Brenda Eisenberg (Aimbender), 90, of Millburn died Dec. 27, 2013. Born in Poland in 1923, during World War II she was forced to flee into the Russian forests to the east, emerging six months later in Saratov on the Volga River, nearly 1,000 miles from her home. She returned to Poland after the war, where she learned that her entire town and family had been killed.
Through the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, she was able to contact two aunts in the United States and later immigrated to the United States. In 1947 she married Morris Eisenberg and they settled in the Bronx before moving to Newark and then Millburn in 1963.
She was a member of Congregation B’nai Israel, Millburn, since 1963 and served in many prominent positions within her congregation, such as sisterhood president and chair of kiddushim; chair of the religious affairs, 75th anniversary celebration, High Holy Day honors, and kitchen committees; and congregation trustee for many years. She also served as chair of Millburn-Short Hills Tziona chapter of Hadassah for 20 years.
Predeceased by her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Robin (Jeffrey) Zuber of Warren, and a granddaughter.
Services were held Dec. 29 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to Millburn-Short Hills Tziona Hadassah or the sisterhood of Congregation B’nai Israel.