Freda Resnikoff

Freda Resnikoff helped found the group that would become Mizrachi Women (later called AMIT) and set an example of leadership for generations of women in her family. Resnikoff married in 1897 and immigrated to New York in 1907. In 1910 she helped form Bnos Mizrachi, serving as secretary and treasurer of the organization that would become Mizrachi Women in 1925. She also founded a local chapter in 1922 involving the women of her synagogue, Young Israel, and her husband’s yeshiva, Torah Vodaas. An Orthodox matriarch with ten children, Resnikoff volunteered for a variety of Jewish charities and organizations and hosted yeshiva students and European refugees in her home, sometimes for years. This generosity continued even after the sudden death of her husband in 1935. All of her daughters and daughters in law became members of their local Mizrachi Women chapters. Her daughter Dvorah Rabinowitz Masovetsky and daughter-in-law Nathalie Resnikoff both became national presidents, as did her granddaughter-in-law, Evelyn Blachor.


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