JCA: National Council of Jewish Women: Greater Detroit Section Records

Accession Number: 
UR001647
Extent: 
68 linear feet (88 MB, 19 OS)

The National Council of Jewish Women: Greater Detroit Section (NCJW-GDS), a philanthropic organization serving women and children in the Jewish and general communities, was founded in 1891 as the Jewish Woman's Club of Temple Beth El in Detroit.
In 1925, it affiliated with the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW, established in 1893) and became the National Council of Jewish Women, Detroit Section (now Greater Detroit Section). The group’s philanthropic mission remained to “promote kindness and helpfulness in general and to elevate the mental, moral and social status of young Jewish women in particular.” Over many decades NCJW-GDS has implemented many programs for child and family welfare, as well as social issues including women's rights. The NCJW-GDS Records document the activities of the organization from its inception, including administrative affairs and programming, and the role of the organization in the Detroit community.

Date: 
1891-2004
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