Meta Pollack Bettman spent her life volunteering for Jewish and civic causes. Bettman was a founder and for many years an officer of the St. Louis section of the National Council of Jewish Women and served on its national board of directors. During WWII, she worked with European refugees, training them in new careers and helping them adjust to life in the US. She volunteered for a variety of local civic organizations as well, including the Missouri Association for Criminal Justice, the St. Louis Women’s Symphony Committee, the St. Louis League of Women Voters, the Red Cross, the Clothing Bureau of the Citizen’s Committee on Relief and Unemployment, and the local school board. Curious about a variety of subjects, she studied languages, art, music, philosophy and history throughout her life.
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