Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia


Frieda Johles Forman

Frieda Johles Forman was born in Vienna into a Yiddish-speaking family. After attending Hebrew College in Boston, she taught Hebrew and Jewish Studies, as well as Women’s Studies and Philosophy at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, where she founded “Kids Can Press.” She founded, and for two decades directed, the Women’s Educational Resource Centre at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Her publications include Taking Our Time: Feminist Perspectives of Temporalit. She was the researcher, an editor and translator of Found Treasures: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers. Currently, she is writing a memoir of her refugee years in Switzerland during World War II.

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