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.
Actress, singer, game-show panelist, and arts advocate Kitty Carlisle Hart was born.
Early in September 1654, a group of Jews, described in the public records as "23 souls, big as well as little," arrived on the docks of the new world Dutch colony of New Amsterdam.
"Women elbowed, trod on each others toes" to hear the speakers at the first-ever Jewish Women's Congress that met in Chicago.
Jill Abramson became first female Executive Editor of the New York Times.
September 7, 1948 Bessie Breuer’s play, “Sundown Beach” opens on Broadway.
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: September 1 – September 7." (Viewed on September 3, 2014) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.