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Women's Rights

Anna Moscowitz Kross

Anna Moscowitz Kross helped reform the New York prison system by curbing abuses and offering felons chances to train in new skills.

Rhoda Kaufman

Rhoda Kaufman helped create social welfare organizations throughout Georgia and overcame prejudice against her religion and gender to become one of the most respected social reformers in the country.

Phyllis A. Kravitch

Phyllis A. Kravitch became the third woman circuit court judge in the US in 1979 and served her home state of Georgia for decades.

Joanne Alter

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Ray Karchmer Daily

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Ray Karchmer Daily, ophthalmologist.
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Ray Karchmer Daily, ophthalmologist.

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Jaclyn Friedman

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Jaclyn Friedman.
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Jaclyn Friedman.

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B'nai B'rith Women/Jewish Women International Logo

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Logo for B'nai B'rith Women/Jewish Women International. B'nai B'rith Women became Jewish Women International in 1995.

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Logo for B'nai B'rith Women/Jewish Women International. B'nai B'rith Women became Jewish Women International in 1995.

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Linda Joy Holtzman

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Rabbi Linda Joy Holtzman.
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Rabbi Linda Joy Holtzman.

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Elizabeth Holtzman

The youngest woman ever elected to Congress at age 32, Elizabeth Holtzman focused her political career on human rights.

Bertha Beitman Herzog

Bertha Beitman Herzog’s leadership of women’s organizations in Cleveland created a safety net for women and children throughout the region.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Women's Rights." (Viewed on April 28, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/womens-rights>.

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