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Barbara Myerhoff

Credit: Photograph by Vincent J. Grass.
Courtesy of Sonia Press Fuentes.

People

Browse this section for short profiles of some of the thousands of Jewish women found throughout jwa.org. We will be adding new profiles to this section regularly and welcome your suggestions for women to add.

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Date of Birth
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Sheryl Baron Nestel
Sheryl Baron Nestel

Sheryl Baron Nestel’s activism in the childbirth reform movement led to her investigation of how race and racism affect healthcare.

Los Angeles, California
United States
Joan Nestle
Joan Nestle

Driven by the concern that “the colonized are condemned to lose their memory,” lesbian writer and activist Joan Nestle created the Lesbian Herstory Archives.

May 12, 1940
New York, New York
United States
Elsa Neumann Graduation
Elsa Neumann

Elsa Neumann earned a doctorate in physics from the University of Berlin in 1899, nine years before women were officially allowed to study there, becoming the university’s first woman graduate.

August 23, 1872
Berlin, Berlin
Germany
Louise and Neith Nevelson
Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson transformed the concept of sculpture from an object the audience walks around to a space the audience can enter into.

September 23, 1900
Pereyaslav
Russia
Pauline Newman Cropped
Pauline Newman

Pauline Newman made massive strides for workers’ rights, especially women workers, by building bridges between many different factions.

1890
Kovno, Kaunas
Lithuania
Galina Nizhnikov Veremkroit
Galina Nizhnikov Veremkroit

Galina Nizhnikov Veremkroit risked her own safety to become one of the first female refuseniks to protest for the right to leave Soviet Russia.

1940
Moscow
Russia

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "People." (Viewed on September 2, 2014) <http://jwa.org/people/toc/N>.

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