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Carolyn Gray LeMaster

Carolyn Gray LeMaster is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, and author of the award-winning A Corner of the Tapestry: A History of the Jewish Experience in Arkansas, 1820s–1990s and The Ottenheimers of Arkansas. She has contributed chapters or sections to several other books, including The Quiet Voices: Southern Rabbis and Black Civil Rights, 1880s to 1990s. LeMaster lectures on Bible and Jewish history and has served on the boards of a number of local historical institutes, including the Southern Jewish Historical Society and the Pulaski County Historical Society.

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Adele Bluthenthal Heiman

Adele Bluthenthal Heiman spent her life in Arkansas, helping create and lead the state’s close-knit Jewish community. In her various leadership positions, she made strides in helping not only Jewish women, but the Jewish community as a whole.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Carolyn Gray LeMaster." (Viewed on June 10, 2023) <>.


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