A History of Caring

1885: Sadie Vinchevsky

Ladies’ Hebrew Lying-In Society

The Jewish Board’s rich history is woven from countless lives. As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, we’re sharing stories of the people we might have served over the decades through our myriad predecessor organizations. We hope that glimpses of these imagined lives — which have been inspired by original historical research — will give you a vivid snapshot of what 150 years of caring for New Yorkers was like.

Services for New Mothers

Pregnant with her third child, Sadie was worried about how she would deliver her baby safely and how she would manage with her two other children. Through the Ladies’ Hebrew Lying-In Society, she received visits from a female physician and an allowance of new clothing for herself and the baby. The Society also sent Sadie someone to help with cleaning, cooking, and caring for her older children while she recovered from labor.

Join us in looking back at those we served and meet more of the New Yorkers we supported in the last 150 years.

Celebrating 150 Years of Care

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