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Hadassah Northeast Salon Series Presents The Saturday Evening Girls

NEWTON – On Thursday, May 14, Hadassah Northeast (HNE) is presenting “HNE Salon Series: The Saturday Evening Girls.” Assistant Professor of Sociology at Penn State Harrisburg, Dorothy King, will discuss her research on the young Jewish and Italian immigrants, the “Saturday Evening Girls,” who lived in Boston’s North End in the early 1900s, and created the highly collectible Paul Revere Pottery.

These bright young women began as a library club, went on to publish a scholarly newsletter, and to host cultural performances. Currently, the Museum of Fine Arts holds an exhibit with 20 pieces of their Paul Revere Pottery.

Through this program, Hadassah hopes to locate and connect with local Saturday Evening Girl descendants who are now part of the vast Hadassah footprint. Hadassah’s Boston Chapter alone is comprised of 6,000 members.

“The HNE Salon Series is designed to attract, educate, and bring local women together as a community, said Hadassah Boston President Varda E Farber. “We look forward to continuing our mission of connecting and empowering Jewish women through education to effect change.”

This free program starts at noon on Thursday, May 14 at Hadassah Northeast, 1320 Centre Street, Suite 205, Newton Center. For more information or to register for HNE programs, please contact Hadassah Northeast at 781-455, 9055 or hne@hadassah.org.

Hadassah Northeast comprises chapters and groups in the Boston Chapter of Hadassah and the regions of Northern New England and Southern New England. Founded more than 100 years ago, Hadassah is an American-based volunteer organization that supports medical, educational, environmental and child rescue work in Israel, and offers its more than 300,000 members opportunity for personal growth, education, advocacy and Jewish continuity.

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