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Cleveland Jewish women and the changing role of women
in Jewish life and the larger community.
Links to resources on this website and elsewhere.

Editor: Gail Greenberg

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As we commemorate this historic centennial milestone marking the passage of the 19th Amendment, it seems both timely and fitting that we take this opportunity to inaugurate a page that profiles Cleveland’s Jewish women and the changing roles of women in Jewish life. Throughout generations, their concerted and devoted efforts in a myriad of endeavors have changed the landscape of Jewish and community life – locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Their stories resonate with unique talent, faith, determination, resilience, and devotion.

A page of valuable web references, places to learn more.

(in publication date order)
Rabbi Sally Jane Priesand (b. 1972)
Ordained as America's First Woman Rabbi
Lt. Col. Rae D. Landy (1885 - 1952)
Nursing Pioneer
Rebecca Aronson Brickner (1894 - 1988)
Jewish Educator and Community Leader
Dorothy Snell Fuldheim (1893 - 1989)
Journalist and Broadcasting Pioneer
Dr. Leatrice Bergida Rabinsky (1923 - 2018)
Holocaust Education Pioneer

As of 1/04/2021

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