In Memory of Rabbi Sandy Roth
It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of a beloved and respected graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and founding rabbi of Kehillat Hanahar in New Hope, PA, Rabbi, Sandy Roth, daughter of Fran Roth, and mother of Rhea and Mahra, Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 2 Adar II.
There was a public funeral service on Thursday, March 10, 2011.
The family, friends, colleagues, and collective Jewish community, have sustained a great loss. Many were very blessed to have known Rabbi Sandy and privileged to have been led by her. Those wishing to send condolences are encouraged to mail correspondence to the family through Kehilat HaNahar, Post Office Box 417, New Hope, PA 18938. Donations in memory of Rabbi Sandy may be made to Kehilat HaNahar or the Delaware Valley Interfaith Council.Rabbi Sandy founded Kehilat HaNahar, a Reconstructionist synagogue, in 1994, and brought her love of Judaism and its cultural, historical and ethical ideals to generations of its members including countless Shul School students who looked to her as the intellectual bedrock of the community. She touched non-members as well through her dedication of peace and inclusivity. This was seen through her active participation and leadership as president in the Delaware Valley Interfaith Council, a committed organization that recently hosted a highly successful Martin Luther King Day of Service in cooperation with many local religious organizations. Rabbi Sandy was also a pioneer in the discipline of Jewish Meditation which brought many Delaware Valley residents to her special and unique Saturday morning services. She also authored many articles and publications in the area of Jewish ritual and spirituality. Rabbi Sandy was also honored by Governor Edward Rendell of Pennsylvannia during the Women's History Month ceremony in 2010 in Harrisburg.
May her memory always be for a blessing.To view a web telecast of Rabbi Roth's funeral go to http://rabbisandyroth6824.goldsteinsrosenrafsaks.ezwebcast.com/departed_profile