Finding aid for the Jewish Women International, Cleveland Chapter Records

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Jewish Women International, Cleveland Chapter
Title: Jewish Women International, Cleveland Chapter Records
Dates: 1947-1993
Extent: 1.00 linear feet (3 containers)
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.
MS Number MS 4832
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English