Aviva Weisbord

Rebbetzin Dr. Aviva Weisbord

June 15, 1948 - December 25, 2020
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Rebbetzin Dr. Aviva Weisbord (nee Weinberg), of Baltimore, MD, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020 at the age of 72. She is survived by her beloved husband, Rabbi Beryl Weisbord; her children, Reb Yehuda (Yael) Weisbord, Ayala (Rabbi Pinchas) Jurkowitz, Sholom Meir "Shmop" (Lia) Weisbord, Dvora Meira (Dr. Jonathan) Ringo, Yosef Aryeh (Tzipporah) Weisbord, Noson Zvi (Aviva Rachelle) Weisbord, and Feige Miryam (Reb Yaakov Akiva) Sofer; siblings, Rabbi Matis Weinberg, Rabbi Simcha Weinberg, Yehudis Zwick, Miriam Feldman and Naomi Sprung; and many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her cherished parents, Rabbi Jacob S. Weinberg and Rebbetzin Chana Weinberg (nee Ruderman).

A Virtual Funeral will be held on Sunday, December 27th, 2020 at 1:30 pm. Interment United Hebrew Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be made to SHEMESH, 5700 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215 or to Ner Israel Rabbinical College, Memo: Machon Avodas Levi Fund, 400 Mt Wilson Lane, Pikesville , MD 21208.
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Posted at 10:24am
To Rav Weisbord and family,
We are so profoundly saddened by the loss of Aviva. We always looked up to her as a very wise and compassionate woman. I (Miriam) remember benefitting from child raising classes with her (before it was popular to have these type of classes). I still remember when she was so kind to be menachem ovel when I sat shiva for my parents and she told me "Its nice to have someone to take care of". This thought continued to give me chizuk as I helped my mother in law in her old age. I always enjoyed seeing and talking with her at various workshops and community events. We were out of town during the shiva or we would have been menachem ovel in person. Our thoughts and condolences are with you and your entire family and Aviva's siblings. Hamakom Yenachem Eschem Betoch Shaar Avelei Tzion Yerushalayim. Avraham and Miriam Sidell

Beth Gansky

Posted at 04:34pm
To the blessed family of Aviva:
I offer you my sincere condolences on the tragic loss of your partner and matriarch. I was one of the fortunate ones who considered Aviva a friend and colleague - mostly through our work together through ACHARAI where we shared a common vision of community leadership. When Aviva spoke - everyone listened. When she taught us - we all learned. Aviva had this incredible knack for making others feel that they were experts in their field, while we were all travelling the journey together. Our community, and the world, has lost a giant. One of my favorite memories with Aviva was when we did good and welfare at out board meetings, and she always had a family simcha to announce - mostly births of grandchildren and great grandchildren. She took such pride in her family - you were all so fortunate to have had Aviva in your life. May her many acts of kindness continue through all that we do in her memory.

Jill Linkoff

Posted at 08:42pm
I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Dr. Weisbord. Her kindness and compassion toward others and nonjudgemental way of being were what always made her stand out. May her memory be a blessing to her family.

The Sacketts

Posted at 07:28am
Very hard to put into words how much Aviva meant to us. Her non-judgmental attitude to everyone is something we will never forget . We share your pain and loss. May Hashem grant you nechama during this time. Hamakome Yenachem Eschem Betoch Shaar Avelei Tzion Yerushalayim.

Liz Schuman

Posted at 11:27am
Aviva was kind, thoughtful, and a light to all. I am so very sorry about her passing. Our world is better because she was here. Our ranks are diminished by her loss. We will remember her. May her memory be for a blessing.

Lisa Budlow

Posted at 08:32am
It was an honor to be a colleague of Aviva's. She had such a warm, caring and wise spirit. May her memory be a blessing to her family and our community always.

Barbara and Joel Richmond

Posted at 06:36pm
Rabbi Weisbord, Shmop, Lia and Weisbord family,

Barbara and I want to express our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved wife and mother. We only met Dr. Weisbord a handful of times, but her natural kindness and compassion was self evident. We did not know her in her professional capacity, but knowing you and your children as we do, we knew she was a devoted, warm and loving mother. May her memory be for a blessing, always.

Ronnie Plotkin

Posted at 05:58pm
Dear Rabbi Weisbord and Family,
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Dr. Weisbord...what a special person. An honor to be her friend.

