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Ziporah Shehory-Rubin

Ziporah Shehory-Rubin received her Ph.D. in history from Ben Gurion University of the Negev for a thesis on Hadassah’s educational enterprises and health activities during mandatory times, and her M.A. in Hebrew language from Bar Ilan University. She is a member of the Israel Association for the History of Medicine and Science and of the Israel Association for the Study and History of Education. She is a lecturer at Kaye Academic College of Education.

Articles by this author

Hasya Sukenik-Feinsod

Hasya Sukenik Feinsod served as director of the Hebrew Kindergarten Teachers College. In 1919 Feinsod was appointed by the Education Committee to serve as superintendent of kindergartens in Jerusalem. She headed the Association of Kindergarten Teachers, and she was the first and only female representative on the Education Committee.

Kindergartens in Palestine: First and Second Aliyah (1882-1914)

Hebrew-language education of the youngest Jewish residents of Palestine was considered key to the continued success of the Zionist movement. The women who taught in these kindergartens, established during the First and Second Aliyah, demonstrated their dedication to the movement and became essential to its success.

Helena Kagan

Helena Kagan, a pioneer of pediatric medicine in pre-State Palestine, is known to this day as the children’s doctor of Jerusalem, the city where she settled following her aliyah in 1914. Kagan tended to generations of children—Jews, Muslims, and Christians—saving many of them from sickness and death.

Roza Shoshana Joffe

Roza Shoshana Joffe was a teacher who made Aliyah from the Ukraine, determined to establish a school for girls in Palestine. After many years teaching in Jaffa, she left the city for a village near the Sea of Galilee, where she bought and operated her own farm and hoped to open a school for farmers’ daughters.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Ziporah Shehory-Rubin." (Viewed on September 24, 2021) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/shehory-rubin-ziporah>.

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