Reena Sigman Friedman
Dr. Reena Sigman Friedman is associate professor of modern Jewish history at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She is also a faculty member of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School at Gratz College and a historian for the “Challenge and Change: History of the Jews in America” Curriculum Project of the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University and the Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education.
Friedman is the author of These Are Our Children: Jewish Orphanages in the United States, 1880–1925; chapters in Freedom and Responsibility: Exploring the Challenges of Jewish Continuity and Jewish American Voluntary Organizations. She writes and lectures widely on topics relating to Jewish history, Jewish women and the contemporary Jewish community.