CJN pic for Eva obit (002).JPG​Eva Rosenberg dedicated her life to making the world a better place. She was an early advocate for women’s equality, a passionate civil rights supporter, and a proponent of better wages and working conditions for teachers. In retirement, she volunteered for the AARP and re-established the Hebrew Congregation of Chautauqua, serving as its president for many years. At 95, she received an award from the Rose Institution at Menorah Park for taking more than 200 college-level courses in a lifelong learning program.

Fifteen years ago, she started a Yiddish club, and soon after began a group that read The New York Times to people with macular degeneration. Eva showed no signs of slowing down at age 102, as she continued her participation in other activities. Her family likes to say: “After Eleanor Roosevelt and before Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there was Eva Rosenberg.”
Eva’s greatest fear was dying alone. During the pandemic, assisted living communities faced the difficult decision to restrict visitation to protect residents. Eva was unable to see her family for 10 weeks. Sometimes, she would forget about COVID-19 and think her family had forgotten her. Her children made a sign for her as a daily reminder of what was happening and to let her know they were constantly thinking about her.
As Eva’s health declined, her Hospice of the Western Reserve nurse collaborated with the facility to allow Eva’s family to see her safely. During this time, Eva’s children embraced their mother and told her how much they loved her.
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