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Rita Tavel Fogelman, American library director. License: New York State Bar Association (attorney) 1980; certified New York State Education Department Division Library. Development, 1997. Recipient Daniel Alpern Memorial prize, Cornell University School Industrial and Labor Relations, 1963, James Campbell Memorial prize, 1963.


Fogelman, Rita Tavel was born on April 14, 1942 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Sigmund and Hannah Tavel.


Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1963. Juris Doctor, Columbia University, New York City, 1966. Master of Library Science, Queens College, Flushing, New York, 1995.


Program assistant National Institute Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland, 1966—1968. Attorney Law Offices Arnold Becker, New York City, 1981—1985, Law Offices Rita Tavel Fogelman, New York City, 1985—1990. Legal consultant Genstar Company and Imasco, Pearl River, 1989—1991.

Reference library New City Library., New York City, 1995, West Nyack Free Library., since 1995, library director, since 1996.


  • License: New York State Bar Association (attorney) 1980. Certified New York State Education Department Division Library. Development, 1997.


Vice president Nanuet Hebrew Center, New York City, 2000—2008, president, 2008. Member of Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Services.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, ballroom dancing, cooking.


Married John Aaron Fogelman, September 13, 1964. Children: Leah Miriam, Daniel Adam, Seth Benjamin.

Sigmund Tavel

Hannah Tavel

John Aaron Fogelman

Leah Miriam Fogelman

Daniel Adam Fogelman

Seth Benjamin Fogelman