This Week in History
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This Week: February 1 - February 7
Sophie Udin and six other women founded Pioneer Women, a labor Zionist women's organization based in New York City. Pioneer Women exists today as Na'amat USA.
“People are always introducing me as ‘Sarah Silverman, Jewish comedienne.’"
Born in Lithuania, Rae D. Landy graduated with the first class of nursing students in Cleveland, OH. She went on to work in Jerusalem with Hadassah and later the United States Army Nurse Corps.
Newly installed U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright revealed the uncovering of her Jewish origins.
“You have to take risks with vision in mind,” says Naomi Adler, first female CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
Judge Justine Wise Polier retired from the New York Family Court, after 38 years spent trying to use the bench to assist children and redress discrimination.
Rebecca Gratz and a dedicated group of Philadelphia Jewish women established the first Jewish Sunday School.
Ann F. Lewis was appointed National Chair of the Democratic Party's Women's Vote Center.
"Sheryl Sandberg is the real deal."
The first independent Young Women's Hebrew Association was founded in New York City.
Birth of Ruth Sager, Innovative Scientific Achiever
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: February 1 – February 7." (Viewed on February 5, 2016) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.