This Week in History
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This Week: June 27 - July 3
Labor economist Theresa Wolfson was the principal speaker at the opening of the Barnard College Summer School for Women Workers in Industry.
On June 27, 1906, Jewish mothers on New York City’s Lower East Side rioted against tonsillectomies they suspected were being performed on their children.
Yiddish superstar comedienne Molly Picon received the Creative Achievement Award of the Performing Arts Unit of B'nai B'rith.
"In these women's tears and twisted smiles ... are the living wounds of history."
The foundation for the National Organization for Women was laid at a meeting in Betty Friedan's hotel room in Washington, DC.
"Guiding Light," created by Irna Phillips, debuted on television. It aired from 1952 to 2009, making it the longest-running daily television program.
The Central Conference of American Rabbis resolved that "women cannot justly be denied the privilege of [rabbinical] ordination." The first American woman would not be ordained until 1972.
Anne Lapidus Lerner was named Vice Chancellor for public affairs at the Jewish Theological Seminary, becoming the first woman to hold a Vice Chancellor post at the Seminary.
Martha Minow was appointed Dean of Harvard Law School, becoming the second Jewish woman to hold the position.
Founding of Ma’yan, Home for Young Women’s Resources
Haviva Ner-David's book "Life on the Fringes," about her commitment to an evolving feminist Orthodoxy and her quest for rabbinic ordination, was published.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) begins its work for women's equality.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: June 27 – July 3." (Viewed on June 29, 2016) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.