Rebecca was born in 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved with her family to Phoenixville some years later where they became members of Bnei Jacob Synagogue. Sadly, Rebecca’s father passed away when she was only 14. Her mother never remarried stating that she didn’t want to give her children a stepfather. Rebecca was the youngest of three children. She had an older sister and an older brother. Her mother passed away two days before she got married. Rebecca was married in her late twenties and worked as a bookkeeper for Brother International in New York. Her husband worked as an engineer for RCA. Unfortunately, her husband died in a car accident at a young age, and the couple never had children. Rebecca moved to Florida about 60 years ago to be near family and again worked as a bookkeeper for an ice cream company. She lived in North Miami Beach for most of that time. After breaking her leg and a long hospital stay, she moved into the facility where she is in now living. Even though it is not a kosher facility, she is careful not to mix milk and meat and does not eat pork. She enjoys my classes and never misses a class.