Bais Yaakov in Pictures

Although many more photos were almost certainly lost to us during the Holocaust, we do still have a rich collection of pictorial documentation of Bais Yaakov. The photos on these pages give us a glimpse into life as a Bais Yaakov student or teacher in interwar Europe, Mandatory Palestine, Israel, North America, and even Shanghai.

Photos reproduced here with generous permission from institutional and family archives listed on the Credits page. Please do not re-use photos without permission from respective archives.

Bais Yaakov in Bialystok

Photo in the GFH catalog ...
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Bais Yaakov of Lublin performance

Photo in the GFH catalog ...
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Girls in the Yehudis Summer Camp

Photographed by Bienkowicz, Siedlice. Apparently photographed in Siedlce, according to notations recorded on the back of the photo by the ...
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Bais Yaakov building in Mława

Photo in the GFH catalog ...
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Bais Yaakov in Sandomierz

For further information on the Jewish community of Sandomierz (in Yiddish: Tsoyzmir), see the book, "Et Ezkerah" edited by Eva ...
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Photo of Kraków seminary girls

This photo is of a group of students in the Kraków Teachers' Seminary, the friends and cohort of Devorah Epelgrad, ...
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Bais Yaakov girls hiking to Lake Morskie Oko in the Tatra Mountains

This photo is of Bais Yaakov girls from the Kraków Teachers' Seminary, on summer break in 1934, on a hike ...
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Bais Yaakov of Rozan Perform the Play “Cantonists”

This play is mentioned in other accounts and was part of the Bais Yaakov repertoire (and of general interest for ...
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Bais Yaakov of Slonim, Sixth Grade Classroom

The teacher is Devorah Epelgrad, then 23 years old, a graduate of the Kraków Teachers Seminary, and a local. She ...
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Kindergarten Purim play in the Bais Yaakov of Lachowice

The teacher is Devorah Epelgrad, and the play may be the story of Queen Esther ...
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Bais Yaakov teachers in Slonim

The women in the photo are: Devorah Brayne Epelgrad (Cohn), Bashe Shlomowitz, Neche Sidranska (the principal), and Sonia Jejrush. Bashe ...
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Bnos in Lachowice Bids Their Teacher Sarah Farewell

The not entirely legible sign held by the girls reads: "To our teacher Sarah, Go in peace and arrive in ...
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Devorah Epelgrad (Cohn) and Neche Sidranska Kierowniczka, the principal of the Bais Yaakov of Slonim

Devorah Epelgrad (on the right) and the principal of the Slonim Bais Yaakov where she taught ...
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Bais Yaakov Kindergarten in Lachowice

The teacher is Devorah Epelgrad (Cohn). Bais Yaakov kindergartens sometimes included boys, as this one appears to have done ...
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Bnos of Lachowice

Devorah Epelgrad (Cohn) is in the center of the photograph ...
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Graduation Photo of the Kraków Teachers’ Seminary

Devorah Epelgrad (Cohn)'s graduation photo. Devorah is sitting in the fist row, third from the right. The back of the ...
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Young Women in a Chrobacze Field

Devorah Epelgrad identifies two women in the photo: Rubshe Ygl (?) and Sarah Kotler, daughter of Rabbi Aharon Kotler, founder ...
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Seminary students on a summer trip

The description reads, "A trip to Zakopane, en route to Lake Morskie Oko." This group of young women may be ...
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Bnos Agudath Israel and Bais Yaakov Hold a Celebration in Bad Gastein

Pictured are Esther Ass second from the right first row. Her sister Itka is pictured in the middle of the ...
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Bais Yaakov of Shanghai

Students and teachers from the Shanghai Bais Yaakov, religious girls' school. Among those pictured are Gerta Wolf, Helga Elsner, Ruth ...
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