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Philanthropy

Esther Lowenthal

Esther Lowenthal’s long career teaching economics at Smith explored subjects from government spending and taxation to the theories of socialist economists.

Frieda Lorber

Frieda Levin Lorber made a name for herself as a prominent lawyer and helped other women rise in the profession in New York and worldwide.

Fannie Eller Lorber

When her community became a mecca for adults suffering from tuberculosis, Fannie Eller Lorber created a Jewish children’s home for those who had no one else to care for them.

Johanna Loeb

Johanna Loeb’s work with both Jewish and secular charities strengthened the safety net for the poor, the sick, and new immigrants throughout Chicago.

Margaret Seligman Lewisohn

Margaret Seligman Lewisohn not only gave generously to education causes, as the head of the Public Education Association she helped make the community as passionate about education as she was.

Irene Lewisohn

Irene Lewsohn co–founded the Neighborhood Playhouse, known for producing experimental plays by writers like James Joyce and Sholem Asch.

Adele Rosenwald Levy

Philanthropist Adele Rosenwald Levy demonstrated her leadership skills and her passion for the Jewish community when she helped inspire American Jews to donate even more to aid Holocaust survivors than they had given to support the war effort.

Jennie Davidson Levitt

Jennie Davidson Levitt continued her family’s tradition of activism and philanthropy with her work for Jewish organizations, including resettling Jewish refugees during and after WWII.

Edith Altschul Lehman

Both with her husband and in her own right, Edith Altschul Lehman funded endeavors from building schools in Israel to creating a children’s zoo in Central Park.

Adele Lewisohn Lehman

Adele Lewisohn Lehman’s career as a philanthropist and organizational leader spanned both the Jewish community and the secular world.

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