This Week in History
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As the solemn First Day of Rosh Hashanah (5645) got underway on a Sabbath morning in 1884, congregants at San Francisco’s Temple Emanu-El experienced something entirely new.
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This Week: September 18 - September 24
Selma Jeanne Cohen, who sought to make dance scholarship a respected academic discipline, was born.
Julie Rosewald became the first woman known to have led services at an American synagogue when she led the music, chanted portions of the worship normally reserved for a cantor, and directed the choir at San Francisco's Temple Emanu-El following the death of the congregation's cantor.
Jewish Women Watching published an advertisement in the "New York Times," asking Jewish women to hold their community accountable for sexism.
Celebrated poet, novelist, critic, and editor Babette Deutsch was born.
Sculptor Louise Nevelson's first one-woman show opened at the Nierendorf Gallery.
Joanne Greenberg, author of "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden," was born.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: September 18 – September 24." (Viewed on September 22, 2017) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.