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Mrs. Steinfeld Dies; Was Head of Sisterhoods

September 26, 1934
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Funeral services for Mrs. Maurice Steinfeld , president of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, who died here on Monday, will take place Thursday afternoon at Temple Israel.

Mrs. Steinfeld, who died here after a protracted illness, had been active for many years in Jewish communal affairs. She was also a writer of note, having served on the editorial board of a magazine for teachers and wrote for various publications.

Mrs. Steinfeld was elected as head of the sisterhood organization in 1929, after having been a member of the board of the federation since 1917. She also served as national chairman of the committee on student activity, then as second and later as first vice-president of the organization.

Mrs. Steinfeld, the former Martha Levy of Newark, N. J., was a graduate of Barnard College, and since her marriage resided in St. Louis, where she was long interested in religious and communal work. She had been active in the St. Louis chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women.

Under her leadership, the federation she heade broadened its work. One of the accomplishments of her administration was the establishment of an annual publication fund in order that the department of synagogue and school extension might publish new religious school text books. Another project was the inauguration of work in child study and parental guidance through the publication of several comprehensive child study outline. She was also instrumental in interesting her organization in Braille work and in sponsoring the Jewish Braille Institute of New York. In addition to her activities in the temple sisterhood organization Mrs. Steinfeld was also a member of the board of managers of the department of synagogue and school extension and the executive board of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.

Mrs. Steinfeld is survived by her husband Maurice Steinfeld, St. Louis business man; a son, Harry, of East Orange, N. J.; a sister, Mrs. Samuel Clay Young, and a brother, Harry Clay Levy, both of Newark.

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