MATERIAL: Enameled
TYPE: Pin
DIMENSIONS: 11mm x 40mm
WEIGHT: 0.85g.
COMPONENTS: Not maker-marked. Design is of blue and white enamel with emblem at center and stylized metal lettering all around, "Circulo Israelita De S. Paulo".
ITEM ID: 5707

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Enamel pin of the Jewish Community of Sao Paulo

DATE
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

Enamel pin of the Jewish Community of Sao Paulo, Brazil (“Circulo Israelita de Sao Paulo”), circa. 1920s-1930s.

The “Circulo Israelita” was founded by young Jews in 1926 and existed as an independent Jewish organization until 1971, when it merged with its Maccabi branch and is now known by that latter name. A relatively rare item as although the Brazilian Jewish community numbers almost 100,000 members, very little of its history is documented.