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1Title:  Jewish Women International, Cleveland Chapter Records     
 Creator:  Jewish Women International, Cleveland Chapter 
 Dates:  1947-1993 
 Abstract:  The first Cleveland, Ohio, chapter of B'nai B'rith Women, the original name of Jewish Women International, was founded in 1933. During the 1930s and 1940s, eleven more chapters were created, with one more in the 1950s. Cleveland area chapters assisted in the organization of Women's District Grand Lodge No. 2. The district was headed by Clevelanders Mrs. David Copland in 1936 and Lydia Woldman in 1940. Declining numbers in the 1980s caused a restructuring of the local chapters, combining 12 chapters into one new chapter, #1736. In 1995, the organization changed its name to Jewish Women International. The collection consists of minutes, newsletters, programs, newspaper clippings, certificates, and scrapbooks. 
 Call #:  MS 4832 
 Extent:  1.00 linear feet (3 containers) 
 Subjects:  Jewish Women International (Organization) Cleveland Chapter. | Jewish women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Charities. | Women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. | Charities -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women in charitable work -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women volunteers in social service -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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2Title:  Jewish Women International, Cleveland Chapter Records, Series II     
 Creator:  Jewish Women International, Cleveland Chapter 
 Dates:  1955-1983 
 Abstract:  The first Cleveland, Ohio, chapter of B'nai B'rith Women--the original name of Jewish Women International--was founded in 1933. In 1995, the organization changed its name to Jewish Women International. Prominent issues addressed by Jewish Women International include anti-Semitism, reproductive rights, and domestic violence. The collection consists of agendas, applications, brochures, certificates, correspondence, lists, scrapbooks, scripts, and speeches. 
 Call #:  MS 5007 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Jewish Women International (Organization). Cleveland Chapter. | Jewish women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Charities. | Women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. | Charities -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women in charitable work -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women volunteers in social service -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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3Title:  Jewish Women International, Cleveland Chapter Records, Series III     
 Creator:  Jewish Women International, Cleveland Chapter 
 Dates:  1946-1989 
 Abstract:  Jewish Women International (f. 1897) began in San Francisco to promote social activities among B'nai B'rith families. The first B'nai B'rith auxiliary was founded in 1909, and auxiliaries grew rapidly in the 1920s and 1930s to 178 groups and over 17,000 members reaching a peak in the 1950s with 600 chapters. In 1963 B'nai B'rith Women became an independent organization. The organization's mission has adapted to changing issues facing women, children, and families, including anti-Semitism, reproductive rights, and domestic violence. In 1995 the organization changed its name to Jewish Women International. In Cleveland, Ohio, the first chapter of B'nai B'rith Women was the Heights Chapter #119, founded in 1933, followed one month later by the Cleveland Chapter #121. During the 1930s and 1940s eleven more chapters were created, with one more in the 1950s. In addition, Cleveland chapters assisted in the organization of Women's District Grand Lodge No. 2, which included several midwestern states. The district was headed by Clevelanders Mrs. David Copland in 1936 and Lydia Woldman in 1940. In 1953, Woldman also served as president of the Women's Supreme Council, the national body which coordinated 620 chapters. Declining numbers in the 1980s caused a restructuring of the local chapters, combining twelve chapters into one new chapter, #1736, consisting of 1,500 women. The collection consists of announcements, bulletins, correspondence, budgets, flyers, invitations, lists, minutes, programs, and speeches. 
 Call #:  MS 5141 
 Extent:  0.60 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  Charities -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jewish women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. | Jewish Women International (Organization). Cleveland Chapter. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Charities. | Women -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. | Women in charitable work -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women volunteers in social service -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
 
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