Illustrated by Art Seiden and Ed Supovitz

Florida Atlantic University Libraries

Jewish Heroines of America:

Colonial Times to World War II


Exhibit Contents

  1. Rebecca Gratz: Dedicated Her Life to Less Fortunate
  2. Penina Moise: Poetess of Judaism
  3. Hannah Solomon: Founder of the Nat'l. Council of Jewish Women
  4. Ernestine Rose: Key Leader in Women's Rights Struggle
  5. Adah Isaacs Menken: Noted Actress and Poet
  6. Maud Nathan: Social Worker and Suffragist
  7. Rosanna Dyer Osterman: A Civil War Nurse and Philanthropist
  8. Phoebe Yates Levy Pember: A Civil War Nurse
  9. Rachel "Ray" Frank: “Girl Rabbi of the Golden West”
  10. Emma Lazarus: A Poetess and Helper of Immigrants
  11. Julia Richman: Educator
  12. Henrietta Szold: A Role Model Who Helped To Found Hadassah
  13. Hannah Bachman Einstein: Leader In Social Welfare And Jewish Philanthropy
  14. Lillian D. Wald: A Pioneer In Public Health Concerns
  15. Florence Prag Kahn: Congresswoman
  16. Annie Nathan Meyer: Writer And Founder Of Barnard College
  17. Beatrice Alexander: The First Lady of Dolls
  18. Helena Rubinstein: Businesswoman And Philanthropist
  19. Hetty Goldman: Archeologist
  20. Minnie Guggenheimer: Fund Raiser Of Lewisohn Stadium
  21. Aline Bernstein: Noted Costume Designer For The Stage
  22. Jennie Maas Flexner: Reader's Adviser, Librarian & Author
  23. Beatrice Fox Auerbach: Philanthropist & Business Executive
  24. Blanche Wolf Knopf: Publisher
  25. Amy Loveman: Editor and Author
  26. Edna Ferber: Writer Of Short Stories, Novels And Plays
  27. Jennie Loitman Barron: Judge, Lawyer and Suffragist
  28. Ida Rosenthal: Co-Founder of "Maidenform Brassieres"
  29. Fania Mary Cohn: Labor Leader and Educator
  30. Fannie Hurst: Writer
  31. Fanny Brice: Star In Vaudeville, Radio, Theater & Movies
  32. Jennie Grossinger: Hotel Executive & Philanthropist
  33. Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori: Nobel Prize Recipient for Medicine & Physiology
  34. Gertrude Berg: Star And Writer Of Radio, Stage & Television
  35. Louise Nevelson: Sculptress
  36. Lena Levine: Gynecologist, Psychiatrist & Marriage Counselor
  37. Margaret Arnstein: Nursing Educator & Public Health Nurse
  38. Lillian Florence Hellman: Playwright & Author
  39. Molly Picon: A Star Of Many Stages
  40. Barbara W. Tuchman: Noted Historian And Journalist
  41. Sylvia Porter: Great Financial Writer
  42. Gertrude Elion: Nobel Prize Recipient in Medicine
  43. Thelma "Tiby" Eisen: Female Baseball Star
  44. Judith Kaplan Eisenstein: The First American Bat Mitzvah
  45. Rose Blumkin: A Rags to Riches Business Woman
  46. Celia Adler: A Star on the Yiddish Stage
  47. Abigail Levy Franks: The Epitome of a Jewish Mother in Colonial America
  48. Ruth Gruber: Advocate for the Immigration of Jews fleeing Hitler and a Journalist


For other exhibits of interest, see Seymour "Sy" Brody's Jewish Heroes and Heroines of America Exhibits



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