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Erica Morini

Violinist Erica Morini stunned audiences from her first performance at age five to her death, when the Strad newspaper mourned her as “the most bewitching woman violinist of this century.”

Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk’s avant-garde, mixed-media creations blend music, dance, film, and live performance to explore the collision of past and present, from the Black Plague to the AIDS crisis and from the medieval ghetto to Ellis Island.

Hephzibah Menuhin

Hephzibah Menuhin had a stellar career as a pianist, but a visit to Theresienstadt in 1947 drew her to a new calling as a human rights activist.

Birth of “Mama” Cass Elliot

September 19, 1941
"If you truly dig what you are doing, if you lay it out that way, nobody can not respond." - "Mama" Cass Elliot

Frieda Lorber

Frieda Levin Lorber made a name for herself as a prominent lawyer and helped other women rise in the profession in New York and worldwide.

Birth of Adrienne Cooper, Performer and Interpreter of Yiddish Song

September 1, 1946

Adrienne Cooper was in a way the mother of the Yiddish revival.

“One Day at a Time” starring Bonnie Franklin begins its second season.

September 28, 1976

"I just want to say, ‘C’mon guys, I’m an intelligent person, why don’t you just trust me?’ But you can’t give up.” - Actress Bonnie Franklin

Estelle Liebling

Estelle Liebling’s gifts as an opera singer were put to the test in 1902 when she sang the role of Marguerite in Les Huguenots at the Metropolitan Opera House with only a few hours’ warning.

Ruth Laredo

Ruth Meckler Laredo’s astonishing piano performances caused one New York Times reporter to write, “Her hands sometimes appear to hover over the keys, a blur to the eyes if not the ears…But what hummingbird ever packed such power?“

Isa Kremer

A former star of the Russian Imperial Opera, Isa Kremer insisted on singing Yiddish songs to instill pride in Jewish audiences despite rampant anti-Semitism.


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Music." (Viewed on November 29, 2015) <>.


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