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Organizations and Institutions

Jennie Purvin

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Communal activist Jennie Purvin was one of the essential people without whom the striking beachfront of Chicago would not exist.

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

Communal activist Jennie Purvin was one of the essential people without whom the striking beachfront of Chicago would not exist.

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

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Olga Benario Prestes Exhibit

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Photograph of Olga Benario Prestes (L) in the exhibit, "Women of Ravensbruck—Portraits of Courage," curated by Rochelle G. Saidel for the Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg. Artwork on right by Julia Terwilliger.

Institution: Rochelle Saidel

Photograph of Olga Benario Prestes (L) in the exhibit, "Women of Ravensbruck—Portraits of Courage," curated by Rochelle G. Saidel for the Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg. Artwork on right by Julia Terwilliger.

Institution: Rochelle Saidel

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Patients at National Jewish Hospital

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In 1911, Seraphine Pisko was appointed to a position at the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives in Denver, Colorado, and went on to become its director, probably the first woman in the United States to become chief executive of a national Jewish institution. In this photo, four young female patients play with their toys on the hospital lawn.

Institution: Beck Archives, Penrose Library and Center for Judaic Studies, University of Denver

In 1911, Seraphine Pisko was appointed to a position at the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives in Denver, Colorado, and went on to become its director, probably the first woman in the United States to become chief executive of a national Jewish institution. In this photo, four young female patients play with their toys on the hospital lawn.

Institution: Beck Archives, Penrose Library and Center for Judaic Studies, University of Denver

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Nurse and Patients at National Jewish Hospital

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A philanthropic woman committed to Jewish and general charitable work, Seraphine Pisko ran the National Jewish Hospital in Denver, Colorado, for nearly thirty years. Here, several male patients are lying on the hospital porch experiencing "open-air treatment." A uniformed nurse takes one patient's temperature and pulse.

Institution: Beck Archives, Penrose Library and Center for Judaic Studies, University of Denver

A philanthropic woman committed to Jewish and general charitable work, Seraphine Pisko ran the National Jewish Hospital in Denver, Colorado, for nearly thirty years. Here, several male patients are lying on the hospital porch experiencing "open-air treatment." A uniformed nurse takes one patient's temperature and pulse.

Institution: Beck Archives, Penrose Library and Center for Judaic Studies, University of Denver

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Pauline Perlmutter Steinem

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A suffragist who encouraged newly enfranchised women to go to the polls together to avoid harassment, Pauline Perlmutter Steinem was the first woman elected to the Toledo Board of Education. Her legacy of social activism can be seen in her granddaughter, Gloria Steinem.

Institution: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH, www.americanjewisharchives.org and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

A suffragist who encouraged newly enfranchised women to go to the polls together to avoid harassment, Pauline Perlmutter Steinem was the first woman elected to the Toledo Board of Education. Her legacy of social activism can be seen in her granddaughter, Gloria Steinem.

Institution: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH, www.americanjewisharchives.org and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

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Dalia Ofer

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Having grown up in the shadow of the Holocaust, historian Dalia Ofer studied multiple aspects of its events and after-effects by researching the social and gendered history of the Holocaust and the linguistic and sociological ramifications on present day Israel.
Institution: Dalia Ofer
Having grown up in the shadow of the Holocaust, historian Dalia Ofer studied multiple aspects of its events and after-effects by researching the social and gendered history of the Holocaust and the linguistic and sociological ramifications on present day Israel.
Institution: Dalia Ofer

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Constance Sporborg

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From her work with the National Council of Jewish Women to the United Nations, Constance Sporborg devoted her energies to bettering the lives of women throughout the world.

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

From her work with the National Council of Jewish Women to the United Nations, Constance Sporborg devoted her energies to bettering the lives of women throughout the world.

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

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Carrie Obendorfer Simon

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Carrie Obendorfer Simon founded the Reform movement's National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods in 1913. Two years later, it had become the largest Jewish women's religious organization in the United States.

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

Carrie Obendorfer Simon founded the Reform movement's National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods in 1913. Two years later, it had become the largest Jewish women's religious organization in the United States.

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

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Estelle Newman circa 1955

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Known for her efforts on behalf of the sight-impaired, Estelle Newman established the women's division of the Jewish Guild for the Blind in New York City. She appears here circa 1955.
Institution: Jewish Guild for the Blind
Known for her efforts on behalf of the sight-impaired, Estelle Newman established the women's division of the Jewish Guild for the Blind in New York City. She appears here circa 1955.
Institution: Jewish Guild for the Blind

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Pioneer Women Leaders

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The Women's Organization for the Pioneer Women of Palestine was officially founded in 1925. (It changed its name to Pioneer Women in 1939 and is today called Na'amat.) This early photograph of its leaders includes (L to R, standing): Leah Brown, Goldie Meyerson (Golda Meir), Miriam Meltzer and Nina Zuckerman; (seated): Leah Biskin, Rahel Siegel, Fiegel Berkinblitt. Insert: Chaya Ehrenreich.

Institution: Private collection

The Women's Organization for the Pioneer Women of Palestine was officially founded in 1925. (It changed its name to Pioneer Women in 1939 and is today called Na'amat.) This early photograph of its leaders includes (L to R, standing): Leah Brown, Goldie Meyerson (Golda Meir), Miriam Meltzer and Nina Zuckerman; (seated): Leah Biskin, Rahel Siegel, Fiegel Berkinblitt. Insert: Chaya Ehrenreich.

Institution: Private collection

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