Myriam Schach, 1867-1956

Schach, a Frenchwoman, joined the Hibbat Zion (Lovers of Zion) movement. She attended all the Zionist Congresses through the 1920s and was a forceful speaker. She supported Theodor Herzl and criticized his rivals for not offering alternatives. She valued national unity and Jewish women’s contributions to Zionism. She founded the Women’s International Zionist Organization, which is dedicated to social welfare, the advancement of women and Jewish education.

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