Jane Prince

As president of the Women’s League for Palestine (later called the Women’s League for Israel), Jane Prince helped provide housing and education for young refugee women. Prince served as president of the Women’s League from 1932–1957 and chair of finance from 1957–1969, overseeing efforts to create housing, vocational training, and education for young women in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Netanya, and Jerusalem. She also served as director of the Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations, director of the Women’s Division for State of Israel Bonds, and vice president of the American Medical Center. Beyond her leadership of these Zionist organizations, she was also an active member of the American Friends of Hebrew University. In 1941 the university created a scholarship in her name, and in 1964 made her a fellow of the university. For her many efforts to aid and educate both women and men in Israel, the Women’s Institute of Jewish Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary named her Woman of the Year in 1954.


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New York, NY
United States

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Jane Prince." (Viewed on July 21, 2019) <https://jwa.org/people/prince-jane>.


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