Elsie Chomsky: A Life in Jewish Education
Publication Date: February 1999
Publisher(s): Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Author(s): Harriet Feinberg
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Leadership; Generational issues; Jewish Education; Educators
The author explores the life of Elsie Chomsky, a major figure for decades in Jewish education in Philadelphia and mother of Noam Chomsky, an internationally known scholar and public intellectual. She recounts Chomsky's childhood, educational history, teaching accomplishments, and family life. She contrasts Chomsky's ardent Hebrew nationalism and Zionism with her son's anti-Israel stance.