• Created Date
  • 1916
  • Description
  • The Settlement House was established by the Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Section shortly after it's founding in 1900 to help indigent Jewish immigrants meet some of their basic needs, assimilate to American culture, and maintain a social center for their community. At the Settlement House, the Council tried to help immigrants gain a foothold in the US by providing basic services such as clothing, public baths, and a medical and dental clin... more
    The Settlement House was established by the Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Section shortly after it's founding in 1900 to help indigent Jewish immigrants meet some of their basic needs, assimilate to American culture, and maintain a social center for their community. At the Settlement House, the Council tried to help immigrants gain a foothold in the US by providing basic services such as clothing, public baths, and a medical and dental clinic, but there also were educational programs designed to “Americanize” the newcomers. In 1916 the Settlement House moved again, this time to its permanent home at 18th and Main, and shortly after was renamed the Educational Center. At the new location the facility had more space to accommodate the influx of Jewish refugees from World War I. less
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    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2013