The interview with Penny Blumenstein begins with a discussion of her childhood, including her schools, family and how religion was observed in her house. She discusses how her affiliation with Jewish organizations including Hadassah and ORT, and how she became involved with the Jewish Federation Women’s Philanthropy.
In this oral history interview, Ruth Broder talks about growing up in a German Reform environment where she went to Sunday school and knew about the holidays, but her family was very liberal. She remembers philanthropy always being a part of her family, especially her mother. She remembers sitting in on meetings as a young girl, and her mother putting her into her first solicitation experience.
In this oral history interview, Susie Citrin talks about the importance of Women’s Philanthropy in her life. She talks about joining B’nai B’rith Girls and AZA in high school. She describes that it was when she married into a family that was a major donor of Federation that she got heavily involved. She was able to go on a trip to Israel with her husband’s family that had a big impact on her.
This project was made possible through the generous support of Susie Pappas, Dulcie Rosenfeld, and the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit.
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