Monday 17 June 2019


HENYE RIVLIN (ca. 1880-July 5, 1923)
            She was a teacher, born in St. Petersburg.  She graduated from high school and attended the “free college” in St. Petersburg.  From 1907 she was working in Jewish public schools (initially with Russian as the language of instruction) in Sebastopol, Golta, Vitebsk, St. Petersburg, and Malakhovka.  In 1915 she organized children’s homes in Vilna and nearby towns.  She was the first to lay a foundation for Jewish kindergartens.  In book form: Di arbayt in kindergortn (Work in kindergarten) (St. Petersburg: Commissariat for Jewish Affairs, 1922), 80 pp.

Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 4.
Berl Cohen

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