1917The Hebrew Ladies Aid Association was incorporated.People and Communities, Jewish History, Local Organizations

The Hebrew Ladies Aid Association stated their purpose as, “promoting the general welfare, uplifting the minds, morally, intellectually and socially, of the Jewish community in Gloucester and environs; helping, aiding, assisting and encouraging deserving and worthy people, primarily those of Jewish affiliation, by giving or loaning the money without interest or charge; in general, rendering help or assistance to the worthy and needy within the power and scope of this organization; establishing and maintaining a place for a reading room, a library and social meeting rooms.” (Dunlap, 21)

Dunlap, Sarah V., editor. The Jewish Community of Cape Ann: An Oral History. Cape Ann Jewish Community Oral History Project, 1998.
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