Hadassah Seattle Chapter photograph collection, 1953-circa 1990  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Seattle Chapter
Hadassah Seattle Chapter photograph collection
1953-circa 1990 (inclusive)
205 photographic prints, 144 negatives (2 boxes) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
Activities of a Jewish women's group, the Hadassah Seattle Chapter
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
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Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

Hadassah, a Jewish women's organization, was founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold with the goal of fostering Zionist ideals in America through education, and to begin public health nursing and nurses' training in Palestine. Mrs. Gisell Herzog of Montreal, on a visit to Seattle, founded the Seattle chapter of Hadassah in April 1923. Early Seattle chapters were named B'not Jacob, (Daughters of Jacob), Queen Esther, and Deborah.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Activities of the Hadassah Seattle Chapter, a Jewish women's group, including Installation, donor luncheon, Nearly New Shop, and Bigger Gifts dinner.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

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Restrictions on Use

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top


Container(s) Description Dates
1/1 Women at event, probably held in Hadassah member's home
8 negatives, 7 accompanying prints
circa 1950s
1/2 Rummage sale
5 prints
circa 1950s
1/3 1953 pledge dinner, yearbook committee, and other activities
22 prints
1953, circa 1950s
1/4 Donor luncheon
3 prints
1/5 Hadassah Nearly New Shop
2 prints
Includes Helen Feinberg and Fortuna Eskenazi.
1/6 Activities at Bigger Gifts event
17 prints
Fall 1988
1/7 Unidentified Hadassah event
27 color negatives, 29 black & white negatives, 3 prints
One woman is identified as Esther Caplan.
circa 1980s
1/8 Unidentified Hadassah event
15 color negatives : on negative disc for Kodak disc camera
circa 1980s
1/9 Hadassah Spring Conference
20 color negatives, 17 prints
2/1 Bigger Gifts event
8 color negatives, 30 prints
2/2 Award Ceremony NTI Convention
1 print
2/3 Bigger Gifts event
2 black & white negatives, 28 prints
2/4 Seattle installation, probably of new officers
7 prints
Identified: Anne Marie Pattes; Elizabeth Orenstein.
2/5 Mt. Scopus Installation at Sand Point Naval Base Officers Club
2 print
Identified people: Ruth Jaevski; Jaye (Jeannette) Smith; Mila Eisenhardt; Lela Berman; Dr. Ruth Jacobi.
June 1987
2/6 Donor Tea at Sand Point Naval Base Officers Club
5 prints
Includes the presentation of life memberships to Abba and Ida Taratuta, former Soviet Refuseniks. Others identified: Chair of Donor Tea, Jackie Symmes; Joan Florsheim, Seattle Action for Soviet Jewry; Julie Morris; Phyllis Levinson, Regional President; Shainie Schuffler, President of Seattle Chapter.
March 21, 1988
2/7 Hadassah Hospital Booth at 40th Anniversary Celebration, Stroum Jewish Community Center
4 prints
April 24, 1988
2/8 Activities at Bigger Gifts event
22 prints
2/9 Hadassah Installation
35 mm color negatives, 12 prints
2/10 Hadassah 70th Year celebration, including fashion show
18 prints
circa 1990s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Women religious Zionists--Washington (State)--Seattle--Photographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. Seattle Chapter--Photographs
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographic prints
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Washington State Jewish Archives (University of Washington)

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)