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This Week in History

This Week in History

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This Week: January 14 - January 20

Rosina Lhévinne with Vasily Ilyich Safonov and Fellow Pupils

NY Times hails Carnegie Hall performance by Rosina and Josef Lhévinne

January 14, 1939

Master teacher and pianist Rosina Lhévinne performed in a two-piano recital with her husband, to mark the 40th anniversary of both their marriage and their professional collaboration.

Department store pioneer Beatrice Auerbach receives Tobe Award

January 14, 1948

Department store pioneer Beatrice Auerbach, longtime proprietor at G. Fox & Co. in Hartford, CT, received the Tobe Award for outstanding contributions to public service in the retail field.

Woman's Building, Los Angeles

Los Angeles’ Woman’s Building remembered

January 15, 2012

Los Angeles’ Woman’s Building remembered

Susan Sontag, 2001

Birth of iconoclast intellectual Susan Sontag

January 16, 1933

Birth of iconoclast intellectual Susan Sontag

Melissa Hayden, June 19, 1956

Melissa Hayden premieres role of Titania in Balanchine ballet

January 17, 1962

Dancer Melissa Hayden premiered the role of Titania in Balanchine's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," a part created especially for her.

Henrietta Szold and the First Graduating Class of  Hadassah Nurses Training School, 1921

Henrietta Szold sends nurses Rose Kaplan and Rachel Landy to Palestine to begin the work of Hadassah.

January 18, 1913
"This is what your group ought to do … You should do practical work in Palestine."
"The Shawl" Front Cover by Cynthia Ozick

Cynthia Ozick receives first Strauss Award

January 19, 1983

Acclaimed author Cynthia Ozick received one of the first Mildred and Harold Strauss Living Awards bestowed by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Rosina Lhévinne, 1958

83-year-old Rosina Lhevinne performs with the New York Philharmonic

January 20, 1963

Rosina Bessie Lhevinne debuted at age 15 at the Moscow Conservatory, playing Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor.” At age 83, after a lifetime of war, migration and inspired teaching, she performed it again with the New York Philharmonic.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: January 14 – January 20." (Viewed on January 19, 2019) <>.


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