Visit Hull-House with “Rebecca Rubin”

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From left: Hannah, Emma & Marissa at American Girl Place.

From left: Hannah, Emma & Marissa at American Girl Place.

From “Tzivi’s September ’09 Spotlight” in Chicago’s JUF News: I went to American Girl Place on Aug. 12 to watch kids make “charity boxes” (in Hebrew “Tzedakah Boxes” and in Yiddish “Pushke Boxes”) in honor of the new “Rebecca Rubin” doll.

The next tie-in event is a trip to the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum on Monday, Sept. 7. According to Marketing Manager Adrienne Clarke, “Rebecca’s story focuses on a period in American history when millions of immigrants came through Ellis Island seeking new opportunities. We want to bring America’s ‘melting pot’ to life in partnership with Chicago’s Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.”

The schedule includes brunch at the American Girl Place Café, a bus ride to Hull-House, and related craft projects after the tour.  Click HERE to visit the website & make reservations today!

Click HERE for more information about American Girl’s new “Rebecca Rubin” doll.

Click HERE to read more about Pushke Boxes in the Forward.  Click HERE to order Pushke Boxes you can make at home.  Click HERE for some lovely ornamental options.

Click HERE to learn more about the book I Came a Stranger written by a Jewish woman named Hilda Satt Polachek who worked at Hull-House with Jane Addams.

 

Book 3 of 6 in "Rebecca Rubin" series.

Book 3 of 6 in "Rebecca Rubin" series.

Photo Credit: Dorthea Juul

Photo Credit: Dorthea Juul

Book jacket courtesy of American Girl.  All Rights Reserved.

Photo Credit of Girls: Jan Lisa Huttner (8/12/09)

Photo of Jan Lisa Huttner after Hull-House Tour (9/7/09)

3 Responses to “Visit Hull-House with “Rebecca Rubin””

  1. Tzivi Huttner Says:

    Posted for Chicago YIVO Board Member Adele Hast:

    Another contact of Jane Addams with the Jewish community was her work with Hannah Solomon to provide services to Jewish residents of the neighborhood near Hull House: see WOMEN BUILDING CHICAGO 1790-1990 (edited by me and Rima Schultz), page 821.

    Adele

  2. Meet Jacqueline Dembar Greene « Chicago YIVO Society’s Blog Says:

    […] HERE to read about two recent “Rebecca Rubin Tie-In Events” sponsored by American Girl: […]

  3. Here’s to the Schvesters who Lunch! « Chicago YIVO Society’s Blog Says:

    […] HERE to read more about “Rebecca Rubin.”  Click HERE to read about American Girl trips to Hull-House in conjunction with their “Rebecca […]

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