Celebrating Jewish Women
This walk will begin at the Flagpole in the Southwest section of the Cemetery. A staff member will be posted inside the main entrance to give directions to the flagpole.
Join volunteer docent Helen Abrams on a walking tour, as she shares her ongoing research into the lives and contributions of Jewish residents of Mount Auburn – this time focusing on the stories of Jewish women such as Mildred Dresselhaus, the “Queen of Carbon”, MIT professor and researcher; Svetlana Boym, teacher, author and artist; and Gisela Warburg Wyzanski, who saved thousands of refugee children in the 1930’s. Although the other women to be visited are not as well known, this walk will celebrate their lives and compelling stories. Mount Auburn has always welcomed people of all religious persuasions and Helen invites participants to share information about their own friends and family. Meet at the Flagpole, Meadow Road.
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