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Journalism

Pearl Bernstein Max

Pearl Bernstein Max directed the staggering work of fusing four different colleges—City, Hunter, Brooklyn, and Queens—into the City University of New York.

Lenore Guinzburg Marshall

A talented writer and poet in her own right, editor Lenore Guinzburg Marshall pushed her publishing company to publish William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury after it had been rejected by twelve other publishers.

Anna Margolin

Under the name Anna Margolin, Rosa Lebensboim wrote what critics called some of the finest Yiddish poetry of the earliest twentieth century.

Judith Pinta Mandelbaum

As both a leader of the Mizrachi Women’s Organization of America (Amit) and editor of its journals, Judith Pinta Mandelbaum shaped the organization for over forty years.

Adeline Cohnfeldt Lust

Adeline Cohnfeldt Lust’s short stories for the New York Graphic were so popular that there were reprinted in newspapers across the country.

Minnie Dessau Louis

Minnie Dessau Louis helped immigrant Jewish women find real success in America through the many and varied schools she ran.

Sophie Irene Simon Loeb

At a time when widowed mothers often had no way to support their children, Sophie Irene Simon Loeb helped create support systems for needy children and their mothers.

Flora Lewis

Called “the world’s greatest correspondent” by New York Times editor A.M. Rosenthal, Flora Lewis covered the defining moments of the twentieth century and became a bureau chief for the Times.

Moving "Forward"?

First of all, let me make clear that I sincerely hope this isn’t “The Year of the Jewish Woman,” as the headline of the Jewish Daily Forward’s “Forward 50” list proclaims. One year isn’t enough for me; I’m aiming for a world in which Jewish women—and all people—get the opportunities and recognition they deserve every year. But I’m pleased that the Forward managed to reach parity + 1 this year, after more than 20 years of lists in which women were not represented in proportion to their percentage in the population.

Florence Nightingale Levy

Florence Nightingale Levy founded important journals and led a multitude of institutions that would shape our national relationship to art.

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