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Organizations and Institutions

Sarah Lavanburg Straus

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With the support of philanthropist Baroness Clara de Hirsch, Sarah Lavanburg Straus helped to establish two homes for immigrant girls in New York City early in the twentieth century.

Institution: 92nd Street Y, New York

With the support of philanthropist Baroness Clara de Hirsch, Sarah Lavanburg Straus helped to establish two homes for immigrant girls in New York City early in the twentieth century.

Institution: 92nd Street Y, New York

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Annette Strauss

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Starting as a volunteer fund-raiser for the United Jewish Appeal, Annette Greenfield Strauss went on to raise more than twenty million dollars for various institutions in a career that included her election as the first female and the first Jewish mayor of Dallas, Texas.

Institution: Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation, Austin, Texas

Starting as a volunteer fund-raiser for the United Jewish Appeal, Annette Greenfield Strauss went on to raise more than twenty million dollars for various institutions in a career that included her election as the first female and the first Jewish mayor of Dallas, Texas.

Institution: Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation, Austin, Texas

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Estelle Sternberger

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Estelle Sternberger emerged from bourgeois beginnings to become a powerful voice for left-wing social causes, first as a writer and later as a successful radio commentator.

Institution: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH, www.americanjewisharchives.org and Camera Associates

Estelle Sternberger emerged from bourgeois beginnings to become a powerful voice for left-wing social causes, first as a writer and later as a successful radio commentator.

Institution: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH, www.americanjewisharchives.org and Camera Associates

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Hannah Greenebaum Solomon, 1918

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Three generations of Jewish women: Hannah Solomon and her daughter Helen S. Levy and granddaughter Frances Levy Angel. Photographic postcard. Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1918.

Institution: U.S. Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

Three generations of Jewish women: Hannah Solomon and her daughter Helen S. Levy and granddaughter Frances Levy Angel. Photographic postcard. Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1918.

Institution: U.S. Library of Congress, Manuscript Division

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Eva Sopher

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The first known cultural entrepreneur in southern Brazil, German-born Eva Sopher has fostered music, dance, and especially theater in Porto Alegre and its environs for over forty years.

Courtesy of Eva Sopher

The first known cultural entrepreneur in southern Brazil, German-born Eva Sopher has fostered music, dance, and especially theater in Porto Alegre and its environs for over forty years.

Courtesy of Eva Sopher

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Maxine Singer

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The President of the United States recognized Maxine Singer's important contributions to biochemistry and molecular biology, her leadership of the Carnegie Institute and her science education initiatives, by awarding her the National Medal of Science "for her outstanding scientific accomplishments and her deep concern for the societal responsibility of the scientist."

Institution: Carnegie Institution

The President of the United States recognized Maxine Singer's important contributions to biochemistry and molecular biology, her leadership of the Carnegie Institute and her science education initiatives, by awarding her the National Medal of Science "for her outstanding scientific accomplishments and her deep concern for the societal responsibility of the scientist."

Institution: Carnegie Institution

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Virginia Levitt Snitow

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Virginia Levitt Snitow’s initiatives improved women's lives, including the establishment of US/Israel Women to Women, the American organization most active on behalf of women’s rights in Israel.

Institution: U.S.-Israel Women to Women

Virginia Levitt Snitow’s initiatives improved women's lives, including the establishment of US/Israel Women to Women, the American organization most active on behalf of women’s rights in Israel.

Institution: U.S.-Israel Women to Women

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Rebecca Schweitzer

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Rebecca Schweitzer, international philanthropist who made key contributions to the Zionist cause.

Institution: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH, www.americanjewisharchives.org and Blackstone Studios

Rebecca Schweitzer, international philanthropist who made key contributions to the Zionist cause.

Institution: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH, www.americanjewisharchives.org and Blackstone Studios

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Rosika Schwimmer

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Rosika Schwimmer remained devoted to the causes of feminism and pacifism throughout her life, despite the many obstacles that challenged her commitment to the goals of world peace and equality.

Institution: U.S. Library of Congress, George Grantham Bain Collection

Rosika Schwimmer remained devoted to the causes of feminism and pacifism throughout her life, despite the many obstacles that challenged her commitment to the goals of world peace and equality.

Institution: U.S. Library of Congress, George Grantham Bain Collection

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