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2015-2016 Rising Voices Fellow Delaney Hoffman

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Delaney Hoffman, 2015-2015 Rising Voices Fellow.

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Delaney Hoffman, 2015-2015 Rising Voices Fellow.

Icons for the New Year: Maud Nathan

In Maud Nathan’s second life as an activist, she became president of the New York Consumers League, vice president of the Woman’s Municipal League of New York, and chair of the industrial committee of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Her husband, once her companion at parties and fundraisers, began marching beside her at suffrage parades.

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: on September 26, 1832, Victorian painter Rebecca Solomon, one of the first Jewish women artists of note, was born. Steve Benson considers how differently she saw the world than her male contemporaries, and how that perspective shaped her art.
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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: on September 26, 1832, Victorian painter Rebecca Solomon, one of the first Jewish women artists of note, was born. Steve Benson considers how differently she saw the world than her male contemporaries, and how that perspective shaped her art.

Steve Benson on the Birth of Rebecca Solomon

This Week in History: on September 26, 1832, Victorian painter Rebecca Solomon, one of the first Jewish women artists of note, was born. Steve Benson considers how differently she saw the world than her male contemporaries, and how that perspective shaped her art.
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This Week in History: on September 26, 1832, Victorian painter Rebecca Solomon, one of the first Jewish women artists of note, was born. Steve Benson considers how differently she saw the world than her male contemporaries, and how that perspective shaped her art.

Anya Cherneff

A longtime opponent of human trafficking, Anya Cherneff found a new way to literally empower women in Nepal by founding Empower Generation to teach women and girls to become clean energy entrepreneurs.

Anya Cherneff

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Opponent of human trafficking and founder of Empower Generation, Anya Cherneff.

Photography by Bennett Cohen.

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Opponent of human trafficking and founder of Empower Generation, Anya Cherneff.

Photography by Bennett Cohen.

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Tamar Eshel

A lifelong diplomat with a strong record of defending women’s rights and human rights, Tamar Eshel capped her career with two terms as a member of the Knesset from 1977–1984.

Judith Rosenbaum on the 1893 Jewish Women's Congress

This Week in History: On September 4, 1893, an unprecedented meeting of Jewish women leaders took place at the Columbian Exposition (the Chicago World's Fair). Judith Rosenbaum describes how this groundbreaking event led to the creation of the National Council of Jewish Women.
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This Week in History: On September 4, 1893, an unprecedented meeting of Jewish women leaders took place at the Columbian Exposition (the Chicago World's Fair). Judith Rosenbaum describes how this groundbreaking event led to the creation of the National Council of Jewish Women.

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This Women’s Equality Day, Let’s Celebrate the Women Who Got Us Here

As we approach yet another election year, American voters may be drawing nearer to an enormous landmark: electing a woman president. With Hillary Rodham Clinton polling as the top Democratic contender, it’s never felt more possible.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Women's Rights." (Viewed on May 31, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/womens-rights>.

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