This day in Jewish history / A Russian farming school for Jewish boys is founded in America
Taking as its model the wave of Jewish farming in Russia, the National Farm School was opened to help boys understand that 'living meant working and creating under the open sky.'
On April 10, 1896, the National Farm School in Doylestown, PA, received its charter. Known today, in the form of its successor institution, as the Delaware Valley College, the school was originally intended to provide agricultural training to young men, particularly recent Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe and Russia.
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