Rebecca Levine (1932 - 2019)

  • "I'm so sorry to hear about Rebecca's passing. Knew her..."
    - Cindy Carlone
  • "My. Deepest sympathy to the family. I did not know Rebecca..."
    - Barbara West
Service Information
Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel
68 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ
07039
(973)-422-0600
Service
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
10:00 AM
Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel
68 Old Short Hills Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
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Obituary

Rebecca Levine of Rockaway, NJ died on November 1st, 2019 in Amherst, MA after a long illness. She was 87. She had moved to Amherst, MA one year ago.

She is survived by her daughter Karen Levine, son-in-law Tom Gardner and grandson Koby Gardner-Levine of Amherst, MA; daughter Cindy Levine of Rockaway, NJ; son Jeffrey Levine, daughter-in-law Martha Eisenberg and grandchildren Zachary and Rose Levine of Philadelphia, PA, a large extended family and many dear friends. She is predeceased by her husband Larry Levine, parents Rose and Harry Shiffman, sister Sylvia Muchnick, and her brother Jack Shiffman.

Rebecca grew up in a large, close-knit Jewish immigrant family in Brooklyn, NY.

These roots informed many of her life's passions: a love of Yiddish and Jewish culture, close family ties and community engagement.

Rebecca made lasting friendships as a Life member of Hadassah, a devoted Yiddish teacher and folk dancer. She made life-long friends in NJ where she lived for 59 years and new friends in her last year at the Applewood community in Amherst, MA.

She brought people together and always looked for opportunities to celebrate life. She was a natural leader and teacher, with an earnest warmth, who always tried to look on the sunny side of life.

May she live on with all her vibrancy in the hearts of those she has touched.

Memorial donations may be made to the Yiddish Book Center (www.yiddishbookcenter.org) or the Yiddish Theater Folksbiene (www.nytf.org).
Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Nov. 11, 2019
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