Marlene Trestman‚Äč

List of American Jewish Orphanages 

The 1623 children who were raised in New Orleans's Jewish Orphans' Home, later known as the Jewish Children's Home, are only a fraction of the tens of thousands of children who lived in Jewish orphanages across the nation. To better understand the collective history of all these children, I am compiling the first comprehensive list of American Jewish orphanages. The 47 orphanages I have identified to date are set forth below. I welcome additions and corrections to this list.