This Week in History
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This Week: November 20 - November 26
Gertrude Berg debuted as matriarch Molly Goldberg on NBC Radio's "The Goldbergs."
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.
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.
After the assassination of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, Dianne Feinstein was sworn in as the first female mayor of San Francisco.
A group of Jewish women in Charleston, South Carolina deplored the death of British author Grace Aguilar as a "national calamity."
Sports Illustrated features Rena Glickman, the Mother of Woman’s Judo and Recipient of Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun.
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.
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>.