Zionism in Zion : Salt Lake City's Hadassah Chapter, 1943-1963
Utah Historical Quarterly
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Historical Society
The article discusses a chapter of the women's Zionist group Hadassah formed in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Salt Lake City chapter was proposed by Hadassah members such as Hattie Feldman and Julia Dushkin and helped promote support for the creation of Israel from the region's Jewish community. The author notes how the Holocaust increased support for the establishment of a Jewish state among American Jews. The formation of Hadassah by Jewish teacher and journalist Henrietta Szold is described. The migration of Jews to Utah and the creation of the Congregation Montefiore are also noted.