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Hebrew Benevolent Association of Camden, South Carolina, records

Identifier: Mss 1034-056

Collection Overview

The collection consists of envelopes and stationery with the association's letterhead; 5 receipts, each including fees for "Temple Dues" "Sisterhood" "Cemetery" and "Rabbi." Two are completed. One is filled out for Julian Eichel in the amount of $200.00 and one for Mr. Norman Baum in the amount of $20.00. It also includes a blank title to a cemetery lot at Beth El Cemetery, Camden, S.C.; and 2 copies of a typescript created by M.H. Heyman and retyped in July 2000, detailing the formation and activities of the association (includes meeting notes to help form an outline of its history). The envelopes, receipts, and title are undated.


  • Creation: 1900s-2000


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This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

In 1877 a group of Jews in Camden, S.C. petitioned to formally organize into the Hebrew Benevolent Association; with its purpose being to promote Judaism, help the poor, visit the sick, bury the dead, etc. They were chartered on October 14, 1877. The association was governed by a constitution and by-laws along with the elected offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. It raised funds through membership fees, gifts, and donations. They can be credited with establishing a cemetery, the Sabbath school, and converting an old Catholic church into the Beth-El Temple.


1 folder (6 items) ; 18-20 cm.

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Acquisitions Information

Materials donated by Garry Baum.

inventory of the Hebrew Benevolent Association of Camden, South Carolina, Records, 1900s-2000
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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