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Remarkable Jewish Women in Boston History

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 18 Phillips St Boston MA 02114  See map

 

Mother’s Day Brunch and Presentation of Breaking Ground: The Remarkable Jewish Women in Boston History” Sunday, May 13, 2012, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips Street, Boston, MA  

Join us for a multi-media presentation given by librarians, Linda Stern & Helaine Davis focusing on the remarkable Jewish women of Boston, who they were and what they did. 

Who was the first mother elected to the Boston school committee? Who was a “mistress of disguises” when she repeatedly entered Jordan Marsh to organize the clerks? Who was one of the first American nutritionists and linked proper diet with good health? Who was known as: “The Last of the Red Hot Mamas” and began her career performing in blackface?  Learn answers to these questions and more!  Following the presentation there will be a Tour of Vilna Shul and other sites on the North Slope of Beacon Hill.

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