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Subject Guide: Notable Jewish Women

Archival and library highlights found at the Center relating to the accomplishments and contributions of Jewish women around the world.

M. Cemela Fotografija. (1930). Women Displaying Items Created on Their Sewing Machines. Yeshiva University Museum.

Jewish Women Throughout History

Highlighting the historical roles that women played in carrying on Jewish cultural traditions and in the advancement of technology, arts, science, and philanthropy thanks them for their intelligence and ingenuity and inspires a new generation of confident women. 

The five partner organizations here at the Center for Jewish History hold dozens of collections and hundreds of books highlighting women who traveled across continents, survived all odds, and contributed so much to their communities and society at large. We hope by browsing this libguide you learn more about their achievements, our collections, and how to experience these materials for yourself, first-hand. 

Collections of Notable Jewish Women housed at the Center for Jewish History

This research guide was created to highlight various archival collections and books from each of the Center's five partner institutions that celebrate the lives and successes of Notable Jewish Women around the world. If you are interested in a collection or library item you do not see highlighted in this guide, please visit, where you can search by keyword, name, title, subject or call number. 

Please feel free to email if you have any additional questions about the thousands of books, archival collections, and multimedia available to use for research at the Center. 

The Center's Partner Organizations

For more information on the Center's partners or to contact them directly, please visit their websites by clicking on the links below: