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Jane Mushabac

Jane Mushabac has written for National Public Radio, The Bellevue Literary Review, AJS Review, Columbia Journal of American Studies, The Village Voice, Chautauqua, Modern Philology, Sephardic Horizons, Midstream, and Jewish Currents; her work has been anthologized and translated into Turkish, Russian, German, Bulgarian, and Ladino. Her fiction about Turkish Jews, written under the pen name Shalach Manot, includes her 2016 novel His Hundred Years, A Tale; and she has created International Ladino Day programs held in 2018, 2019, and 2020 at the Center for Jewish History in New York. She is the co-author of A Short and Remarkable History of New York City (1999), a “Best of the Best” of the American Association of University Presses.

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Gertrude Geraldine Michelson

G. G. Michelson (1925-2015) was a corporate and civic leader who was a trailblazer for women. As chair of Columbia University’s board of trustees from 1989 to 1992, she was the first woman to head the board of an Ivy League institution; she was also the first woman on the New York State Financial Control Board. In her 47-year career at Macy’s, she rose from management trainee to senior vice president and, as an executive, negotiated with unions representing twenty thousand employees.

Rebecca Touro Lopez

Rebecca Touro Lopez successfully appealed to the Rhode Island State Legislature to preserve the Touro Synagogue of Newport, one of the first cases of the government preserving an unoccupied historic building. The synagogue was restored and became a National Historic Site. Lopez requested a Newport burial and was interred in the cemetery of the synagogue she had fought to preserve.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Jane Mushabac." (Viewed on July 26, 2021) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/mushabac-jane>.

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