Item 265366. PURIM BALL: GIVEN BY THE FEDERATED JEWISH CHARITIES OF BOSTON TO CELEBRATE THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE UNITED HEBREW BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION: MARCH 5, 1914
Item 265366. PURIM BALL: GIVEN BY THE FEDERATED JEWISH CHARITIES OF BOSTON TO CELEBRATE THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE UNITED HEBREW BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION: MARCH 5, 1914
Item 265366. PURIM BALL: GIVEN BY THE FEDERATED JEWISH CHARITIES OF BOSTON TO CELEBRATE THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE UNITED HEBREW BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION: MARCH 5, 1914

PURIM BALL: GIVEN BY THE FEDERATED JEWISH CHARITIES OF BOSTON TO CELEBRATE THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE UNITED HEBREW BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION: MARCH 5, 1914

[Boston]: Federated Jewish Charities of Boston, 1914. Very Good. Item #41676

First edition. Original cloth with gilt title and photo on cover as issued. 8vo, 189 pages. Includes three photographs as well as concert program, solicited short general essays on charity, and historical essays on member organizations and their social service missions. “In 1864, 26 congregants of Boston’s Adath Israel (now Temple Israel) and Ohabei Shalom held a meeting to launch the United Hebrew Benevolent Association (UHBA). The founders, many of whom were merchants and manufacturers, joined together in response to the growing number of Jewish immigrants arriving from Eastern Europe. Recognizing a cultural and economic divide between these newcomers and the earlier generations of Jewish immigrants from Central Europe, they sought ‘to secure if possible the cooperation of the Jews of every nationality residing in or near Boston’ and ‘to dispense the charities of the Israelitish persuasion with a greater degree of system and effectiveness than has heretofore prevailed.’ Members paid annual dues, though records were not kept. People in need applied to UHBA officers at their places of business for cash gifts or loans. Beginning in 1869, the UHBA began holding social events to raise funds, hosting a Purim Ball and annual picnics and banquets.” (jewishheritagecenter) OCLC: 1038089799, OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Boston Pub Lib, Univ Bibl Johann Christian Senckenberg).Spine rebacked, slight staining on first few pages. Good Condition overall. Rare. (AMR-69-4-5) xx.

Price: $300.00

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