Dr. Helene Deutsch (March 29, 1982), 97. Psychoanalyst and author Dr. Deutsch is best known for her two-volume work, The Psychology of Women, published in 1944 (the first volume deals with girlhood, the second with motherhood). She was also the first female analyst to be analyzed by Sigmund Freud, and was a staunch supporter of his theories. Though popular when it first appeared, The Psychology of Women has come under strong criticism from feminists for its stress on women’s innate passivity.
Renee Goldstuck (February 16, 1982), age 63. Goldstuck was the Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s correspondent in Brussels for 30 years, during which time she also served as the private secretary to Israel’s Ambassador to Belgium.
Ida Lewis Siegel (March 1982), age 97. Zionist, educator and community leader, Siegel was among the most prominent members of the Toronto Jewish community. She proposed the creation of an organization that would coordinate fund-raising in the Jewish community; helped establish Canadian Hadassah; was among the founders of the Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Associations and Toronto’s first home and school association; and was active in the Canadian Jewish Congress. She was also the first Jewish member of Toronto’s Board of Education.
Joan R. Singer (April 25, 1982), age 53. Singer was Lilith’s correspondent in Hartford, and was a free-lance writer whose articles (generally dealing with women’s issues) appeared in the Hartford Courant, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the Hartford Advocate, the Women’s American ORT Reporter and the Connecticut Jewish Ledger. She was also producer and moderator of the weekly program, “What About Women” on Channel 30, taught courses in writing and women’s issues at the University of Hartford and was active in Temple Beth Israel in West Hartford, B’nai B’rith Women and the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith.
Baroness Alix de Rothschild (May 1982), age 67. A patron of Israeli and Jewish art and music, she helped create the Bathsheva Dance Company and headed several French and international committees devoted to the support of art and music.