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Founder

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.

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.

Elizabeth Glaser

Elizabeth Glaser’s fight to save her HIV-positive children led to her creation of the Pediatric AIDS Foundation to save children worldwide from the devastation of AIDS.

Marika Gidali

A passionate dancer, Marika Gidali used the more theatrical elements of dance to communicate the history and current struggles of her adopted homeland, Brazil.

Laura Geller

As one of the first women rabbis, Laura Geller pushed for women’s greater inclusion in both Jewish liturgy and Jewish leadership.

Bird Stein Gans

At a time when ideas about childrearing were mainly shaped by philosophers like Plato or Rousseau with little actual research on child development, Bird Stein Gans cofounded and led the Society for the Study of Child Nature to better educate parents.

Carrie Bamberger Frank Fuld

Carrie Bamburger Frank Fuld joined her brother and husband in creating and supporting hospitals, schools, and most notably the Institute for Advanced Study, which welcomed Albert Einstein and others engaged in pure research.

Mary Fels

Mary Fels used her wealth and her talents as a writer and editor to further the Zionist cause, arguing passionately for a Jewish state and helping create both settlements and industry in Israel.

Mary Arbitman Fellman

As a historian, a journalist, a community leader, and a matchmaker, Mary Arbitman Fellman cared for the past, present, and future of the Jewish community in Omaha.

Sara Rivka Feder-Keyfitz

A childhood friend of Golda Meir, Sara Feder-Keyfitz grew up to be a significant Zionist and feminist leader in her own right.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Founder." (Viewed on October 26, 2014) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/21663>.

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