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Anne Heyman

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Philanthropist and founder of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village to shelter orphans of the Rwandan genocide, Anne Heyman (1961-2014).

Photo courtesy of her husband, Seth Merrin.

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Philanthropist and founder of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village to shelter orphans of the Rwandan genocide, Anne Heyman (1961-2014).

Photo courtesy of her husband, Seth Merrin.

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Viola Spolin

Searching for play therapies that could reach at-risk children, Viola Spolin created the “Theater Games” that gave rise to improv theater.

Myriam Anissimov

Joking that she is a Yiddish writer working in French, novelist Myriam Anissimov has been celebrated for her portrayal of the difficulties faced by children of Holocaust survivors.

Myriam Anissimov, 2014

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Myriam Anissimov in 2014.
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Myriam Anissimov in 2014.


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Anda Pinkerfeld Amir

Anda Pinkerfeld Amir helped shape two branches of Hebrew literature as an innovative, modernist Israeli poet and as a writer of children’s books that tackled difficult subjects like war and death.

Rosa Fineberg

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Midwife Rosa Fineberg.
Courtesy of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, donated by Pearl Bagan.
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Midwife Rosa Fineberg.

Courtesy of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, donated by Pearl Bagan.

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Sydney Taylor

Sydney Taylor’s famous and beloved All-of-a-Kind Family series of children’s books were almost left unpublished and forgotten.

Frances Hart Sheftall

When her husband and son were captured by the British, Frances Hart Sheftall managed to earn money and raise her family alone through bouts of yellow fever, a smallpox epidemic, and the upheaval of the Revolutionary War.

Lena Nemerovsky Kenin

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Lena Nemerovsky Kenin.
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Lena Nemerovsky Kenin.
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Elizabeth Glaser

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Educator, activist, author, and founder of the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Elizabeth Glaser (1947-1994).

Image courtesy of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

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Educator, activist, author, and founder of the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Elizabeth Glaser (1947-1994).

Image courtesy of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

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