Eve Overback Rosenfeld (b. 1929)

Eve Rosenfeld was born on May, 3 1929, the youngest of five children to Esther Nudelman Overback and Oscar Overback. She had four siblings:  Murry Overbeck, Sylvia Overback Miller, Howard Overback and Lawrence Overback. The family lived in the Irvington district of Portland where Eve attended Grant High School. After graduating with a BA in Sociology from the University of Oregon, Eve attended Columbia University for Social Work. In 1953, Eve married Alan Rosenfeld. They have four children: David Rosenfeld, Lynn Rosenfeld Langfeld, Dr. Sally Rosenfeld Frank and Dr. Janis Rosenfeld Barbash.

Eve has been extensively involved in local activism through her work on committees for the Multnomah County Human Relations Commission and the Jewish Federation, and through her volunteer work with the Goose Hollow Overnight Shelter and Washington Park. She also has been active in the Jewish community through her involvement with the Jewish Federation, Cedar Sinai Park, Robison Home, Congregation Beth Israel, Jewish Family and Child Service, and National Council of Jewish Women. Eve has served as vice president of both the Beth Israel Sisterhood and the National Council of Jewish Women. Throughout her life, Eve has been very active in the Portland Jewish community and through her interview she expands on her experience as a community member and leader.

In 2006, Eve and Alan were awarded the Rabbi Joshua Stampfer Enrichment Award for their service to the Portland Community.

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