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Psychology and Psychiatry

Naomi Harris Rosenblatt

Naomi Harris Rosenblatt has had a distinguished career in Washington, D.C. as a psychotherapist and Bible teacher. Born in Haifa, she lived in Palestine during the time of the British Mandate and witnessed first hand the birth of the State of Israel. After her marriage to Peter Rosenblatt, a Washington attorney, she moved to the United States, which has been her home ever since.

Phyllis Greenberger

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President and CEO of the Society for Women’s Health Research, Phyllis Greenberger
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President and CEO of the Society for Women’s Health Research, Phyllis Greenberger

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Annette Baran, 1927 - 2010

It is of course impossible to say a few words about Annette and it is impossible to separate her work from herself.

I met Annette in 1978.  

She had written Adoption Triangle, and I was finishing a Master’s Degree, and as an adopted person, my aim was to get people/professionals to understand us a little better.  

Annette did!!   

I called her…

Betty Jean Lifton in her Bookstore

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Author and proponent of open adoption, Betty Jean "B.J." Lifton (1926-2010) in her bookstore.

Photo courtesy of Ken Lifton.

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Author and proponent of open adoption, Betty Jean "B.J." Lifton (1926-2010) in her bookstore.

Photo courtesy of Ken Lifton.

Betty Jean Lifton

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Author and proponent of open adoption, Betty Jean "B.J." Lifton (1926-2010).

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Author and proponent of open adoption, Betty Jean "B.J." Lifton (1926-2010).

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BJ Lifton with her Cat

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Author and proponent of open adoption, Betty Jean "B.J." Lifton (1926-2010).

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Author and proponent of open adoption, Betty Jean "B.J." Lifton (1926-2010).

Betty Jean Lifton, 1926 - 2010

One of the many defining things that BJ was —
was adopted.
And we all know
— those of us who are adopted ones —
that the world infantilizes us and constantly
refers to us as ‘adopted children’
Even when we are 30, 40, 50, 70 and on.
BJ was “an adopted child” and it is fitting that she be referred to that way,
because she kept a clear and present focus on children,
on children’s issues, and on children’s literature.
I met BJ in 1975.

The Lives They Lived: Jewish women to remember in 2011

“[Debbie Friedman] emphasized the value of every voice and the power of song to help us express ourselves and become our best selves. As she wrote for JWA's online exhibit Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution: 'The more our voices are heard in song, the more we become our lyrics, our prayers, and our convictions.' The woman who wrote the song that asks God to 'help us find the courage to make our lives a blessing' herself modeled for us what that looks like.”—Judith Rosenbaum.
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Edna Barrabee Grace, 1914 - 2010

Prominent Boston-area therapist Edna Barrabee Grace enjoyed a long and successful career counseling couples. She helped many save their marriages by teaching them simply to be nice to each other. Edna shared her positive message in newspaper and magazine stories; as a guest on television and radio programs; and by hosting a TV segment, Ask Edna.

Edna Barrabee Grace and Gene Grace in Puerto Rico

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Marriage and sex therapist Edna Barrabee Grace (1914 – 2010) and her second husband, Gene Grace, during a trip to Puerto Rico.

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Marriage and sex therapist Edna Barrabee Grace (1914 – 2010) and her second husband, Gene Grace, during a trip to Puerto Rico.

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