Barbara presenting at the Heinz History Center's "Books of the Burgh" series - Jan 14, 2016.
Barbara has won various awards for her writing, for the documentary and for her teaching and community service. She has served as Chair of the Hillel-Jewish University Center, the Pittsburgh Holocaust Commission, the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Jewish Committee and the Greater Pittsburgh Jewish Federation. She has served on the Pittsburgh Human Relations Commission for twelve years. She has conducted teacher training workshops, and continues to lecture widely in the community and teach courses in the local Osher Program.
Barbara received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Vassar College, her Master’s degree in the Teaching of History from Columbia Teachers College and her Ph.D. in History from the University of Pittsburgh.