The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Lisa Epstein

Lisa Epstein received her Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from Yale University. She was Director of Research at the Weinreich Center of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and taught modern Jewish history at Vassar College. Epstein currently teaches at the Abraham Joshua Heschel High School in Manhattan.

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Miriam Albert

Miriam Albert became the first national president of B’nai B’rith Young Women in 1946. In the thirty years she served the organization, she helped increase its membership to 150,000, and she was praised for both her warmth and her leadership.

Racie Adler

Racie Friedenwald Adler helped shape a number of Jewish institutions, most significantly the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. As the Women’s League vice president, she helped establish Jewish student houses on campuses, the forerunners of modern Hillel houses.

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