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Sarah Schenirer & Bais Yaakov
March 24 , 6:00 pm
This book talk and concert will explore the emergence of the Bais Yaakov schools in interwar Poland, when it grew from a one-room school in Sarah Schenirer’s living quarters to a school system with over 200 schools, 36,000 students, and an international reach.
Naomi Seidman, author of Sarah Schenirer and Bais Yaakov: A Revolution in the Name of Tradition, will discuss the character of this school as a “total institution”—with summer camps, youth movements, slogans, songs, plays, and more—and as a traditionalist revolution.
The book talk will include a concert of Bais Yaakov music drawn from the period, performed by Basya Schechter with her band Pharaoh’s Daughter.