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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.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T W Y Z
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Paula Hyman Teaching
Paula Hyman, 1946 - 2011

We should hear her when we need courage to oppose sexism, whether political, historical, or unconscious; when we strive to balance family commitments with demands of career; and when we seek to follow in her footsteps to chart new paths in making and writing Jewish history.

Adrienne Cooper performing with Mikveh
Adrienne Cooper, 1946 - 2011
Beyond her extraordinary artistic accomplishments, Adrienne was a mentor, resource, and role model to so many who have lived, or at least sojourned, in Yiddishland.
Raysa Bonow with her Dogs
Raysa Rose Bonow, 1931 - 2011
There are the doers in this world and there are the passive people who live vicariously through the doers. Thinking and learning is doing, because it makes you active and aware of your life
Adina Back, 1986
Adina Back, 1958 - 2008
While always ready to challenge Jewish convention when necessary, she also honored those traditions that didn’t need changing. Indeed, numerous friends across Adina’s wide community bake challah because Adina taught them—a tradition she learned from her own mother, Toby.
Miriam Rayman Solomon with Siblings, circa 1928
Miriam Rayman Solomon, 1919 - 2011
Her generosity was boundless; she provided resources or advice, but the recipient had to be willing to listen and follow through. Nothing disappointed her more than someone settling for less than they could do.
Doris Bauman Gold, 2002
Doris B. Gold, 1919 - 2011
She was never conflicted about whether or not to stand up on some issue or for someone who needed her support. She never slogged through some inner debate, yes or no, what shall I do? It was natural for her to just go ahead forcefully and say and do what was right in her eyes.
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.
Flip Imber in Car (Main Image)
Phyllis "Flip" S. Imber, 1922 - 2011
A civic activist, storeowner, and avid collector of folk art, she was my family’s compass—there for every decision, every change, every milestone.
Vera Saeedpour Main
Vera Saeedpour, 1930 - 2010
Vera Saeedpour became an expert on the Kurds because she was a Jew, and she died leaving the world a bit more sensitive to their plight than it was before she was here.
Rosalyn Yalow in the Laboratory, 1977
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, 1921 - 2011
Ultimately, RIA created “an explosion of knowledge” in every aspect of medicine and was used in thousands of laboratories in the United States and abroad.
Esther M. Broner
Esther M. Broner, 1930 - 2011
I know how many thousands of lives Esther has touched and how many Jewish women walk taller for having followed in her groundbreaking footsteps.
Laura Ziskin
Laura Ziskin, 1950 - 2011
She was one of those singular forces of nature, who could move mountains, once thought immovable.
Edna Grace Main/Index Image
Edna Barrabee Grace, 1914 - 2010
Prominent Boston-area therapist Edna Barrabee Grace enjoyed a long and successful career counseling couples. She helped many save their marriages by teaching them simply to be nice to each other.
Helen Mahut, 1942
Helen Mahut, 1920 - 2010
She was a pioneer in discovering the purpose of certain areas of the brain, and the implications regarding human behavior. Without Dr. Helen Mahut, modern medicine would have a very different view and understanding of memory, the human brain, and resultant human behavior.
Gerry Faier
Gerry Faier, 1908 - 2011
An agitator, rabble-rouser, and working-class Jewish lesbian, Gerry Faier found company and camaraderie among fellow labor organizers, the burgeoning gay and lesbian communities of Woodstock and Greenwich Village, and activists across many generations.
Natalie Heineman Main Image
Natalie Goldstein Heineman, 1913 - 2010
In every organization in which she was involved, she was recognized not only for her effective leadership but for her independence, intellect, hard work and kind heart.
Caryn Surkes
Caryn Surkes, 1956 - 2011
Caryn tenaciously challenged complacency, resignation, and lack of creativity wherever she found it. With her characteristic absence of judgment, she continually modeled for everyone the holding of hope for all those struggling with physical and mental disabilities.
Ruth Nussbaum
Ruth Nussbaum, 1911 - 2010
She understood the need for promoting religious pluralism, human rights, and democracy in Israel as fundamental Reform Jewish values. To Ruth, Jewish nationalism expressed in Zionism is a seamless and natural aspect of Reform Jewish identity.
June Salander
June Salander, 1908 - 2010
June took the opportunity to study Torah with the rabbi and five other women and, at age 89, became the oldest woman in Rutland to celebrate her bat mitzvah.
Sylvia Willard Photograph
Sylvia Willard, 1922 - 2006
She and Howard opened a third store and managed all three, while she translated her theatrical training and love of fashion into show-stopping window displays.
Charlotte Jacobson
Charlotte Jacobson, 1914 - 2010
She traveled the world in defense of Jewish rights, meeting with refuseniks and facing commissars in the Soviet Union, and advocating freedom of worship and emigration in front of the leaders of Syria and Egypt. She also defended Israel and the Jewish people in the halls and overseas conferences of the United Nations.
Amalie Rothschild, 1988
Amalie Rothschild, 1916 - 2001
She gave generously of her time to the community while never losing sight of commitment to her own development and dedication as a full-time artist.
Zezette Larsen
Zezette Larsen, 1929 - 2010
As a resource speaker for Facing History, she spoke to many audiences of all ages and championed the power of education to address injustices wherever they occur.
Adele Landau Starr
Adele Landau Starr, 1916 - 2007
She had a strong sense of what was ethical and right; she didn’t just talk about it, she took action.
Joan and Ted Cutler, 2006
Joan Berman Cutler, 1930 - 2010
As so many people have suggested, my mother was a presence. Not only that she had a presence, but that she was one.

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