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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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Heidi Zak
Heidi Zak
In creating her company Thirdlove, Heidi Zak completely reimagined women’s bras and the process of shopping for them.
Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, cropped
Carly Zakin
Carly Zakin teamed up with longtime friend and fellow journalist Danielle Weisberg to create theSkimm, a daily newsletter aimed at sparking the interest of millennials who often avoid traditional news sources.
New York, New York
United States
Elaine Zecher
Elaine Zecher
Rabbi Elaine Zecher uses her own experiences of illness and struggle to counsel congregants and craft prayers for Mishkan T’fillah and Mishkan HaNefesh, the prayer books of the Reform Movement.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler
Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler
Praised for “Playing like a man,” Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler exploded notions about women pianists with the precision, power, and expressiveness of her performances.
July 16, 1863
Doris Zelinsky
Doris Zelinsky
While Doris Zelinsky has spent her professional career in the food industry, the work closest to her heart has been preserving the memory of the Holocaust.
September 3, 1949
New York, New York
United States
Dorothy Miller Zellner Giving an Affidavit to James Forman, circa 1963
Dorothy Miller Zellner
As co-editor of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee’s newsletter, the Student Voice, Dorothy Miller Zellner helped craft the organization’s message and report on stories suppressed by the mainstream media.
New York, New York
United States
Rajzel Zychlinski, 1994
Rajzel Zychlinsky
Praised as one of the most original voices in modern Yiddish poetry, Rajzel Zychlinski used free verse and sparse language to capture the devastation of the Holocaust.
July 27, 1910

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