For four decades my woring life and feminist activism were intertwined: From 1971- 1974 , I taught the first women’s studies course at OCA ; in 1973, our class organized the first women’s art show in Canada, which included an exhibition, a film festival and panel discussions. Another of my feminist inspired and informed course dealt with children’s literature , which generated the non sexist publishing house, Kids Can Press, still alive but much transformed. After fundamental changes took place at OCA I transferred to OISE/UT where I (in time) established, developed and coordinated the Women’s Educational Resources Centre: WERC, open to the public was a unique research and archival collection in Canada used by students of all ages, researchers, government staff and publishers. Since my retirement from OISE in 1988, I have been immersed in the field of Yiddish women’s literature as a researcher, translator and editor.
My publications include :
Taking Our Time : Feminist Perspectives on Temporality, edited with Caoran Sowton , Oxford 1989
Femism and Education : A Canadian Perspective, edited with Mary O’Brien, Toronto, 1909
Found Treasures: Stories by Yiddish Women Writers , researcher, translator and an editor, Toronto, 1989
Jewish Refugees in Sitzerland During the Holocaust: A Memoir of Childhood and History, London.2009
The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers, researcher, a translator and editor, Toronto, 2013