Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. What were the original aims of the Ladies’ Hebrew Benevolent Society in Anniston? How were these aims shaped by the small size and lack of formal organization of the city’s Jewish community?
2. What do you think the connection was between building a synagogue and aiding Jews in distress?
3. Does it surprise you that none of the original members of the Society had ever belonged to an organization before? Why do you think this was so?
4. How did this society accomplish its aim of building a synagogue? Does it surprise you that the ladies were able to accomplish their goals through these methods?