Sara Stern-Katan

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Sara Stern-Katan
Date of birth 4 June 1919
Place of birth Łódź, Poland
Year of aliyah 1947
Date of death 23 September 2001(2001-09-23) (aged 82)
Knessets 9
Faction represented in Knesset
1977–1981 National Religious Party

Sara Stern-Katan (Hebrew: שרה שטרן-קטן‎‎, born 4 June 1919, died 23 September 2001) was an Israeli social worker and politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the National Religious Party between 1977 and 1981.


Born in Łódź in 1919, Stern-Katan helped organise educational activities for the Torah VeAvoda movemement in Poland and Germany, and was active in the Zionist underground during World War II. She studied social work at Simmons College in Boston and made aliyah to Israel in 1947.

A member of the board of the National Religious Women's Movement, she was the director of the Department of Professional Counseling for girls and women and the development of girl’s vocational boarding schools, a member of the Center of the Association for Social Services and a member of the Ministry of Education-affiliated Education Council. She also lectured in social work at Bar-Ilan University.[1]

In 1977 she was elected to the Knesset on the National Religious Party list, and was a member of theEducation and Culture Committee, the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, the Labor and Welfare Committee, the State Control Committee and the Education and Culture Committee. She lost her seat in the 1981 elections.

She died in 2001 at the age of 82.


In 1988, Stern-Katan was awarded the Israel Prize, for her special contribution to the society and the State of Israel.[2]

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