Gratz, Rebecca

   American philan-thropist. She is reputed to have been the model for Rebecca in Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe. She lived in Philadelphia, where she aided in founding the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society, the Hebrew Sunday School Society, and the Philadelphia Jewish Foster Home and Orphan Asylum.

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  • GRATZ, REBECCA — (1781–1869), founder and leader of innovative organizations concerned with women and children. Gratz was born in Philadelphia, the middle child of ten in the family of Michael and Miriam Simon Gratz. She received an elite education at the Young… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Gratz, Rebecca — ▪ American philanthropist born March 4, 1781, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died Aug. 27, 1869, Philadelphia  American philanthropist who was a proponent of Jewish education and a pioneer in establishing charitable institutions.       Gratz grew up a… …   Universalium

  • Rebecca Gratz — (March 4, 1781 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania August 27, 1869 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a preeminent Jewish American educator and philanthropist.Gratz was the seventh of twelve children born to Miriam Simon and Michael Gratz. Her mother was… …   Wikipedia

  • Rebecca Gratz — (* 4. März 1781 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; † 27. August 1869 ebenda) war eine US amerikanische Philanthropin. Gratz kam als siebtes von zwölf Kindern der Eheleute Miriam Simon und Michael Gratz zur Welt. Ihre Mutter war die Tochter von Joseph… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • GRATZ — GRATZ, U.S. family of merchants and community leaders in Philadelphia. The Gratz family was founded in the United States by BARNARD GRATZ (1738–1801), who was of Polish birth and who emigrated from London in 1754. After working in the mercantile… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Gratz — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Brian Gratz (* 1981), US amerikanischer Eishockeyspieler, trainer und funktionär Florian Gratz (* 1985), deutscher Naturbahnrodler Franz Gratz (1922–2005), österreichischer Unternehmer, Begründer der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gratz — may refer to:In places: * Gratz, Kentucky, a US city * Gratz, Pennsylvania, a US boroughIn education: * Gratz College, general college of Jewish studies * Simon Gratz High School, secondary school located in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaOther: *… …   Wikipedia

  • Gratz College — is a general college of Jewish studies founded in 1895 offering a broad array of credentials and programs in virtually every area of higher Judaic learning to aspiring Jewish educators, communal professionals, lay people and others seeking to… …   Wikipedia

  • Veronika Gratz —  Veronika Gratz Informationen über die Spielerin Geburtstag 25. Mai 1992 Geburtsort Garmisch Partenkirchen, Deutschland Größe 178 cm Position Tor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ivanhoe — infobox Book | name = Ivanhoe orig title = translator = caption = Ivanhoe UK paperback cover ifdc| log=2008 May 17 author = Sir Walter Scott cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = Waverley Novels genre = Historical… …   Wikipedia

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