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Judy Gold

Standup comedian Judy Gold won two Daytime Emmys for her work writing and producing the Rosie O’Donnell Show in 1998 and 1999.

Feiga's Choice: Tracing One Family's History of Resilience from South Africa to Ukraine

Tess Peacock comes from a long line of strong Jewish women. As a South African human rights attorney, she believes passionately in equality and dignity for all. It’s a value she learned from her mother, Judy Favish—a former anti-apartheid activist now on staff at the University of Cape Town where she works to ensure equal access to education for all.  Judy’s mother was a pioneering doctor working in the townships. Her father Mannie was an attorney known for his integrity, compassion, and pursuit of fairness.

Feiga Shamis

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Feiga Shamis.

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Feiga Shamis.

Leslea Newman with "I Carry My Mother"

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Leslea Newman and her book "I Carry My Mother."
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Leslea Newman and her book "I Carry My Mother."

Jeanne Manford

In 1973 Jeanne Manford’s fierce love for her gay son in the face of national condemnation of homosexuality led her to create a support network for other families, Parents of Gays, later known as PFLAG.

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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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.

Your Child and You by Sidonie Gruenberg

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Your Child and You by Sidonie Gruenberg who wrote many books and articles on child development.
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Your Child and You by Sidonie Gruenberg who wrote many books and articles on child development.

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Bird Stein Gans

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Cofounder and leader the Society for the Study of Child Nature, Bird Stien Gans (1868-1944).

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Cofounder and leader the Society for the Study of Child Nature, Bird Stien Gans (1868-1944).

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