The Female Hebrew Benevolent Society, the first of its kind, is founded in Philadelphia by Rebecca Gratz. The Society is created to aid Philadelphia’s impoverished Jews, providing them with food, clothing, and other essentials. Later, in 1838, Gratz founds the first Sunday school, which ultimately becomes Gratz College.
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