Ruth Goldschmidt

Ruth Goldschmidt (Herz)

April 18, 1922 - December 30, 2020
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Service Details

  • Service

    Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 | 1:30pm
    Sunday, January 3rd, 2021 1:30pm
  • Shiva

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    The Zoom shiva minyans for Ruth Goldschmidt will be Monday (1/4), Tuesday (1/5) and Wednesday (1/6) evenings at 5:30 PM.

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Donations are being accepted for:
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington, DC 20024

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21210


Ruth Goldschmidt (nee Herz), of Owings Mills, MD, formerly of Kew Gardens, NY, passed away on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 at the age of 98. She is survived by her beloved daughters, Toni Greenberg, and Leah Katz; grandchildren, Miriam Greenberg, and Cantor Jacob Greenberg; and caretaker, Mavis Duku. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Arthur Goldschmidt; son-in-law, David Greenberg; and parents, Lily and Eugen Herz.

Ruth Goldschmidt lived a full and meaningful life. Ruth left Germany at age 16 via the Kindertransport and never saw her family again. She survived nine years on the run, in hiding, in a displaced persons camp, and then came to the US and was able to build a good life. She met her husband Arthur Goldschmidt on a blind date that blossomed into their beautiful marriage on August 27, 1950. She would want to be remembered for her devotion to Arthur and the love she shared with her daughters and grandchildren.

Ruth proudly worked as a nurse at Kew Gardens General Hospital for 20 years but never lost her giving spirit. She volunteered after her retirement for 25 years as a reading tutor at her local elementary school. Her passion for helping to care for others and foster their education shined as one of her true gifts. She generously gave her time to many Jewish organizations including Forest Hills Jewish center, and being actively engaged in Beth Israel congregation.

Ruth will be missed by everyone who knew her, for her love, generosity, and her delicious butter cookies. May her memory be a blessing.

Services are private. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to the U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC 20024-2126 or the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, or the charity of your choice. The family will be organizing virtual Shiva services. Please check Levinson's website for updated information.
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Patricia Wilson

Posted at 03:42pm
I was so sad to hear of Miss Ruth's passing. I will always remember Miss Ruth and Mr. Arthur for their kindness shown to me during my visits to New York. You will forever be in my heart and memory. I will miss you and extend my condolences to Toni and her family. Pat

Larry Polen

Posted at 05:00pm
So sorry for the loss of your mom. From
what I've learned she was quite a gal.
Do take care.

Molly Hall

Posted at 04:14pm
Dear Goldschmidt Family,
Ruth was a lovely resident of Atrium Village. She was with us for a long time here and she loved all the music programs here especially her love for the symphony. She would share memories of family holidays and spoke often of her children and grandchildren. She always reminisced about her nursing days. she will be dearly missed here at Atrium Village.

Francine Selzer

Posted at 07:03pm
Toni , Leah, Miriam, and Jacob,
My Deepest Condolences and Sympathy to You and Your Family.
Your Mom and Grandmother seemed to be a Wonderful Person.
So, Sorry for your loss. Always treasure the Beautiful Memories of her in your hearts Forever.

Cheryl Wolff

Posted at 03:45pm
Toni, Leah, Jake, and Miriam,
Although I never had the pleasure of meeting your mom/grandmother, I feel I knew her by your stories and I knew how loved she was and how much she will be missed. May all your memories be a blessing to you all, especially in this very difficult time. May she Rest In Peace and always watch over you.

Candice and Carl Baylin

Posted at 02:00pm
Your Mother was a very special person. May you remember all the happy times you shared.
Sending thoughts and prayers to you.

Bill Bronstein

Posted at 01:14pm
Ruth was such a wonderful woman; a true mensch. While waiting for erev Shabbat services to begin @ Atrium Village, she would tell me stories about her youth in Europe, about her children and grandchildren (and she was very proud of all of you), about her husband, celebrating Jewish holidays, the Torah portion, nursing, helping out in the schools, New York, music, Israel, and about every other subject. I will miss Ruth's smile and pure neshama. My heart goes out to her family at this time of mourning. May her memory always be for a blessing in Jerusalem.

