Annette Daum, longtime LILITH Advisory Board member and an innovator in the field of interfaith dialogue, died in Syosset, NY on December 19,1988 at age 62. Annette, a master teacher who developed non-sexist curricula for Jewish schools and created alternative, non-sexist liturgies for religious services, wrote the “The Jewish Stake in Abortion Rights” [Issue #8].
In her memory, LILITH and Annette’s family have established the Annette Daum Memorial Project to publish new writing on women’s issues.
Zara Shakow, a pioneer in bringing Israeli theater to American audiences, died in February in New York. Author of Curtain Time for Jewish Youth (Queens, NY: Jonathan David), she coached generations of theater people and directed plays in New York, Israel and regional theaters across the U.S. and Canada.
Marie Syrkin, 89, died in January in Santa Monica, California. Biographer of Golda Meir and Hannah Senesh, Syrkin’s essays on Zionism and political subjects appeared for many decades in the Jewish press; she was editor-in-chief of Jewish Frontier, the Labor Zionist journal, from 1948 until the early 70’s. She also taught at Brandeis University and was a member of the Jewish Agency Executive.