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Philadelphians pictured in The history of the Jewish foster home & orphan asylum of Philadelphia

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  • Rabbi Marcus Mordicai Jastrow (1829 - 1903)
    Marcus Jastrow, was one of the leading Rabbis, Talmudic scholars, and Jewish educators in America at the turn of the century, and he was also distinguished by an heroic past of fighting for human right...
  • Rebecca Gratz (1781 - 1869)
    Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869) achieved renown as founder and officer of social and educational institutions managed by women. These organizations served as a model for others. They are the source of school...
  • Rabbi Sabato Morais (1823 - 1897)
    “In 1851, after some hesitation, Morais left London for the United States to apply for the position of Hazan (Cantor and Reader) at Philadelphia's oldest and one of America's most prestigious congreg...
  • Isidor Binswanger (1820 - 1890)
    Rabbi Isidor Binswanger, was head of the Maimonides School in Philadelphia, the first Jewish institution of higher learning in the United States.

Project including all those whose portraits appear in:

The history of the Jewish foster home & orphan asylum of Philadelphia, 1855-1905

by Samuel M. Fleischman, 1905.

These are prominent Jewish Philadelphians from the turn of the century and earlier.

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