held during the winter at the training-school, but lack 
of funds compelled their discontinuance. Many Jews 
attend the public night-schools ; and the classes recently 
organized at the Maxwell Street Settlement are over- 
crowded, although but a very few deserted the public 
schools for them. Among the classes at the settlement 
are civil government, with an attendance of fourteen, 
meeting twice a week ; German, eleven members, twice a 
week ; arithmetic, fifteen members, three times a week ; 
beginning English, twenty-five members, meeting three 
evenings a week ; grammar, fifteen members, twice a 
week ; George Eliot, fourteen members, twice a week ; 
club on questions of the day, ten members, meeting 
weekly ; book-keeping, eighteen members, twice a week ; 
physical culture, eight members, weekly; and American 
history, ten members, weekly. A literary society meets 
every Sunday evening ; and a concert is given on the first 
Sunday afternoon of the month, the other Sunday after- 
noons being devoted to lectures. 
The settlement does not monopolize the literary ac- 
tivities of the Ghetto. There are other independent 
literary societies accomplishing a very desirable work. 
There is a society for the study of Hebrew literature. 
Lectures are delivered in pure Hebrew, and the minutes 
are kept in Hebrew. The Self Educational Club has 
classes in United States and Jewish history, civil 
government, English language and literature, French, 
physiology, bookkeeping, arithmetic, and medical and 
pharmaceutical Latin. 
The synagogue must be mentioned as an educational 
factor, because the magnificent literature of the Hebrews 
is there brought before the people, whose literary taste