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Jewish Women on the Map - Hebrew Industrial School

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Hebrew Industrial School
North End
Boston, MA
United States

Lina Hecht, American-born wife of a prominent German Jew, founded the Hebrew Industrial School in 1890 to teach eastern European Jewish girls how to cook and sew. A few years later, the school moved to Boston's West End and began teaching immigrant boys as well as girls to be "wage earners, breadwinners and self-respecting intelligent citizens."

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Ellen Rothman

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Hebrew Industrial School." (Viewed on April 19, 2014) <http://jwa.org/onthemap/north-end>.