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Hadassah, St. Cloud chapter records

Identifier: umja0089

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of meeting minutes, bulletins, membership lists, financial documents, and scrapbook pages with clippings and ephemera.


  • 1959-1995


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


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Biographical / Historical

When Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America was founded in New York in 1912, Israel was not yet a state. Yet founder Henrietta Szold called for practical Zionism as she began proactive fundraising to meet the health needs of Palestine's people. Hadassah eventually grew to a nationwide social advocacy group engaging Jewish women to effect change in support for the people of Israel; currently there are 330,000 members and supporters nationwide. Their mission as a volunteer organization is to inspire passion for and commitment to its partnership with the land and people of Israel.

The Hadassah St. Cloud chapter was formerly known as the Pine Grove chapter and was part of the Upper Midwest Region of Hadassahs. Over the years other Hadassah chapters were established throughout Minnesota, in Duluth, Hibbing/Chisholm, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and St. Cloud. The St. Cloud chapter fundraised for local hospitals, brought in speakers for events, and raised funds supporting Israel with annual events such as auctions and fashion shows.


1.55 Cubic Feet (2 boxes -- 1 Hollinger box and 1 Paige box)

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This collection consists of meeting minutes, bulletins, board materials, and a scrapbook from the St. Cloud Hadassah chapter.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest by an unknown donor.

Hadassah, St. Cloud chapter records, 1959-1995
Kate Dietrick
March 2017
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Revision Statements

  • December 2017: Collection added to to reflect newly found family materials

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives Collecting Area