Lina Morgenstern was a German writer, educator, feminist and pacifist.
She was born to a Jewish family committed to social causes.
Morgenstern served as chair from 1862 to 1866, by which time the society had established eight kindergartens in the city, as well as a school for the education of kindergarten teachers. In 1866, during the Austro-Prussian War, she founded Berlin"s first Volksküche ("public kitchen," or soup kitchen), an organization that offered nutritional meals at very low prices (reflecting at most the cost of preparation), based on a philosophy of helping needy people without putting them in the position of accepting outright charity. In 1896, she organised the Internationaler Kongress für Frauenwerke und Frauenbestrebungen in Berlin and she entered in the directive committee of the German Peace Society (German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)) in 1897.