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Beth DiNatale Johnson

Beth DiNatale Johnson is the director of the Ursuline Studies Program, the women-focused, core curriculum at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. She is an assistant professor of history and has published a number of articles on social policy and aging with an emphasis on women and institution building, and the evolution of long term care policies and practices. A graduate of Lake Erie College and the University of Illinois, she received her Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University.

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Helen Weil

Helen Weil was a devoted gerontologist in and around Cleveland, Ohio. A German-Jewish refugee herself, in addition to teaching at Western Reserve University, Weil developed thorough social services and programs for elderly Jewish residents at Montefiore Home before going on to found and direct the Schnurmann House.

Rae D. Landy

A disciplined nurse who put her own safety at risk time and again for others, Rae Landy helped Hadassah establish the first nursing service in Israel and then served as a military nurse in the US Armed Services.

Lizzie Black Kander

Lizzie Black Kander was a Jewish philanthropist who turned the recipe book she made for a cooking class for new immigrants into a two-million-copy bestseller. Her decades of service in the early twentieth century had an unforgettable impact on the Milwaukee Jewish community.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Beth DiNatale Johnson." (Viewed on September 24, 2023) <>.


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