Batya Goldman, 87, of Whippany died Oct. 17, 2011. She was born in Nachlat Yehuda, Israel.
Mrs. Goldman was involved as a teenager in various Zionist causes. In 1943, she volunteered for the British army, and was stationed in Egypt in World War II. She rose to noncommissioned officer, responsible for ordnance.
In 1948, she graduated from Music Teacher’s Training College in Tel Aviv and joined the Israel Defense Forces during the War of Independence. Released from military duty in 1950, she taught in a number of elementary schools.
In 1956, after her husband received a scholarship to the New School For Social Research in New York City, they immigrated to the United States, settling in the Bronx. In 1958, she commenced teaching Hebrew school at Beth El Synagogue in New Rochelle, NY, where she taught for 44 years. She received many plaudits and plaques for her service.
She is survived by her husband, Isaac, whom she married in 1955; her daughter, Amiet Goldman Kahn of Morris Plains; her son, Doron of Northampton, Mass.; a brother and sister, Amishua Zait and Shlomit Karu, both of Israel; and two grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 19 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish National Fund’s Batya Goldman Fund at support.jnf.org/goto/batyagoldman