Miriam Albert

Miriam Albert helped B’nai B’rith Women transition from an auxiliary of the men’s association to an independent organization. Albert studied psychology and office management at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University and began her long association with B’nai B’rith as a volunteer with their youth movement in 1940. She became the first national president of B’nai B’rith Young Women in 1946 and joined the professional staff of B’nai B’rith Women the same year, when they became an independent organization. Albert became assistant director of B’nai B’rith Women in 1952 and served as their executive director from 1959 until her death in 1976. In the thirty years she served the organization, she helped increase their membership to 150,000, and she was praised for both her warmth and her leadership.


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Date of Birth

Chicago, IL
United States

Date of Death
Organizational Leader

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