Judd Kruger Levingston

Judd Kruger Levingston teaches Rabbinics and Jewish history at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School in the Philadelphia area. He also teaches at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and at Temple University. He earned his Ph.D. at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he also was ordained as a rabbi.

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Florence Heller

Florence Grunsfeld Heller, who became a social worker, volunteer leader in Chicago, and benefactor of Brandeis University, was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on March 2, 1897, the daughter of Ivan and Hannah (Nusbaum) Grunsfeld and the granddaughter of Albert and Heldegarde (David) Grunsfeld. Her parents and grandparents were German immigrants who came to the United States in 1873, settling in the territory of New Mexico. Her father was a wholesale merchant. Her initial years of schooling in Albuquerque were followed by years at Bradford Academy in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Faulkner School for Girls in Chicago, Illinois. In Chicago, at age sixteen or seventeen, Florence Grunsfeld lived with her maternal uncle, Julius Rosenwald—the founder of Sears Roebuck and Company—and his wife. Florence Heller’s son Peter credits the Rosenwalds with instilling in her a strong devotion and sense of obligation to society.

Blanche Gilman

A native New Yorker, Blanche Pearl Gilman contributed her energy and resources to a variety of religious, health, social, and activist organizations.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Judd Kruger Levingston." (Viewed on August 23, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/levingston-judd>.


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