Inducted into Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 1985

Born in New York, Frieda earned a BA from Hunter College and attended the Seminary College of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. At Hunter, she played varsity basketball and competed in varsity fencing, from 1929 to 1932. She won a silver medal during the Maccabiah basketball throw in New York City in 1932.

A noted Hartford area educator, she developed the advanced program for high school students at the Emanuel Synagogue, taught at the Midrashah Community Hebrew High School and became the school’s director in 1968. She was involved in the Labor Zionist movement and made aliyah to Israel in the early 1970s. She also wrote books on Jewish history and religion for students.