Finding aid for the Na'amat USA, Cleveland Council Photographs

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Na'amat USA, Cleveland Council
Title: Na'amat USA, Cleveland Council Photographs
Dates: 1937-1986
Extent: 0.30 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: Na'amat USA is a Labor Zionist women's organization originally called Pioneer Women. The Cleveland Council was founded in 1926, one year after the national organization came into being. As the organization grew, it was divided into numbered chapters. At its peak, there were fourteen chapters. In 1999, there were four chapters in the Cleveland Council, serving 650 women. Pioneer Women was organized to provide training, educational services, and social services to women, children, and families in Palestine. The Cleveland Council raised funds and sponsored programs that informed the Cleveland, Ohio, community of social service and educational needs in Israel. The national organization also promoted Habonim, a youth organization, and sponsored Jewish and cultural activities. In 1985 the name Pioneer Women was changed to Naع'mat USA, in order to more closely match its sister organization in Israel, Na'amat. The collection consists of 93 individual and group portraits of members, including individual portraits of Clevelanders Sara Halperin and Rose Kaufman, and Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. Also included are views of the Lod Children's Center in Israel, its groundbreaking and dedication; and the Children's Home in Holon, also in Israel. Other views depict group activities, national conventions, other projects and programs in Israel and the United States, and the 60th anniversary celebration.
PG Number PG 501
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English