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This Week in History

This Week in History

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This Week: October 24 - October 30

JTS Faculty Senate votes to admit women

October 24, 1983

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) faculty senate voted to allow women admission to the JTS Rabbinical School.

Lisa Batya Feld on Beate Sirota Gordon Thumbnail

Birth of Beate Sirota Gordon, who wrote equality into the postwar Japanese constitution

October 25, 1923

"Colonel Kades said, 'Miss Sirota has her heart set on the women's rights clause, so why don't we pass it?'"

Fania Mindell, 1917

Fania Mindell arrested for distributing birth control material.

October 26, 1916

Fania Mindell, Margaret Sanger, and Ethel Byrne opened the first birth control clinic in the United States in Brooklyn in 1916.

Thumbnail of Rachel King on Joyce Brothers's Win on the $64,000 Challenge, 2015

Dr. Joyce Brothers wins $64,000 for boxing expertise

October 27, 1957

Psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers put her boxing trivia to the test and came away with $64,000.

Judith R. Shapiro inaugurated president of Barnard College

October 27, 1994

Judith R. Shapiro was inaugurated as president of Barnard College.

Jan Schakowsky

Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act becomes Law

October 28, 2000

The Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act introduced by Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky became law.

Anna Rosenberg, General George C. Marshall and Lyndon Johnson, 1951

Anna Rosenberg, first woman to receive Medal of Freedom

October 29, 1945

Anna Rosenberg became the first woman to receive the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award given by the United States.

Irma Lindheim

Irma Lindheim became a member of Kibbutz Mishmar Haemek

October 30, 1933

After trading New York City for Northern Israel’s Jezreel Valley, Lindheim became an ardent proponent of the kibbutz movement.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: October 24 – October 30." (Viewed on October 26, 2016) <>.


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