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Young Judaea (Charleston, SC) collection

Identifier: Mss 1048

Collection Overview

Collection includes papers of the Henrietta Szold and Cecile Rubin Chapters of Young Judaea (Charleston, SC); black and white photograph (1951) from first annual Young Judaea Banquet and Dance; photocopy images of subsequent dances (1952-1953?); issues (1952-1956) of Emes, a publication of the Cecile Rubin Chapter of Young Judaea; and news clippings announcing re-activation of YJ in Charleston (1978) and YJ activities (1981, 1993). Two scrapbooks contain clippings, ephemera, award certificates, correspondence, member lists, chapter songs and photographs. The first scrapbook documents activities of the Henrietta Szold Chapter 1946-1947; the second scrapbook is a combination of material from the Henrietta Szold Chapter (1947-1949) and Cecile Rubin Chapter (1950-1951). Both scrapbooks were compiled by Sandra Lee Kahn Rosenblum.


  • Creation: 1946-1993
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1946-1956


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This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

Founded in the U.S in 1909 to support Zionism and the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine, Young Judaea (YJ) is the oldest Zionist youth movement in the United States. Sponsored by the women's Zionist organization, Hadassah, Young Judaea encourages Jewish youth (through clubs, conventions, camps, Israel programs, etc.) to become involved in social and educational activities and develop a sense of Jewish and Zionist identity. The first Young Judaea chapter in Charleston, SC, known as the Hannah Szenesh Club, was organized in 1945 by Mrs. Solomon L. Goldfarb. In 1947, the club was renamed the Henrietta Szold Chapter. The Cecile Rubin Chapter of Young Judaea formed in Charleston in 1950.


20 items

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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Sandra Lee Kahn Rosenblum.

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