Group Donates Books About Women to Gratz

Eli sent over a link to A Jewish Exponent Story on the Philadelphia-based Lena L. Orlow Chapter of Jewish Women International resolved to cease operations in 2006. However, when the members realized that cash still remained in the group’s treasury, they decided that it should benefit others locally in some appropriate manner, rather than being diverted into a national fund, according to Dr. Matti K. Gershenfeld, the chapter’s founding president.

That said, about $1,000 was donated to the Tuttleman Free Public Library of Gratz College to found the Lena L. Orlow Chapter, Jewish Women International Jewish Women’s Collection. The 15 scholarly books, many published by university presses, deal with Jewish women in history, literature and world culture.