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The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

Features thousands of biographic and thematic essays on Jewish women around the world. Learn more

Gloria Greenfield

by JWA Staff
Our work to expand the Encyclopedia is ongoing. We are providing this brief biography for Gloria Greenfield until we are able to commission a full entry.

Gloria Greenfield.

Disturbed by growing anti-Semitism in the women’s movement, Gloria Greenfield left the movement and began creating documentary films that brought national attention to anti-Semitism in America and around the world. Greenfield began her activist career in college, founding a women’s center and several feminist student groups. In 1976, she launched Persephone Press, a radical feminist publishing company, and in 1980 was cited as a “Woman to Watch” by Ms. Magazine. In 1983, she left the feminist movement, citing a number of cases where she and other Jewish feminists had been targets of anti-Semitism by other feminists. She worked as strategy manager for the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education and director of the Adult Learning Collaborative for Combined Jewish Philanthropies before turning her hand to filmmaking. Greenfield has directed and produced several documentaries, including The Case for Israel, Unmasking Judeophobia, and Body and Soul: the State of the Jewish Nation, garnering a number of awards.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Gloria Greenfield." (Viewed on December 9, 2023) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/greenfield-gloria>.


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