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Estelle Newman circa 1955

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Known for her efforts on behalf of the sight-impaired, Estelle Newman established the women's division of the Jewish Guild for the Blind in New York City. She appears here circa 1955.
Institution: Jewish Guild for the Blind
Known for her efforts on behalf of the sight-impaired, Estelle Newman established the women's division of the Jewish Guild for the Blind in New York City. She appears here circa 1955.
Institution: Jewish Guild for the Blind

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Constance Sporborg

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From her work with the National Council of Jewish Women to the United Nations, Constance Sporborg devoted her energies to bettering the lives of women throughout the world.

Institution: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH, www.americanjewisharchives.org and Underwood and Underwood Studios

From her work with the National Council of Jewish Women to the United Nations, Constance Sporborg devoted her energies to bettering the lives of women throughout the world.

Institution: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH, www.americanjewisharchives.org and Underwood and Underwood Studios

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Cecilia Razovsky

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Cecilia Razovsky (center) spent her life striving to assist immigrants in adapting to life in the United States and other countries. She was an influential member of many organizations, including the National Council of Jewish Women. Her writing on and study of immigration issues helped to define elements of United States policy.

Institution: American Jewish Historical Society

Cecilia Razovsky (center) spent her life striving to assist immigrants in adapting to life in the United States and other countries. She was an influential member of many organizations, including the National Council of Jewish Women. Her writing on and study of immigration issues helped to define elements of United States policy.

Institution: American Jewish Historical Society

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Plaque Honoring Ladies' Sewing Society of Hebrew Orphan Society

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It was during the 1893 World's Fair that the National Council of Jewish Women was founded. One of the central goals of the council was to promote social activism. But, as this plaque from the fair honoring the New York City "Ladies' Sewing Society of Hebrew Orphan Society" shows, there were already local organizations dedicated to ameliorating social problems among the Jewish populations.
Institution: American Jewish Historical Society
It was during the 1893 World's Fair that the National Council of Jewish Women was founded. One of the central goals of the council was to promote social activism. But, as this plaque from the fair honoring the New York City "Ladies' Sewing Society of Hebrew Orphan Society" shows, there were already local organizations dedicated to ameliorating social problems among the Jewish populations.
Institution: American Jewish Historical Society

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Sophie Loeb

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Sophie Loeb.
Photograph by Underwood & Underwood, courtesy of Hadassah.
Sophie Loeb.
Photograph by Underwood & Underwood, courtesy of Hadassah.

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Edith Altschul Lehman

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Edith Altschul Lehman.
Courtesy of Columbia University.
Edith Altschul Lehman.
Courtesy of Columbia University.

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Gisela Konopka

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Gisela Konopka holds her book Courage and Love.
Courtesy of Rhoda Lewin.
Gisela Konopka holds her book Courage and Love.
Courtesy of Rhoda Lewin.

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Laura Jarblum

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Laura Margolis Jarblum in France.
Courtesy of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives.
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Laura Margolis Jarblum in France.
Courtesy of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives.

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Laura Jarblum and Eleanor Roosevelt with Children, Paris, 1952

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Laura Margolis Jarblum and Eleanor Roosevelt with a large group of children at the JDC-supported Draveil Children's Home near Paris, 1952.
Courtesy of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
Laura Margolis Jarblum and Eleanor Roosevelt with a large group of children at the JDC-supported Draveil Children's Home near Paris, 1952.
Courtesy of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

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Judith Steiner-Freud

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Judith Steiner-Freud, a graduate of the Henrietta Szold Hadassah School of Nursing, became the director of her alma mater, as well as Deputy Dean of nursing in the medical faculty of Hadassah and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and thus had an important influence on the development of nursing education and practice in Israel.

Courtesy of Judith Steiner-Freud

Judith Steiner-Freud, a graduate of the Henrietta Szold Hadassah School of Nursing, became the director of her alma mater, as well as Deputy Dean of nursing in the medical faculty of Hadassah and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and thus had an important influence on the development of nursing education and practice in Israel.

Courtesy of Judith Steiner-Freud

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