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Date Span:  1959 - 2006

Creator:  Southern Branch Women’s League for Conservative Judaism

Summary/Abstract:  In 1958, this branch began as a branch in training.  Eleven Sisterhoods participated in the first conference in 1959 with Phyllis Weinstein was chosen as leader.  The Women’s League officially accepted the branch at the 1960 Convention.  The mission is to serve as a connection between Women’s League and its affiliates and members and to provide services that will strengthen Sisterhoods.

Quantity/Physical Description: 8 linear feet

Language(s):  English

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on Use:  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.  Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 230, Southern Branch Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Processed by: Mickey Harvey (April 2013)

Arrangement:  The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by subject, folder materials arranged in donor order.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Southern Branch, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism was formed as a "Branch in Training" in 1958.  Southern Branch Women’s League for Conservative Judaism was organized to further the preservation of traditional Judaism and recognized that the home, the synagogue and its religious school are necessary to reach those goals.  The Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is a religious organization affiliated with the Conservative Movement and recognizes its responsibility to its membership to formulate ideas of leadership. The first sisterhood to affiliate with the newly organized Southern Branch in Training was Ahavath Achim.  They held their first conference in 1959 in Nashville, TN, with eleven Sisterhoods participating.  At this meeting the women elected Phyllis Weinstein as leader/president.  The National Women’s League officially accepted the Southern Branch organization at the 1960 Convention. The first fall board meeting took place in Birmingham, AL, featuring a formal board and Speakers Training with then National past President Helen Sussman.  The first conference as a Branch was in Columbus, GA, which Shearith Israel Sisterhood hosted.  The first organization conference began a "Decade of Dedication". Atlanta was the site of the next conference.  Ahavath  Achim and Beth El sisterhoods were conference hosts.  The preceding conference was a two-day Leadership Training Course given by National President Helen Sussman. By 1970 membership had grown to 4000.  The organization continues to grow and change.  In 2007, they changed the organization name and became Southern Region.  Today they have affiliates in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee with 25 Sisterhood affiliates. Conferences are held in many cities such as: Asheville, Charleston, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Columbia, Columbus, Greenville-Spartanburg, Knoxville, Macon, Marietta, Memphis, Mobile, Nashville, New Orleans, and Savannah.

