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Priscilla Strauss - Biographical Information

Priscilla Strauss, devoted Jewish communal leader, died on November 9, 2007 at the age of 93 1/2. Born in 1914 and raised in Brookline, Massachusetts, she was one of six children of Arthur Wallace and Doretta Lowenstein Wallace Barnet. Strauss served as President of the Women's Division of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) from 1962-1965 and worked as the Director of Jewish Family and Children's Services for many years. She also worked, for several decades, at the Boston Museum of Science in the influential position of Secretary to the President. She was an honorary member of the Brookline Auxiliary Fire Department, an active board member at the Spellman Philatelic Museum, an avid stamp collector, and a skilled mountaineer.

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