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Entrepreneur

Frieda Barkin Hennock

The first woman ever appointed to the Federal Communications Commission, Frieda Barkin Hennock argued that women had a disproportionate stake in the media and helped establish public broadcasting.

Sylvia Hassenfeld

Sylvia Hassenfeld led the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) through the humanitarian crisis of the Soviet Union’s collapse and the massive airlift of Ethiopian Jews.

Edith Gregor Halpert

Edith Gregor Halpert helped influence American artistic tastes through her galleries championing both modern and folk art.

Marta Friedländer-Garelik

Marta Friedländer-Garelik’s early visit to a factory convinced her to stay in school and become a lawyer, but ironically, working in a factory during WWII sent her on a new path to become a clothing designer.

Stella Heinsheimer Freiberg

Stella Heinsheimer Freiberg helped found the Reform Movement’s National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods and pushed for the major American Reform organizations to join the World Union for Progressive Judaism.

Cynthia Freeman

Cynthia Freeman came to writing in middle age, using the romances and adventures of her characters to escape the pain of her own life.

Tatyana Grosman

Tatyana Grosman helped make American printmaking a respected medium through Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), the studio and publishing house she founded in 1957.

Jean Gordon

Already a successful businesswoman who had created a popular textile company, Jean Gordon launched a remarkable second career as the owner and publisher of Dance Magazine.

Ruth Lewis Farkas

Ruth Lewis Farkas’s remarkable and varied career ranged from creating a retail chain that survived the Great Depression to teaching sociology to running international education initiatives.

Sara N. Evans

Sara Nachamson Evans led the Jewish community of Durham both directly, as president of Hadassah, and by example, rescuing Jews from the Holocaust.

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