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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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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.

Hannah Solomon

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.

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.

Bessie Breuer Memory of Love

Bessie Breuer’s play “Sundown Beach” opened on Broadway.

September 7, 1948

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>.

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