Scope and Content:  Researchers examining Southern Branch Women’s League for Conservative Judaism can gain greater insight into conservative Jewish women’s organization and club participation in the south and nationally.  The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by subject, folder materials arranged in donor order.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Ahavas Chesed Congregation, Dauphin Street Synagogue 1987
2 Annual Southern Branch Conferences 1959 - 1963
3 Archives 1986 – 1988
4 Archives, Debbie Sharpiro 1997 – 2005
5 Area Coordinators 1982
6 Ba’Olam. “In the World.” 1981 – 1985
7 Beth Shalom, Atlanta 1995
8 Biennial Convention 1992
9 Biennial Convention, part 1 1990
10 Biennial Convention, part 2 1990
11 Board Conference Workshop, “Sisterhood over 200” 1978
12 Board Meeting 1981
13 Board Meeting Agendas 1978 – 1979
14 Board Meeting Business 1979 – 1982
15 Board Meeting Minutes Notices and Agendas 1964
16 Branch Affiliation & Retention 1979 – 1983
17 Branch Board Meeting 1976 - 1979
18 Branch Board Meeting Minutes 1972 – 1976
19 Branch Budgets 1972 – 1990
20 Branch Budget & Fiscal Matters 1979 – 1981
21 Branch Budget Committees 1972 – 1981
22 Branch Bulletins 1976 – 1986
23 Branch By-Laws & National Policy 1981 – 1983
24 Branch Conference 1981
25 Branch Conference 1984 – 1986
26 Branch Conference Asheville, N.C 1984
27 Branch Conference Asheville, N.C 1988
28 Branch Conference Atlanta, GA 1968 – 1970
29 Branch Conference Birmingham, AL 1962
30 Branch Conference Birmingham, AL 1975
31 Branch Conference Budget 1971 - 1978
32 Branch Conference Charleston, SC 1968
33 Branch Conference Charleston, SC. 1981
2 1 Branch Conference Charlotte, NC 1987
2 Branch Conference Chattanooga, TN 1982
3 Branch Conference Columbia, SC 1977
4 Branch Conference Delegates Chattanooga, TN 1967
5 Branch Conference Greenville-Spartanburg, SC 1976
6 Branch Conference Knoxville-Oak Ridge, TN 1974
7 Branch Conference Macon, GA 1979
8 Branch Conference Marietta, GA 1989
9 Branch Conference Memphis, TN 1970
10 Branch Conference Memphis, TN 1986
11 Branch Conference Mobile, AL 1978
12 Branch Conference Montgomery, AL 1985
13 Branch Conference Nashville, TN 1972
14 Branch Conference New Orleans, LA 1980
15 Branch Conference Oak Ridge, TN 1990
16 Branch Conference Pensacola, FL 1983
17 Branch Conference Savannah, GA 1972
18 Branch Conference Savannah, GA 1975
19 Branch Conference Credentials 1959 – 1974
20 Branch Conference Minutes 1959 – 1971
21 Branch Conference Minutes 1972 – 1988
22 Branch Conference Minutes 1978 – 1980
23 Branch Conference Minutes 1981 – 1983
24 Branch Constitution 1961
25 Branch Correspondence 1980 – 1982
26 Branch Directors 1965 – 1992
27 Branch Education Awards 1981
28 Branch Historian 1968 – 1974
29 Branch Membership Awards 1981
30 Branch Miscellaneous, no date. no date
31 Branch President, Charlot Karesh 1974 – 1976
3 1 Branch President’s Notebook 1972 – 1974
2 Branch President’s Report 1961 – 1984
3 Budget 1960 – 1969
4 Budget 1970 – 1975
5 Budget 1996 – 1997
6 By-Laws 1966 – 1981
7 By-Laws 1973 – 1981
8 Celebration 33 1981
9 Cohen, Rae Alice 1997
10 Conference 1963 - 1967
11 Conference 1983
12 Conference, part 1 1995
13 Conference, part 2 1995
14 Conference Atlanta 1989
15 Conference Atlanta Barbara Wiston 1990
16 Conference Birmingham June Schwartz 1994
17 Conference Dates, etc. 1981 – 1983
18 Conference Income 1980 – 1981
19 Conference Materials National Mailings 1972 – 1973
20 Conference National Women’s League 1964 – 1968
21 Conference Temple Israel 1987
22 Conference West End Sisterhood Nashville 1988
4 1 Conference Workshops, Youth activities 1968 – 1975
2 Convention Walking the Path of Understanding 1994
3 Correspondence 1962 – 1974
4 Correspondence 1982 – 1984
5 Correspondence 1983 – 1994
6 Correspondence Branch Conference, Dr. Cohen, 1975
7 Correspondence miscellaneous No date
8 Credentials Chairman: Betty Maskewitz, Margie Astren, Goldie Ziff 1975 – 1983
9 Death, Perspectives on Dying No date
10 Delegate Kit, Asheville, NC 1984
11 Directory 1992 -  1994
12 Education 1980 – 1981
13 Education and Membership Awards given at Branch Conference 1976 – 1980
14 Education and Membership Awards Harriet Schaeffer, Chairman 1978 – 1981
15 Evaluations 1964 – 1970
