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Caroline Klein Simon sworn in as NY Secretary of State

January 1, 1959

Caroline Klein Simon was sworn in as New York's Secretary of State.

Wall Street pioneer Mickie Siebert rings closing bell of New York Stock Exchange

January 5, 1998

To commemorate her 30 years on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Muriel Siebert rang the closing bell. She was the first woman to own a seat on the NYSE.

Sandra Feldman elected UFT President

January 8, 1986

New York City teachers elected long-time teacher advocate Sandra Feldman president of the city's United Federation of Teachers (UFT).

Russian Jewish Net Emigration, 1989-1993

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Data from the 1989 census and the 1994 microcensus for the Jewish population of the Russian Federation were used as statistical sources to estimate the probability of net migration during the recent mass Jewish emigration in the 5 years following 1989, by age and sex.

Data from the 1989 census and the 1994 microcensus for the Jewish population of the Russian Federation were used as statistical sources to estimate the probability of net migration during the recent mass Jewish emigration in the 5 years following 1989, by age and sex.

Swimming at Young Women's Hebrew Association of New York

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The swimming pool of the Young Women's Hebrew Association of New York opened in 1916 and played a major part in promoting sport and physical activities for working girls and women.

Institution: 92nd Street Y, New York

The swimming pool of the Young Women's Hebrew Association of New York opened in 1916 and played a major part in promoting sport and physical activities for working girls and women.

Institution: 92nd Street Y, New York

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Exercise at Young Women's Hebrew Association of New York, 1914

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Reformers believed that women needed physical health to fulfill domestic roles and offset the negative influence of unsanitary urban conditions. Physical exercise was the answer, as demonstrated by this 1914 photograph of an exercise class at the Young Women's Hebrew Association in New York City.

Institution: 92nd Street Y, New York

Reformers believed that women needed physical health to fulfill domestic roles and offset the negative influence of unsanitary urban conditions. Physical exercise was the answer, as demonstrated by this 1914 photograph of an exercise class at the Young Women's Hebrew Association in New York City.

Institution: 92nd Street Y, New York

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Edith Rosenwald Stern and Edgar Bloom Stern

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Edith Rosenwald Stern and Edgar Bloom Stern. In 1977, the New Orleans States-Item named the couple leading philanthropists of the past hundred years, saying "every city should have its own Sterns."

Institution: Long Vue House and Gardens

Edith Rosenwald Stern and Edgar Bloom Stern. In 1977, the New Orleans States-Item named the couple leading philanthropists of the past hundred years, saying "every city should have its own Sterns."

Institution: Long Vue House and Gardens

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Edith Stern Receives Time-Picayune Loving Cup, 1932

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In 1932, Edith Stern received the Time-Picayune Loving Cup, one of the highest civic honors in New Orleans. She and her husband are the only couple in the city's history to have each individually received this tribute.

Institution: Long Vue House and Gardens

In 1932, Edith Stern received the Time-Picayune Loving Cup, one of the highest civic honors in New Orleans. She and her husband are the only couple in the city's history to have each individually received this tribute.

Institution: Long Vue House and Gardens

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Edith Rosenwald Stern

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Edith Rosenwald Stern was the daughter of Sears, Roebuck founder Julius Rosenwald and the wife of New Orleans business and community leader Edgar Stern. She combined the fortunes and philosophies of both to become an important philanthropic force within her local community, as well as for Israel and the Jewish people.
Photo: Dorothy Wilding
Institution: Long Vue House and Gardens
Edith Rosenwald Stern was the daughter of Sears, Roebuck founder Julius Rosenwald and the wife of New Orleans business and community leader Edgar Stern. She combined the fortunes and philosophies of both to become an important philanthropic force within her local community, as well as for Israel and the Jewish people.
Photo: Dorothy Wilding
Institution: Long Vue House and Gardens

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Nita Lowey

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New York Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey.
Courtesy of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
New York Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey.
Courtesy of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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