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This Week in History

This Week in History

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This Week: November 28 - December 4

Adeline Moses Loeb

Creator of Central Park Boathouse Adeline Moses Loeb dies

November 28, 1953

Creator of Central Park Boathouse Adeline Moses Loeb dies

Zypora Spaisman in "Yiddish Theater: A Love Story"

"Yiddish Theater: A Love Story" debuts in Manhattan

November 28, 2007

“In that week we learned the meaning not only of perseverance, but also of the love of art for art's sake."

Phoebe Yates Pember

Phoebe Yates Levy Pember given charge of Confederate military hospital

November 29, 1862

In a letter, Phoebe Yates Levy Pember informed her sister that she was about to become a top administrator at the Confederacy's largest military hospital.

"An Estate of Memory" by Ilona Karmel

Death of Ilona Karmel, literary chronicler of the Holocaust

November 30, 2000

Death of teacher and author Ilona Karmel, who drew upon her experiences as a young girl in Nazi labor camps and offered one of the first literary portrayals of the Holocaust.

Women of the Wall Prayer Service in Gan Miriam, Jerusalem

Israeli and American Jewish women read Torah at the Western Wall

December 1, 1988

A group of Israeli and American Jewish women conducted public worship including a Torah service at the Western Wall of the ancient temple in Jerusalem.

Filmmaker Mildred Brenner-Pollner Recognized by Columbia University

December 1, 2011

Filmmaker Mildred Brenner-Pollner Recognized by Columbia University

Harriet Fleischl Pilpel

Birth of Harriet Fleischl Pilpel, pioneer for the right to privacy and free speech

December 2, 1911

Lawyer Harriet Fleischl Pilpel provides the historical link between birth control activist Margaret Sanger and feminist Betty Friedan.

Touro Synagogue

Newly dedicated Newport Synagogue introduces an open-view women's gallery

December 2, 1763

The new synagogue dedicated in Newport, Rhode Island introduced a design that reflected women's changing status in "new world" Judaism.

Anzia Yezierska, July 3, 1922

Los Angeles film debut of Anzia Yezierska's "Hungry Hearts"

December 3, 1922

The film "Hungry Hearts," based on a book of short stories by author Anzia Yezierska, opened in Los Angeles.

Camille Levin

Stanford wins NCAA College Cup with help from Jewish soccer star, Camille Levin

December 4, 2011

Stanford soccer star Camille Levin set up the winning goal in the NCAA College Cup championship game.

Tehilla Lichtenstein becomes leader of Society of Jewish Science

December 4, 1938

Tehilla Lichtenstein first took the pulpit as the spiritual leader of the Society of Jewish Science, becoming the first woman to lead an American Jewish congregation.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: November 28 – December 4." (Viewed on December 3, 2016) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.

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