During the years when I grew up, there were not too many women role models who were being something. People were getting married, having children, becoming volunteers—which is what I did!
I was exposed through Council of Jewish Women to the leaders of that time, in Civil Rights. Not Martin Luther King, but Whitney Young, Bobby Kennedy, and others. It was all so inspiring, and for young girls from the South who had led very sheltered lives, it was quite an opportunity.
If you were not in the world of work, you could probably go through your whole life and just be surrounded by other Jews! In the South, we are a minority. So it's a delicate balance between fitting in to the community at large without sacrificing your Jewish identity.
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