Happy Women’s History Month! Help JWA continue to lift up Jewish women’s stories, this month and every month, by making a gift today!
Close [x]

Show [+]

Part Two

  • Explain. Explain why Jews immigrated from Eastern Europe to the United States and the circumstances that made New York an appealing destination for immigrants (see “Teacher Resources” below for information on Jewish immigration and New York)
  • Explain. Describe to students what life was like living on the Lower East Side for Jewish immigrants in the early 1900s
  • Read the excerpt of an article where Clara Lemlich discusses young working girls.
    • Discuss: What is Clara Lemlich trying to convey about everyday life?
  • Assignment. Write a letter to a friend or relative back in eastern Europe about the advantages and/or disadvantages of life on the Lower East Side. Would you encourage them to immigrate or discourage them from doing so?

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and email addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Part Two." (Viewed on March 20, 2023) <https://jwa.org/node/25226>.


Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Get JWA in your inbox

Read the latest from JWA from your inbox.

sign up now