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Gerry Gewirtz-Friedman


Gerry Gewirtz-Friedman, American editor. Honored guest American Jewish Committee, 1978; Israel Cancer Research Fund, 1978-1981; recipient Distinguished Community Service award Brandeis University, 1987; named to Jewelry Hall Fame, 1988.


Gewirtz-Friedman, Gerry was born on December 22, 1920 in New York City. Daughter of Max and Minnie (Weiss) Gewirtz-Friedman.


Bachelor, Vassar College, 1941.


Editor Package Store Management, 1942-1944, Jewelry Magazine, 1945-1953. Freelance editor promotion department McCall's Magazine, Esquire, 1953-1956. Free-lance fashion and gifts editor Jewelers Circular Keystone, New York City, 1955-1971.

Editor, public The Fashionables, 1971-1974, The Forecast, since 1974, National Jeweler, Annual Fashion Guide, 1976-1980. Editor, associate public Executive Jeweler, 1980-1983. Editor The Fashion Source (formerly International Fashion Index), New York City, since 1984.

Freelance editor and marketing specialist, since 1995. Partner Gary Gewirtz-Editl. and Marketing. Free-lance editorial wrtier, since 1995.


  • Corresponding International Marketing News.


Member executive committee Inner City Council of Cardinal Cooke, New York. Chairperson women's task force United Jewish Appeal Federation. Former board governors Israel Bonds.

Former trustee Israel Cancer Research Fund, Central Synagogue. Board directors Double Image Theater. Former president women's auxiliary Brandeis University.

Member New York Fashion Group, National Home Fashions League (former president), Women's Jewelry Association (president 1983-1987, named editor who has contributed most to jewelry industry 1984, free lance editor).


Married Eugene W. Friedman, November 11, 1945. Children: John Henry, Robert James.

Max Gewirtz-Friedman

Minnie (Weiss) Gewirtz-Friedman

Eugene W. Friedman

John Henry Gewirtz-Friedman

Robert James Gewirtz-Friedman