Mary Fels With her husband, Joseph, and after his death, Mary Fels (1863 – 1953) used his fortune to crusade for many political and philanthropic causes, most notably Jewish settlement in Palestine and Israel. Institution: American Jewish Historical Society. Print Full Image Institution American Jewish Historical Society Related contentProfiles: Mary Fels Encyclopedia Article: Mary Fels How to cite this pageJewish Women's Archive. "Mary Fels." (Viewed on September 15, 2019) <https://jwa.org/media/fels-mary-still-image>.