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10 Women to Watch in 5770

By Susan Josephs

“The universe is made of stories, not atoms,” wrote the Jewish poet and activist Muriel Rukeyser. The stories of this year’s 10 remarkable Women to Watch offer manifold proof of Rukeyser’s words: The honorees’ paths and pursuits are diverse, yet they have in common a vitality sparked and fueled by challenges. They have developed vital support for cancer survivors; innovated educational strategies for special-needs children; brought spiritually nourishing Judaism to thousands of the unaffiliated; and given millions of women products that help them look better and feel great. Entrepreneurial, values-driven and articulate, they lead by example, their stories reminding us that we each have the capacity to make a difference. We hope you will find inspiration in the pages ahead and will join us for lunch on December 7 in Washington, D.C., when we celebrate Jewish women’s leadership.


Melissa B. Arbus Rabbi Sharon Brous Jillian Copeland
Yanina Fleysher
Laurie Ann Goldman Ruth Marcus Julie Morgenstern Estee Portnoy
JJ Ramberg Ellen Stovall


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