Freida Lesser Goldstein

by | Jan 20, 2022 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Freida Lesser Goldstein, 91, passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Beth Sholom Village.

A lifelong resident of Norfolk, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Jennie and Morris Lesser. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years, Sylvan Goldstein.

Mrs. Goldstein was a graduate of Maury High School, the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary, and was an active long-time member of Congregation Beth El and its Sisterhood, as well as Hadassah and Brith Sholom Center. She retired from a long career working for the federal government in the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Mrs. Goldstein was an accomplished artist and her art brought her joy for many decades.

Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Rosanne Goldstein of Norfolk and Jennifer Goldstein of Seattle, Washington; her sister, Esther Stark; and six nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the support of Jewish Family Service and for the dedicated and loving care Mrs. Goldstein received at Beth Sholom Village.

A graveside funeral service was conducted at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Rabbi Adam Ruditsky from Beth Sholom Village officiated, accompanied by Cantor Wendi Fried and Rabbi Emeritus Arthur Ruberg of Congregation Beth El. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Beth El, Beth Sholom Village, or to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation ( H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be sent to the family through