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Barbara Myerhoff

Credit: Photograph by Vincent J. Grass.
Courtesy of Sonia Press Fuentes.


Browse this section for short profiles of some of the thousands of Jewish women found throughout We will be adding new profiles to this section regularly and welcome your suggestions for women to add.

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Janis Ian performing in 1981
Janis Ian
Folk musician Janis Ian won a Grammy in 1975 for her song “At Seventeen,” then won a second in 2013 for Society’s Child, her spoken word autobiography.
April 7, 1951
New York, New York
United States
Beba Idelson
Beba Idelson
A staunch Zionist and one of the first Knesset members, Beba Trachtenberg Idelson was a champion of religious freedom and women’s rights in the new State of Israel.
October 14, 1895
Clara Immerwahr
Clara Immerwahr
As the wife of Fritz Haber, the father of chemical warfare, and a scientist in her own right, Dr. Clara Immerwahr made the ultimate protest of her husband’s work by committing suicide.
June 21, 1870
Janet Indick
Janet Suslak Indick incorporates Jewish themes and inspiration from the natural world into her sculptures and medallions.
March 3, 1932
Brooklyn, New York
United States
Marjorie Ingall
Marjorie Ingall’s 2016 parenting guide Mamaleh Knows Best offers a blend of empathy, ethics, and practical advice that readers have come to expect from her “East Village Mamaleh” column in the Forward.
Edith Somborn Isaacs
Edith Somborn Isaacs made an impact on New York City both through her own volunteerism and by successfully running her husband’s campaigns for public office.
June 18, 1884
New York, New York
United States
Blanche Frank Ittleson
Blanche Frank Ittleson’s pioneering work in treating and teaching mentally challenged and emotionally disturbed children opened new possibilities for struggling children and their families.
September 27, 1875
St. Louis, Missouri
United States
Dalia Itzik with Presidents Bush and Peres
Dalia Itzik
During her term as the first female Speaker of the Knesset, Dalia Itzik was called upon to take on another first when she became the first female Interim President of Israel in 2007.
October 20, 1952
Shulamit Izen, 2001
Shulamit Izen
After realizing at an early age that she was a lesbian, Shulamit Izen devoted herself to creating a supportive environment for Jewish GLBTQ teens.
Lexington, Massachusetts
United States
Dafna Izraeli
Dafna Nundi Izraeli
Dafna Nundi Gewurtz Izraeli examined Israeli society through the lens of gender studies, showing how sexism in the Israeli army had wider repercussions for gender inequality in Israeli businesses and politics.
September 9, 1937

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