Elsie Chomsky: A Life in Jewish Education

By Harriet Feinberg

Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, February 1999

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.

Topic: Educators, Generational Issues, Education, Leadership, Teachers

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Coverage: Pennsylvania , United States

Language: English

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Feinberg, Harriet. Elsie Chomsky: A Life in Jewish Education. Hadassah-Brandeis Institute. February 1999: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=789


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