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Ruth Garfinkel

Ruth Garfinkel, American non-profit executive director.

Background

  • Garfinkel, Ruth was born on August 11, 1941 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Sam and Mathilda (Lych) Rider.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Bachelor, Robert Morris College, Pittsburgh, 1978.

    Career

    • Teacher business Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, 1979-1980, Fox Chapel High School Adult Education, Pittsburgh, 1979-1980. School director Zoar Home, 1980-1987. Director adult services Jewish Community Center, 1987-1988.

      Administrative/volunteer director National Council Jewish Women, 1988-1991, executive director, since 1991.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Leadership Pittsburgh XI, 1994-1995. Board directors Riverview Towers Senior Adult Housing, Pittsburgh, 1995-1996. Member steering committee Family Health Council, Pittsburgh, 1994-1996, Pittsburgh Board Public Education-Evenstart, 1994-1996.

    Member advisory board GAPS Initiative of Pittsburgh Federation, Jewish Volunteer Resource Center. Member Pennsylvania Association Voluntarism, Robert Morris College Alumni Association (Heritage award 1994), Executive Women's Council.

    Personality

    Interests

    Tennis, reading, decorating.

    Connections

    • Married Alan A. Garfinkel, June 9, 1963. Children: Marc Rider, J. Asher.
    • father: Sam Rider
    • mother: Mathilda (Lych) Rider
    • spouse: Alan A. Garfinkel
    • children: Marc Rider Garfinkel
    • J. Asher Garfinkel
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    Nationality
    • 1978
      Robert Morris College
    • 1979 - 1980
      Teacher, business Allegheny Intermediate Unit
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1979 - 1980
      Teacher, business Allegheny Intermediate Unit
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1980 - 1987
      school director, Zoar Home
    • 1987 - 1988
      director, adult services Jewish Community Center