Third Annual Jewish Women's Archive Luncheon

On March 10, 2013, the Jewish Women’s Archive Board of Directors and Event Co-Chairs honored three Jewish women who share our commitment to making trouble and inspiring change.

The Third Annual Jewish Women's Archive Luncheon

Sunday, March 10, 2013
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place | New York City

Words of Welcome Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Songs of Celebration Angela Warnick Buchdahl

For a Lifetime of Making Trouble

Bel Kaufman

Ms. Kaufman is best known for her groundbreaking novel Up the Down Staircase, which opened the world’s eyes to what was going on inside New York City’s public high school classrooms. In uniquely engaging ways, she illustrated how much is lost in the service of bureaucracy and how deeply the student-teacher connection matters. Kaufman’s work served as a catalyst for education reform across the United States. At 101, Ms. Kaufman continues to exhibit the same wit and tenacity that make her such a powerful teacher and champion of education.

Inspiring Change

Rachel Cohen Gerrol

Ms. Gerrol is a true "Catalyst at Large," working at the intersection of philanthropy and social entrepreneurship.  She is Co-Founder of the Nexus Global Youth Summit, a network of international young philanthropists with a combined net worth of over $100 billion.  Rachel currently serves as Executive Director of PVBLIC Foundation, an in-kind grant-making organization that harnesses the power of unused media assets to drive social change.  Rachel was listed among the “99 Most Influential Foreign Policy Leaders Under 33” in the Diplomatic Courier and was recently named “Jewish Girl of the Year” by  Her projects have been featured in Forbes and Vanity Fair.

Rachel Sklar

Ms. Sklar is on a mission to “Change the Ratio” by promoting visibility, access, and opportunity for women and shining light on constituencies that are underappreciated, under-showcased, and undervalued. An ever-wired, voraciously connected "media guru," speaker, and writer, Sklar is leveraging her expansive network for her latest initiative,, a media platform to connect and promote women and their accomplishments. Ms. Sklar has been named to the Silicon Alley 100, to Fast Company’s “League of Extraordinary Women,” and to Forbes'  “Women Changing The World.” She is co-host of “The Salon” on the Jewish Channel.


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