1892

Jewish Foster Home

Courtesy of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Jewish Foster Home was established in 1892.

Initially conceived as a day nursery, it soon became clear that a full-time care facility was a necessity.

Duffie Workum Freiberg founded the foster home and provided the children with three nutritious meals, a room to study for their lessons, a nursery, and a bed, for the less fortunate children.

Many of the disadvantaged juveniles had previously never known the comfort of a warm bed prior to the opening of the foster home.