Gail Weinstein PhD; -educator, linguist, mentor, world traveler, peacemaker, mother, died peacefully at home after surviving ovarian cancer for five productive and happy years. Gail was a professor in the English department at SFSU since 1992. Her field was the training of ESOL teachers, and her passion the building of communities of learners around the world She had recently launched CIRCLE, (the Center for Immigrant and Refugee Community Literacy Education), whose mission is to strengthen immigrant families and communities. She is survived by her parents Beatrice and Gene Weinstein of Roslyn Hts., NY, brother Bruce, of Princeton, MA and her beloved daughter Hannah Rebecca Shr, of San Francisco. Donations in Gail's memory can be made to: Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center/ Middle East Dialogue, 1660 S. Amphlett Blvd. #219, San Mateo CA 94402 Commonweal Cancer Help Program, PO Box 316 Bolinas California 94924 The funeral will be held at Temple Emanu-El, 2 Lake Street, San Francisco, CA 94118 on Thursday, 12/9/10 at 1pm; following services, internment will be at Home of Peace Cemetery in Colma.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Dec. 9, 2010