Hebrew Benevolent Society Papers


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The Hebrew Benevolent Society Papers collection consists of records related to the Hebrew Benevolent Society which functioned under the Congregation of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim in Charleston, South Carolina. Incorporated in 1830, it is known to have assisted in burial of the dead, help for the poor, and medical help to the ill. The digitized portion of the collection currently includes a Meeting minutes volume kept by the Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society of Charleston, South Carolina from 1869-1915. The volume contains sporadic entries regarding all Society business, data on constitutions, finances, membership, aid given by the Society. The volume also includes resolutions on the deaths of members including that of Miss Sally Lopez, founder of the Society. The finding aid to the complete physical collection also includes meeting minutes, financial records, and other documentary materials related to the Hebrew Benevolent Society of Charleston, South Carolina.

Finding Aid

This collection was digitized and made freely available online through the generous support of theĀ Council on Library and Information Resources.


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