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Copyright © Diana Mara Henry

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.

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The "New York Times" reports on Barbra Streisand's Broadway debut

March 23, 1962

In a review of "I Can Get It for You Wholesale," the "New York Times" declared Barbra Streisand "the evening's find."

Lena Nemerovsky Kenin

Death of Oregon OB/GYN and Psychiatrist Lena Kenin

March 24, 1968
Dr. Lena Nemerovsky Kenin distinguished herself in three fields of medicine: obstetrics, gynecology, and psychiatry.
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Triangle Waist Factory fire

March 25, 1911

A fire in the Triangle Waist Factory killed 146 workers, mostly young Jewish and Italian women, sparking a wave of labor activism and factory reform legislation.

Rabbi Janet Marder becomes president of Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)

March 26, 2003

Rabbi Janet Marder was elected the first female president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis.

Hiding in the Open by Sabina Zimering Book Cover

Dr. Sabina Zimering's memoirs come to the stage

March 27, 2004

Hiding in the Open, a play based on the memoirs of Holocaust survivor Dr. Sabina Zimering, premiered on March 27, 2004 at the Great American History Theatre in Saint Paul, MN.

Helen Menken

Death of Helen Menken, notorious and accomplished actress

March 28, 1966

Actress Helen Menken was arrested with Mae West, married Humphrey Bogart, and produced the Stage Door Canteen in World War II.

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Judy Holliday wins Academy Award for best actress

March 29, 1951

Actress and comedian Judy Holliday received an Academy Award for her performance in "Born Yesterday."

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: March 23 – March 29." (Viewed on March 27, 2015) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.

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