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B'nai B'rith Girls Deborah Chapter #1358 (Atlanta, Ga.) Records

Identifier: Mss 050

Scope and Contents

Researchers studying the records of the Deborah Chapter of B'nai B'rith Girls will gain insight into young Jewish women's organizations in Atlanta. All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1964 - 1967


Biographical / Historical

B'nai B'rith Girls, or BBG, is the women's order of BBYO, an international youth-led high school sorority for Jewish youth, and the male brother order is the Aleph Zadik Aleph. BBG was found by Anita Perlman, also known as 'Ma'. BBG, as it is known today has tens of thousands of members in chapters worldwide, including chapters in the United States, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Israel, Turkey, Ireland, Serbia, France and Canada. Guidelines are laid out in a book called the "Red Book." The Deborah Chapter of B'nai B'rith Girls and B'nai B'rith Youth Organization was located in Atlanta and was part of The Gate City Lodge and District 5.


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The B'nai B'rith Girls (BBG) was officially established in 1944 under the umbrella of the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO). The Deborah Chapter was the Atlanta chapter of BBG. The records consist of correspondence, newsletters, reports, newspaper articles and membership records.

Related Materials

Mss 022, Hadassah Southeastern Region Records Mss 029, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization – Atlanta Chapter A.Z.A. 134 Records Mss 036, Jewish Educational Loan Fund Records Mss 042, The Temple Sisterhood Records Mss 044, Joseph Bach Family Papers

Separated Materials

Photographs removed to visual arts collection.

B'nai B'rith Girls Deborah Chapter #1358 (Atlanta, Ga.) Records
Erin L Wright
June 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Repository

1440 Spring St. NW
Atlanta Georgia 30309 United States