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Journalist

Miriam Kressyn

Miriam Kressyn was that rare talent known as much for her performances as for her work offstage as a historian of the Yiddish theater.

Gerda Weissmann Klein

Gerda Weissmann Klein used her experiences in the Holocaust to write children’s books that helped children grapple with difficult subjects.

Judith Krantz

A hypercritical professor kept Judith Krantz from writing fiction until middle age, but once she started, her bestselling romance novels proved him wrong.

Geri M. Joseph

Geri M. Joseph distinguished herself both as a journalist covering vital stories and as US ambassador to the Netherlands during a diplomatic crisis.

Jean Jaffe

Jean Jaffe’s career was doubly remarkable: she was a field reporter at a time when women were usually relegated to the society pages and a Yiddish-language journalist at a time when most American reporters wrote in English.

Vivian Gornick

Vivian Gornick chronicled her own feminist awakening and that of the country through both her journalism for the Village Voice and her powerful memoirs.

Lee Weiss Frank

After WWII, Lee Weiss Frank used her position as a reporter for the Philadelphia Ledger to speak out in favor of creating a Jewish state in Israel.

Doris Fleischman

Despite working in her husband’s office for much of her career, Doris Fleischman was an ardent feminist who made history as the first American married woman issued a passport under her own name.

Natalie Cohen

A lifelong lover of tennis, Natalie Cohen made her mark on the sport as both an athlete and a trusted referee.

Anita Block

As editor of the women’s page of the New York Call, one of America’s first socialist newspapers, Anita Block ensured the section covered subjects of real social and political interest to women, commenting, “It was probably the only women’s page which never printed a recipe or a fashion note.”

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Journalist." (Viewed on October 1, 2014) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/20957>.

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