Charleston Chapter #143 of Aleph Zadik Aleph (Charleston, S.C.) records
The collection consists of materials documenting the activities of the Charleston chapter of AZA during the early 1950s. Included are issues of the chapter's Chaza newsletter, correspondence, AZA manuals on ceremonies and officer responsibilities, pledge tests and training booklets, convention programs and applications, event programs and tickets, and membership cards.
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Materials in English
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Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), an all-male Jewish youth organization, was founded in 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska. The group was adopted by B'nai B'rith International as its official youth program in 1925 and became an international organization in 1926. AZA's Charleston chapter #143 was founded in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1931, as part of the organization's southern region. By its tenth anniversary in 1933, AZA had 100 chapters in the Unites States. In 1944, B'nai B'rith Girls (BBG) was officially established and B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) was created to govern both groups.
0.5 linear feet (1 document box)
Correspondence, newsletters, manuals, pledge tests and training booklets, and ephemera relating to Charleston chapter #143 of Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), an all-male Jewish youth organization.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Materials donated in 2011 by Jack Karesh.
Processed by Amy Lazarus, July 2015.
- Aleph Zadik Aleph. Charleston Chapter #143 (Charleston, S.C.)
- B'nai B'rith
- Fraternal organizations -- South Carolina -- Charleston
- Jewish youth -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Societies and clubs
- bylaws (administrative records)
- manuals (instructional materials)
- membership cards
- programs (documents)
- training manuals
- Karesh, Jack (Donor, Person)
- Inventory of the Charleston Chapter #143 of Aleph Zadik Aleph (Charleston, S.C.) records, 1947-1958
- Processed by: Amy Lazarus; machine-readable finding aid created by: Amy Lazarus
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