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Jewish Women on the Map - Bryn Mawr College


Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave.
19010-2899 Bryn Mawr, PA
United States

In 1922, Rose Pesotta completed the program at the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Workers.  She was later elected as one of the first female vice-presidents of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.

Lillian Laser Strauss, a graduate of the college and a pioneer in public health and child welfare in Pennsylvania, was  the director of the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Workers in Industry.  As a member of the board of directors of the Bryn Mawr College Summer School, she helped to establish several county nutrition clinics.

See also: Rose Pesotta and Lillian Laser Strauss in Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia

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