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Medicine

Liebe Sokol Diamond

Born with a congenital defect that had caused the loss of several fingers and toes before birth, Liebe Sokol Diamond went on to become a leading pediatric surgeon.

Laura Stachel

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Dr. Laura Stachel.
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Dr. Laura Stachel.

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Rochelle Shoretz, 1972 - 2015

When I first met Rochelle Shoretz, she was lugging a small, but clearly very heavy roller suitcase up the stairs at a retreat center. I offered to help and she smiled warmly and said, “no thanks.” Later, she would share her embarrassment that her suitcase likely weighed 50 pounds because it was full of work-related documents. She laughed at herself for bringing two weeks’ worth of work to a three-day retreat. Predictably, she didn’t touch her work because she threw herself so fully into her interactions.

Idit Klein and Rochelle Shoretz

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Idit Klein and Rochelle Shoretz.
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Idit Klein and Rochelle Shoretz.

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Rochelle Shoretz

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Rochelle Shoretz, founder of Sharsheret, a community of support for Jews affected by breast cancer.
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Rochelle Shoretz, founder of Sharsheret, a community of support for Jews affected by breast cancer.

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Laura Stachel

Stunned by the poor conditions in which Nigerian doctors were working, Laura Stachel created We Care Solar to offer hospitals “Solar Suitcases” that fuel reliable lights.

Laura Spero

In Nepal, where oral decay is the most prevalent childhood illness and adults fully expect to lose all their teeth as they age, Laura Spero established Jevaia Oral Health Care to provide sustainable, community-based rural dental care.

Karen Sokal-Gutierrez

After recognizing a neglected epidemic causing severe pain to children around the world, Karen Sokal-Gutierrez founded the Global Children’s Oral Health and Nutrition Project (GCOHNP) to improve diet and dental care for children and their families.

Brooke Stern with Ugandan Children

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Nurse and founder of Supporting Opportunities for Ugandans to Learn (S.O.U.L.), Brooke Stern with children in Uganda.

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Nurse and founder of Supporting Opportunities for Ugandans to Learn (S.O.U.L.), Brooke Stern with children in Uganda.

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Amy Lehman

After being stranded by a typhoon in an isolated region of Sub-Saharan Africa, Amy Lehman was driven to provide health care for the communities there by creating the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Care Clinic/Water-based Aid, Value, Engagement.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Medicine." (Viewed on February 13, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/medicine>.

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