Doris BaumanGold

Doris Bauman Gold founded Biblio Press to offer Jewish women a better sense of their history and to create a venue for authors of new feminist rituals and prayers. Gold earned an MA in English from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1955 and worked various jobs, ranging from teaching English and astronomy to volunteering for various Jewish and feminist organizations. From 1963–1972 she edited Young Judean Magazine for the Hadassah Youth Commission and from 1976–1982 she served on the advisory board for Lilith magazine. In 1970 she published, “Jewish Women’s Groups: Separate—But Equal?,” followed by 1971’s “Women and Volunteerism.” Her scholarship led to a position from 1973–1976 as the National Organization for Women’s spokesperson on women and volunteer service and to her founding of Biblio Press in 1979. The press published important works like Miriam’s Well: Rituals for Jewish Women Around the Year and Written Out of History: Our Jewish Foremothers. Gold’s own work includes Opposition to Volunteerism: An Annotated Bibliography and Honey in the Lion: Collected Poems, both published in 1979, and a collection she coedited with Lisa Stein in 1993, From the Wise Women of Israel: Folklore & Memoirs.

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Pioneering Jewish feminist Doris Bauman Gold (1919 – 2011) in 2002.

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New York, NY
United States

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