Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

Miriam Goldberg

Inductee Name

Miriam Goldberg

Place of Birth

Illinois

Date of Birth

1916 – 2017

Year Inducted

1987

Category

Communications

Sponsor

Anne Steinbeck

Impact

Nationwide

Miriam Goldberg was known throughout the United States for her leadership in print media. She was the publisher of the Intermountain Jewish News, a Denver based-paper known for its national news scope.  Here husband, Max had acquired the newspaper in 1943. By 1965, the couple had four children, and were both very involved with the paper. Upon her husband’s death in 1972, Goldberg became publisher and editor of IJN.  She worked in all the newspaper’s departments. She was involved with editing, selling ads, overseeing press runs and more.  She originated the concept of special editions and had an educational section and a women’s section called “Focus on People.” Her son, Rabbi Hillel Goldberg, is now executive editor of IJN.

Goldberg  served as past vice president of Hadassah, past president of the PTA, and a Braille transcriber and served on the executive board of the Colorado Press Association. An editor and publisher, Goldberg played a strong leadership role in the Jewish community and represented the paper at important community events while also volunteering in many Jewish organizations. She received many awards, including the 1987 Colorado Woman of the Year from the Colorado Press Women’s Association. Former Governor Richard Lamm proclaimed September 9, 1982, as Miriam Goldberg Recognition Day. She passed away in 2017.

Books in which Miriam is featured:

Women of Consequence by Jeanne Varnell.