Michele Brill

Posted at 11:52am
Toni, Jake and Miriam-
My thoughts are with you at this sad time. I remember such terrific stories about Ruth. I know that your wonderful memories of her will keep a smile in your hearts. With love, Michele

Sue and Merv Hurwitz

Posted at 12:02am
Your mother and grandmother led an extraordinary life, and was also an exceptional person. You were all blessed to be part of a wonderful family. We are very sorry for your loss and extend our deepest sympathy. May she Rest In Peace.
P.S. The pictures of all of you are beautiful.

Betsy Berner

Posted at 07:24pm
Dearest Toni, Leah, Jacob and Miriam,
How fortunate were we to have met the incomparable Mrs. Goldschmidt? She will forever be remembered by us for her honesty, humor, and the remarkable family she raised. I know she was unbelievably proud to watch how you all grew, and to still be so involved in your lives. We, along with you, and her many communities, will miss her deeply. May her memory be a blessing. Love, the Berners.

Sue Goldberg

Posted at 06:08pm
To Leah, Toni, Jake and Miriam,
I can’t believe she is gone but will live in our hearts forever. I will miss our holiday cards and phone calls. We had such great times sitting in the shade by the pool at Cliffside while Ruth and Arthur regaled us with stories. She was so proud of all of you.

Kay Schuster

Posted at 04:24pm
Toni, Jake and Miriam,
My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. Ruth was a strong woman with a good sense of humor and I know she will be missed by all who knew her. May you find comfort in your beautiful memories and the knowledge that she will always be in your heart. Sending hugs.

Ellen Agronin

Posted at 12:49pm
Toni, Miriam, and Jacob,
I'm so very sorry for your loss. Ruth sounds like a strong and remarkable person, and I can see how she is an inspiration to all of you. Wishing you peace and comfort.

Ron Israel

Posted at 02:04pm
Sending prayers on the loss of your mother and grandmother.

Sandy and Howard Bernheim

Posted at 01:54pm
Dear Toni, Jake and Miriam,
We are so sorry to hear about your mom and grandmother. May her memory be for a blessing, and may your memories of her provide comfort to you.

Fran and Bob Kirschner

Posted at 01:16pm
Cantor, we send our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your grandma Ruth Goldschmidt. May her memory always be a blessing and may she rest in peace.

Jonathan B Lowenberg

Posted at 01:03pm
Toni, Jacob and Miriam,

Please accept my condolences. I only met your mother/grandmother a few times, but I enjoyed your stories about her. May her memory be a blessing.

sherri fox

Posted at 12:54pm
So sorry for your loss.

Sue and Phil Rabin

Posted at 12:48pm
Toni, Jake, Miriam and Leah,

Our sincere condolences! May Ruth’s memory be for a blessing!

Nadine and Ray weinstein

Posted at 09:44am
Dear Toni,

We are sending heartfelt condolences to you, Leah, Jake and Miriam on the loss of your Mom.
The times that I spoke to her at Beth Israel were delightful. She was bright, upbeat, and very
proud of her family. May the life she lived, and the example she set, be her cherished legacy.

Judi Snyder

Posted at 08:59am
Toni, Jake and Miriam,
Sending love to you and your family at this difficult time. What a blessing to have had your mom so close emotionally and geographically too. May her memory always and forever be for a blessing.

Jo-Anne Tucker-Zemlak

Posted at 07:31am
I remember you telling me about your mom stories and the life that she lived. I know that those stories will be close in your heart and her memory is a blessing. In time her beautiful smile will help you smile again.

Karen Teplitzky

Posted at 08:11pm
Dear Toni, Jake and Miriam, sending condolences and deepest sympathies on the loss of your lovely mom and grandmother. I appreciate the photo gallery, especially the portrait by a particularly talented artist! Love to all of you at this sad and difficult time. The best comfort is knowing how loving, caring, sustaining and devoted you were your family's eshet chayil.

Ina Legum

Posted at 07:29pm
A beautiful legacy. Ina

Deborah Polivy

Posted at 01:57pm
Leah, just a note to say I am sorry. You were a wonderful daughter and I remember all your stories and visits to your mother that you told to me on the golf course. --debby polivy

Howard Ashkin

Posted at 01:51pm
Dear Toni, I am so sorry for the loss of your amazing mother - what a wonderful life and legacy of strength, caring and giving. I know that you, Jake and Miriam all will make her memory a million and more blessings.

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