Bertha Rosenthal


Early College of Pharmacy graduate in 1909, “one of the youngest graduates of the college”. Only one other woman graduated that year, though the first woman graduates were in 1901 there were still very few. Born in Newark.

Former President of Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations in Newark, head of the Mental Health Committee of the Newark branch of the Council of Jewish Women, and founder of the Council Club for the Elderly. Served on the Newark Welfare and Defense Councils during WWII. Accredited non-government observer at the United Nations for the National Women’s League of the United Synagogue of America, and belonged to a conference group of the US National Organizations on the UN. NJ Chairman of the Jerusalem Medical School Campaign. Lifelong member of Oheb Shalom, on the Board of the Miriam Auxiliary. Also founded an one of the first Zionist youth organizations in the US in 1910, was a member of the National Board of Haddassah and president of its New Jersey 1933-1935.


Mrs. Rosenthal Succumbs at 65 Jewish News Jun 7, 1957

Miss Bertha Lewis Who Will be Graduate Pharmacist Tonight Newark Star April 26, 1909