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Founder

Bessie Louise Moses

Bessie Louise Moses made huge strides for birth control as a doctor, a teacher of medicine, and author of Contraception as a Therapeutic Measure in 1936.

Martha Morton

Playwright Martha Morton created textured and challenging roles for women and earned over a million dollars for her work throughout her lifetime.

Robin Morgan

A key organizer of the feminist movement, Robin Morgan fired one of the opening salvos of the feminist revolution when she helped plan a massive protest of the 1968 Miss America Pageant.

Adele Gutman Nathan

With a lifelong passion for both theater and history, Adele Gutman Nathan made a career of creating historical pageants, leading to her crowning achievement, writing a guide for Americans to celebrate their country’s bicentennial.

Rachel Natelson

Rachel Natelson helped found Hadassah and devoted herself to Zionist organizations, but never achieved her dream of traveling to Palestine.

Rosa Mordecai

Rosa Mordecai created and ran a successful private school with her sisters, but her history of the first Hebrew Sunday school in America, run by her great-aunt, Rebecca Gratz, made a far greater impact on education.

Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk’s avant-garde, mixed-media creations blend music, dance, film, and live performance to explore the collision of past and present, from the Black Plague to the AIDS crisis and from the medieval ghetto to Ellis Island.

Anita Diamant

Both through her writing and through her work as founding president of Mayyim Hayyim, Anita Diamant has breathed new life into Jewish midrash and rituals.

Marion Simon Misch

Marion Simon Misch was doubly remarkable first as a Jewish community leader beginning in her teens and later as the first woman in New England to run a department store.

Eugenia Goodkind Meyer

Eugenia Goodkind Meyer spent a lifetime working for civil rights on a local level as founder of an urban welfare league offering services to African Americans in White Plains, New York.

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