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Organizations and Institutions

B'nai B'rith Women denounces B'nai B'rith International

September 17, 1984

B'nai B'rith Women denounced a B'nai B'rith International resolution to begin admitting women to the previously all-male organization.

Birth of Babette Deutsch: poet, novelist, critic

September 22, 1895

Celebrated poet, novelist, critic, and editor Babette Deutsch was born.

Death of Hadassah activist Alice Seligsberg

August 27, 1940

Hadassah activist Alice Seligsberg died.

Launch of the Jewish Women's Archive's Virtual Archive

August 28, 1997

The launch of a Virtual Archive as one of the first major public programs of the Jewish Women's Archive was described in an article in Boston's "Jewish Advocate."

First CAJE Conference

August 29, 1976

The first Conference on Alternatives in Jewish Education began.

Hadassah honors Orthodox feminist Blu Greenberg

July 25, 2006

Blu Greenberg was honored with Hadassah's highest honor, the Henrietta Szold award, at a convention banquet.

Henrietta Szold helps to create American Jewish culture

July 28, 1893

The "Jewish Exponent" announced that Henrietta Szold would be moving to Philadelphia from her home in Baltimore to serve as the secretary and first paid employee of the Jewish Publication Society.

Congregation appoints first woman to serve as senior rabbi

August 1, 1979

Reconstructionist rabbi Linda Joy Holtzman became the first woman to lead a U.S. Jewish congregation when she was appointed the spiritual leader of the Coatesville, PA, Beth Israel Congregation.

Rose Schneiderman named officer of NY State Labor Party

July 16, 1936

Rose Schneiderman was elected vice chairman of the newly-formed New York State Labor Party.

Felice Gaer asks U.N. to take on anti-Semitism

June 21, 2004

Human rights activist Felice Gaer addressed the United Nations Conference on Anti-Semitism.

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