Konnilyn G. Feig
Born in Boston in 1896, Rebecca Thurman Bernstein was the wife of Israel Bernstein.Prior to her marriage, she was a graduate of the Boston University Law School in 1917 and received her Masters in Law from BU in 1918. Following law school, she joined her father in his business, Jacob Thurman Company.
She married Israel Bernstein in 1922 and was active in the community affairs of Portland, social services and legislative changes in those areas in the State of Maine. Among her many appointments and engagements, she served on the Board of Trustees of the Portland Public Library, was a director of the United Fund Services, was the creator of Jewish Family Services, and served in many capacities to the National Council of Jewish Women.
She was interviewed in the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine, September 2, 1976.
Portland, Maine : The Jewish Federation of Southern Maine, 1977
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
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Bernstein, Rebecca Thurman, "Mrs. Israel (Rebecca) Bernstein" (1977). Portraits of the Past: The Jewish Bicentennial Oral History Program. 2.
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