Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel

68 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ


Elaine C. Halper

17 December , 19266 September , 2019

Elaine Halper of Livingston passed away Friday evening, Sept. 6, 2019.

Married for 63 years to Samuel Halper, she was blessed with three children, seven grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren. A dedicated member and past president of Beth Shalom, she has held leadership positions in many other Jewish organizations. Her work with Judaism and family defined her life.

She is survived by her daughter Phyllis Grinspan, her son Jeffrey and daughter-in-law Amy Halper, and daughter Roni Stern, and with their children. As wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, congregant and community leader, she will be missed for her generosity, her spunk and the amazing role model she set for all.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, 8 September , 2019
  • Burial Sunday, 8 September , 2019


Elaine C. Halper

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Suzanne Levy

14 October 2019

She will always be our most favorite Redhead President...With love, Suzanne and Jordyn Levy xoxo

Terry Polaner

7 September 2019

Elaine Halper was a dear friend, as well as an “Aunt Elaine “ to my children for so many occasions during the years we lived diagonally across the street on Tiffany and Tilden Court. We broke fast together, enjoyed bar mitzvas, weddings. Together with Sam, of blessed memory, our lives reflected the love and respect we had for the Halper’s we loved.. Elaine and Sam’s devotion to all causes related to Temple and Israel were an inspiration to My family. Elaine and Sam’s work for Israel Bonds , Temple , Sisterhood, Federation and Wimen’s League brought many people to recognize the importance of being connected to the Jewish world. Our conversations were always lengthy and lasted long into the night.. We celebrated bar mitzvas ,weddings breakfasts together. These are precious memories. Elaine was an inspiration , a role model and as well as a friend.