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The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

Features thousands of biographic and thematic essays on Jewish women around the world. Learn more

Ruth Gursky

Ruth Gursky graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and received B.A. and M.A. degrees in communications from Queens College. Gursky maintains law offices in Greenwich Village and Brooklyn Heights, specializing in wills and estates and real estate law. In addition, Gursky is a consultant to nonprofit organizations in the New York area, helping them to achieve their management and fundraising goals. Among her nonprofit achievements, Gursky conceived and organized the Hadassah Women’s Seder and wrote its innovative haggadah (prayer book). For more information, visit www.mslawyerny.com. A long distance runner and triathlete, Gursky’s motivational articles can be found on her blog: http://runningwithruth.blogspot.com/

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Rita Eleanor Hauser

Rita E. Hauser’s was a trailblazer for women in law, politics, and foreign affairs at a time when few women entered the legal profession or achieved top-level positions in business and politics. Her dual background in politics and international law led to her key role in persuading Yasser Arafat and the Palestine Liberation Organization to recognize Israel and renounce terrorism.

Rita Charmatz Davidson

Rita Charmatz Davidson’s career in the Maryland court system was a series of hard-earned firsts, leading to her 1979 appointment as the first woman on the Maryland Court of Appeals, the highest judicial body in the state.

Senda Berenson

Known as the “Mother of Women’s Basketball,” Senda Berenson pioneered women’s basketball as the director of the physical education department at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Many of the rules she developed for women’s basketball became the standard ones used for seventy years.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Ruth Gursky." (Viewed on March 24, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/gursky-ruth>.


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