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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.

Rusty Kanokogi

Rena Glickman featured by Sports Illustrated

November 24, 2008

Sports Illustrated features Rena Glickman, the Mother of Woman’s Judo and Recipient of Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun.

National Council of Jewish Women opens shelter

November 25, 1917

The first shelter for Jewish women discharged from New York jails was opened by the New York section of the National Council of Jewish Women.

Nora Ephron book: I Remember Nothing

New York Times reviews Nora Ephron’s last book

November 26, 2010

When Nora Ephron died, she would miss “taking a bath. Coming over the bridge to Manhattan. Pie.”

Free To Be You And Me

Release of "Free To Be You and Me"

November 27, 1972

"Free To Be You and Me," the album of non-sexist stories and songs that helped shape the self-understanding and world view of a generation of children, was released.

Zypora Spaisman in "Yiddish Theater: A Love Story"

"Yiddish Theater: A Love Story" debuts in Manhattan

November 28, 2007

“In that week we learned the meaning not only of perseverance, but also of the love of art for art's sake."

Adeline Moses Loeb

Creator of Central Park Boathouse Adeline Moses Loeb dies

November 28, 1953

Creator of Central Park Boathouse Adeline Moses Loeb dies

Phoebe Yates Pember

Phoebe Yates Levy Pember given charge of Confederate military hospital

November 29, 1862

In a letter, Phoebe Yates Levy Pember informed her sister that she was about to become a top administrator at the Confederacy's largest military hospital.

An Estate of Memory

Death of Ilona Karmel, literary chronicler of the Holocaust

November 30, 2000

Death of teacher and author Ilona Karmel, who drew upon her experiences as a young girl in Nazi labor camps and offered one of the first literary portrayals of the Holocaust.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: November 24 – November 30." (Viewed on November 26, 2014) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.

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