Jewish Values: Sarah Builds a School: The Life of Sarah Schenirer

Place of Publication: 
Brooklyn
Series: 
Young Readers Biography
Publication Year: 
2019
Number of Pages: 
32 p.
Note: 
This is the inspiring story of a woman who saw the need for education for girls and established hundreds of schools. In pre-World War I Europe, there were no schools for Jewish girls; they either attended public schools or stayed at home. Sarah Schenirer, a seamstress with little formal education, started a revolution. Despite violent opposition, she started a kindergarten in her sewing studio. The initial student body of twenty- seven soon grew, as many were interested in Torah education for girls. Sarah began training teachers and traveling across Europe to establish new schools. She helped create 250 Bais Yaakov schools with more than 35,000 students. An Authors’ Note and glossary are included.
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ISBN: 
9781614658009
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No