Shelly Tenenbaum

Shelly Tenenbaum is associate professor of sociology and director of the undergraduate concentration in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Her publications include A Credit to Their Community: Jewish Loan Societies in the United States, 1880–1945 and Feminist Perspectives on Jewish
(co-edited with Lynn Davidman). In addition, she co-edited (with Judith Baskin) a syllabus collection, Gender and Jewish Studies: A Curriculum Guide.

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Minnie Low

Known as the “Jane Addams of the Jews,” Minnie Low was a leader in the Jewish social service community. At a time when social work usually meant wealthy people donating to the poor, Low pushed for new kinds of aid such as vocational training and loans that made the needy self–sufficient.

Jewish Migrations to the United States in the Late Twentieth Century

The three primary groups of Jewish immigrants to the United States in the last decades of the twentieth century were from the former Soviet Union, Israel, and Iran. In each group, women played key roles in helping their communities adapt to life in the United States.


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