Michelle Ostroff

Posted at 03:05pm
Aviva was a wonderful professional and it was a pleasure to interact with her. A true woman of valor, she will be missed.

Yisrael Friedman

Posted at 09:38am
So sorry for your loss. Ha-makom yenacheim eschem be-soch Tsion Vi-yerushalayim.

Chana and Eddie Rogers

Posted at 10:53pm
We are very sad at the passing of Dr. Aviva Weisbord, a wonderful, kind and accomplished woman. May her memory be a blessing and May she Rest In Peace.

Shari (Fishbein) and Alex Mandel

Posted at 08:42pm
To the Weisbord Mishpacha:
Beryl, we were so saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved Aviva, זכרונה לברכה. She was a beacon of compassion and inspiration to all who knew her. May the cherished recollections of her blessed life - her humility, her smile, her warm embrace, her wise advice, her laugh, her sense of humor - keep her memory very much alive and bring you some measure of comfort in thanking Hashem for the blessing of her time on earth. In the difficult days ahead, may you find courage and strength of purpose in sharing Aviva's ז"ל stunning legacy with each other and with the next generation, and may her memory always be a blessing לנצח. She will be sorely missed.
המקום ינחם אתכם בתןך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים
May Hashem comfort you and your whole family among all the mourners of Tziyon and Yerushalayim.

With heartfelt condolences,
Shari (Fishbein) and Alex Mandel

Raphael Zev and Debbie Schwartz

Posted at 06:53pm
To the Family of Rebbitzen Dr. Aviva Weisbord, zt’l:
Dr. Aviva Weisbord, zichrona livrakha, was one of those rare and unique personalities who combine superior intelligence with sensitivity. Her sympathy and empathy for anyone in need was capacious. Like her mother and father, zekher tsaddim liverakha, she was a ba’alas Chen. From her articulate, eloquent and scholarly father, haRav haGaon Reb Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg, zt’l, she inherited a critical, acute, probing mind, profundity. Like her lovely, elegant, dear late mother, zikhrona livrakha, Rebbitzen Chana Weinberg, zt’l, Dr. Aviva Weisbord, a’h, was irrepressible, enthusiastic, loving, generous and kind. From both her parents she absorbed their creativity and wit, solid values and love of life. As a professional, she had few peers. She was a role model for generations. She wasn’t merely politically correct. She was honest, forthright and directed positive energy working tirelessly, as you know, for the yeshiva and the greater community.
Her name was Aviva. The first reference to the term ‘aviv in the Torah is in Sefer Shemos (9: 31) in a description of Spring, “ki ha-seora aviv,” when nature nurtures life. Rashi references Shir ha-Shirim (6: 11) ‘ibe ha-nachal (prounced ebay). Moisture is implied. Ibn Ezra comments “me-Av yotsin.” Life requires water. Human life is created by parents and Ha-Kadosh Barukh Hu.
Dr. Aviva Weisbord, zt’l, inherited her parents’ loveable qualities and shared them freely with the world. Her mother, I remember, beamed, radiant when she spoke about her children and grandchildren and her grandfather Rav Sheftel Kramer, zt’l, Rosh HaYeshiva of New Haven and Cleveland. He was a ba’al Mussar. So are you.
To the Mashgiach of Yeshivas Ner Yisroel, Rabbi Berel Weisbord, Shlit’a, and each of her siblings, your children and grandchildren, we offer our kos tanchumin. To be in her company was refreshing. She and her family live and breathe the spirit of the Jewish people. Her very great goodness will never be forgotten, her acts of chesed, personal generosity, her merit. Her legacy is yours in perpetuity. You are a part of her, a continuum.
HaMakom yenachem eskhem be-sokh sh’or avele Tsiyon ve-Yerushalayim.
Raphael Zev and Debbie Schwartz


Rachel and Rick Glaser

Posted at 06:07pm
To the Weisbord Family: We were so very saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Aviva Weisbord. She was such a giant in our community, a woman of great intelligence, humility and selflessness. As a member of the SHEMESH Board, I had the privilege of hearing Aviva speak, learning from her and witnessing first hand the impact she had on the education of so many children and their families. Her vision for quality education and services for children with special needs was so inspiring . She was truly a remarkable woman and will be greatly missed by many. May her memory be for a blessing.

