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We Remember

This growing online collection contains reminiscences of a variety of recently deceased American Jewish women who made a difference in their community and beyond.

Showing 1 - 7 of 7
Margot Adler, 2010
Margot Adler, 1946 - 2014

In 1972 she made a deal with WBAI management to get her own free-form live radio show. At the time, WBAI went off the air loosely between 3 or 5 AM and came back on at 7 AM. Margot talked them into giving her the 5–7 AM timeslot and called it Hour of the Wolf after the film by Ingmar Bergman, a phrase which refers to the morning twilight.

Frances Alenikoff During "The Play is the Thing" Interview
Frances Alenikoff , 1920 - 2012
For decades and well into her 90s she turned age on its head, subverting its preconceptions, making it an adventure.
Shulamit Aloni, 2001
Shulamit Aloni, 1928 - 2014

Aloni spearheaded an ideology in which feminism is a lens for social equality across all social sectors. Her work with Palestinians was informed by her feminism, and her feminism was informed by her work with Palestinians. She held on to a world view in which equality and compassion were part of the process of learning to see the “other” in society, whether that “other” was distinguished by gender, ethnicity, religion, or anything else.

Rita Arditti, 2009
Rita Arditti, 1934 - 2009
She went from a young Argentinian middle- to upper-class kid raised not to question women's roles in the home to leading crusader for women's issues (notably as they applied to the world of science)...
Bette Arnold with her Restaurant
Bette Berman Arnold, 1921 - 2011
She always treated everyone the same regardless of race, gender, class, or age. She knew innately that these things were right. It took society a full generation or more to catch up with her.
Donna E. Arzt
Donna E. Arzt, 1954 - 2008
In her a genetic disposition to the appeal of tikkun olam was evident, in the course of a life devoted to deploying the law in behalf of progressive causes of special concern to the Jewish people.
Henriette Avram, July 4, 2004
Henriette Avram, 1919 - 2006
She is remembered as a dynamic, inspiring leader, full of energy, writing and speaking internationally … making friends wherever she went.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "We Remember." (Viewed on October 25, 2016) <>.

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