The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Debbie Kram

Debbie Kram, the family education consultant at the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Boston, teaches in the DeLeT program at Brandeis University. Kram was the co-founding director of Ma’ayan, a program of intensive engagement with Jewish texts for women in Boston. A graduate of City College of New York with a B.A. in English and of Simmons College with an M.S. in library and information sciences, Kram served as a librarian at Brandeis and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is an alumna of the Mandel Jerusalem Fellows.

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Blanche Cohen Nirenstein

Descending from a family active in Jewish communal life, Blanche Cohen Nirenstein further developed her leadership abilities in a wide range of social science activities. Nirenstein found a myriad of ways to help Jewish widows and needy children, from founding a kosher summer camp to supporting Holocaust survivors.

Irma Rothschild Jung

Irma Rothschild Jung, a native of Randegg, Baden, Germany, was born on July 1, 1897, and until her death close to a century later, dedicated her substantial energies to pioneering Jewish communal programs in aid of the needy. Her leadership and influence were deeply felt in the broader Jewish community by the countless individuals, young and old, who benefited from her generous spirit.

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