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Barbara Friedman Goldeen ’48

Barbara Friedman Goldeen ’48, of leukemia, June 25, 1999, in San Francisco. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley in 1949 and a law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in 1965. A respected divorce attorney who was still practicing at the time of her death, she was also widely known as a Jewish community activist. She served as vice chair of the Central Pacific regional board of the Anti-Defamation League and had been nominated to the national board prior to her illness. She was also an interviewer for Steven Spielberg’s Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, and was a board member of that group. She was a skilled tennis player, and in 1995 won silver and bronze medals at the Maccabi Games in Israel. Survivors include two daughters, two sons, and seven grandchildren. The family suggests remembrances to a fund in her name for Holocaust studies at Reed College or to the Anti-Defamation League.

Appeared in Reed magazine: November 1999

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