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May 9, 1944 - September 21, 2015
Service Information Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills - TaNaCH Chapel
Service Date: Thursday September 24th, 2015
Service Time: 12:30 pm
Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills - TaNaCH Chapel
5950 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, California 90068
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October 2, 2015
How does one capture beauty, a glowing smile, kindness, love of humanity, selflessness, and a philanthropic spirit and wrap it into one human being? You must be blessed with the long term friendship of Judi Kaufman. That is How. A friendship beginning Over 50 years ago,when this ray of sunshine shone through my home economics office of Southern California Gas Company. She was a new home economist in training whom I had the pleasure to mentor. What an easy task---channeling her creativity and outstanding ability to produce an exceptionally talented professional. Our friendship blossomed as we shared many milestones in our lives and that of our families. Judi spoke very little of her daily trials and tribulations as a brain cancer survivor--- a very courageous woman. Remarkable! She spoke her final words from her vibrant red coffin. Judi, I hope you and Annemarie share lots of chocolate moments on your red cloud. Love you, Vicki
September 24, 2015
She was my aunt and yet so many things to so many people; devoted wife, loving mother, doting grandmother, great aunt, sister, colleague, friend, mentor, leader and more than words can say. Judi battled "friendly" for 18 years which is chai = life. She lived these 18 years and made each day count and taught us how to make our days count along the way. She will be missed though she will live on in each of us if we make the most of what she taught us. I love you Aunt Judi
Sandra & Sheldon Earn
September 24, 2015
This is a sad day.
September 22, 2015
Dear Roy and family: to say I am broken is beside the point. Even though I lived on the right coast, I loved Judi each and every day. We bonded over AJC and then cancer. She had all the right words for this dread disease and I embraced them. When I was diagnosed and given 5 years, she said FUCK it, we'll beat it! and she was right. I am a testament to prayer, great medicine and people like Judi who gave me the strength to fight and will when it failed me. She shared her poetry with me and its meaning. When she was angry in her words, I understood.When she was happy, I understood. At every bend, you Ropy were there for her. Her love of you was something unbelievably special. You were her rock and perhaps her redeemer. I just put on the necklace she loving made for me. It has blue and white beads, the colors of Israel. It was put together with such love and care and will be forever a reminder of her generosity and love for that great state. We were in Israel twice together. I wear it in her memory and as a reminder that her spirit lives on in all of us. The world is a sadder place today because of her leaving . I really don't quite know what to say right now. Find your strength, celebrate her. She has left this place so much better. Her beauty was inside and out. Most relationships need a certain about of 'servicing'. A year or so passes and people tend to lose touch. I feel that this relationship was an exception The bond we forged hardly required any formal attention. It was virtual in the best way. Thank you Judi for being Judi; for your fight; for just being you. You were the original and I love you for it.
Michael and Debora, Zachary, Kira, and Benjamin
September 22, 2015
May Judi always be a blessing to Israel and to this world. May her new life in Olam Habah give new strength to her and to all of us. The world is a better place because Judi spent time here. She touched many people, and that goodness will continue to pay dividends, not just tomorrow and the next day, but each day thereafter. May her 'light' inspire and strengthen each of our own 'lights', Baruch Hashem.