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File #: 21-1133    Version: 1 Name: Celebrating the life and accomplishments of Harvey and Aviva Rubin
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 1/20/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/28/2021 Final action: 1/28/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF HARVEY AND AVIVA RUBIN WHEREAS, Aviva Rubin (nee Epstein), 91, of Evanston, passed away on January 4, 2021. Harvey, her beloved husband of 64 years, preceded her in death on December 23, 2020 at the age of 93. They are the parents of Dr. Rachel Rubin, current co-director of the Cook County Department of Public Health; and WHEREAS, Aviva was born in Jerusalem, while her mother was staying with her parents and siblings who had immigrated there in the mid 1920's. Aviva's mother, Rebecca, had to leave the United States for several months while her husband, Rabbi Sholom Epstein, awaited the confirmation of his American citizenship. Rebecca returned to the United States with Aviva after her husband became a citizen; and WHEREAS, Aviva grew up in Missouri and Iowa as her father moved between synagogue congregations while pursuing his rabbinical career. Aviva graduated from high school at 16 years of age and attended college ...
Sponsors: FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, LUIS ARROYO JR, SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF HARVEY AND AVIVA RUBIN

WHEREAS, Aviva Rubin (nee Epstein), 91, of Evanston, passed away on January 4, 2021. Harvey, her beloved husband of 64 years, preceded her in death on December 23, 2020 at the age of 93. They are the parents of Dr. Rachel Rubin, current co-director of the Cook County Department of Public Health; and

WHEREAS, Aviva was born in Jerusalem, while her mother was staying with her parents and siblings who had immigrated there in the mid 1920's. Aviva's mother, Rebecca, had to leave the United States for several months while her husband, Rabbi Sholom Epstein, awaited the confirmation of his American citizenship. Rebecca returned to the United States with Aviva after her husband became a citizen; and

WHEREAS, Aviva grew up in Missouri and Iowa as her father moved between synagogue congregations while pursuing his rabbinical career. Aviva graduated from high school at 16 years of age and attended college at the University of Iowa. After college, she moved to New York for a year to pursue graduate studies. Eventually she returned to Chicago, to join her parents and sister, and eventually met her husband, Harvey; and

WHEREAS, Harvey grew up in Humboldt Park above his grandfather's bakery and was a graduate of the University of Illinois. He spent his 40-year career in advertising, starting out as a copywriter, eventually becoming the creative director of an agency; and

WHEREAS, Aviva had several careers during her lifetime. The first one was as a speech pathologist for Chicago Public Schools. Then she was a stay-at-home mother with her three children. The third phase of her career was at Northwestern University as a senior editor at University Relations. She loved her job at Northwestern and found nothing was more satisfying as wielding a red pencil to correct other people's writing errors; and

WHEREAS, Harvey was witty, funny, and loved a good party and a gin martini. He was...

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