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History of the Sisterhood by Frances Smith (1919-62) Estelle Frances Orkin Smith was the wife of Joseph Smith, the first Jewish doctor in Bath, Maine. For many years she taught Sunday School at Beth Israel Congregation (originally, Base Isroall), an unaffiliated synagogue, serving the Jewish community in Bath, Maine and vicinity. She assumed a leadership role with the Bath Hebrew Ladies Society and the Beth Israel Sisterhood, and was involved in numerous fundraising projects. History of Beth Israel Sisterhood prepared for 40th anniversary celebration.
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Smith, Frances, "History of the Sisterhood by Frances Smith (1919-62) (brief version)" (1962). Povich, Donald M. Collection. 17.
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