Syril Rubin -- passed away at home, surrounded by her family, after a short illness. Matriarch of a large and loving family, she led a socially and culturally enriched life. A voracious reader, she instilled in her children a love of classical music and modern art. Along with her late husband Leonard, she was dedicated to Israel and Jewish life at home and around the world. Among the many institutions which benefited from her dedication and generosity are the Kaplen Jewish Community Center on the Palisades, the Jewish Home and Rehabilitation Center in Rockleigh, and the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey.
She travelled all over the world visiting and helping Jewish communities in need and made countless trips to Israel where she maintained a home for many years. She developed a close relationship with the Israel Tennis Centers, the community of Neve Josef in Haifa, and the Shalom Hartman Institute. Her love of her family and friends, warm personality, optimistic outlook, and spirit of tzedakah are what will always be remembered. Love of family was a particularly powerful force in her life and she was able to make each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren feel special in their own way. She is survived by her 3 children – Daniel (Eileen), Robert (Toby), Leslie Weinberg (Mark),12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Helene Nelkin along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and hundreds of friends -- locally and abroad.
Funeral services will be held at The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly, NJ on Tuesday, November 12, at 10:30 AM.
Donations may be made to: The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, The Jewish Home at Rockleigh or The JCC of San Francisco.