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    • Ladies Auxiliary of the West Side Hebrew Institute in St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1915
    • Members of the Ladies Auxiliary pose outside of the West Side Hebrew Institute for this photograph. The West Side Hebrew Institute was one of the two earliest schools in St. Paul teaching Hebrew to Jewish children. The building was located at the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hadassah women teaching girls, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1946
    • The photograph depicts sewing instruction for young girls and women that Hadassah sponsored. Items sewed in-home were sent to Palestine. Pictured (left to right): Florence Kunin, Jacqueline Kunin, Myra Joy Golden, Betty Golden.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Minneapolis Funtennial at the Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1954
    • Bird's eye view of the Minneapolis Funtennial organized by Minneapolis Hadassah. One of the actions Hadassah supported was Youth Aliyah. Youth Aliyah began as a rescue and relief operation for children of Holocaust victims. These children were...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Jewish War Veteran's Auxiliary #166, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1950
    • Women in the Auxiliary were married to veterans who served in the U. S. military. The women fundraised and socialized together.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hadassah members collecting linens to send to Palestine, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1946-04
    • This photo features, from left to right: Mrs. Hy Berkman, Mrs. Joseph Stern and Wendy Heller gathering sheets and clothing to be sent to clinics and schools in Palestine. Founded in 1912, Hadassah is the second-oldest independent Jewish women's...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Old Ladies German Gesellschaft, St. Peter, Minnesota

    • 1905
    • Members of "The Old Ladies German Gesellschaft" in St. Peter. This women's club was founded in 1880. The women posed in this photograph to celebrate the organization's 25th anniversary. The names of the members are on the reverse side of the...
    • Nicollet County Historical Society
    • Hadassah Camp Association group, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1948-10-10
    • Photograph of members of the Hadassah Camp Association group. Pictured from left to right are: Gary Cohn, Evelyn Rosen, George Pacanowski, and Etta Fae Kozberg.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Purim party put on by Beher Cholem Women's Aid Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1932
    • Purim is a time for acting out and speaking up. The women of Kenesseth Israel's auxiliary did just that, appropriating men's garb, including a tallis (prayer shawl) and a cigarette to declare a minute of breaking away from accepted roles and...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Women's Christian Temperance Union Temple in Windom, Minnesota

    • 1900
    • An exterior view of a two story building that was built in 1892. The Women's Christian Temperance Union Temple (W. C. T. U.) was first used for lectures, and later used for purposes ranging from traveling shows to funerals.
    • Cottonwood County Historical Society
    • Volunteers at Mount Sinai Gift Shop, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1954?
    • Two members of the Mt. Sinai Women's Auxiliary pose in the gift shop holding a sign adverstising greeting cards. The Mt. Sinai Women's Auxiliary was formed a year prior to the opening of Mt Sinai Hospital, in 1950. The Auxiliary operated the snack...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Minneapolis Board of B'nai Brith Women, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1944
    • Photograph showing members of the Minneapolis Board of B'nai Brith Women posed outdoors. B'nai Brith Women was an international charitable organization founded in 1909 to give women a voice in B'nai Brith.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Junior Hadassah Manless Cabaret, Duluth, Minnesota

    • 1932
    • Participants in the Junior Hadassah Manless Cabaret, in costume, pose in the Spaulding Hotel Ballroom.
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Founders of Pioneer Women (Na'amat), Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1938
    • The founders of Pioneer Women, posed outdoors for this photograph. Pioneer Women was an international group of Labor-Zionist women who made Aaliyah to Palestine during the 1920s. They came with a feminist agenda, to be full partners in the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • St. Paul chapter of B'nai Brith Women, Donor Luncheon, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1955
    • Women seated at a long table set with tablecloths, floral centerpieces and candles. B'nai Brith Women was the women's division of B'nai Brith, the oldest Jewish service organization in existence. The St. Paul B. B. W. O. chapter held its annual...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hadassah Women at convention,  Atlantic City, New Jersey

