Passing of Prof. Sydney Stahl Weinberg

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H-Judaic is saddened to learn of the passing of Sydney Stahl Weinberg, age 83, longtime professor at Ramapo College, New Jersey.  Prof. Weinberg is best known to Judaica scholars for her book THE WORLD OF OUR MOTHERS: THE LIVES OF JEWISH IMMIGRANT WOMEN (1988), a noteworthy early work of feminist scholarship in American Jewish history.  She also published numerous reviews of volumes in American Jewish history and wrote the entry on Dr. Joyce Brothers in the Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women. Earlier, she published WARTIME PROPAGANDA IN A DEMOCRACY (1972), her Columbia University dissertation.    The following necrology appears in The New York TImes and on
> WEINBERG--Sydney Stahl, of New York City, died on November 20th at the age of 83. A graduate of Barnard College, Sydney had her two children while still an undergraduate. She earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University, and was a devoted teacher of American history at Ramapo College of New Jersey. A lover of learning, Sydney was founder and director of Ramapo's Master of Arts and Liberal Studies program, an interdisciplinary program, through which students could study what they wanted, the way they wanted. Sydney married Gerald Tenenbaum, the love of her life, in 1996. They enthusiastically traveled the world together until his death in 2016. Sydney was a voracious reader, talented artist, phenomenal cook who hosted spirited dinner parties, and sailor who taught herself celestial navigation and could spot a squall cloud quickly enough to avert disaster. She died peacefully at home, surrounded by daughters Deborah and Lee, Lee's partner John Bloomfield, and brother Jay Stahl and his wife Carole.

H-Judaic extends deepest condolences.

Jonathan D. Sarna
Chair, H-Judaic

Categories: Obituary
Keywords: Necrology