Bachelor, Hunter College, 1942. Bachelor of Hebrew Literature, Theological Seminary, 1943. Master of Arts in English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1951.
Teacher, Syracuse (New York) Private Schools, 1943-1951; teacher, Washington Secondary Schools, 1959-1961; lecturer Bible studies, history, Temple Adas Israel, Washington, 1951-1959; lecturer Bible studies, history, Temple Emanuel, Paterson, New Jersey, 1960-1986; adjunct faculty, William Paterson College, Wayne, New Jersey, 1989-1995. Adjunct faculty Seton Hall, Paramus, New Jersey, 1972-1973, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York, 1990-1993, 95-. Presenter papers to college conferences.
Volunteer tutor John C. Hart Memorial Library. Trustee Shrub Oak Park Association, 1993. Member Modern Language Association (member religion and literature commission, speaker convention 1995), American Jewish History Society, New Jersey Council Teachers English, New Jersey English College Teacher's Association, Jewish Theological Seminary American Alumni Association, Society St. Joseph's Hospital, Lupus Foundation, Brandeis University Women, Phi Beta Kappa.
Daughter of Robert and Gittel (Halkin) Allentuck. Widowed; children: Jonathan A., Raphael, Michael.