Baltimore Stories

From the ordinary to the grand, thirty Baltimore women share their life stories as teachers, businesswomen, philanthropists and communal leaders, as well as mothers, wives, and friends. Together they produce a rich and authentic portrait of a pivotal generation of American Jewish women and their impact on their families, their communities, and the larger society.


Born early in the twentieth century, our narrators lived through decades of political, social and economic upheaval, as well as dramatic changes in expectations for women and Jews. Doctors and lawyers, homemakers and saleswomen, our narrators reflect the astonishing diversity that characterized the lives of this pivotal generation of Jewish women.


Discover aspects common to the different Baltimore women’s life experiences and shared qualities that characterize their long and fulfilling lives.

Participating Artists

Meet the Jewish women who worked as artists, educators, and advocates and who immeasurably enriched Baltimore's cultural life.


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How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Baltimore Stories." (Viewed on April 24, 2024) <>.