This is a collection of remembrances from some of Marcia’s many friends and activist comrades about how her life touched them. Upon reading them, her daughter Jenny responded, “I’m speechless with gratitude for this at the moment. There will be a time when I can say more I think but for now I simply thank you from the bottom of my heart for enriching my memories of my mother with your own. Each time someone tells a story of her, I remember more and a new image is added to my narrative. She left a very big hole, larger than most of us do I think.”
There is also a Marcia Freedman Photo Album and a list of Marcia Freedman Resources below. Marcia requested that donations in her honor be directed to Gun Free Kitchen Tables (GFKT) in Israel. GFKT collects and seeds knowledge and concern about guns throughout civil society in Israel, challenging and undoing the militarized equation of guns with security.
Remembrances of Marcia Freedman:
Marcia Freedman Photo Album
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Marcia Freedman Resources
A Tale of Two Conferences: Jewish Feminists Organize to end the Occupation by Marcia Freedman, Bridges Magazine, July 1989/Tamuz 5749
American Jewish Peace Archive Interview by Aliza Becker, August 26, 2015. Farewell to Marcia Freedman, edited audio of American Jewish Peace Archive interview with introduction by Ori Nir, Americans for Peace Now, September 23, 2021.
The American Jewish Woman Who Brought Feminism to Israel by Tzafi Saar, Haaretz.com, March 8, 2010.
Berkeley’s Marcia Freedman, first out lesbian in Knesset, dies at 83 by Dan Pine, J. The Jewish News of Northern California, September 27, 2021
Bring the Settlers Home to Israel by Marcia Freedman, Tikkun, Volume 18, Issue 4, November 2, 2003
Brit Tzedek’s Marcia Freedman Discusses Role of American Jewish Community by Sister Elaine Kelly, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, January/February 2005
Dovish group still pushing talks by David Silverman, June 27, 2006
Exile in the Promised Land: A Memoir by Marcia Freedman, Ithaca: Firebrand Books, 1990.
Lesbiōt: Israeli Lesbians Talk about Sexuality, Feminism, Judaism and
Their Lives by Tracy Moore Review by: Marcia Freedman
Bridges, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Summer 1995/5755), pp. 109-114
Marcia Freedman and the Fight Against Domestic Violence in Israel by Nati Gabbay, August 3, 2020
Pro-Israel Peace Activist Speaks in Piedmont by Judith Scherr, The Berkeley Daily Planet, January 23, 2007
Marcia Freedman, First American Woman in Knesset, Dies at 83 by Katharine Q. Seelye, New York Times, October 2, 2021
Marcia Freedman’s Reflection: Looking Back at Brit Tzedek Ten Years Later, Brit Tzedek Legacy Website
Marcia Freedman Papers, Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections, Brandeis University, June 20, 2017
The “Real” Cost of the Israeli Settlement Project, video of Marcia Freedman talk for Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, University of San Diego, November 14, 2007.
US-born ex-MK Marcia Freedman, a pioneer of Israeli women’s rights, dies at 83 by Michael Bachner, Times of Israel, September 23, 2021