Solomon, Hannah G. (Hannah Greenebaum), 1858-1942

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Civic leader and founder of the National Council of Jewish Women.

From the description of Hannah G. Solomon papers, 1817-1986 (bulk 1892-1942). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983501

Philanthropist and president of the National Council of Jewish Women.

From the description of Newsclippings, 1894-1939 [microform]. (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 48028678

Biographical Note

  • 1858, Jan. 14: Born, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1877: Admitted to Chicago Woman's Club, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1879: Married Henry Solomon
  • 1893: Organized Jewish Women's Congress at the World's Parliament of Religions, held in conjunction with the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Ill. Founded the National Council of Jewish Women
  • 1893 - 1905 : President, National Council of Jewish Women
  • 1894: Founded the Bureau of Personal Services, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1895: Participated in founding and elected vice president of the Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs
  • 1897: President, Seventh Ward District Bureau of Associated Charities, Chicago, Ill. Addressed the Sinai Temple congregation, Chicago, Ill., reportedly the first Jewish woman to speak from a Jewish pulpit
  • 1904: Represented the National Council of Jewish Women and the Council of Women of the United States, International Council of Women, Berlin, Germany Democratic candidate for trustee of the University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.
  • 1905 - 1908 : Honorary president, National Council of Jewish Women
  • 1907: Assisted in reorganizing and elected president of the Park Ridge School for Girls, Park Ridge, Ill.
  • 1911: Honorary chair, Joint Committee on Motion Pictures, Chicago, Ill. Published A Sheaf of Leaves (Chicago: Private printing. 270 pp.)
  • 1916: Democratic candidate for trustee of the University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.
  • 1917 - 1918 : Chair, Ward Leaders' Committee, Women's Division of the State Council of Defense, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1942, Dec. 7: Died, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1946: Posthumous publication of autobiography, Fabric of My Life (New York: Bloch Publishing Co. 263 pp.)

From the guide to the Hannah G. Solomon Papers, 1817-1986, (bulk 1892-1942), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Direct Relationships
Relation Name
associatedWith Brin, Fanny Fligelman, 1884-1961. person
associatedWith Chicago Woman's Club (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith International Congress of Women (1904 : Berlin, Germany) corporateBody
associatedWith Jewish Women's Congress (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Kohler, Max J. (Max James), 1871-1934 person
associatedWith National Council of Jewish Women. corporateBody
associatedWith National Council of Jewish Women. Chicago Section. corporateBody
associatedWith Park Ridge School for Girls (Park Ridge, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith World's Parliament of Religions (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Illinois--Park Ridge
United States
Illinois--Chicago
Subject
Civic improvement--Illinois--Chicago
Schools
Jewish women
Philanthropists
Schools--Illinois--Park Ridge
Women--Societies and clubs
Women--Illinois--Chicago
Jewish women--Societies and clubs
Women
Civic improvement
Occupation
Civic leader
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Birth 1858-01-14

Death 1942-12-07

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