    • 1948
    • From left to right: NA, Florence Kunin, NA, Sis Marks, Mary Lebedoff, NA, Fanny Brudney, Sadie Shapiro. Hadassah is the Women's Zionist organization of America. It was founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold. Hadassah is dedicated to supporting Israel...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hadassah women fundraising, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1946
    • This fundraiser was held in 1946, and featured a discussion of "Blueprints for the Future", the organization's planned expansion of medical services in Israel. Pictured left to right: Mrs. George Stillman, Mrs. Edward Sokol; and Mrs. Marshall...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hadassah luncheon, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1950
    • An unidentified woman chatting with Leah Barron (seated). This Hadassah-sponsored luncheon may have been an Interfaith Tea. The teas were carried on by Jewish and non-Jewish Women's groups interested in promoting cross-cultural education and...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hadassah rummage sale chairs, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1955
    • Portrait photograph of the chairwomen for the Hadassah rummage sales. The rummage sales were part of the fundraising efforts the Minneapolis Hadassah chapter. Money collected from fundraising efforts helped build the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hadassah supply shower, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1953
    • A group of women standing around a table set with cookies, cake and tea. An unidentified woman is sitting at the head of the table. The Hadassah Supply showers were popular events: members collected and contributed towels, sheets and other...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Governor Orville Freeman presenting state flag in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1958?
    • Governor Freeman and two Hadassah members holding a flag that is to be taken to Israel by Hadassah Women. From left to right: Mildred Rosen, Governor Orville Freeman, Mrs. I.E. Greenberg of Duluth. Rosen was a vice president of the Upper Midwest...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Florence Kunian Schoff, boarding El Al flight to Israel, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1952
    • Florence Kunian Schoff was a Hadassah leader for the Minneapolis Hadassah chapter, and an avid Zionist. Schoff made multiple trips to Israel on fact-finding tours related to Hadassah projects, which feature support for public health and hospital...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Minneapolis Funtennial at the Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1954
    • A bird's eye view of people attending the Funtennial which was Hadassah's largest fundraising event. Essentially, Funtennial was a large-scale community carnival, with arcade-type games, a queen contest, door prizes, dancing and booths with food...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hadassah member collecting for the Jewish National Fund, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1951
    • Hadassah members met in small and large groups to socialize and to raise money for Israel. The pushke, or canister, in the picture, could be found in many, if not most Jewish homes in the 1950s and 1960s. The blue and white canisters with the...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Young women members of the Sunshine Club in Virginia, Minnesota

    • 1918
    • The Sunshine Club of Virginia was a young women's service and social club. The club's Americanized name suggests the second generation's disposition to claim their American identity: first generation organization names would have likely been...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Hadassah members leaving on an Israel Bonds tour, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    • 1954
    • A group of women belonging to Hadassah standing in front of an airplane. The women leading Hadassah groups learned and exercised leadership skills as the result of their work fundraising and participating in Jewish and Zionist education. Hadassah...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Talmud Torah of Minneapolis, Ladies Auxiliary, Minnesota

    • 1955
    • Founded in 1911, the Ladies Auxiliary raised money for a variety Talmud Torah related functions by sponsoring dances and food and rummage sales. An early outcome of providing women with a role in Jewish education was a fortification of both Jewish...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Shabbat dinner table setting, St. Paul, Minnesota

    • 1949-03-21
    • Mt. Zion Women's Sisterhood members looking at a Shabbat dinner table setting. The women in the picture were publicizing the concept of the "Jewish Home Beautiful", which emphasized decorating the home, specifically the table settling, for each...
    • University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives
    • Woodstock Guards of Loyalty, Woodstock, Minnesota

    • 1918-07-04
    • Women's organization, the Woodstock Guards of Loyalty, posing in uniform on the steps of the Pipestone County Courthouse. The purpose of the group was to band the ladies together to assist in carrying on the work of the men who were called to the...
    • Pipestone County Historical Society

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