16 Executive Committee 2001 – 2003
17 Executive Committee Meeting 1982
18 Expense Voucher Branch Budgets 1982 – 1984
19 Financial / Per Capital 1988 – 1991
20 History of the Jewish Community in New Orleans 1968
21 Huppah Project 1996
22 Installation Script 1998 – 2002
23 Kahilat Shalva Arad, Sister Community 1986 – 1990
24 Kehillat Shalva 1982 – 1984
25 Kol HaDarom 1994 – 1998
26 Kolot Bik’dushah 1996
27 Leadership 1989 – 1990
28 Leadership Training Program 1966
29 Light of Torah 1987 – 1994
30 Light of Torah 1995 – 2006
31 Light of Torah Awards 1989 – 1994
32 Light of Torah Awards 1990 – 1995
33 Maariv Services Conferences 1970 – 1989
34 Mailings Charlot M. Karesh 1974 - 1976
35 Membership 1983
36 Minutes of past Board Meetings 1976 – 1984
5 1 Miscellaneous 1982 – 1998
2 Miscellaneous 1998 - 2002
3 Miscellaneous No date
4 National “Away” Board Meeting in Atlanta 1987
5 National Convention 1980
6 National Women’s League Directory. 1965 – 1985
7 National Women’s League Jubilee Questionnaire 1949
8 National Women’s League of United Synagogue of America 1965 – 1975
9 New Release, honoring T.D. “Dick” Blumenthal 1975
10 Noah Principles, Manual Schedule 1991 – 1992
11 Overseas (Israel) Sister Group 1980 – 1982
12 Pamphlets 1963 – 1985
13 Parallel Activity Chairwomen 1987
14 Per Capital Paid and Rebates 1968 – 1975
15 Phyllis Grusin Weinstein Award Correspondence 1973 – 1993
16 Policy – By-Laws 1968 – 1972
17 President 1986 – 1988
18 President 1992 – 1994
19 President 1994 – 1996
20 President’s Annual Report 1987
21 President’s Annual Report 1987 – 1988
22 President’s Annual Report 1993 – 1997
23 President’s Conference Report 1971 - 1981
6 1 President’s Conference Report 1971 - 1982
2 President’s Conference Reports 1983 – 1994
3 President’s Conference Reports 1989 - 1990
4 President’s Notebook, Barbara Wiston 1994 – 1996
5 President’s Notebook, Fran Silva 1976 – 1978
6 President’s Notebook, Fran Silva 1976 – 1978
7 President’s Papers Beverly Kaiman 1982 – 1983
8 President’s Papers Myra Hoffman
9 President’s Papers Phyllis Sollod 1987 - 1990
10 President’s Report Spring Conference  2000
11 Proceedings 1958 – 1960
12 Publications 1991 – 2004
13 Report on Branch Conferences
14 Report on Conference 1968 – 1985
15 Resolution Committee 1975 – 1983
16 Resolutions Committee from Spring Conferences 1959 – 1993
17 Sample Letters 1983
18 Scrapbook 1959 – 1990
19 Scrapbook 1970
20 Scrapbook 1971
21 Scrapbook 1974
22 Scrapbook 1974
7 1 Scrapbook 1975 – 1977
2 Scrapbook 1978
3 Scrapbook 1978 – 1981
4 Scrapbook 1986
5 Scrapbook of Programs 1959 – 1996
6 Scrapbook Southern Branch 1961 – 1976
7 Sisterhood Officers 1986 – 1988
8 Sisterhood Presidents’ Report, Spring Conference, Charlotte, NC 2001
9 Social Action Correspondence  1960 – 1968
10 Social Action Israel Affairs 1973 – 1975
11 Southern Accent 1959 – 1975
12 Southern Accent 1959 - 1976
13 Southern Accent 1976 - 1992
14 Southern Accent 1976 – 1994
15 Southern Branch Board Meetings 1981 – 2000
16 Southern Branch Conference Columbia, SC 1977 – 1981
17 Southern Branch Conference Connie Tolmas 1985
18 Southern Branch Conference Memphis, TN 1968
19 Southern Branch in Training 1958 – 1960
20 Southern Branch in Training 1959 – 1960
21 Southern Branch National Women’s League of the United Synagogue of America 1961 – 1966
22 Speakers Bureau 1982 – 1983
8 1 Speeches 1960 – 1974
2 Spring Conference 1965 - 1975
3 Spring Conference 1975 - 1977
4 Spring Conference 1976 – 1977
5 Spring Conference 1980
6 Spring Conference 1982
7 Spring Conference 1984
8 Spring Conference 1987 - 1988
9 Spring Conference 1990 – 1996
10 Spring Conference 1994
11 Spring Conference 1997 - 2000
12 Spring Conference 2001 – 2004
13 Spring Conference Budget 1974
14 Spring Conference Oak Ridge, TN, part 1 1990
15 Spring Conference Oak Ridge, TN part 2 1990
16 Spring Conference President’s Reports 1988 – 1989
17 Spring Conference Yom Hazi Karon, Remembrance Day 2006
18 Summer Board Meetings 1980 – 1983
19 Summer Board Meetings 1982 - 1992
20 Summer Board Meetings Charleston, SC, 2000 - 2002
21 Torah Fund Residence Hall and Correspondence 1975 – 1983
22 Torah Fund Residence Hall Correspondence 1958 – 1972
23 Youth Correspondence 1963 – 1968

 

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