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Schools

Rose Haas Alschuler

Rose Haas Alschuler founded and directed more than twenty nursery schools and early childhood education programs before turning her attention to Zionist causes and becoming a vital fundraiser for the State of Israel.

Mildred Elizabeth Levine Albert

Mildred Elizabeth Levine Albert carved a niche for herself in the fashion world as the head of a modeling agency and an inventor of new kinds of fashion shows.

Trude Weiss-Rosmarin

Trude Weiss-Rosmarin made great advances for women’s involvement in Jewish life through the schools she created and her editorship of the Jewish Spectator.

Flora Langerman Spiegelberg

Flora Langerman Spiegelberg transformed two cities in very different ways, championing education and children’s parks in Santa Fe and public sanitation in New York.

Death of education advocate and art collector Margaret Seligman Lewisohn

June 14, 1954

“The schools will only be as good as we citizens desire them to be." Margaret Seligman Lewisohn

Sandra Feldman, Cropped

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Sandra Feldman became the first woman president of New York City’s Union Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) . Photograph by Jon Richard Fleming.
Courtesy of New York State United Teachers, NYSUT: A Union of Professionals

Sandra Feldman became the first woman president of New York City’s Union Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) . Photograph by Jon Richard Fleming.
Courtesy of New York State United Teachers, NYSUT: A Union of Professionals

Rebekah Bettelheim Kohut, cropped

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Rebekah Bettelheim Kohut.
Courtesy of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and Bachrach Bros.

Rebekah Bettelheim Kohut.

Courtesy of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and Bachrach Bros.

Carol Ruth Silver

Carol Ruth Silver was the first white woman to be jailed in the Freedom Rides, an experience that sparked a career in law and politics, fighting for the rights of others.

Mathilde Schechter

Mathilde Roth Schechter was both an essential support for her husband’s work as president of the Jewish Theological Seminary and a force in her own right as founder of the Women’s League.

Jessie Ethel Sampter

Despite her disabilities from childhood polio, Jessie Ethel Sampter became a Zionist pioneer, helping found kibbutzim and becoming one of Israel’s first modern poets.

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