14 2021

Sister Scholars: Bais Yaakov and the Revolution in Orthodox Girls Education

10:00AM - 11:00AM  

Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center 96 Wentworth St.
Charleston, SC 29424

Contact Kim Browdy

Dr. Naomi Seidman (University of Toronto) will discuss the Orthodox girls' school system Bais Yaakov, founded in Krakow in 1917 by a seamstress named Sarah Schenirer, which continues to flourish today. The lecture will focus on the character of the school as "a revolution in the name of tradition," in which social-ism and feminism were mobilized for the purposes of reviving Orthodoxy at a moment of great peril when girls were leaving the traditional world in droves.

Option 1: Attend in person. There will be food served at 9:00 AM in the lobby of the Jewish Studies building for in-person attendees. RSVP for in-person:
Option 2: Join us online. Register for Zoom event: