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Teachers

Myra Cohn Livingston

Both through her poetry and her teaching, Myra Cohn Livingston inspired children to explore the music of language.

Estelle Liebling

Estelle Liebling’s gifts as an opera singer were put to the test in 1902 when she sang the role of Marguerite in Les Huguenots at the Metropolitan Opera House with only a few hours’ warning.

Judith Berlin Lieberman

As dean of the Shulamith School for Girls, Judith Berlin Lieberman emphasized the importance of Jewish girls getting the same rigorous education in Judaic studies as boys did.

Lillian R. Lieber

Frustrated with the way math is taught in schools, Lillian R. Lieber created unconventional, popular books to excite young readers and incite their curiosity.

Bella Lewitzky

Dancer and choreographer Bella Lewitzky was as famous off stage as on, thanks to her battles for freedom of expression against both the House Un-American Activities Committee and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Margaret Seligman Lewisohn

Margaret Seligman Lewisohn not only gave generously to education causes, as the head of the Public Education Association she helped make the community as passionate about education as she was.

Irene Lewisohn

Irene Lewsohn co–founded the Neighborhood Playhouse, known for producing experimental plays by writers like James Joyce and Sholem Asch.

Ruth Lewinson

Ruth Lewinson, one of the first female Jewish lawyers in America, both worked in private practice and gave public lectures on practical law to help people better navigate the legal system.

Elma Ehrlich Levinger

Elma Ehrlich Levinger helped strengthen the Jewish community through her leadership of Jewish women’s organizations, but her books for children and adults may have had an even greater impact on American Jews.

Nora Levin

While her books sparked controversy among historians, Nora Levin helped shape popular understanding of modern Jewish history.

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