Prayers for Jewish Working Girls (1895) is a collection of twenty-five prayers in vernacular English by Lilian Helen Montagu (1873-1963). The prayerbook was dedicated to the members of the West Central Girls’ Club, founded in 1893 by Lilian and co-led by her and her sister Marian Montagu.
This work is in the Public Domain due to its having been published more than 95 years ago.
This digital edition was prepared by Aharon Varady for the Open Siddur Project from a copy held in the collection of the HUC-JIR Klau Library in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Thank you!) This work is cross-posted to the Internet Archive, as a repository for our collaborative transcription efforts.
Meditation on Work
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Prayer for the Sabbath Eve
Meditation on the Sabbath
Prayer for Those Who Are Unavoidably Prevented from Keeping the Sabbath
On Leaving School and Beginning Apprenticeship
On Ending Apprenticeship and Beginning Paid Work
Prayer for Girls Entering Domestic Service
On Recovering from Sickness
Prayer for a Dear Relation or Friend Who Is Ill
Prayer on Losing Some One Near and Dear
Prayer When in Trouble
On Becoming Engaged
For the Persecuted
“📖 Prayers for Jewish Working Girls, by Lilian Helen Montagu (1895)” is shared by the living contributor(s) with a Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication 1.0 Universal license.
Works of related interest:
📖 Hours of Devotion: A Book of Prayers & Meditations for the Use of the Daughters of Israel, an anthology of teḥinot compiled by Rabbi Moritz Mayer (1866)
📖 Devotional Exercises for the Use of Jewish Women on Public and Domestic Occasions, an anthology of teḥinot by Miriam Wertheimer (1852) translated from the work of Dr. Meïr Letteris
📖 Sabbath Thoughts and Sacred Communings, by Grace Aguilar [ca. late 1830s] (ed. Sarah Aguilar 1852/1853)
📖 אמרי לב | Meditations and Prayers, an unendorsed revision by Isaac Leeser (1863) of an abridged translation by Hester Rothschild (1855) of a collection of teḥinot by Rabbi Arnaud
📖 Die Fromme Zionstochter: Andachtsbuch für Israels Frauen und Mädchen, an anthology of teḥinot in German by Max Emanuel Stern (1841, 1846)