OBITUARY

Elaine Berman

February 10, 1930January 1, 2019

Elaine Berman, 88, passed away on Jan 1, 2019. She will be fondly remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, wife, and dear friend. To some, she will always be Mrs. Rackoff, 4th grade Sunday school teacher at Temple Israel, head counselor at Camp Coleman, Lorber lady, founder of Kaleidoscope and Serendipity chapters of National Jewish Hospital, founder of Jafco chapter in Century Village, or the woman who introduced you to your spouse (or tried hard to fix you up!). She worked diligently to help others and bring people together.

Her husband of 25 years, Marvin Berman, passed away on December 27th. Together, they started a second chapter, loved their kids and grandkids, and were involved in their temple andcommunity. Elaine is survived by her son, Wayne Rackoff (Betsy) and daughter, Patti Sinkoe; step children David Berman (Cherie), Joel Berman (Tina), Haya Berman Hakim (Jeffrey); grandchildren Aaron, Max (Laura), Andrew, Adam, Douglas (Morgan), Lucy (Drew), David (Daria), Noel (Grant), and Nathaniel; great grandchildren Eliza, Susanna, and Caitlin. She was predeceased by her beloved son, Alan Rackoff and husband, Anshel Rackoff.

A funeral service will occur at 2:00 PM at Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels at Mount Nebo (Kendall), 5900 SW 77th Ave, Miami, FL 33143 with burial to follow in the cemetery. . A reception will occur Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 2:45 PM to 4:30 PM at Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels at Mount Nebo (Kendall), 5900 SW 77th Ave, Miami, FL 33143.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Elaine's memory may be made to Jewish Family Services of Broward County, 5890 S. Pine Island Road, Suite 201 , Plantation, Florida 33328 https://www.jfsbroward.org/donate/ ; and JAFCO, 4200 N University Drive, Sunrise, Florida 33351, https://www.jafco.org/donations/.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.RiversideGordonMemorialChapels.com for the Berman family.

  • FAMILY

  • Philip Goldman, Father
  • Pearl A. Fox, Mother
  • Anshel Rackoff, Husband
  • Alan Rackoff, Son
  • Wayne Rackoff, Son
  • Patti Sinkoe, Daughter
  • Marvin Berman, Husband
  • DONATIONS

  • Jewish Family Services of Broward County
  • JAFCO

Services

  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Reception Thursday, January 3, 2019
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Biography

Elaine Berman, age 88, of Davie, Florida passed away on Tuesday January 1, 2019. Elaine was born February 10, 1930 in New York, New York to Pearl A. Fox and Philip Goldman.

Elaine is survived by; son Wayne Rackoff; and daughter Patti Sinkoe.

Elaine was preceded in death by her husband Anshel Rackoff; son Alan Rackoff; father Philip Goldman, mother Pearl A. Fox and husband Marvin Berman.

A funeral service will occur at 2:00 PM at Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels at Mount Nebo (Kendall), 5900 SW 77th Ave, Miami, FL 33143 with burial to follow in the cemetery. . A reception will occur Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 2:45 PM to 4:30 PM at Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels at Mount Nebo (Kendall), 5900 SW 77th Ave, Miami, FL 33143.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Elaine's memory may be made to Jewish Family Services of Broward County, 5890 S. Pine Island Road, Suite 201 , Plantation, Florida 33328 https://www.jfsbroward.org/donate/ ; and JAFCO, 4200 N University Drive, Sunrise, Florida 33351, https://www.jafco.org/donations/.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.RiversideGordonMemorialChapels.com for the Berman family.