Hurwich, Louis

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HURWICH, LOUIS (1886–1967), U.S. educator. Born in Russia, Hurwich studied in the U.S. and in 1911 went to Indianapolis to head the community Hebrew school system. In 1917 he moved to Boston, where he founded the Bureau of Jewish Education and later established the Boston Hebrew Teachers College (1932). Hurwich and his wife also organized Camp Yavneh, the first Hebrew-speaking camp in the United States. He served as director of the Boston bureau and dean of the college until his retirement in 1947. Hurwich wrote Zikhronot MeḤannekh Ivri (1960).

[Leon H. Spotts]