The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Alexandra J. Wall

Alexandra J. Wall is a writer living in Oakland, California. In over a decade in Jewish journalism, she has won numerous awards from New California Media (the state’s ethnic press association), the Society for Professional Journalists, North Jersey Press Club and the American Jewish Press Association. She has published in The New York Times and on

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Nita M. Lowey

Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey used her position to fight for women’s health, public broadcasting, and support for Israel. In 2001, she became the first woman to chair the Democratic Congressional Committee.

Deborah T. Poritz

Deborah T. Poritz was New Jersey’s first female attorney general and in July 1996, she was sworn in as the first woman chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. She served in that position until she reached the compulsory retirement age of seventy in 2006.

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