When Penina gets lost one Shabbos morning, she meets two Jewish children whose lives are very different from her own. Inspired by her family's tradition of chesed, Penina devises a plan to help them despite the many obstacles in her path.
Meet Penina Mendes, a Jewish girl growing up in London, England, in the 1840s. Descended from Jews who fled from Spain in 1492, Penina is raised in luxury and cared for by her devoted nanny. Penina is clever and energetic and is just starting to learn about the world around her. Now you can learn about her world, too!
About the series
In Jewish Girls Around the World, you'll meet many fascinating Jewish girls from our past. Read about them and experience their worlds. Times and places may change, but being a Jewish girl is always something to celebrate.