Bracha Goetz

Posted at 05:42pm
What a blessing it was to learn from Aviva. Her humility, her joy, the way she ran to reach out, how hard she worked - we were all blessed by her shining soul.

Phyllis and Louis Friedman

Posted at 05:30pm
Deepest sympathy on your loss. May her memory be for a blesssing.

Hynda Peterson

Posted at 05:05pm
Sending love to the entire family. Your mother was a treasure and will be greatly missed. BDE

Martin Koretzky

Posted at 04:55pm
Rabbi Weisbord and all of the Weisbord family,
Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Aviva. When I learned that she was hospitalized I was devastated. She has been in my prayers from that day until this. My direct contacts with Aviva were primarily only for a few months, a number of years ago when we worked together on a community project. During that period, I came to appreciate and rely on her strength, insight, reliability and compassion. Hearing the beautiful words spoken at her Levaya today, I now realize that I was experiencing only the tip of the iceberg regarding her many wonderful qualities. Though we had little contact after that time, there was something profound and uplifting about her personality and presence that always has stayed with me. It is ironic that just before learning of her hospitalization I had put into the mail a letter asking her advice on helping a colleague in a difficulty situation. She was just the kind of person I naturally turned to at such a time. What a blessing for you, her family, that she has been such a central part of your lives. May HaShem comfort you during your time of mourning.
Martin Koretzky

Dr. H. Ronald & Ruth Friedman

Posted at 04:32pm
Dear R' Beryl and Weisbord Family,
We were very sorry to learn of Aviva's PETIRA. We fondly remember her in her many roles and accomplishments with her warm smile and her pleasant personality. From YERUSHALAYIM, we pray:
Ronnie and Ruthie Friedman

Annette Nudell

Posted at 04:27pm
So sorry to learn of her passing. BDH. Aviva was a very special person. This is a very sad loss for everyone. My deepest condolences to the family.

Joan Grayson Cohen

Posted at 03:18pm
I want to express my deep condolences to the family on the loss of dear Aviva. I was so fortunate to have been a colleague of Aviva for so many years. Aviva taught us all to be thoughtful leaders, kind and humble individuals and to serve our community. She was an incredible advocate and resource for individuals with disabilities and also changed the lives of countless others in our community. We are all blessed to have had Aviva touch our lives. May her memory be for a blessing.

Sam Seidman

Posted at 03:01pm
To Rabbi Weisbord and family:
I am so sorry for your loss, and so sorry for the loss that the whole world shares. As your children expressed, Mrs. Weisbord made everyone feel special, and she inspired everyone who knew her to become a better person because of her amazing example and guidance. No words can express the loss we all feel.

Mickey and Tehila Feldbaum

Posted at 03:01pm
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Weisbord. She was a pillar of kindness, intelligence, and selflessness in our community. I appreciate so much the opportunities I had to speak with her, work with her, and learn from her. She will be forever missed.
May her beautiful family have a nechama.

Rafael(Uchi) Matz & Bertha

Posted at 02:55pm
WE are so very sadden, there are so many memories of our family ,
Our family was welcomed to your family like you knew us all our lives .
There are no words that can express the Hakoras Hatov that we have for The Weisboard family that Aviva and Rabbi Weisboard did for the MATZ family, Aviva will forever be in our hearts. Aviva was PURE CHESSED.

Dovid and Chaya Fink

Posted at 02:33pm
Dr. Weisbord was a beacon of truth to all who knew her. Her commitment to absolute Torah values and compassion for all human beings allowed her to impact our entire community from left to right from all branches of Judaism. Please know your loss is felt deeply by Shemesh, The Associated, Chana, all of our day schools and the myriad of individuals and families she has assisted over the years. And personally by Chaya and myself. It was an honor to know her, to watch her and to work with her. She taught us all so much. We are broken with her incredible family.

Carole Taylor

Posted at 02:31pm
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Aviva. I have worked with Aviva at The Associated for many years. Aviva was one of the kindest people I have ever met. She was a wonderful work colleague and I am so personally appreciate of her leadership at SHEMESH. Through her leadership, she helped so many parents and children- including my husband and I. She was a great support to parents of special needs children and I am forever grateful for her advice, understanding and friendship. Her impact will continue to live on. I wish her entire family my deepest condolences.

dovey kahn

Posted at 01:47pm
The world has been diminished by the passing of this outstanding human being. I shall forever treasure her all encompassing smile.May her memory be for a blessing.

