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Shelby Ro​senberg, 64, Docent, Teacher and Women's Rights Activist

September 28, 2006
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Shelby Rosenberg, 64, art lover, teacher and activist for women's rights, died Sept. 4. She was a resident of Haverford.

Rosenberg was a docent at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and a member of several book and bridge clubs.

Raised in Northeast Philadelphia, she spent more than 10 years in the San Francisco area, where she was admired for her innovative methods in teaching elementary grades in the Daly City school district. She returned to Philadelphia in 1972, and after seeking an unfruitful career change to public relations became a teacher at an alternative school.

Rosenberg was also active in a wide range of causes. For five years, she served as publisher of SKIP magazine, a monthly publication for involved parents, which she later sold to a competitor.

She was a volunteer with NARAL, an abortion-rights organization; worked for the American Jewish Congress; and was a member of Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim in Wynnewood.

Rosenberg is survived by her husband of 31 years, Raymond Rosenberg; daughter Rebecca Rosenberg; stepsons Anthony Rosenberg, Mitchel Rosenberg and Gregory Rosenberg; brother Steven Cohen; and a stepgrandson.

Memorial donations can be made to: the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102.

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