New York, Young Women’s Hebrew Association Of The City Of New York, 1917. Item #38582
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 6 pages; 23 cm. An event program. Includes list of officers, board of directors and dinner committee members, a menu, and lists of diners arranged both alphabetically and by table. The YWHA “founded in New York City on February 6, 1902 was the first independent YWHA. Earlier organizations of similar focus and name had existed only as auxiliaries to Young Men’s Hebrew Associations (YMHAs) , which had been founded as early as the 1850s. The new organization, founded at the home and under the leadership of Bella Unterberg, combined religious, social, and cultural recreational activities in a way that redefined the possibilities of Jewish communal life. Meant to serve the needs of young women, especially working girls, the New York YWHA’s synthesis of social and religious aims distinguished it from the YMHA, which sought to bring Jewish men together within a secular Americanized setting” (jwa.org 2017) . SUBJECT(S) : YWHA, Fundraisers. OCLC lists no holdings worldwide. Some rubbing. Slight toning. Minimal edgewear. Very good condition. Very Rare. (WOMEN-6-3).