This page features a collection of as many documents as we can find relating to the Bais Yaakov movement. Documents will be added as we continue to search archives and databases, and as our readers provide us with documents in personal collections. 

Access individual copies of the Bais Yaakov Journal, a usually-monthly publication that appeared from 1923 to 1939, here.

We hope to begin transcribing and translating documents as well. To maximize the educational value of the documents, our blog will showcase selected documents, examining the contents and analyzing the information we can glean from each one.

The items below come from various archives who have generously allowed us to host them on our site.
Please do not reuse these documents without permission of the respective archives.

If you have any documents that you think would be useful for this project, please contact us.

Letter from Jacob Rosenheim

Letter from Jacob Rosenheim

Letter to the JDC from the London Central Office of Bais Yaakov, signed by Jacob Rosenheim, and with a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt praising Bais Yaakov ...
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Almanac of Jewish Schools in Poland

Almanac of Jewish Schools in Poland

Almanac of Jewish Schools in Poland (Polish), by Tom Pierwszy. Chapter 4, pp. 296-369, contains information about Orthodox schools, including Bais Yaakov ...
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Report on Beit Yaakov activities in Palestine, 1945

Report on Beit Yaakov activities in Palestine, 1945

English-language illustrated pamphlet detailing BY activities in Palestine, with photographs ...
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The Last Will and Testament of the 93 Martyrs

The Last Will and Testament of the 93 Martyrs

Yiddish transcription (the original, published in the NYT, was in Latin letters) of the will of the 93 Bais Yaakov martyrs, signed by the Bais Yaakov Central Office in Bergen-Belsen, Block 67 ...
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Lecture on Taharas hasmishmacha [Family Purity]

Lecture on Taharas hasmishmacha [Family Purity]

A lecture given by Rabbi Avraham Duber Kahana Shapira to the first international conference of the religious women's organization "Bais Yaakov" in Kovno, Lithuania, in December 1935. Second edition published by the Bnos in Germany in 1946 ...
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Report on the state of Beit Yaakov in Israel, 1949

Report on the state of Beit Yaakov in Israel, 1949

A rather critical report on the difficult state of BY in Israel ...
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Eliezer Schindler, Yidish un hsidish [Yiddish and Hasidic]

Eliezer Schindler, Yidish un hsidish [Yiddish and Hasidic]

Includes musical notations and songs composed by Eliezer Shindler for Bais Yaakov. Shindler was a Yiddish poet and frequent contributor to the Bais Yaakov Journal who also wrote a few of the Bais Yaakov songs and anthems, as well as those for other Agudah institutions. Some of these, with musical ...
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HaMegama / Our Goal: Beth Jacob High School Yearbook

HaMegama / Our Goal: Beth Jacob High School Yearbook

High school yearbook, including graduate photos and quotes, graduates' poetry and prose in English and Hebrew, and advertisements ...
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The Collected Writings of Sarah Schenirer, Second Edition

The Collected Writings of Sarah Schenirer, Second Edition

Sarah Schenirer's collected writings in Yiddish, republished in honor of her twentieth Yahrzeit by her students in New York. With an introduction by Vichna Kaplan and handwritten dedication ...
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Report from the Beit Yaakov Seminary in Jerusalem, 1955

Report from the Beit Yaakov Seminary in Jerusalem, 1955

Report on the students and classes at the Beit Yaakov Seminary in Jerusalem ...
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