Rubin Saltzman to All Branches of the Jewish People's Fraternal Order about Relief for the Elderly, ca. 1951 Tsu ale brentshes fun dem Yidishn Fraternaln Folks-Ordn צו אלע ברענטשעס פון דעם אידישן פראטערנאלן פאָלקס־אָרדן
In Yiddish. 6 pages. Translated Summary: Describes the evolution of the effort to found a home for the aged in Ridgefield, Connecticut, including initial fundraising, buying of the property, the corporation founded to oversee the fundraising for the home, a separate corporation to run the health resort in the meantime, status of the budget and renovations, problems with the zoning commission, and transfer of property from the health resort to the home. Addresses rumors that the facility will not open, and asks that this letter be read to the membership at the next meeting.
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.
International Workers Order (IWO) Records #5276. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.
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