Bella Tichman Roedelshimer
Bella was born on December 16, 1910, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This makes her 106 years old, Bli Ayin Hara. She is now the oldest student of the Torah Outreach Program! If you are reading this and you are from Philadelphia, give yourself a pat on the back. Bella’s parents were from Kishinev, Russia, and immigrated to Philadelphia at the turn of the century. Bella was married in the 1920s to a shoe salesman; she worked as a bookkeeper; lived in Philly, and had 3 children. The whole family attended Kenneset Israel Congregation for 3 generations. In 1949, Bella, her husband, and the children moved to Miami Beach, and her husband passed away soon after. As Bella grew older, her children took care of her and insisted that she live with them until three months ago. Even though she is now in an assisted living facility, they make sure someone from the family comes to see her every single day.