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Philanthropy

Racie Adler

Racie Friedenwald Adler helped shape a number of Jewish institutions, most significantly the Women’s League For Conservative Judaism.

Barbara Ochs Adler

Barbara Ochs Adler pursued her commitment to Jewish and civic causes through her leadership of organizations ranging from child services to criminal justice and prison reform associations.

Sophie Tucker

“The Last of the Red-Hot Mamas,” Sophie Tucker defied conventions about gender, age, weight, and ethnicity with her saucy comic banter and music.

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand’s outsized personality, combined with her voice and acting talents, made her one of the most successful performers of the twentieth century.

Annette Greenfield Strauss

Annette Greenfield Strauss shaped the city of Dallas first as a major fundraiser for various charities and then as mayor.

Estelle Joan Sommers

Estelle Joan Sommers channeled her passion for dance into her innovative designs for Capezio’s dance and exercise clothing and her savvy management of its businesses.

Beverly Sills

Beverly Sills may not have performed at the Metropolitan Opera House until age forty-five, but her impact on the opera world as both a singer and as the first female director of the New York City Opera Company (NYCO) was beyond measure.

Joanna Eckstein

Joanna Eckstein widened the perspective of Seattle residents both with her travel writing and as a patron of the arts who supported individual artists and museums.

Ida Cohen Rosenthal

Ida Cohen Rosenthal not only created the modern bra, she helped found Maidenform, Inc. and make it the most successful bra manufacturer in the world.

Roberta Peters

Roberta Peters made a remarkable debut at the Metropolitan Opera which led to a career spanning more than half a century as one of the Met’s most popular sopranos.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Philanthropy." (Viewed on September 23, 2014) <http://jwa.org/topics/philanthropy>.

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