Our History

  • 1979 Formation of the Sarasota-Manatee Section
  • 1982 First Women In Power begins as a Brown Bag Lunch
  • 1985 Herald Tribune Community Service Award for Preschool Eye Screening
  • 1986 Interviewed Survivors for Holocaust Oral History Project. Interviews acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum April 1992
  • 1992 Start of HIPPY in Sarasota
  • 1992 March 15 – 22 Declared “National Council of Jewish Women Week” by the City of Sarasota
  • 1994 “Someone To Talk To” first performed
  • 1997 Start of Preschool Hearing Testing
  • 2000 First year of scholarships for nontraditional students
  • 2004 November 3 – 10 Declared “National Council of Jewish Women Week” by the City of Sarasota
  • Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program
  • 2014 New Puppet Show for Preschoolers “Being Different is OK”
  • 2014 Blankee Bees began
  • 2014 Human Trafficking Awareness Programd began

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