Myerhoff is best known for her work with the Jewish community in Venice, California. This was first documented in the 1976 ethnographic film Number Our Days, directed by Lynne Littman. She published the book Number Our Days in 1979. Number Our Days was performed as a play at the Mark Taper Forum in 1982.
Her next project, In Her Own Time was taken over by Lynne Littman and Vikram Jayanti when Myerhoff was diagnosed with cancer. She died in 1985.