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Therese Izraeli

Therese (Terry) Izraeli (Goldberg) of Whippany died April 6, 2020. Born in 1930 in Brussels, she and her sister and brother were all sheltered by righteous Christians for two years during the Nazi occupation. Her entire immediate family survived the Holocaust, and she moved to the United States in 1950.

Shortly after arriving in the United States, Mrs. Izraeli secured a job at Prudential Insurance in Newark, where she began her professional career. She and her husband, Herman, moved in 1960 to West Caldwell, where they raised their family and lived for almost 60 years.

She was very active in the sisterhood at Congregation Agudath Israel in Caldwell and Hadassah. She raised funds for over 30 years and was named a Hadassah “Woman of the Year.”

Among her interests were traveling, folk dancing, and tennis.

Predeceased by her husband of 58 years and her siblings, Sonia and Charles, she is survived by her daughter, Ruth (Ben Watson); her son, Dan (Christa Horan); and four grandchildren.

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