Sampter, Jessie

(1883-1938)
   American poet and Zionist writer. She grew up in the US, but later settled in Palestine, where she established evening classes for Yemenite working girls in Jerusalem. In 1920 she helped to organize the country's first camp for Jewish scouts. Subsequently she moved to Reh ovot, where she did social work. In The Emek she portrayed kibbutz life in a series of prose poems. She also wrote books, articles and poems about Zionism and Jewish subjects.

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