Belle Rosenbaum

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Rosenbaum, Belle, 92, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died peacefully at her home in Palm Beach, Fl., Jan. 21, 2017. Born at home in Newburgh, N.Y. on Sept. 13, 1924, to Max and Mollie Wolkoff, Belle was a first generation American and native Yiddish speaker. She was a lifelong learner, a lover of the arts, travel, people and Judaism. At 16, Belle moved to NYC, a city she adored. She received her undergraduate degree at NYU and later worked at the American Jewish Committee where she met her future husband, Dr. Max Rosenbaum. While raising four children, she returned to school to earn masters degrees in teaching and social work and, at the age of 65, a PhD in reading education. She was predeceased by Max, her husband of 64 years, and survived by her children Rebecca, Joshua, Adam and Judith, and her grandson, Gabriel. Belle’s kind, gentle and accepting nature touched all who met her. She was loved by many. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 W. 76th St., New York, N.Y. Donations may be made to American Jewish World Service, or to others who do good works.
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