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First Site of Henrietta Szold's Russian Night School
Gay and Front Streets
21202 Baltimore, MD
United States

In 1889, Henrietta Szold, 29-year-old daughter of a prominent Baltimore rabbi, befriended a group of young Russian Jewish immigrants. Together they opened the Russian Night School to teach English and help Americanize the immigrants of East Baltimore. Szold served as superintendent of the school, which became a model for settlement houses around the country. She went on to found Hadassah and played a key role in building Jewish institutions in pre-state Israel. For more information, visit http://jwa.org/womenofvalor/szold and http://www.jewishmuseummd.org/.

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Deborah Weiner

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