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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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Name & Description
Date of Birth
Birth Place
Marillyn Tallman
Marillyn Tallman

Marillyn Tallman helped Jews make new lives for themselves during some of the most monumental conflicts of the twentieth century.

1922
Decatur, Illinois
United States
Harriet Tanzman
Harriet Tanzman

Harriet Tanzman has become a chronicler of the civil rights movement, creating new entry points into civil rights history.

1940
Brooklyn, New York
United States
Meredith Tax
Meredith Tax

Meredith Tax used her writing both to highlight the tremendous upheaval of her own times and to reimagine the struggles of suffragettes and union organizers.

Wisconsin
United States
Savina Teubal
Savina Teubal

Savina Teubal created space for Jewish women to participate in holidays and rituals, and created a powerful new tradition to recognize her own rite of passage from adult to elder.

1926
Manchester, Manchester
United Kingdom
Toklas, Alice - still image [media]
Alice Babette Toklas

Through her writings and recollections, Alice B. Toklas is remembered primarily for who she knew, as the life partner of Gertrude Stein and co-hostess of the famed Parisian salons that included the greatest writers, artists, and musicians of her time.

April 30, 1877
San Francisco, California
United States
Nina Totenberg
Nina Totenberg

Called the “crème de la crème” by Newsweek for her gifted journalism, Nina Totenberg has broken some of the most vital stories on the US Supreme Court and the American legal system.

January 14, 1944
New York, New York
United States
Jennie Tourel
Jennie Tourel

Opera singer Jennie Tourel’s subtle performances may not have been suited to huge concert halls, but her extraordinary interpretations of the varied roles she took on made her recordings highly prized collector’s items.

June 22, 1900
Russia
Jean Trounstine
Jean Trounstine

Jean Trounstine taught literature to women inmates and cofounded an award-winning alternative probation program that uses writing and literature to offer prisoners a second chance.

1946
Cincinnati, Ohio
United States
Tuchman, Barbara - still image [media]
Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman won two Pulitzer Prizes for her popular histories The Guns of August and Stilwell and the American Experience in China.

January 30, 1912
New York, New York
United States
Sophie Tucker
Sophie Tucker

“The Last of the Red-Hot Mamas,” Sophie Tucker defied conventions about gender, age, weight, and ethnicity with her saucy comic banter and music.

January 13, 1887
Ukraine

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Jewish Women's Archive. "People." (Viewed on August 27, 2014) <http://jwa.org/people/toc/T>.

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