On November 29th, 2022 Melanie Meyers, Chair of Collections and Engagement, and Tamar Zeffren, Director of Archival Partnerships, hosted an exploration of the history of American Jewish philanthropy.
Below Meyers and Zeffren use meaningful items from the AJHS collections to illuminate the fascinating and complex chronicle of charitable giving in the United States.
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Topics covered in this program: 19th Century Immigration, Mutual Aid Societies, Philanthropy
AJHS collections & books related to this topic: National Committee for the Relief of Sufferers, Seligman Solomon Society, People’s Relief Committee for Jewish War Sufferers, North American Relief Society for Indigent Jews in Jerusalem, UJA Federation, National Jewish Welfare Board, Avi Chai Foundation, Bronfman Foundation and Fellowship.