B'nai-B'rith Sister Associations
The B'nai-B'rith Sisters' Associations were founded in 1897 and were Jewish women's groups within the B'nai-B'rith order , which was founded in 1882. The sister association was a rather exclusive organization, because only women whose husbands were already members of the B'nai-B'rith order could enter. In addition, there were high admission fees that only wealthy women could afford. In contrast to the Jewish Women's Association , which wanted to be independent of male tutelage, the sister association saw itself as part of the B'nai-B'rith order, which itself only accepted men. The B'nai-B'rith Sisters' Association took care of cultural programs and charity work. However , the sister association did not support the fight for more rights for women .
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