Ruth was born in 1922 in Key West, Florida. The family moved to Miami when Ruth was three years old. They attended Beth David Synagogue in Miami. Ruth was a secretary in Dade County for several different law firms over the years. She has never married and lived with her mom in Southwest Miami until she was thirty-five. She then moved to Miami Beach, living on her own until three weeks ago. She recently moved to an ALF from Century Village. Now she comes to the TOP classes and is very happy to be part of a Jewish group.