This Day in Jewish History When Jewish Women 'Trod on Each Other’s Toes'

The men grimaced but Hannah Solomon saw a need: Thus was the National Council of Jewish Women born.

On September 4, 1893 the Jewish Women’s Congress, a four-day, first national conclave of Jewish women, opened in Chicago, Illinois. The event, which took place within the context of that year’s World Columbian Exposition, led to the establishment of the National Council of Jewish Women.