Sessions

Sarah Schenirer and the Founding of Bais Yaakov

This presentation will discuss the founding of the Orthodox school system for girls, Bais Yaakov, in interwar Poland by Sarah Schenirer, a divorced seamstress with an eighth-grade education. It will explore the character of the movement as a "revolution in the name of tradition."

Personalities, History

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Naomi Seidman

University of Toronto

Professor