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Philanthropy

Judith Rodin, first woman named president of Ivy League university

December 17, 1993

At the University of Pennsylvania, Judith Rodin is elected the first permanent female president of an Ivy League institution.

Dorrit Zucker Cohn, 1924 - 2012

As I recollect my relationship with Dorrit Cohn, what I come up with is not a continuous narrative, but a chain of discrete moments, encounters, and images. I knew Dorrit from a distance — the distance separating a very young graduate student and a senior scholar. When I began to assemble these encounters, and to recollect some of our conversations, I realized that they added up to something truly significant: the enormous impact she had on my life.

Myra Hiatt Kraft, 1942 - 2011

Myra Kraft was an extraordinary woman who touched the lives of so many people in Boston, in Israel, in the FSU, and around the world. I knew Myra from afar for the first part of my life because of her family's deep and longtime connection to Brandeis University (I graduated in 1972). Jacob Hiatt was a giant among giants, a founder of Brandeis and a huge philanthropist. His daughter Myra carried on his legacy and became a philanthropist in her own right.

After a lifetime of silence, Deborah Strobin shares her story

For most of her life, philanthropist Deborah Strobin kept her past a secret from her friends, her children, and even her husband.

The Patriots to honor memory of their "Jewish mother," Myra Kraft, at the Super Bowl

It's a tradition for players in the Super Bowl to wear a patch with the Roman numerals of the game's year on the left side of their chests (46, or XLVI, this year). On Sunday in Indianapolis, the Patriots will be wearing it on the right side; the left is already occupied by a patch honoring Myra Hiatt Kraft, the wife of team owner Robert Kraft who died in July of 2011.

Susan G. Komen halts partnership with Planned Parenthood

Today we learned that Susan G. Komen For The Cure, the nation's leading breast cancer charity, is ending its partnership with Planned Parenthood in a move that will result in a major loss of funding for breast exams at Planned Parenthood. Last year, Komen grants totaling roughly $680,000 were distributed to at least 19 Planned Parenthood affiliates to fund breast exams and other breast-health services.

Miriam Rayman Solomon, 1919 - 2011

Our mother was a woman of lists.  In her distinctive beautiful 6 point rounded script she would constantly create lists… When we three sons or the grandchildren came home, the lists included the issues she wanted to talk to us about: from the mundane to the most philosophical.  Every trip included an invitation to Mother& Daddy’s room for an intense personal conversation in which Mother thoroughly discussed each item until she was satisfied and then checked them off —one by one.  You needn’t have a psychology degree to understand that lists were Mother’s means of being

Fall Donor Spotlight

This fall, JWA is recognizing the contributions of three very different donors.

Remembering Myra Kraft, 'Jewess with attitude'

Last Friday, a temple in a Boston suburb was filled to overflowing.

Barbara Dobkin receives Honorary Degree

May 5, 2011

Barbara Dobkin, the Founding Chair of the Jewish Women's Archive, receives an honorary degree from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Philanthropy." (Viewed on November 26, 2014) <http://jwa.org/topics/philanthropy>.

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