Eva Halpern

Day and Time of Service: Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 11:00 am.
Location of Service: Congregation Israel, 339 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, N.J. 07081
Interment: Elizabeth Jewish Cemetery, Elizabeth, N.J.

Shiva: At the family residence, 18 Ron's Edge Road, Springfield, N.J. 07081

Minyan Times: Monday Mincha/Maariv at 5:40 p.m.
Tuesday; Shacharit at 8:00 a.m.; Mincha/Maariv at 5:40 p.m.
Wednesday (Ta'anit Esther): Shacharit at 8:00 a.m.; Mincha/Maariv at 5:40 p.m.
Thursday (PURIM--No Shiva Visits); Mincha/Maariv at 5:40 p.m.
Friday (PURIM--No Shiva Visits); Shacharit at 8:00 a.m.

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Eva Halpern
nee Krenkel (lovingly known as Chavche) of Springfield, NJ, passed away Thursday evening March 1, 2012 at the age of 88. A Holocaust survivor, she began to rebuild her life in a displaced persons camp in Germany after the war ended. Eva married Bernard Stein (also a survivor of her home town in Chorostkow, Poland, who lost every relative then living in Europe during the Holocaust. They emigrated  with their first son Ben to the United States and pushed forward with her surviving brother and sister in the farm country of western New Jersey, where there was also a small community of survivors. After her husband's life ended much too early, she would again rebuild her life with and marry Arie Halpern z’l, a fellow survivor of her hometown who was also a recent widower. For more than 40 years she never forgot the righteous gentiles who saved her, and has helped support their children and families. Eva possessed compassion and gentleness to all those who knew her for years or for just one day. She is survived by her children Ben and Susan Stein, Henry and Sherry Stein, Bella and George Savran, Shelley and Chick Paradis and Nanette and Arthur Brenner; 16 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.  She was a Life Member of Hadassah of Union/Elizabeth, the Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation of Central N.J. and  AMIT, Elizabeth Chapter.