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It’s September and school is back. Few things bond Jewish communities throughout centuries and diasporas more than the bond of learning and commitment to education. Here are some school related images from our collection at the Beit Hatfutsot open databases

 

1. Pupils in a religious school, Israel, 1950’s

Pupils in a religious school, Israel, 1950's. Photo: Leni Sonnenfeld. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, the Sonnenfeld collection

Photo: Leni Sonnenfeld. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, the Sonnenfeld collection

 

2. Jewish School in Nitra. Slovakia 1932

Jewish School in Nitra. Slovakia 1932. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Mr. Greenwald

Photo: Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Mr. Greenwald

 

3. Pupils of “Dagan” School. Warsaw, Poland, 1919

Pupils of "Dagan" School. Warsaw, Poland, 1919. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of David Rotblitt, Israel

Photo: Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of David Rotblitt, Israel

 

4. Purimspiel with school children. Turku, Finland, 1962

Purimspiel with school children. Turku, Finland, 1962. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Jakob Seela, Finland

Photo: Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Jakob Seela, Finland

 

5. Hebrew lesson in Benker school, Ethiopia, 1979

Hebrew lesson in Benker school, Ethiopia, 1979. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of John Rivkin

Photo: Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of John Rivkin

 

6. Eighth-grade Graduates of Alliance school, Tunis Tunisia 1953

Eighth-grade Graduates of Alliance school, Tunis Tunisia 1953. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Georgette Thuthan

Photo: Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Georgette Thuthan

 

7. Class in a Jewish school, USA, 1950s

Class in a Jewish school, USA, 1950s. Photo: Herbert Sonnenfeld. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, the Sonnenfeld collection

Photo: Herbert Sonnenfeld. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, the Sonnenfeld collection

 

8. Class photo of Rene’ Cohen (Raphael Cohen’s sister) at the girls’ school elementary school, Meknes, Morocco, January 20, 1948

Class photo of Rene' Cohen (Raphael Cohen's sister) at the girls' school elementary school, Meknes, Morocco, January 20, 1948. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, Raphael & Georgette Cohen collection

Photo: Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, Raphael & Georgette Cohen collection

 

9. Girls at the English Public School in Shanghai, China 1930s

Girls at the English Public School in Shanghai, China 1930s. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Mercia Grant

Photo: Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, courtesy of Mercia Grant

 

10. Alliance School in Salonika, c.1912

Alliance School in Salonika, c.1912. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, the Salonika Collection

Photo: Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, the Salonika Collection

 

11. School Photo, Kovno, Lithuania, 1920

School Photo, Kovno, Lithuania, 1920. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, Courtesy of Mrs. Verblum B.O.D. Cape Town

Photo: Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center, Courtesy of Mrs. Verblum B.O.D. Cape Town

 

12. Elementary school-boy, Israel, 1970s

Elementary school-boy, Israel, 1970s. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

Photo: Beit Hatfutsot, Leni Sonnenfeld Beth Hatefutsoth Photo Archive, Sonnenfeld collection

 

13. Primary school, Rome, Italy, 1915

Primary school, Rome, Italy, 1915. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

Photo: Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center

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