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Helping to Preserve our Heritage

Established in 1999 as a committee of dedicated women volunteers and supporters, the YIVO International Women’s Division was officially established in May 2001 at the first annual Women’s Luncheon. Led by Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, Chair, and Eta Wrobel, President, the YIVO International Women’s Division works to raise money to support YIVO programs, while annually honoring some of the most distinguished activists and scholars in Holocaust remembrance and Jewish cultural activities. The group is charged with helping YIVO to find innovative ways to foster meaningful remembrance, forge links between generations, and to teach about East European life and culture.

Fanya Gottesfeld Heller
Committee Chair

Eta Wrobel

Campaign Chair

Esther Ancoli Barbasch Larisa Blavatnik
Anna Niusia Dlugi Gertrude (Pupa) Federer
Sonia Feinberg Mimi Galanter
Hannah Hirshaut Sima Katz
Helen Krieger Esther Mishkin
Esther Peterseil Hannah Sarah Rigler
Zula Schibuk Eda Solome
Vera Stern Mira Jedwabnik Van Doren
Rose Zarucki  

For information on how to join YIVO’s International Women’s Division, please call Ella Levine, Director of Development and External Affairs at 212-294-6128.