Obituary: Beverly Greenwald

Obituary: Beverly Greenwald

Mrs. Beverly Greenwald, 78, passed away Monday, April 4, in her home in Dunwoody, Ga.

Beverly Greenwald
Beverly Greenwald

Mrs. Beverly Greenwald, 78, passed away Monday, April 4, in her home in Dunwoody, Ga. Born Beverly Jane Kogan on November 15, 1943, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Harry and Annette Kogan, she grew up in Forest Hills, Queens with her older brother William. She was married to Herbert L. Greenwald from 1964 until Dr. Greenwald’s passing in 2001.

Mrs. Greenwald was beloved for her personal warmth and her playful sense of humor. Her enthusiasm for relationships and conversation of every kind brought many wonderful people into her orbit. Her dedication to the Jewish people and the State of Israel was surpassed only by her greatest pride and joy: her three children and six adored granddaughters.

Mrs. Greenwald began her Bachelor of Arts degree at Brooklyn College, New York City, in 1961. After raising her children, she completed her Bachelor of Arts in history at Mercer University in 1987. Mrs. Greenwald then went on to intern at Jewish Family Services in Atlanta as she worked towards a master’s in social work at the University of Georgia, which she completed in 1991.

With a caseload focused on marital, family and individual counseling, Mrs. Green-wald developed a special expertise guiding interfaith and observant Jewish couples through relationship challenges. Upon becoming an LCSW, she provided counseling to clients at Jewish Family Services of Atlanta and later opened her own private practice, helping people in need until her retirement in 2014.
Congregation Shearith Israel in Atlanta was the cherished spiritual home for her family since the 1970s, and Mrs. Greenwald served as Sisterhood President from 1981-83.

She is survived by her partner, Dr. David Goldsmith, and children, Michael Green-wald, Hal Greenwald and Rebecca Ben Zvi and her beloved granddaughters Eliana, Rachel, Gabrielle, Jessica, Mika and Ayla.

A special message of appreciation goes to her caregiver, Beverly Abraham. Thank you for all you’ve done for mom and our family, Miss Beverly.
Graveside services were held Friday, April 8 at Crestlawn Cemetery, Atlanta, and were officiated by Rabbi Ari Kaiman.

Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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