AMIT Women (Savannah, Ga. Chapter) Records
Scope and Contents
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.
- 1990 - 1996
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.
Conditions Governing 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 Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
Biographical / Historical
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.
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Language of Materials
The files are arranged alphabetically by subject; within each folder the items are arranged chronologically.
The AMIT Women (Savannah, Ga. Chapter) Records are part of the Savannah Jewish Archives that were transferred from the Georgia Historical Society to the Breman Museum in 2015.
Oversize Materials, photographs
Gift of AMIT Women, Savannah Chapter, 1996.
Processed by Valerie Frey and Luciana Spracher, 2003; Lynette Stoudt, 2003; Lindsay Resnick, 2016.
- AMIT Women (Savannah, Ga. chapter) Records, Mss 357
- Valerie Frey and Luciana Spracher, 2003; Lynette Stoudt, 2003; Lindsay Resnick, 2016.
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Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository
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