Bachelor, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1971. Master of Arts, State University of New York, Albany, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York, Albany, 1981.
Research associate Hanford (New York ) Museum, 1990-1991, Jewish Museum, New York City, 1988-1992. Research associate and quest curator Albany Institute of History and Art, 1987—1993.
President Congregation Ohev Shalom, Albany, 1994-1996. Member Organization American Historians, American Association State and Local History.
Daughter of Kermit and Jacqueline (Lasher) Obstgarten. M Zvi S. Klopott, August 8, 1971. Chldren: Shayna, Freeman.