Exhibit: Women Who Dared
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Abby Shevitz
AIDS Physician and Advocate

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What Else She Said

"My grandparents were strongly Jewish, affiliated, and practicing. But my parents completely left the religion. We were self-identified as being Jewish; culturally Jewish. We celebrated all the holidays with the grandparents, but we were not officially connected in any way to the Jewish community... We were entirely unaffiliated [with a synagogue]... I had no Jewish education... But... I went to Jewish day camp. Most of the decent day camps in the area were Jewish..." Then, as late junior high school came around, Abby became involved in B'nai Brith on her own. "I got very involved with B'nai Brith and I learned most of what I know about holidays, Shabbat services, and Judaism from B'nai Brith." Her brother became Bar Mitzvah for the sake of the rest of the family; "out of respect for the relatives."

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For a bibliography: Jewish Women's Archive. "Jewish Women's Archive - Women Who Dared - Abby Shevitz on FAMILY UPBRINGING." <http://jwa.org/exhibits/wwd/jsp/fullAnswer.jsp>.

For a footnote: Jewish Women's Archive, "Jewish Women's Archive - Women Who Dared - Abby Shevitz on FAMILY UPBRINGING," <http://jwa.org/exhibits/wwd/jsp/fullAnswer.jsp>.