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Sister Scholars: The Emergence of Orthodox Girls' Education in Interwar Poland

Naomi Seidman, Frankel Institute Fellow
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
7:00-8:00 PM
This lecture will trace the revolution in the name of tradition enacted by Sarah Schenirer, a divorced seamstress with an eighth-grade education, who created a girls' school system, Bais Yaakov, that rescued Orthodox Jewish society at a moment of peril. Bais Yaakov continues to thrive in hundreds of locations today, and Bais Yaakov students consider themselves the spiritual daughters of Schenirer.
Naomi Seidman is a Fellow at the Frankel Institute for Judaic Studies during the 2020-21 year, and the Jackman Professor of the Arts at the University of Toronto. Her book on Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov movement won a National Jewish Book Award for Women's Studies in 2019.

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Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Jewish Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Judaic Studies, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Copernicus Center for Polish Studies, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia