Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA)
Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA) was established in Omaha, Nebraska in 1924 as the fraternity component of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization for ninth through twelfth grade boys. The acronym of AZA also stands for the Hebrew words Ahavah (fraternal love), Tzedakah (benevolence) and Ahdoot (harmony). The Vancouver AZA Chapter 119, founded by the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, was formed in 1929. The second Vancouver AZA chapter, called “Totem” was formed in 1946.
The AZA Sweetheart Night was held at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on May 23, 1945. The Sweetheart Night was organized by the AZA Chapter 119 to collect money for charitable causes. The “sweetheart” winner of the night, Rosalie Wosk, was appointed by raffle.