This Week in History
Born on September 3, 1910 [some sources say 1911, 1914], Kitty Carlisle Hart began a musical career at a young age and kept performing into her nineties.
On September 4, 1893, the Jewish Women's Congress opened as part of the World Parliament of Religion at the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition.
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This Week: August 31 - September 6
Rabbi Bonnie Koppell, the first female Jewish chaplain in the U.S. military, was profiled in the "Omaha Jewish Press."
Adrienne Cooper was in a way the mother of the Yiddish revival.
A poem by WWII hero Hannah Szenes was discovered 68 years after her death.
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.
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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>.