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Organizations and Institutions

Shirley Kramer Broner, 1922 - 2006

Everyone who dies leaves behind memories. My mother did us one better: she left behind her memoirs.

Mom started to write some years back, while attending Harvard University's Institute for Learning in Retirement. When she heard about a workshop on Cape Cod through Brandeis Women, she jumped at the opportunity to become part of the tightly knit group who would spark her recall. The vivid portrait she created over the next six years helped sustain her family when, on Mother's Day 2006, she lost her eight-year battle with nonsmokers' lung cancer.

Fay Rosenthal Brachman, 1921 - 2007

There was a poignant air to the Chamber Music Society concert in Fort Worth December 1, 2007. Prior to the performance, Chairman Leon Brachman thanked the audience for extending emotional support following the death of his wife, Fay Rosenthal Brachman on November 18, 2007. Both Brachmans were among the founders of the Chamber Music Society, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the city's Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The chamber music performance that December day was dedicated to Fay's memory.

Leah Berkenwald at the International Lion of Judah Conference, New Orleans, 2010

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Leah Berkenwald gets into the spirit at the International Lion of Judah Conference in New Orleans, 2010.
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Leah Berkenwald gets into the spirit at the International Lion of Judah Conference in New Orleans, 2010.

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Carla Cohen

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Carla Cohen opens a book reading at the Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC.

 

Photo courtesy of Runneralan2004 on Flickr.

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President Kennedy with Leaders of the March on Washington, 1963

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President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson meeting with leaders of the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. Leaders include Willard Wirtz, Martin Luther King, Jr., Eugene Carson Blake, Walter Reuther, A. Philip Randolph, John Lewis, Whitney Young, Mathew Ahmann, Joachim Prinz, Roy Wilkins, John Lewis, and Floyd McKissick.
Photographed by Cecil W. Stoughton.
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President John F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson meeting with leaders of the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. Leaders include Willard Wirtz, Martin Luther King, Jr., Eugene Carson Blake, Walter Reuther, A. Philip Randolph, John Lewis, Whitney Young, Mathew Ahmann, Joachim Prinz, Roy Wilkins, John Lewis, and Floyd McKissick.

Photographed by Cecil W. Stoughton.
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