RADOVITZ

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    Sima Radovitz, aka Sima Mordinson-Greenberg, passed away on September 8, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born in Ulla, Belorus, USSR (5th of 6 children). During WWII, as a teenager, Sima attended school and worked in a military factory in Siberia.  Married in 1945 to Nathan Greenberg, Sima and Nathan lived in Ukraine until In 1957, immigrating with their 2 children to Poland and  then to Israel. In 1960 they arrived in the United States, where their 3rd child was born. Sima and Nathan worked as bookkeepers, building a life for their family. After the untimely death of her beloved husband in 1969, Sima continued to work tirelessly both inside and outside the home. In 1977 she married John Radovitz.  A long-time active member of Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El in Wynnewood, Sima cherished her community and served as a volunteer in many capacities. She was also actively involved in the Soviet Jewry Council and was a strong supporter of Israel. It was said of Sima that she knew where she came from, and who she was. Sima’s full and meaningful life was informed by her deep respect for her parents and the values by which they lived. She focused her energy every day of her life to create a better world for her family, friends, community and those in need.  Sima’s words and deeds exhibited her intelligence, compassion, and industrious nature’ She had a profound impact on those who knew her. She loved her own family very deeply and served as a role model to each generation of her descendants. Sima is pre-deceased by her second husband, John Radovitz. She leaves behind 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, 3 of whom are Israeli Sabras including an IDF soldier. She was a beloved aunt to  9 nieces and nephews and their families. Sima will be missed immensely. May her memory serve as a blessing to her family and to all whose lives she touched. Contributions in Sima’s memory may be made to  Yeshivat Hesder Meir Harel in Modi’in, Israel c/o American Friends of the Old City. 30 Bay St. Staten Island, New York 10301-2512