Weiner, Anita 1935–

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Weiner, Anita 1935–

PERSONAL: Born October 5, 1935, in New York, NY; citizenship: American and Israeli; daughter of Paul (a metal trader) and Sara (Mondry) Herzog; married Eugene Weiner, December 28, 1954 (deceased); children: Daniel Ivry, David (deceased). Ethnicity: "Jewish, white." Education: Barnard College, B.A.; Yeshiva University, M.S.W.; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ph.D.

ADDRESSES: Home—111 Panorama St., Apt. 106, Haifa, Israel 34454. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Haifa University, Haifa, Israel, began as senior lecturer, became associate professor of social work, 1969–95. Council for the Child in Placement, chair; consultant to Israeli Ministry of Welfare.

WRITINGS:

Outside the Family: The History of Child Placement in the Land of Israel during the British Mandate (Hebrew language), Sifriyat Hapoalim (Tel Aviv, Israel), 1985.

(With husband, Eugene Weiner) Israel—A Precarious Sanctuary: War, Death, and the Jewish People, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1989.

(With Eugene Weiner) The Martyr's Conviction: A Sociological Analysis, Scholars Press (Atlanta, GA), 1990.

(With Eugene Weiner) Expanding the Options in Child Placement: Israel's Dependent Children in Care from Infancy to Adulthood, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 1990.

Renewal: Reconnecting Soviet Jewry to the Jewish People; A Decade of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJJDC) Activities in the Former Soviet Union, 1988–1998, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 2003.

Expanding Historical Consciousness: The Development of the Holocaust Educational Foundation, Northwestern University Press (Evanston, IL), 2003.

SIDELIGHTS: Anita Weiner told CA: "My primary motivation in writing has been to make available to my students relevant research and theoretical material in the field of child welfare for their ongoing education and use. I have also written books related to developments in world Jewry during the last few decades.

"For a number of years my writing was largely in collaboration with my late husband, Eugene Weiner, who was a Conservative Rabbi and a sociologist. Our work together was a source of enrichment for both of us—in our teaching (at Haifa University), in our community work, and in our family life."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

American Jewish History, March, 2003, Andrew Harrison, review of Renewal: Reconnecting Soviet Jewry to the Jewish People; A Decade of American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJJDC) Activities in the Former Soviet Union, 1988–1998, p. 191.