Intriguing Women

Physician and biologist Rahel Hirsch, (1870-1943) in the laboratory.

The pioneering achievements of Jewish women in modern times cover a wide field-including social welfare, to the arts, to medicine and physics. The variety of their experiences is documented in letters, books, memoirs and other written materials in the archives of the Leo Baeck Institute, but is especially visible in the diverse imagery depicted in the Institute’s art collection.


This exhibit is a tribute to the ingeniousness, creativity and perseverance with which Jewish women have shaped their own destinies. Through necessity or choice, these women often became both catalysts for social and political changes and imaginative forerunners of the artistic avant-garde.

July 1 through November 15, 2004 at Leo Baeck Institute

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