Jacqueline Yocheved Henriques Koplowitz of Atlanta died June 11, 2020. She was a direct descendant of Sephardic Jews with the surname Mendes Henriques, who left Spain during the Inquisition and settled in Jamaica. She lived in Elizabeth and Springfield before making aliya to Israel in 1994.
Ms. Koplowitz was the professional head of Women’s Division of the former Jewish Federation of Central NJ in the 1980s and early 90s. After moving to Israel, she worked with Russian refuseniks and at an organization called AMCHA, which supports Holocaust survivors and their descendants. She also had worked for Retreat from Violence and Jewish Family & Children’s Services.
Predeceased by a daughter, Batsheva Koplowitz, she is survived by her husband, Gil Frank; a daughter, Nechama Koplowitz (Michael Huey); a twin sister, Jennifer Phillips; two brothers, Brian Motta and Ainsley Henriques; and a granddaughter.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta or B’nai Torah synagogue.