The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Idana Goldberg

Idana Goldberg received her BA in Archaeology from Barnard College and her PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently the CEO of The Russell Berrie Foundation. She has experience as both a grant-maker and a non-profit executive. Goldberg was also a research associate at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where she co-authored Crafting a Class: College Admissions and Financial Aid, 1955–1994.

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Lynn Schusterman

Billionaire philanthropist Lynn Schusterman changed the landscape of the American Jewish community through her advocacy for Israel, engagement with young Jews, and pioneering funding of inclusion and equality. As Chair of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, her bold vision and commitment to repairing the world extended from Tulsa, OK, across the American Jewish community, to Israel and the Former Soviet Union.

Therese Loeb Schiff

Therese Loeb Schiff used her wealth to address a wide range of needs in the American Jewish community. She was a paradigm of the intellectual, religious, and cultural activities and also the social service of upper-middle-class German Jewish women during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Henrietta Gittelson Blaustein

Henrietta Gittelson Blaustein was an American philanthropist. When her husband died in 1937, she became the chairperson of the Louis and Henrietta Blaustein Foundation. In 1951, the foundation awarded $1,000,000 to the Sinai Hospital and the Jewish Medical Center in Baltimore – the largest individual contribution ever made to a Jewish organization at that time.

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