Broadmead Welcomes New Residents, Bob Goren & Nancy Moore
By Jackie Mintz
Bob Goren and his wife, Nancy Moore, moved to Broadmead from the Lake Walker neighborhood of north Baltimore. Bob hails from Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Cornell University with a major in physics and then earned a doctorate in mathematics from Brandeis University. In 1968, he came to Baltimore to take a teaching job in the mathematics department at Johns Hopkins University.
Bob and Nancy, who met working for the McGovern campaign, also worked together on the campaign for rent control in Baltimore. From 1974 to 1986, they lived in a Charles Village home, one room of which was used to edit and design a community newspaper, The Waverly- Charles Village Plain Talker. In 1974, Bob took a job at AmTote International, in Hunt Valley, a supplier of technology and services to the North American parimutuel wagering market. He retired from AmTote in 2013 as senior software engineer.
A member of Stony Run Friends Meeting, Bob has been involved in numerous Quaker peace and justice activities, including a weekly vigil for Black Lives Matter at the Homewood Meeting. Other interests include hiking, strategy board games, and GO. Bob also enjoys classical and folk music and the theater. He is currently taking a memoir writing class at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Bob and Nancy enjoy traveling and have visited Canada, Morocco, and almost all of western Europe. They also visited Rwanda and Tanzania when their son was teaching computer courses for the Peace Corps in a small mountain village in northern Rwanda.
Baltimore native Nancy Moore grew up in Homeland. She graduated from Duke University and earned an MAT from Emory University. Nancy met her husband, Bob Goren, in 1972, while volunteering on the McGovern campaign. Married in 1976, they were active in programs to encourage diverse, vibrant communities in the Charles Village and Waverly neighborhoods. Nancy wrote articles and edited for the Waverly- Charles Village Plain Talker, an independent newspaper during this period. She taught elementary school in Baltimore County for 12 years but discovered after retirement, when she did substitute teaching, that she preferred working with preschool age children.
A member of Stony Run Friends Meeting, Nancy participates in Quaker programs and activities. She is the head of a national committee to publish and sell Quaker books. For decades, she has taught the youngest Stony Run Meeting members. She also works with Quaker-supported projects, such as Unified Efforts, a West Baltimore afterschool program that exposes children to career options and encourages them to attend college.
Nancy and Bob have two children, Michael, in Portland, OR, and Laura, in Richmond, VA, with whom they have enjoyed lively Zoom-facilitated game nights all through the COVID-19 pandemic. Nancy, who reads French as well as she does English, is in a French conversation group. She says she speaks without worrying much about the grammar but is understood on her frequent trips to French Canada and Europe. A new COVID pastime is brushing up her college German. Nancy also likes to write; she is taking a memoir writing course at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
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