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(59.) YWHA, Minutes, 1914-1917, July 17, 1914, 20, Sept.
(62.) [Brenner|, "Report of Survey"; YWHA, Minutes, 1914-1917, Feb.
1919, FJC, Annual Report 1919, 95; YWHA, Minutes, June 21,1915, 73, Apr.
Jean Greenhouse, manager of athletics, emphasized that swimming was on the program again for the YWHA. She highlighted the achievements of WSA swimmers on the 1924 United States Women's Swimming Team in advocating the sport to Y members.
In another case supervised by the JWB, in Gloversville, New York, in the early 1920s, the YM and YWHA wanted to expand and attract new members.
In Jewish communities where an affiliation existed between YWHA and YMHA members, and the two groups shared space, women wanted to participate in sports.
In recounting the history of the YM and YWHA from 1877 to 1933, the San Francisco Jewish Community Center's Executive Director Louis Blumenthal wrote, "The first record of the Y.W.H.A.
At the Hartford YWHA athletics expanded with the women's autonomy in this organization.
Although without their own building for club rooms and athletic spaces, the Hartford YWHA achieved its mission of serving Jewish females in its athletic, educational, and religious departments.
Several Jewish women's associations, similar to the Hartford YWHA, promoted the popular game of women's basketball for their membership.
For example, at the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Bronx YM-YWHA (1934) a commentator observed, "Even in basketball, the girls have demonstrated that the knack of tossing an inflated leather spheroid into an iron hoop was not confined to the boys." Using a gendered description, this basketball enthusiast noted that in the 1930s the Bronx YM-YWHA "produced a squad of court queens that was a sight for sore eyes," and this "girls' team occupies a position of prominence in gymnastic activities second only to the men's varsity."(60) The YWHA of Yonkers, too, participated in Inter-Y basketball.
When the YM and YWHA Swimming Pool in Philadelphia reopened in May 1923, The Y.W..H.A.
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