Evelyn Schneck (Levinsky), 87, of Hallandale Beach, Fla., died March 3, 2019. She was born in Brooklyn and lived there and Long Island before becoming a longtime Livingston resident and retiring to Florida after 50 years in New Jersey.
A graduate of Franklin K. Lane High School, Mrs. Schneck was an ardent Zionist who was instrumental in the formation of the first Young Judaea chapter in her neighborhood. She spent her summers training to make aliyah at the Zionist Organization of America farm in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., participating in packing “farm equipment” on the Brooklyn docks that was shipped to Israel in 1948.
She became active in the Women’s Division of the United Jewish Appeal and made numerous missions to Europe and Israel. She was a founder of Ramat Eliyahu in Rishon Lezion, Israel, an absorption center for emigres from the former Soviet Union; Ethiopia; Cherkassy, Ukraine; and Argentina. She also visited wounded Israeli soldiers following the Yom Kippur War in 1974. She was a lifetime member of Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston and Hadassah.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Burton; three sons, Stewart (Jill), Michael (Michele), and Eric; and five grandchildren.
Services were held March 6 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Shalom.