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Tzedakah: A Community of Caring Women in the Washington Area, 1899-1948

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Title

Tzedakah: A Community of Caring Women in the Washington Area, 1899-1948

Subject

Jewish history, life, and culture
History
Immigration & society

Description

Tzedakah highlights the prominent role Jewish women have played in the humanitarian history of Washington, DC. Their tradition of community service was based on the Jewish religious principle of Tzedakah - an obligation to help others, and was reinforced by the need to help waves of newly arrived immigrants gain a footing in the United States.

As Jewish women began to organize, they played a more active role in their synagogues, and in politics. Members of Hadassa, a prominent Jewish women's organization, were among the groups advocating for women's suffrage leading up to the passage of the 19th amendment.

"Video on women in the Jewish community of Washington, DC. Shown at the 23rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy."

Tzedakah - the religious obligation to help others.

Hadassa

Creator

McBride, Esther

Source

Grant - 95-03-01

Publisher

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, DC

Date

1996

Rights

Copyright Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, DC 1996

Format

VHS

Language

English

Type

Documentary

Identifier

01.03.1995
4

Coverage

Citywide

Moving Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

VHS

Duration

00:10:10

Compression

.mpg

Producer

McBride, Esther

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