This page features a collection of as many documents as we can find relating to the Bais Yaakov movement. Documents will be added as we continue to search archives and databases, and as our readers provide us with documents in personal collections. 

Access individual copies of the Bais Yaakov Journal, a usually-monthly publication that appeared from 1923 to 1939, here.

We hope to begin transcribing and translating documents as well. To maximize the educational value of the documents, our blog will showcase selected documents, examining the contents and analyzing the information we can glean from each one.

The items below come from various archives who have generously allowed us to host them on our site.
Please do not reuse these documents without permission of the respective archives.

If you have any documents that you think would be useful for this project, please contact us.

Haggadah with Class Notes

See blog post highlighting this document: https://thebaisyaakovproject.religion.utoronto.ca/a-bais-yaakov-haggadah-when-girls-write-like-the-talmud/  ...
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HaMegama / Our Goal: Beth Jacob High School Yearbook

Page 2: dedication Page 3: photo of school building Page 4: staff Page 5: table of contents Pages 6-8: messages from faculty Page 10: "Ani Maamin" poem Pages 11-19: graduate photos and quotes Pages 21-45: prose and poetry written by graduates Pages 46-49: photos of student committees Pages 50-77: ads ...
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Echad Playbill

Annual concert performed by the seventh grade of Bais Yaakov of Boro Park. The playbill includes names of girls in each choir, dance, and skit, as well as "ads" bought by parents and family wishing their daughters well and congratulating them. These ads helped fund part of the concert activities ...
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Bais Yaakov in Porisow, from the Yizker Bukh “Sefer Porisow”

A description of Chantshe Bayle Holshtok, the Bais Yaakov teacher who arrives in Porisow, and her magnetic effect on the boys as well as girls of the town. When a shipment of books from a Communist press arrived at the wrong address, she was exposed as a communist and the ...
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