Martha Weinrauch

Posted at 01:19pm
My heart is broken on the passing of Dr. Aviva Weisbord. She was a colleague and friend. My prayers are with her family! May her memory be for a blessing always.

Darlene Wolff

Posted at 01:02pm
Aviva was a colleague and friend for many years. She always had a smile and willing to assist anyone. The community will miss her knowledge, expertise, and compassion.

Please my condolences on her passing.

Martha Nathanson

Posted at 12:27pm
I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your mother and mother-in-law, and may her memory be a blessing for you all.

Helene Waranch

Posted at 10:39am
I am so sorry and shocked to learn of Aviva's passing. I was honored to work with Aviva through Acharai. We chaired programs together and became friends as well as colleagues. So many of us will miss her friendship and wisdom. Please accept my deepest sympathies. May your memories and her special qualities sustain you all.

Yolanda (Marzouk) Bennett

Posted at 09:51am
Heartfelt condolences, so sorry for your loss.
May her memory be for a blessing.

Susan Kurlander

Posted at 09:35am
It is nearly impossible to find the words that even come close to describing the impact Aviva has had on my life both professionally and personally. She was a mentor, a friend, and a role model from the moment I met her when she became the Director of The Jewish Big Brother and Big Sister League. It took no time for me to realize that she was a gift to anyone who was fortunate enough to know her. I am devastated to know that she is no longer physically with us, but am truly grateful to be the beneficiary of the meaningful memories I can hold near and dear to my heart for the rest of my life.

Joel Simon

Posted at 09:27am
A visionary leader, an inspiring teacher, a wise counselor, and a kind friend. Dr. Weisbord was an extraordinary person from an extraordinary family, whose legacy was so well reflected in her life and by her example. May her memory be a blessing to her family and our entire community.

Lynn Benton

Posted at 08:43am
Dr. Website was a truly amazing women. I worked at the JCC and that is how I knew her. She will surely be miss. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Verna Gartner

Posted at 07:16am
My sincerest condolences on the passing of Dr. Weisbord.

Ben Dubin

Posted at 06:32am
My sincere condolences. Aviva will be remembered for the support of children in our community who had different educational needs. May her name be a blessing

Lou Jacobs

Posted at 06:27am
Rabbi Weisbord and family, Erica and I send our sincerest condolences to you on the loss of this gentle giant in our community, but most importantly on the tragic loss of your beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

My memory is not up to recalling when Aviva and I first had contact, but I know that our initial formal work together was when she and Ruth Ross came to help the professional staff at the Jewish Big Brother and Big Sister League do a better job of broadening our reach to the full breadth of the Jewish community by gaining insight into ourselves and what may have been blocking us from being more effective in this regard. One of the unexpected, but fortuitous results of this work was that Aviva became first an informal consultant to the agency, and then generously gave her time and her insights as a board member, then an officer and subsequently as president of the League. She so believed in our mission that when I made the decision to end my tenure, Aviva stepped up to become executive director, moving seamlessly into this leadership position. She did this at a fraught time, as the agency’s mission and place in the pantheon of Associated services was being redefined. It would have been much easier for her to continue her work as a psychologist in private practice, her commitment to girls’ education, and the many other endeavors that she was passionately dedicated to. But that would not have been acceptable to her. There was a need and she was uniquely qualified to fill it. So she did. Her effectiveness in this work, and I’m sure in all areas of endeavor, was not just a result of her wisdom, her intellect and her comfort in walking in many settings, but also in her goodness. It was evident the moment you sat with her, that she only sought to make the community a better place, and to allow those who were struggling to find comfort and acceptance.

I only know of Aviva through the lens of her association with The League, but the void that her death leaves in our community spans such a wide sweep. The legacy of her goodness and good work will live on. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Miriam Robbins

Posted at 01:29am
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר בעלי ציון וירושלים
Aviva was a special person who went the extra mile to help people. Always with a smile.
May she be a Malitza Tova for your family and klal yisroel.

Adele Myers

Posted at 12:38am
I am so very sad to hear about the passing of Aviv Weisbord. Aviva was a colleague, friend & mentor to me. She was an inspiration to me and I sought her advice & counsel. .Aviva’s passing is a great loss to the Baltimore Jewish community & to Klal Yisrael. I shall miss her very much. Sincere condolences to the family.

