Harriet Feinberg

Harriet Feinberg, a retired educator, taught English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She edited Memories, the English translation of the memoir of Dutch Jewish feminist Aletta Jacobs. She was on the staff of Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia.

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Rosalyn Tureck

Pianist Rosalyn Tureck toured the world as a consummate interpreter of the keyboard music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Tureck made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1935 before touring in Europe, South America, Israel, Turkey, South Africa, and Australia. In 1994 she founded the Oxford-based Tureck Bach Research Institute.

Nadia Reisenberg

Whether recording a Brahms sonata with clarinetist Benny Goodman, enjoying her three grandsons, or giving a master class in Jerusalem, pianist Nadia Reisenberg’s joy in relationships radiated from her. Reisenberg used her talents to connect with others, from her acclaimed performances with her sister to her years of training musicians in New York and Jerusalem.

Aletta Henriette Jacobs

A pioneer in many realms—birth control, women’s suffrage, peace activism, and envisioning a wider future for women—Aletta Henriette Jacobs began her career as the Netherland’s first women physician in 1879. She went on to participate in many women’s rights conferences and was a staunch anti-war activist, traveling to the Hague and the United States to advocate her position.

Etta Cone

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Harriet Feinberg." (Viewed on May 19, 2024) <http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/feinberg-harriet>.