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This Week in History

This Week in History

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This Week: September 18 - September 24

"International Encyclopedia of Dance" Front Cover, Edited by Selma Jeanne Cohen

Birth of dance scholar Selma Jeanne Cohen

September 18, 1920

Selma Jeanne Cohen, who sought to make dance scholarship a respected academic discipline, was born.

Steve Benson on the Birth of "Mama" Cass Elliot Thumbnail

Birth of “Mama” Cass Elliot

September 19, 1941
"If you truly dig what you are doing, if you lay it out that way, nobody can not respond." - "Mama" Cass Elliot
Julie Rosewald

Julie Rosewald becomes the first woman to lead services in an American synagogue

September 20, 1884

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 declare "Sexism is a sin"

September 21, 2001

Jewish Women Watching published an advertisement in the "New York Times," asking Jewish women to hold their community accountable for sexism.

Birth of Babette Deutsch: poet, novelist, critic

September 22, 1895

Celebrated poet, novelist, critic, and editor Babette Deutsch was born.

Louise Nevelson and Neith Nevelson

First solo show for sculptor Louise Nevelson

September 22, 1941

Sculptor Louise Nevelson's first one-woman show opened at the Nierendorf Gallery.

Sculpture Atmosphere and Environment X, 1969

Birth of sculptor Louise Nevelson

September 23, 1900
“If an object is in the right place, it is enhanced to grandeur." - Sculptor Louise Nevelson
"I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" Book Cover, Joanne Greenberg

Birth of "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" author, Joanne Greenberg

September 24, 1932

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>.

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