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Milwaukee's Jewish community honors the work of Lizzie Kander in 1932

City Jewry to Honor Mrs. Lizzie Kander


Born in Milwaukee in 1858, Lizzie Black Kander helped to establish and was president of Milwaukee's first social settlement, known simply as "the Settlement" in 1900. With the financial support of the Federation Jewish Charities of Milwaukee, the Settlement offered training in vocational and domestic skills, as well as classes in English, American history, and music. Kander believed that food was a powerful means of religious and cultural expression, and she used culinary reform to aid in the assimilation of immigrant girls and to introduce immigrant women to American consumer culture. Her personal involvement in the cooking classes at the Settlement led to the publication of the recipe collection, The Settlement Cook Book: The Way to a Man's Heart, in 1901.

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Related Topics: The Progressive Era
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Creator: Milwaukee Wisconsin News
Pub Data: Milwaukee Wisconsin News. 14 January 1932.
Citation: "City Jewry to Honor Mrs. Lizzie Kander." Milwaukee Wisconsin News. (14 January 1932); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=907; Visited on: 4/17/2014
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