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Women's Studies

Ros Baxandall, 1939 - 2015

Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall was my co-author on several books, my conscience and co-conspirator in all things feminist and political, and my very close friend. Ros, who died of cancer on October 13, 2015, at age 76, was one of the founders of the women’s liberation movement and a prominent activist for a range of social justice issues. Her rebellious spirit shaped her life from her school days to mere months before she passed away.

Joani Blank

Sex-positive activist Joani Blank created one of the first woman-friendly sex stores in America, Good Vibrations, as well as sex toys like the Butterfly vibrator.

Feedback from Presentations- Exit Ticket

Feedback from Presentations- Exit Ticket from Michelle Boyle's lesson plan, "What Does It Mean to Be a Jewish Feminist?"

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Feedback from Presentations- Exit Ticket from Michelle Boyle's lesson plan, "What Does It Mean to Be a Jewish Feminist?"

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.
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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.

Steve Benson on Ruth Gruber

This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.
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This Week in History: On September 30, 1911, Ruth Gruber was born. Steve Benson describes how the woman who started out as the youngest PhD on record went on to become an award-winning journalist, an honorary general, and a war hero in WWII.

Judith Rosenbaum on Barbara Dobkin's Honorary Degree

On May 5, 2011, Barbara Dobkin received an honorary degree from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. Judith Rosenbaum discusses the impact Barbara Dobkin has had on the Jewish Women's Archive and the Jewish feminist community.
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On May 5, 2011, Barbara Dobkin received an honorary degree from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. Judith Rosenbaum discusses the impact Barbara Dobkin has had on the Jewish Women's Archive and the Jewish feminist community.

Don and Sally, Mad Men

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Don and Sally in a still from Mad Men.
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Don and Sally in a still from Mad Men.

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Amy Swerdlow

An active member of Women Strike for Peace and founder of Women’s History Month, Amy Swerdlow created opportunities for ordinary women to become agents of change.

Irene Fine

Faced with a mandatory internship for her PhD but nowhere she could actually practice Jewish feminist scholarship, Irene Fine created the innovative Woman’s Institute for Continuing Jewish Education in 1977.

Evelyn Torton Beck

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Writer, editor, professor, activist, and administrator, Evelyn Torton Beck.

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Writer, editor, professor, activist, and administrator, Evelyn Torton Beck.

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