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Beth Hersh Goldsmith

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May 1, 1957 - November 29, 2015 Beth Goldsmith (58), friend to all, passed away peacefully Sunday night. She was born Beth Anne Hersh in Charlotte, NC to the late Sol and Marilyn Hersh. She grew up in Chicago until her family moved to San Diego and eventually Beverly Hills. She dedicated her life to the service other others, fighting for the freedom of Soviet Jews, working to end cults, serving as the Executive Director of both the Athritis Foundation and Concern Foundation, and was the founding Executive Director at the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. She is survived by her husband of 30 years Gordon, son Noah, daughter Aliza, brother Andrew (Sydell), and thousands of people whose lives she touched. She was truly a Woman of Valor who will be deeply missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Concern Foundation, City of Hope or KPCC. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, 12/2 at 12pm at Hillside Memorial Park (6001 W Centinela Ave, 90045).
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 1, 2015
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