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  • abbr. Young Women's Hebrew Association

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  • Young Women's Hebrew Association


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  • Abraham Palma, director of a new literacy program for teenagers aged 12 to 18 at the YM-YWHA, a community center in Washington Heights and Inwood, is willing to accommodate whatever language students prefer, so long as it gets them reading.

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  • In 1946, on the first anniversary of Hiroshima, I was a 12½-year-old camper at the YM-YWHA Day Camp in Baltimore.

    Rabbi Arthur Waskow: Jewish Vigil for Cordoba House

  • Riverdale's YM-YWHA hosts programs for all age groups.

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  • Catherine's husband Samuel Solender was the executive director of the YM and YWHA of Washington Heights, her son Sanford became the executive vice president of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, and Catherine was a founder and president of the Women's Division of the Washington Heights 'YMHA.

    Personal Information for Catherine Solender

  • She was instrumental in organizing the Young Women's Hebrew Association, the YWHA, initially an adjunct of the YMHA.

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  • Its two directors, Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin (a founder of the original library) and Rabbi Carol Glass, approached the 92nd Street YM-YWHA for space, and subsequently the library was moved there.

    JWRC: Eleanor Leff Jewish Women's Resource Center.

  • But just as the YMHA was no mere knockoff of its Christian namesake, so too was the idea of the YWHA both a borrowing and an innovation.

    Young Women's Hebrew Association.

  • As a communal agency run entirely by and for women, the YWHA provided an important political arena for Jewish women in the early part of the twentieth century.

    Young Women's Hebrew Association.

  • By the beginning of 1903, the YWHA had rented a building at 1584 Lexington Avenue and soon established itself as a vital community center in the burgeoning Jewish neighborhood of Harlem.

    Young Women's Hebrew Association.

  • Under her beneficent direction, the new YWHA was a kind of social settlement house for young working Jewish women.

    Young Women's Hebrew Association.


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