Spring 2019

Section 8596 of OA502
Autobiographical Writing for Older Adults -- : Jan 15 - May 21 2019
Class focuses on memoir writing.

Fall 2018

Section 2240 of OA502
Autobiographical Writing for Older Adults -- : Aug 21 - Dec 18 2018
Class focuses on memoir writing. This class will meet at the Sebastopol Regional Library on 12/11.

Summer 2018

Section 8237 of OA502
Autobiographical Writing for Older Adults -- : Jun 19 - Aug 07 2018
Class focuses on memoir writing.

MLIS (Library & Information Sciences)San Jose State University
MA (English/Creative Writing) San Francisco State University
BA (English) University of CA (Berkeley)
AS (Forestry) Santa Rosa Junior College

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

Hobbies: Backpacking, cross-country skiing, reading, walking, travel

Member: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, American Library Association
President, Alliance for the Study of the Holocaust at Sonoma State University

Other Interesting Things:

Cowboy, Kibbutz Mazuba, 1970-71; East African Refugee Rescue Mission, 1983.


Volunteer work in school libraries (Sonoma County), 1971-1987.
Citizen Advocate for developmentally disabled adult, 1977-1982.
With Ed Kissam of Circuit Rider Productions, wrote initial grant for Timber Reforestation and Environmental Education Program, 1977.
Director, Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District, 1977-1981.
East African Refugee Relief Mission, Republic of Sudan, 1983.
National Board Association of Holocaust Organizations, 1988-1993.
Alliance For the Study of the Holocaust at Sonoma State University, 1983-1995; Treasurer (1983-1984); Chairman (1995-2005 ).
Board of Directors Holocaust Center of Northern California, 1991-1996; and 2000-2002; Treasurer (1993-1995).
American Red Cross First Aid and CPR instructor, 1977-2011;
volunteer in damage assessment during 1989 earthquake.
Recruited and advised students for West Sonoma County-Ukraine Libraries: Windows Into Culture Exchange Program, 1995-1996.
Faculty Advisor to School Drama Production, El Molino, 1995-1996.

Presentations and Publications: 

Publications: 12 Book Reviews, San Jose Mercury News (1990-96)
More than forty book reviews in N. CA. JEWISH BULLETIN, 1984-1996.
"KOBRIN" book translation , Holocaust Center of N. CA , 1992.
"KRISTALLNACHT: The Night of Shattered Glass" with Dr. Jack Boas, Holocaust Center of Northern California, 1988.
Newsletter editor Holocaust Center of Northern CA, 1984-92.
Six major museum exhibits, numerous lectures and eight television programs, Holocaust Center of Northern California, 1984-1992.
Twenty articles in THE TOWN CRIER, Santa Rosa, CA, 1981-82.
Newsletter editor STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION, 1974-1975.
Hundreds of articles including forty book reviews in SANTA ROSA PRESS DEMOCRAT, 1971-1974.
(publications continued)

Translations (from the Hebrew of David Rokeah):
"I Have Seen", THE REVIEW, London, England, 1971.
"Speak Of", NEW STATESMAN, London, England, 1971.
"Time Like Earth", NEW STATESMAN, London, England, 1972.
"Things Accomplished", THE TIMES, London, England, 1972.

Honors and Awards: 

National Science Foundation Scholarship to University of Alaska, 1962: "Problems and Potential of Solar Distillation of Sea Water".
National Merit Scholar, University of California, 1963-1967.
University of California Short Story Contest Winner: "Ashes", 1967.
International PEN Translation Fellowship Finalist: "Hausa", 1973.
Beyond War Award, 1988.
Commendation from United States Information Agency and American Library Association for work with Romanian Libraries, 1991.
Classified Employee of the Year, West Sonoma County Union High School District, 1995.
Mandell Fellow, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (1998)

revised fall, 2002