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Frieda’s parents emigrated from Romania before World War II to Brownsville NY. She was one of three children. Frieda’s father tried many different jobs as a new immigrant, including opening a candy store. During the war, Frieda worked in a munitions factory to help the war effort. After the war, Frieda met her husband; the two were married and moved to Philadelphia. The family owned a row house, which was always filled to capacity with family and friends. The couple also had 2 daughters, Annette and Beverly. Beverly now goes by Batya and is living in Israel. Frieda worked most of her married life either in real estate or doing secretarial work. Her favorite work was as a secretary for the national park system. Her husband passed away in 1983, and Frieda then moved to Florida to a Century Village in West Palm Beach. She spent much of her retirement traveling to her daughter and grandchildren in Israel and volunteering wherever she could. Just a few months ago she moved into one of the ALFs that TOP visits and became an avid participant, always wanting to learn, always wanting to grow as a person and a Jew. On August 7th, Frieda celebrated her 100th birthday at a Kosher restaurant in West Palm Beach, together with her family and friends. Both daughters and many of her grandchildren, and great grandchildren were there. She also received letters of congratulation from Senator Marco Rubio and President Trump! The following week we made our own little TOP party. Frieda is an inspiration for all of us!