Alsberg, Elsa (1880 – 1972)

Alsberg, Elsa (1880 – 1972)

Activist

Alsberg was a born activist who followed in the footsteps of her more prominent brother Henry Alsberg. She was a native New Yorker and graduated from Barnard in 1902. In 1904, she gave her alma mater a silver loving cup to be awarded at their athletic events. In 1916, she was a founding member and secretary of the college women’s sports organization that became the Intercollegiate Alumnae Athletic Association. She was also active with the Women’s City Club and the National Conference of Social Work. Her endeavors at the Ethical Culture School reflected her association with Dr. Felix Adler, Rabbi Steven Wise, Dr. Jacobi and Lillian Wald.
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