lillie Shultz. The materials include correspondence, an unfinished manuscript, legal transcripts, clippings, speeches, research materials, financial documents, miscellaneous writings and a few photographs.
This collection contains Lotte Boritzer née Rosenthal’s 1938-1939 diary, 2001 autobiography, and family correspondence from 1938 until 1941, accompanied by her daughter Yael Neumann’s translations and notes. Also included are photocopies of family photos and two newspaper articles about the Rosenthal family.
Personal Papers and Special Collections of Influential Executives, Volunteers, and Individuals Associated with Hadassah in the Hadassah Archives
This record group contains personal papers and special collections documenting individuals, both Hadassah members and non-Hadassah members, who were important to Hadassah. Much of the material forming the collections in this record group came from the administrative files of the national office of Hadassah, though some of the material was donated to Hadassah. Key individuals represented within this record group include Hadassah national board members Anna Tulin Elyachar, Bertha S. Schoolman, and Denise Tourover Ezekiel, as well as Jesse Zel Lurie who served as the first professional editor of Hadassah Magazine (originally Hadassah Newsletter) from 1947 to 1980.
The materials in this record group document the entirety of Hadassah’s history and work in Israel and the United States in photographs—prints, slides, glass lantern plates, and digital images.
This record group consists of printed materials and publications, produced by Hadassah projects and departments, Young Judaea, and other Zionist organizations from 1911-2011. Materials in the record group include periodicals, newsletters, greeting cards, certificates, invitations, brochures, pamphlets, catalogs, and other professionally produced printed materials. Besides Young Judaea, projects documented include Hadassah Magazine, the Hadassah Medical Organization, Youth Aliyah, the Jewish National Fund, and Hadassah Israel Education Services.
Statistics and official reports, including data gathered in Brisk. Correspondence: from organizations, institutions in Brisk, 1919-1939; with members, committees, affiliated groups, 1920-1965; with national Jewish organizations, 1919-1973; regarding activities in Palestine/Israel, 1947-1973. Meeting notices, 1916-1978. Scrapbook including photgraphs of relief activities in Brisk. Historical memoirs. Materials pertaining to publication of memorial book. Memorial book, 1954. Records of affiliated organizations: Brisker and Vicinity Aid Society of Los Angeles, Agudas Achim Aid Society.
The collection consists of posters, programs, invitations, tickets, correspondence, circulars, playscripts, clippings, photographs, contracts relating to the Yiddish theater throughout the world. The following series are included: Yiddish theater in D.P. camps in Germany, 1946-1950: Baderekh, Berlin; MIT, Munich; Minchener Yidisher Folksbine; Minchener Yidisher Kunstteater; Farayn fun Yidishe Profesionele Aktiorn in der Amerikaner Zon fun Daytshland. Yiddish theater in France, mainly 1940s: L'Union des Societes Juives de France; Tsentrale Kultur Komisye; Arbeter Ring; Fraye Yidishe Bine (poster of Uriel Acosta, Paris, 1905); Yidishe Marioneten Teater Hak'l-Bak'l. Yiddish theater in the U.S.; Folksbiene, 1950s-1960s; ARTEF, 1930s; Second Avenue Theater; Clinton Theater; American Hebrew Operatic and Dramatic Company; Thalia Theater; theaters in Philadelphia. Yiddish theater in various countries: Belgium, ca. 1947-1950; Britain, ca. 1947-1950; Israel, 1920s-1960s (Habima); Soviet Union (Kiev Yiddish State Theater, Moscow Yiddish Repertory Theater, Moscow State Jewish Theater GOSET), mainly 1920s. E.R. Kaminska Jewish State Theater, Warsaw, Poland, 1950s-1960s. Materials on Yiddish film and Yiddish radio. Materials on the Vilna Troupe, 1920s-1930s. Biographical materials on Jewish actors, arranged alphabetically by name of actor. There are large files on David Kessler, Boris Thomashefsky and Jacob P. Adler. Posters, arranged by country.
Young Judaea is the oldest Zionist youth organization in the United States, established as a national organization in 1909 by the Federation of American Zionists. It was supported by Hadassah, including direct financial sponsorship from 1967-2011. The major aims of Young Judaea throughout its history have been to advance the cause of Zionism, to further the mental, moral, and physical development of Jewish youth, and to promote Jewish culture and ideals in accordance with Jewish traditions. Young Judaea has remained non-partisan and non-denominational, embracing and recruiting Jewish youth from all backgrounds.
The Youth Aliyah Records in the Hadassah Archives document Hadassah's work with multiple international organizations to rescue Jewish children from continental Europe to Palestine from 1933-1945. The collection also documents Hadassah's involvement with Youth Aliyah since 1946 in providing residential, educational, vocational, rehabilitative and therapeutic care for displaced and at-risk youth from around the world.
The material in this record group was culled from Hadassah's Central Files in Israel in the early 1980s to document Hadassah's role in Zionist history. Originally formed from a Zionist women's study group, the first Hadassah chapter in New York had a strong relationship with the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA; then known as the Federation of American Zionists). The material in this record group documents Hadassah's relationship to the ZOA and to other Zionist organizations in the United States, Europe, and Palestine/Israel, particularly in the years leading up to Israeli statehood in 1948. Other subjects addressed in this record group include the founding of Hadassah; World War II, particularly relating to Jewish emigration and refugees; the founding of the United Nations and the debate over recognition of a Jewish state; the partition of Palestine; and Arab-Jewish relations. Included are articles, clippings, convention resolutions, correspondence, diary extracts, memorandums, minutes, press releases, printed ephemera, publications, reports, and speeches.
- American Jewish Historical Society 16
- Leo Baeck Institute 4
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 3
- American Sephardi Federation 1
- Israel 17
- Palestine 17
- United States 15
- New York (N.Y.) 14
- Correspondence 13
- Minutes (administrative records) 11
- Jewish women -- United States -- Societies and clubs. 10
- Publications (documents) 10
- Reports 10
- Press releases 9
- Women in nonprofit organizations 9
- Administrative records 8
- Articles 8
- Clippings (information artifacts) 8
- Financial records 8
- Jerusalem 8
- Jews -- Education 7
- Speeches (documents) 7
- Zionism -- United States 7
- Jewish children 6 + ∧ less
- Hebrew 16
- German 12
- French 9
- Yiddish 6
- Spanish; Castilian 4
- Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America 14
- Szold, Henrietta, 1860-1945 7
- Hadassah Medical Organization 6
- Jacobs, Rose G., 1888- 6
- Freund, Miriam K. (Miriam Kottler), 1906-1999 5
- Halprin, Rose Luria, 1896-1978 5
- Jacobson, Charlotte, 1914- 2010 5
- Meir, Golda, 1898-1978 5
- Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973 4
- Jewish Agency for Israel. Youth Aliyah Department 4
- Lindheim, Irma L., 1886- 4
- Magnes, J. L. (Judah Leon), 1877-1948 4
- Mann, Kalman Jacob, 1912- 4
- Pool, Tamar de Sola, 1893-1981 4
- Sharett, Moshe, 1894-1965 4
- Shulman, Rebecca Beldner, 1896-1997 4
- Universiṭah ha-ʻIvrit bi-Yerushalayim 4
- Bluestone, E. Michael (Ephraim Michael), 1891-1979 3
- Freier, Recha 3
- Greenberg, Marian G. (Marian Gerber), 1897-1987 3 + ∧ less