We are observing the Yahrzeit of my mother Edith Zahavy (aleha hashalom).
We miss her so very much. She would have loved to see the progress of her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and take pride in all of their accomplishments. She would have loved to read books to her little great-grandchildren and to watch them play and grow.
She was born in NYC and attended the public schools in Washington Heights. She watched from her classroom window as they built the George Washington Bridge.
She graduated from Hunter High School, Hunter College and went on to a career in public service at the OPA and then into the field education. Together with my dad, she founded the Park East Day School when my father was rabbi at the Park East Synagogue, then called Congregation Zichron Ephraim. She subsequently taught in NYC public schools for many years.
She is interred on Har Hamenuchot in Jerusalem. Her memorial site is here.