Harriet Feinberg

Harriet Feinberg worked as project associate for Jewish Women in America. She taught English and codirected the student-teaching program in secondary-school English at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Feinberg edited Memories, the autobiography of the Dutch physician, feminist, and pacifist Aletta Jacobs, and coedited Poemmaking: Poets in Classrooms, with Ruth Whitman. She also has a longstanding involvement with Middle East peace activities, including a women’s dialogue group and the “Playing for Peace” project of the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Harriet Feinberg." (Viewed on February 29, 2020) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/feinberg-harriet>.


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