From Jan ’11 Spotlight:
Did you know that much of the funding for the original Hull-House campus came from Sears, Roebuck & Company President Julius Rosenwald (either through donations and/or matching grants)? Did you know that Rosenwald also played a personal role in helping Jane Addams become the first American woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize?
With all the local hoopla surrounding Jane Addams’ 150th Birthday (celebrated last September), no one has specifically focused yet on her relationships with members of Chicago’s Jewish community. So on Sunday Jan 9, Peter Ascoli and I will present a program at KAM Isaiah Israel in Hyde Park.
I will play Jane Addams and Peter will play Julius Rosenwald (his grandfather), & together we will pay tribute to “our” mutual friend and spiritual mentor Rabbi Emil Hirsch.
Click here for more details –> 11Jan09HirschTribute
Celebrating in Jane Addams Park on her 150th Birthday.
Photo Credit: Rich Miller (9/6/10)