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Nita Lowey

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New York Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey.
Courtesy of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
New York Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey.
Courtesy of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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Annette Strauss

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Starting as a volunteer fund-raiser for the United Jewish Appeal, Annette Greenfield Strauss went on to raise more than twenty million dollars for various institutions in a career that included her election as the first female and the first Jewish mayor of Dallas, Texas.

Institution: Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation, Austin, Texas

Starting as a volunteer fund-raiser for the United Jewish Appeal, Annette Greenfield Strauss went on to raise more than twenty million dollars for various institutions in a career that included her election as the first female and the first Jewish mayor of Dallas, Texas.

Institution: Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation, Austin, Texas

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Tova Strasberg-Cohen

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During her tenure as a justice on the Israeli Supreme Court, Tova Strasberg-Cohen became known for her groundbreaking decisions regarding civil law and women's equality. Her ruling in the famous "Alice Miller" case for the first time opened up the Israel Air Force pilot training course to women.

Institution: Supreme Court of the State of Israel

During her tenure as a justice on the Israeli Supreme Court, Tova Strasberg-Cohen became known for her groundbreaking decisions regarding civil law and women's equality. Her ruling in the famous "Alice Miller" case for the first time opened up the Israel Air Force pilot training course to women.

Institution: Supreme Court of the State of Israel

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Gladys Noon Spellman

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Gladys Noon Spellman lived in Maryland where she was elected to the Ninety-Fourth Congress of the United States in 1975, a position she held until falling ill at the onset of her fourth congressional term.

Institution: U.S. Library of Congress

Gladys Noon Spellman lived in Maryland where she was elected to the Ninety-Fourth Congress of the United States in 1975, a position she held until falling ill at the onset of her fourth congressional term.

Institution: U.S. Library of Congress

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Caroline Simon

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Attorney and judge Caroline Klein Simon.
Institution: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH, www.americanjewisharchives.org
Attorney and judge Caroline Klein Simon.
Institution: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH, www.americanjewisharchives.org

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Toni Sender, 1928

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A passionate pacifist and socialist, German Toni Sender (shown here in 1928) sought to harness the active participation of women to achieve social transformation. She continued the struggle for women's rights after immigrating to the U.S., where she ultimately returned to the Jewish tradition she abandoned at age 13.

Institution: Universität Ulm, Germany

A passionate pacifist and socialist, German Toni Sender (shown here in 1928) sought to harness the active participation of women to achieve social transformation. She continued the struggle for women's rights after immigrating to the U.S., where she ultimately returned to the Jewish tradition she abandoned at age 13.

Institution: Universität Ulm, Germany

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Saviona Rotlevy

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Aiming to guarantee basic rights and respect for children, District Court judge Saviona Rotlevy has enshrined these rights in her many judicial decisions.

Institution: Supreme Court of the State of Israel Museum

Aiming to guarantee basic rights and respect for children, District Court judge Saviona Rotlevy has enshrined these rights in her many judicial decisions.

Institution: Supreme Court of the State of Israel Museum

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Dr. Hadassah Bimko Rosensaft

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A concentration camp survivor credited with saving the lives of thousands of Holocaust victims both during and after the war, and dedicated to preserving the memory of those who perished, Dr. Hadassah Bimko Rosensaft embodied the Jewish essence of the Holocaust in both its tragic and heroic dimensions.

Institution: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

A concentration camp survivor credited with saving the lives of thousands of Holocaust victims both during and after the war, and dedicated to preserving the memory of those who perished, Dr. Hadassah Bimko Rosensaft embodied the Jewish essence of the Holocaust in both its tragic and heroic dimensions.

Institution: Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

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Anna Rosenberg, General George C. Marshall and Lyndon Johnson, 1951

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In 1944, Anna Rosenberg served as President Franklin Roosevelt's personal representative in Europe and in 1945 President Harry Truman sent her to the European theater to study military personnel problems. This 1951 photograph with General George C. Marshall and Lyndon Johnson was taken in Washington, D.C.

Courtesy of Thomas Rosenberg

In 1944, Anna Rosenberg served as President Franklin Roosevelt's personal representative in Europe and in 1945 President Harry Truman sent her to the European theater to study military personnel problems. This 1951 photograph with General George C. Marshall and Lyndon Johnson was taken in Washington, D.C.

Courtesy of Thomas Rosenberg

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Anna Rosenberg with General Omar Bradley, 1944

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The first woman to serve as United States assistant secretary of defense and the first woman to receive that nation's Medal for Merit, Anna Lederer Rosenberg succeeded in two male-dominated worlds, government and business. She is shown here with General Omar Bradley in France in 1944.

Courtesy of Thomas Rosenberg

The first woman to serve as United States assistant secretary of defense and the first woman to receive that nation's Medal for Merit, Anna Lederer Rosenberg succeeded in two male-dominated worlds, government and business. She is shown here with General Omar Bradley in France in 1944.

Courtesy of Thomas Rosenberg

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