Dr. Ruth Nemzoff: Not a Time for Perfection


The Thought Experiment Podcast: An exploration of fresh ideas and active minds in the world of Jewish Education.

Ruth Nemzoff

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff is the author of Don’t Roll Your Eyes: Making In-Laws Into Family and Don’t Bite Your Tongue: How to Foster Rewarding Relationships With Your Adult Children. She is a resident scholar at Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center. Dr. Nemzoff was Assistant Minority Leader of the New Hampshire Legislature and New Hampshire Deputy Commissioner of Health and Welfare. She holds a doctorate in social policy from Harvard University, an MA in counseling from Columbia University and a BA from Barnard College. As co-president, she led the merger of Etgar L’Noach and the Jewish Special Education Collaborative to form Gateways: Access to Jewish Education. She is on the boards of the Jewish Grandparenting Network and Interfaith Family. She and her husband, Harris Berman, have four adult children, four in-law children, and eleven grandchildren.



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