This Week in History
This Week in History offers a unique calendar of American Jewish experience—connecting specific dates throughout the year to an array of compelling historic events related to American Jewish women.
Irena Sendler Saves Jewish Children from the Warsaw Ghetto
Frances Y. Slanger, R.N. became the first American nurse killed in Europe after D-Day.
Ethel Stark is first woman to conduct at Carnegie Hall
Rabbi Sally J. Priesand offered the opening prayer in the United States House of Representatives, at the invitation of Congresswoman Bella Abzug.
The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) faculty senate voted to allow women admission to the JTS Rabbinical School.
Fania Mindell, Margaret Sanger, and Ethel Byrne opened the first birth control clinic in the United States in Brooklyn in 1916.
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: October 20 – October 26." (Viewed on October 25, 2014) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.