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Jewish Women You Should Know

Jewish Women You Should Know

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"Jewish Women You Should Know" is a place to introduce you to amazing women of a wide range of backgrounds, ages and occupations, but who all, in their own ways, have accomplished, and continue to accomplish, incredible things in their lives. Enjoy what you read and nominate a Jewish woman that you feel we should know!
Resembling an Angel of G-d
A tribute to Mrs. Keny Deren, OBM
She was such a natural educator, empowering and building people up, because that is what she saw: their traits, their talents, their potential, and where that could lead.
Israel's Happy Cows
Meet Dr. Lisa Tager
Thanks to her commitment to animal health and Jewish values, Dr. Lisa Tager makes the world better, one cow at a time.
Chaya'le, Mushka, Mussie...
The Impact of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka
The first thing I was shown was her picture. Unquestionably, she was a very beautiful woman. She was stunning. And yet, there was something about her that was so graceful, so royal, so holy.
A Legacy of Sacrifice and Love
A Tribute to Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, of Righteous Memory
“Why are you asking forgiveness?” the Rebbetzin exclaimed. “My husband and I were sent to this world to serve people in need twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week...”
Sarah Nachshon
A Modern-Day Matriarch
My parents taught me that if the Jews want to keep the Land of Israel, then we must fight for the Land of Israel...
Bubbe Maryasha Garelik
As I looked around at my surroundings, I was amazed at the sight. Children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, uncles, aunts, cousins, second cousins, hundreds upon hundreds of Bubbe's descendents all around me...
Rivkah Holtzberg
Chabad House Co-Director of Mumbai, India
How Rivky, amidst dealing with her personal tragedy, running a Chabad house, teaching classes, caring for Moshe, and cooking meals for dozens of people daily, had extra hours available for talking is a mystery...
Mayim Bialik
Actress, neurobiologist, mom, proud Jewish woman.
Then this gal showed up on the hit TV show, The Big Bang Theory as a modest-dressing neurobiologist nerd. How she managed to convince the producers to let her character dress in a skirt that covers her knees is remarkable...
Esther Rachel Russell
Healing Through Laughter
Sara Esther Crispe
Editor of TheJewishWoman.org
She was wearing a funky, multicolored tunic and a wooly green skirt with a pair of big, black Doc Martin boots. "Alright…" I thought...
Chaya Lipshutz
The Kidney Matchmaker
Chaya does not bring people together for marriage, but to save lives. Her couples will not meet under the chuppah, but in the operating room.Chaya is known throughout the world as the uniquely dedicated, unstoppable Kidney Matchmaker...
Joan Weiner
Changing perceptions one laugh at a time
Weiner is clearly no conventional Jewish mother: A successful standup comic, she performs at Manhattan comedy clubs and for audiences across the tristate area . . .
Judy Buchman-Ziv
Healing Through Her Music
I had always known the importance of Bikkur Cholim, the mitzvah of visiting the sick. But I hadn't realized until that day how many different ways it can be done, and how all of our individual talents and abilities can be an integral part of the mitzvah as well....
Robin Garbose
Taking Filmmaking In A New Direction
Asher Lev certainly wouldn't believe it- but women of all backgrounds are embracing this Orthodox filmmaker and her vision...
Ariella Sunny Levi
A Torah Observant Tae Kwon Do Master
In trying to integrate ourselves into our newcommunity, I have also been trying to integrate my old self into who I have become. I still have a deep passion for martial arts and I greatly look forward to the day I can teach my children Tae Kwon Do. But truth be told, my goals extend far beyond the passing over of a few good techniques...
Zlata Geisinsky, OBM
Memories of a Beloved Educator
Next to Mrs. Geisinsky's picture are the words, "My teacher once told me that if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life. I have yet to work a day." We will be forever grateful for the wonder and warmth that Mrs. Geisinsky instilled into our children and into our lives and will miss her dearly...
Dorothy Smith
Turning Challenges into Springboards
From New Jersey to Vladivostok
Aliza Silberstein
A rare peek into the everyday life of a Lubavitch emmisary to Russia's Far East...
Moran Sabbah
My Journey as a Rock Star
"I'm going to be a rock star!" I knew this was my life's mission, and so, at the age of fifteen I embarked on my journey, never looking back...