ELISABETH “LISETTE” RUDERMAN (nee Rosenkranz)
March 16, 1936 - October 8, 2022
22 Adar 5696 - 13 Tishri 5783
Lisette Ruderman was born in Tel-Aviv, Israel on March 16, 1936 to Maurice and Fanny Rosenkranz. She graduated from Gymnasia Herzliya – Israel’s first Hebrew high school - in 1950. After serving in the Israeli Defense Forces, Lisette attended the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and graduated with a degree in law. In 1959, she met the love of her life and married Jerome (Jerry) Ruderman. In 1967 they moved to the newly completed Kennedy House, where they resided for 55 years.
Lisette studied Interior Design at Moore College of Art, and pursued a degree in Library Science From Villanova University. She worked as a high school librarian with The School District of Philadelphia for 32 years. The couple spent alternate summers in Tel-Aviv, and spent time locally. In her retirement, she and Jerry enjoyed each other’s company, traveled with friends and showered their grandson and his parents with love. Lisette is survived by her daughter Shelley Ruderman, son-in-law Jordan (Cassway) and grandson Eitan (Cassway).
Relatives and friends are invited to Funeral Services Wednesday 10 AM precisely at Montefiore Cemetery (sec. 1), 600 Church Rd., Jenkintown, PA 19046. Shiva will be observed Wednesday at The Kennedy House, and will continue Thursday and Tuesday, October 18th, at the home of Shelley Ruderman and Jordan Cassway. Contributions in her memory may be made to Penn Hospice, www.pennmedicine.org