Cultural Work, Fraternalism, Inner Life- Material for a Discussion
- Cultural Work, Fraternalism, Inner Life- Material for a Discussion
- Title (Yiddish):
- קולטורעל־ארבּעט, פראטערנאליזם אינערלעכער לעבּן
- Romanized Title (Yiddish):
- Kultur-arbet fraternalizm inerlekhe leben- Material far a diskusiye
- International Workers’ Order (IWO) and Jewish People's Fraternal Order (JPFO)
- Cold War
Conferences, Conventions, Meetings
- Maymudes, Abraham
- Creator (Yiddish):
- מאימודעס, א
- Bronx, New York, New York, United States
- Address (Creator):
- 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
- Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order of the I.W.O. (U.S.)
- "Culture Work Fraternalism in Inner LIfe-: Materiel for Discussion. Given as a Speech at Bronx County Convention.
- Work Type:
- printed ephemera
political ideologies and attitudes
- Culture Front- Organizing
IWO JPFO Organizational History
Fraternal Orders- Lodges, Activities
Postwar Jewish Culture- U.S.
Postwar Order and Social Contract
- In Yiddish. 6 pages. Notes on top say "For Itche" in Yiddish, and "File Bronx" in English. Speech for Bronx County Convention, reprinted as a pamphlet, probably for branch discussions. Material regarding culture ranges from ideological (quoting Olgin on the importance of cultural work animated by the latest and best knowledge and understanding) to practical (setting up a culture committee for the borough, not starting meetings too late, creating a dedicated money stream for cultural activities), and using culture to reach out to the broader community. Emphasizes that the Ordn is a fraternal organization above all. Gives a 'ten commandments' of fraternalism. These include the importance of setting a friendly tone, welcoming new members, socializing outside the Ordn activities, expressing concern for the sick and the impoverished, and comforting bereaved members and their families. Other suggestions include group birthday celebrations, family evenings, etc.
- Articulation of Yiddishe Culture Work and fraternalism by a reporter for the Morgn Freiheit
- The Jewish People’s Fraternal Order was the largest ‘national’ section of the International Workers Order (IWO) which focused on cultural awareness and celebration, mutual support especially in health insurance coverage, and anti-fascist activities. The IWO also gave particular emphasis to supporting the rights and interests of African Americans. Documents include language and representations which comprise the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that Cornell University or its staff endorse or approve of negative representations or stereotypes presented.
- Cite As:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records #5276. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
- Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University
- Archival Collection:
- International Workers Order (IWO) Records, 1915-2002 (KCL05276)
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