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Ruth Duskin Feldman, American writer. Named James Alton James scholar, Northwestern University, Evanston, 1953-1954; recipient Benjamin Fine award for outstanding editorial writing, National Association Secondary School Principals, 1983, Lowell Thomas award (runner-up), Society of America Travel Writers, 1986.

Background

Feldman, Ruth Duskin was born on June 13, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Boris and Rita (Schayer) Duskin.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, 1954.

Career

Teacher, Nichols School, Evanston, Illinois, 1954-1955; teacher, United States Army, Fort Sheridan, Illinois, 1964; teacher and curriculum coordinator, Congregation Beth Or, Deerfield, Illinois, 1970-1980; correspondent and staff writer, Lerner Newspapers, Highland Park, Illinois, 1973-1981; creative editor, Humanistic Judaism, Farmington Hills, Michigan, since 1983. Panel member Quiz Kids Radio & television Program, Chicago, 1941-1950. QuizmistressChgo. Sun-Times Quizdown, 1947-1950.

Guest editor Mademoiselle magazine college board, New York City, 1952. Freelance writer for magazines and newspapers, since 1974.

Works

Membership

Madrikha (Jewish ceremonial officiant), since 1993. Member American Society Journalists and Authors, Authors Guild, Society Professional Journalists, National Writers Union, Society Midland Authors, Indiana Writers of Chicago, Society for Humanistic Judaism (Leadership Conference of Secular Humanistic Jews, North America Committee for Humanism), Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, music, theater.

Connections

Married Gilbert Feldman, June 14, 1953. Children:Steven J., Laurie Nadine, Heidi Carolyn.

father:
Boris Duskin

mother:
Rita (Schayer) Duskin

spouse:
Gilbert Feldman

children:
Heidi Carolyn Feldman

Laurie Nadine Feldman

Steven J. Feldman