Judith Cohen Goldstein

Profile Updated: August 25, 2018
Residing In: Rehovot Israel
Spouse/Partner: Husband Aaron A. Goldstein (Central HS 1955) died in 1994, leukemia.
Occupation: Professional folksinger: Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian
Children: Deborah, born 1971
Daniel, born 1977
Grandchildren

Seven as of July 16, 2015

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Discovered this site...March, 2014. Thanks Sue and Michael!

FRED PRIME WHERE ARE YOU?!

Since finding this site, many wonderful contacts have been made. I enjoy re-cconnecting with classmates and there have been some big surprises.

Will there be a site for the class of '59?

I taught first grade in the Berkley School District for two years, then, in 1965, left public education and went to The Friends School in Detroit. One of my better life decisions. The six years I spent at Friends were golden...I now have "kids" in their 50's searching for me on Facebook. As adults, they are able to express how important I was to them and it is very gratifying.

I married in 1968. Aaron was a graduate of Central High School, a social worker who went on to get his Ph.D in Clinical Psych and opened the first OPC (Out Patient Clinic) approved by BCBS of MI. It was called Triad Mental Health and was located in the 555 building in Birmingham.

We had two children, Deborah in 1971 and Daniel in 1977. We brought up our kids in Palmer Woods, Detroit, a very vibrant, mixed and child-centered community in those days. We lived at 1890 Strathcona...still my favorite house.

In 1980, we bought a 36 foot C&C sailboat and for the next 14 years, brought up our kids on the waters of Lake St. Claire. We belonged to The Great Lakes Yacht Club at 9 and Jefferson and made many lifetime friendships. We cruised up in the North Channel many years and down to Pelee Island in Lake Erie over Labor Day Weekends.

In 1988 we moved to Talbot Lane in Huntington Woods. I had been an "old folkie" since my late teens and took my guitar out of the closet on my 40th birthday. Singing with the Detroit Folklore Society every month, I had begun teaching myself songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian. Someone suggested I was needed over at Prentis Manor, the Jewish nursing home. I volunteered there every Friday for 3 years. People began asking me to perform at various functions and before long I had a business card and stationary and bookings for birthdays, anniversaries, club installations...I had morphed into a PROFESSIONAL folk singer. I began traveling throughout America, Canada and Israel. I loved singing with large groups of people and tried to model myself after Pete Seeger and friend Debbie Friedman. Here in Israel, I volunteer with the oldest Jews I can find. What gives me the most satisfaction is singing with Holocaust survivors and their families in Yiddish...the songs sung 100 years ago throughout Eastern Europe and the Russian Pale of Settlement.

So here we are...in the autumn of our lives...we have lost, and keep losing friends and loved ones. Someone wrote: "Growing old is not for sissies." Little did we know how blessed our high school years were - even with all the angst that goes with being a teenager...My goal now is to have as many adventures as possible. I do not have a bucket list but I do have lots of ideas...adventures and the joys of being a grandparent (I am Savta) fill my days. Here, in Jerusalem, I feel as if I live in the center of the universe...for this, I am grateful.

Judy/Yehudit

What would we be surprised to know about you?

As mentioned, I live in the center of Jerusalem. My backyard is the Knesset, The Israel Museum and The Shrine of The Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are kept. The Old City is a 30 minute walk... My children and their families are close by, as are many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

You would be surprised to know that last December, my high school/college boyfriend, Mel Goldstein, came for a 3 week visit. It was the 50th anniversary of us NOT getting married. It WAS a great adventure and you can see the slide show I put together on UTube...or iTunes...I forget which. I have the link (URL) and I'll try to post it here but know that I consider myself "computer challenged" and a personal request would work best. (May 5, 2014, Israel Memorial Day)

School Story:

Took summer school at Bagley to get out of Post and enter Mumford at age 13.
Cheerleader and worked on Mumford Mercury newspaper.

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60th Reunion, Class of 1958

Sending love and hugs from Israel as you gather to mark this special occasion. Even as we celebrate, we remember those we have lost. MAY THEIR MEMORIES FOREVER BE A BLESSING.

Judy Cohen Goldstein
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Posted on: Dec 13, 2017 at 9:04 AM

My favorite folk singer. It has been too long since w met in Israel. Hop all is well. At Temple Israel we had a discussion about Israel's singers and I thought about you. Do you have any of your folk songs that you can forward to me that I can share with the group? Are you coming in for our reunion? If so, Please feel free to stay with us. Happy Chanukah. Dorothy and Bob.

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I WAS JUST IN iSREAL MY GRANDDAUGHTER HAD A BABY. THEY ARE VERY RELIGIOUS AND LIVE IN JERUSELEUM AND LOVE LIVING THERE

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Sending Birthday Wishes across the miles from Rehovot, Israel. Hope you are enjoying!

Dec 23, 2015 at 12:13 PM

Sending best wishes for a wonderful birthday across the miles from Israel. Regards to Mary. Judy Cohen Goldstein

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Sending Birthday Wishes across the miles from Israel. Hope it's a terrific day for you!

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I remember you well Eleanor and send Birthday Wishes across the miles from Jerusalem. Hope it's FABULOUS! (I also became a first grade teacher.)

Nov 15, 2015 at 11:24 AM

Sending Birthday Wishes across the miles from Jerusalem. Hope it's FABULOUS!


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