A proud member of her community, Marica Waitzman passed away during Passover in an assisted-living facility home in New Jersey after complications due to COVID-19.

Born in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., she was very involved with her synagogue and community affairs.

A dedicated activist, Waitzman famously used her platform on the school board for good; for example, she campaigned for and succeeded in getting the Clarkstown School district to recognize and close schools for the second day of Rosh Hashanah.

She is survived by a son and daughter, in addition to grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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