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Meet the women of the National Council of Jewish Women Couturier Committee and Phil (1982)

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Meet the women of the National Council of Jewish Women Couturier Committee and Phil

Sadly, we could not find this photo published in any specific issue of the St. Louis Jewish Light. We suspect, the photo was taken in 1982, as the caption mentions the group was planning the 18th Annual Couturier, which dates back to 1964.

The back of the photo reads:

The 18th Annual National Council of Jewish Women Couturier Committee meets to plan the fund-raiser that last year earned $100,000 for the benefit of the NCJW projects.

Shown above are seated, from left: Rosanne Abrams; Phil Melman; Selma Gidlow; Audrey Friedman; Joy Melman; chairwoman; Daisy Spitzer, cochairwoman; Debbie Rothchild; Robin Feder; Judy Milton, NCJW president; Selma Frank.

Standing from left: Marlene Kopman; Mannie Bernstein; Shirley Mosinger; Eveline Hoffman; Anna Lee Missenholtz; Reva Asckenasy, NCJW vice president; Thelma Schrier; Pat Mendel; Barbara Weil; Nancy Bornstein; Myla Rosenblum; Joan Abrams, and Audrey Birenbaum.

Not pictured: Audrey Gershenson, Maxine Levy, Edie Lipstiz, Eleane Mizews, Jerre Minner, Claire Perlmutter, Judy Smith, D.J. Serkes, Marilyn Yalem and Lotte Zinner.

 

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