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College of Mount St. Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
10471 Riverdale, NY
United States

In 1973, Blu Greenberg, then an instructor in history at Mount St. Vincent College, made her entry into public life when she was asked to give the opening address at the First National Jewish Women's Conference.  She has identified that opportunity as the turning point at which she began to realize that strong commitments to both feminism and traditional religion could co-exist and even enrich each other.  Best known for her work on behalf of feminism within Orthodox Judaism, she was eventually awarded Hadassah's highest honor, the Henrietta Szold award for outstanding leadership in the Jewish community, on July 25, 2006.

See also: Blu Greenberg in Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia; "Hadassah honors Orthodox feminist Blu Greenberg" in This Week in History.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "College of Mount St. Vincent." (Viewed on April 18, 2014) <http://jwa.org/onthemap/college-of-mount-st-vincent>.