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This Week in History

This Week in History

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This Week: August 31 - September 6

Rabbi Bonnie Koppell

Rabbi and military chaplain Bonnie Koppell profiled

August 31, 1990

Rabbi Bonnie Koppell, the first female Jewish chaplain in the U.S. military, was profiled in the "Omaha Jewish Press."

Adrienne Cooper

Birth of Adrienne Cooper, Performer and Interpreter of Yiddish Song

September 1, 1946

Adrienne Cooper was in a way the mother of the Yiddish revival.

Hannah Szenes in uniform

Long-lost poem by war heroine Hannah Szenes is found.

September 2, 2012

A poem by WWII hero Hannah Szenes was discovered 68 years after her death.

Steve Benson on the Birth of Kitty Carlisle Hart thumbnail

Birth of entertainer Kitty Carlisle Hart

September 3, 1910

Actress, singer, game-show panelist, and arts advocate Kitty Carlisle Hart was born.

New Amsterdam 1671

"23 souls, big as well as little," arrive in North America

September 4, 1654

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.

Judith Rosenbaum on the 1893 Jewish Women's Congress thumbnail

Unprecedented Jewish Women's Congress meets in Chicago

September 4, 1893

"Women elbowed, trod on each others toes" to hear the speakers at the first-ever Jewish Women's Congress that met in Chicago.

Selma Diamond

Death of writer and comedian Selma Diamond

September 5, 1985
Selma Diamond was hard to miss, in a writer’s room, on a talk show, or in situation comedy.
New York Times masthead

Jill Abramson begins work as first female Executive Editor of New York Times

September 6, 2011

Jill Abramson became first female Executive Editor of the New York Times.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: August 31 – September 6." (Viewed on September 1, 2015) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.

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