Ivan & Arleeta Lerner

Posted at 11:57pm
We are devastated upon hearing of Aviva’s passing!
Beyond being an Aishes Chayil she was a Tzaddakis. Aviva was an Eisha Gedolah who touched thousands of souls. She will be sorely missed.
May Reb Beryl and their children be consoled among the mourners for Zion and Yerushalayim.

Stephen and Marcia Greenfield

Posted at 11:32pm
We are deeply saddened by the passing of a wonderful, caring, humble, extremely effective community leader, Rebbizen Dr. Aviva Weisbord . My wife and I worked together for a number of years with Aviva when Aviva and I served on the Board of Jews for Judaism. Her passing is a tremendous loss for her entire family, her friends, and the community as a whole. May her Neshama have an Aliyah and may her wonderful family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Baruch Dayen Haemet.

Debra “debs” Weinberg

Posted at 11:30pm
I worked closely with Aviva in her role as a board member of ACHARAI, and also as the director of Shemesh. She was a bridge builder, a caring and devoted board member, and a special person. What a loss for our community. May you find comfort in knowing there are so many who share the pain of her loss. She will remain in our thoughts. May her memory be for a blessing.

Ruth Ross

Posted at 11:00pm
Dear Rabbi Beryl and Family,
I’m saddened and shocked at Aviva’s passing. She and I shared so many terrific years working together to help many in the community. She set such a wonderful example of how to live life as a psychologist, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a dear friend and a community leader. Her life will leave a lasting impression on many and she will be missed. May her memory be for a blessing.

Bonnie Horowitz

Posted at 10:56pm
I took a class over 30 years ago on parenting when, my children were small, and another one recently for empty nesters, she always had sound advice, and was so chased and real, always cherished my time with her


Posted at 10:40pm
Dvora I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. May Aviva's name be for a Blessing and Memory.

Jenny Seidman

Posted at 10:05pm
So incredibly heartbroken about the loss of beautiful Aviva, but so grateful for having the opportunity to know her and to learn from her, her memory will forever be a blessing.

Allison Magat

Posted at 09:46pm
Aviva was a treasure to our community and to me personally. May her memory be for a blessing and may her family find strength at this time.

Karen Nettler

Posted at 09:36pm
Such a heartbreaking loss for Aviva’s family, friends, colleagues and the community. I felt so blessed to share a trip to Israel with her and to work as colleagues together for many years. Aviva touched so many lives and was such an inspiration. She was full of compassion for all.

Janet Livingston

Posted at 09:20pm
So very sad and heartbroken to learn of the passing of Dr Aviva Weisbord- I had the distinct pleasure and honor of working along side her for many years as we worked to bring services to children with special needs. Her leadership of SHEMESH has been extraordinary. We spent many years in DC lobbying Congressmen and Senators to pass legislation to help those with disabilities. I learned a great deal from her. My sincere condolences to her family and to our Jewish Community. May her memory be for a blessing . Her memory will live forever in the programs and services she helped to create to serve those in our community with disabilities.

Melinda Michel

Posted at 09:13pm
I had the privilege of working with Aviva for many years and always found her to be a wise, thoughtful and empathetic colleague. She made a profound difference for so many students and their families.
Likewise, when I turned to her personally for help with my son on his path as a Baal teshuvah, she was a gracious, kind and caring friend who welcomed my son into her home for Shabbat. She and her husband were instrumental in my son’s yeshiva studies and his progress. I will be forever grateful to Aviva and will miss her so much. May her memory be a blessing.

Sue Rabin

Posted at 09:08pm
Such sad, sad news! Aviva was one of the kindest and most dedicated person I have known. It was my honor to work so closely with her when I was president of the board of Shemesh. Her dedication to the community and her family was so strong and both will feel the loss for some time. What a beautiful nshama she was! My sincere condolences to the family. May Aviva’s memory be for a blessing.

Glenna Ross

Posted at 08:59pm
I'm so sorry to see this sad news. Dr. Weisbord was a gracious and humble fixture in the community who always stood back, never drawing attention to herself. But her humility and her soft, but powerful words, had great import. When she spoke, people listened. She is simply irreplaceable. Sending my heartfelt sympathy to the family.

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