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Joyce Weissman
General Information
Full Name: Joyce Weissman
Date of Birth: August 2, 1934
Date of Death: October 1, 2020
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As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to:
JTS (Jewish Theological Seminary)
3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
(212) 280-6060
Town and Village Synagogue
334 East 14 Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 677-8090

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Please use the following Zoom Link for Shiva - https://umn.zoom.us/j/91789692476?pwd=eURGVmNycW9Ydk42R3hYdk1yakVsdz09

The family will be sitting from 8:30-9:30pm each night this week

4 responses to “Joyce Weissman

  1. Dae Kim says:

    I’m sorry for your loss, Steve and Jon. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Heath Levine says:

    Wishing Jon and Steve healing and love during this difficult time. May to your mom’s life serve as an inspiration and blessing to all of us. Heath

  3. Mojan says:

    I rented a room from Joyce when I was working in NYC in 2000. She was unsure of me at first, but we became good friends. I knew when I was finally accepted, because she started buying fresh pies at the pie stand and making me eat a slice with her every night. 🙂

    On weekends she would walk me all over Manhattan, and even though she was 44 years older than I was, I would tire out before she did! She had her own business, and after a while, she suggested I help her with data entry to offset my rent; so in the evenings, after our pie, we’d sit together, typing away. She was a spunky lady, always sharply dressed, and I loved her stories about growing up Jewish in New York. Boy did we laugh a lot together.

    Joyce has never been far from my thoughts, and I hope that, with this note, her sons know how much she meant to me. It was a special gift having her in my life during that time.

  4. Jon Weissman says:

    In NY Times: Joyce Weissman 86 passed away Oct. 1 quietly at her home with her sons Jonathan and Stephen at her side. Joyce was born in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania August 2, 1934, and had two loving brothers Edward and Marvin. Her parents, Alice and Max, were orthodox Jews that emigrated from Hungary. Joyce soon made her way to NYC attending Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary (where she was to become President of the Alumni Association later in her life). In 1957, she married Martin J. Weissman, an attorney, and later had two children Jonathan (1962) and Stephen (1965). Joyce was a warm and energetic spirit and spent much of her time on causes near to her heart. She was passionate about Judaism and found a rich spiritual home at her synagogue, Town and Village, on 14th Street. Her love of Judaism and Israel extended to biblical history and archeology, Jewish and Yiddish culture, folk dancing and music, and an egalitarian view of the world. She was active in so many causes: Soviet Jewry, National Council of Jewish Women (where she was to become President), and the Peace Movement. On a personal level, her friends and family were her greatest source of joy. She was a loyal and trusted friend to so many over the course of her life.

    She will always be remembered as a New Yorker through-and-through but she never forgot her Pennsylvania small-town roots.

    Hers was a life well lived.

    She is survived by her beloved sons Jonathan and Stephen and grandchildren Hannah, Claire, and Lily. She will be dearly missed.

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Service Information
Date: Friday October 02, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm
Officiating: Rabbi Laurence Sebert
Affiliation: Town and Village Synagogue
Mt. Hebron Cemetery
130-04 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing, NY 11367
Interment Information
Mt. Hebron Cemetery, 130-04 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing, NY 11367