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This Week in History

This Week in History

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This Week: November 20 - November 26

Gertrude Berg

Gertrude Berg debuts in "The Goldbergs"

November 20, 1929

Gertrude Berg debuted as matriarch Molly Goldberg on NBC Radio's "The Goldbergs."

Rebekah Bettelheim Kohut

Rebekah Kohut honored for fifty years of communal activism

November 21, 1935

New York communal worker Rebekah Kohut was honored for 50 years of dedicated service at a gala dinner for 800, where she was presented with $50,000 to distribute to her favorite charities.

Women on the Picket Line at the "Uprising of the 20,000," February 1910

Clara Lemlich sparks "Uprising of the 20,000"

November 22, 1909

Clara Lemlich's passionate words sparked the "Uprising of the 20,000," a general strike of New York garment workers that marked a turning point in U.S. labor activism.

Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein's career changed by violence

November 22, 1978

After the assassination of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, Dianne Feinstein was sworn in as the first female mayor of San Francisco.

Grace Aguilar

American women mark death of British author Grace Aguilar

November 23, 1847

A group of Jewish women in Charleston, South Carolina deplored the death of British author Grace Aguilar as a "national calamity."

Rusty Kanokogi

Rena Glickman featured by Sports Illustrated

November 24, 2008

Sports Illustrated features Rena Glickman, the Mother of Woman’s Judo and Recipient of Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun.

National Council of Jewish Women opens shelter

November 25, 1917

The first shelter for Jewish women discharged from New York jails was opened by the New York section of the National Council of Jewish Women.

Nora Ephron's Book: I Remember Nothing

New York Times reviews Nora Ephron’s last book

November 26, 2010

When Nora Ephron died, she would miss “taking a bath. Coming over the bridge to Manhattan. Pie.”

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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: November 20 – November 26." (Viewed on November 20, 2017) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.

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