Jewish women found Seattle Mizrachi Women's Auxiliary in 1919.

  • By Lee Micklin
  • Posted 11/02/1998
  • Essay 128

In 1919, Orthodox Jewish women who support the Zionist's desire to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine, organize Seattle Mizrachi Women's Auxiliary. They elect Libby Anches (1881-1978) president.

Anches led the auxiliary, which met at Bikur Cholim Synagogue, for 10 years. On December 12, 1940, the women sponsored the first kosher dinner in a downtown hotel, New Washington Hotel. In 1983, the national organization's name changed to Amit women. Today in Seattle there are three Amit chapters.


"History of Seattle Chapters Mizrachi," Mizrachi Women Papers (Accession 2014), Box 1, Special Collections, Manuscripts and University Archives, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle.

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