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Dates:  1990-1996, undated

Creator:  AMIT Women. Savannah Chapter (Ga.)

Summary/Abstract:  This collection consists of the records of the AMIT Women (Savannah, Ga. Chapter), a Zionist organization for women founded in 1925.

Quantity/Physical Description: 0.2 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  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 357, AMIT Women, Savannah Chapter Records, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Acquisition:  Gift of AMIT Women, Savannah Chapter, 1996.

Custodial History:  The AMIT Women, Savannah Chapter Records are part of the Savannah Jewish Archives that were transferred from the Georgia Historical Society to the Breman Museum in 2015.

Separated Material:  Oversize Materials, photographs

Processed by:  Valerie Frey and Luciana Spracher, 2003; Lynette Stoudt, 2003; Lindsay Resnick, 2016.

Arrangement:  The files are arranged alphabetically by subject; within each folder the items are arranged chronologically.

Biographical/Historical Note: AMIT Women, a Zionist organization, was established as “Mizrachi” on May 10, 1925 by Bessie Gotsfield and a group of women interested in aiding disadvantaged children in Israel. Care provided for the youth in question may include housing, food, clothing, education, and counseling. AMIT is an international organization consisting of 500 chapters across the United States. It is connected with the Mizrachi ideological and educational movement based on the motto of “Am Yisrael B’Eretz Israel al pi Torat Israel” or ”The Jewish People in the Land of Israel living according to the Torah of Israel.” The name “AMIT” means “friend” in Hebrew and also stands for “AMericans, Israel, and Torah.”

A history included in the collection states that the Savannah Chapter of AMIT Women has a membership of about 125 women and meets three or four times per year. This information, however, is undated.

Scope and Content: The AMIT Women, Savannah Chapter Records consist of five folders containing administrative records of the Savannah chapter. The collection includes meeting agendas, minutes, membership lists, and a brief history of the national organization. The miscellaneous folder includes correspondence and an undated news clipping.

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