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Paula Sinclair on the Death of Gilda Radner

On May 20, 1989, comedian Gilda Radner died. Paula Sinclair discusses Radner's brilliant comedy and her impact on Sinclair's own family.

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On May 20, 1989, comedian Gilda Radner died. Paula Sinclair discusses Radner's brilliant comedy and her impact on Sinclair's own family.

Carol Wise

In her work with United Way, Carol Wise worked intensively to restore childcare facilities and rebuild playgrounds throughout New Orleans.

Florence Schornstein

As director of New Orleans’s Parks and Parkways Department, Florence Shornstein mobilized the community to replant the lush greenery that helped define the city.

Sally Bronston on her Family and Hurricane Katrina, 2007

Despite their divorce, Sally Bronston's parents were determined to keep the family together when they evacuated from Hurricane Katrina. August, 2007.
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Despite their divorce, Sally Bronston's parents were determined to keep the family together when they evacuated from Hurricane Katrina. August, 2007.

Sally Bronston on Being a Teen During Hurricane Katrina, 2007

Old enough to understand what was happening but too young to be included in adult decision-making, teen survivors of Hurricane Katrina were uniquely shaped by the storm. Sally Bronston shares her experience in August, 2007.
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Old enough to understand what was happening but too young to be included in adult decision-making, teen survivors of Hurricane Katrina were uniquely shaped by the storm. Sally Bronston shares her experience in August, 2007.

The Dream That Was Meant To Be

Looking down at my beautiful daughter in my arms, I sometimes wonder what on earth took me so long. Bringing her into our lives was a long journey that did not begin with agency and governmental red tape, but with a dream I was afraid to let die. The decision to end our efforts with infertility treatments, though they that were slowly killing my husband and me, was incredibly difficult.

Rabbi Tziona Szajman, Timothy Olivieri, and Daughter Eliyana

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Rabbi Tziona Szajman, her husband Timothy Olivieri, and their daughter Eliyana Bracha Nuhamin Olivieri.
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Rabbi Tziona Szajman, her husband Timothy Olivieri, and their daughter Eliyana Bracha Nuhamin Olivieri.

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Carol Wise

Frustrated with Jewish organizations that geared their offerings for women’s involvement around the interests and schedules of stay-at-home mothers, Carol Wise forged a more welcoming place for professional women in the Jewish community.

Gett: The Trial of Vivian Anselem, 2014

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Gett: The Trial of Vivian Anselem, written and directed by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz and released in 2014.

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Gett: The Trial of Vivian Anselem, written and directed by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz and released in 2014.

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Anne Heyman

Inspired by the youth villages that allowed Israel to welcome staggering numbers of orphans after the Holocaust, Anne Heyman created the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village to shelter orphans of the Rwandan genocide.

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