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Writer

Jennie Maas Flexner

Jennie Maas Flexner’s sympathy for self-taught and adult learners drove her to create innovative reading lists for adults embarking on a new life or second career.

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.

Ruth E. Fizdale

Ruth E. Fizdale helped transform social work from a charitable volunteer activity to a paid profession through her development of a fee-for-service, nonprofit counseling firm.

Edith Fisch

Edith Fisch literally wrote the book on evidence, a text regularly cited by judges and used in law schools throughout New York. Confined to a wheelchair by a childhood bout of polio, Fisch hit a literal roadblock in her ambitions to become a chemist: all the available graduate schools had stairs.

Shulamith Firestone

In The Dialectic of Sex, Shulamith Firestone argued that women’s liberation would require a radical rethinking of sexual mechanics, pregnancy, and gender roles.

Irene Fine

Faced with a mandatory internship for her PhD but nowhere she could actually practice Jewish feminist scholarship, Irene Fine created the innovative Woman’s Institute for Continuing Jewish Education in 1977.

Esther Schiff Goldfrank

Although she never earned a degree in anthropology or taught a class, Esther Schiff Goldfrank made significant contributions to the field through her studies of communities as disparate as Pueblo Indians and New Yorkers.

Doris Bauman Gold

Doris Bauman Gold founded Biblio Press to offer Jewish women a better sense of their history and to create a venue for authors of new feminist rituals and prayers.

Eleanor Glueck

Eleanor Glueck and her husband Sheldon did massive statistical modeling and follow-up studies to uncover the roots of criminal behavior, revolutionizing the field of criminology.

Nora Glickman

Nora Glickman’s writing and translation captures the experience of straddling multiple worlds, exploring Jewish communities in Latin America and Latin American communities in the US.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Writer." (Viewed on July 30, 2014) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/20971>.

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