April 18, 1956 - October 15, 2018
Leslie Susan Bell Rosenberg (Sarah Bashka), 62, of Austin, Texas, daughter of Bernie and Betty Belle, passed away in the early hours of October 15, 2018. She died in a car crash alongside her youngest daughter Sophie. Leslie, originally from Monticello, New York, lived a full and eclectic life, sharing her zest and passion with everyone who was blessed to know her. Leslie was a creative soul in every imaginable way, a pianist, artist, and life-long learner-- waking up at 5am for yoga-dance parties and getting her yoga teaching certification three years ago. Graduating from high school early at age sixteen, she was eager to explore the world. Her formal education was focused on music at Boston University and she painted a large mural of a piano on the wall of her apartment. California soon called to her so she could be with her brother and good friend. Leslie was always drawn to an opportunity to participate or host a family party, a trait of her personality that has brought so many people together throughout her life to celebrate. In Los Angeles she got her cosmetology license and had her first child. Soon afterwards, she met the love of her life, Jay, to whom she remained married until her death. Leslie had a precocious and inspiring spirit, encouraging everyone around her to follow their heart. If she saw any way to help you, she would not miss an opportunity to do everything in her power to do so, whether it be putting you in touch with the incredible community she always had around her (everyone was just a phone call away and her phone book was full of people eager to hear from her) or showing up at your house with something to make you feel loved. She was passionate about everything she could explore in the world and loved living abroad. She was an amazing wife, traveling with her husband to five continents around the world. They moved to Zurich, Switzerland with four of their children and moved back to the USA eight years later with eight kids in tow when they settled in Austin, Texas. And then of course, she had to have two native Texan babies to complete the family. Her pride and joy was her family, and she was always finding the most innovative and wonderful ways to bring them joy. She was thrilled to be a grandmother, welcoming everyone into her home, where there wasn’t a moment of being an empty-nester. She spent her time with her eight grandkids, teaching them the Cha-Cha, pampering them with love and affection. She was always looking for gifts for everyone around her, no reason needed, surprising people (and animals) with anything she thought would make them smile, chocolate oranges, essential oils, dog treats, and nail kits just to name a few. Leslie was a committed member of Agudas Achim community in Austin, Texas. She was frequently seen at services, of course adorned with one of her many amazing hats from her extensive collection, and almost always accompanied by one or more members of her large and always growing family who loved being in her presence. It speaks to Leslie’s character that she passed away as she had lived, going out of her way to do something kind for her daughter. She will be remembered with love and smiles for her vivaciousness. Always on the move, she made every effort to make sure her family had everything they needed. Her relentless energy and effervescent spirit will always be in the hearts of her loving children, family, and everyone she touched. She is survived by her husband, Jay Rosenberg, and nine of her ten children: Lindsay, Jonathan, Daniel, Tzippy, Jakob, Julie, Emily, Jesse, Jason, eight grandchildren, and two siblings. Agenda of Events Honoring Leslie & Sophie Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon, 17 October @ 2:00pm at Congregation Agudas Achim (7300 Hart Lane). Burials will follow immediately thereafter at Austin Memorial Park (2800 Hancock Drive). There will be shiva minyanim at Congregation Agudas Achim beginning Wednesday night and continuing through Monday night. Your presence in our minyanim is always praiseworthy. SCHEDULE OF MINYANIM Wednesday (10/17) -- 6:00 pm Thursday (10/18) -- 6:00 pm Erev Shabbat services are at 7:00 pm Saturday night (10/20) -- 8:20 pm Sunday (10/21) -- 6:00 pm Monday (10/22) -- 6:00 pm During the day, the family will be sitting shiva in the Rosenberg home -- 1202 Arronimink Circle, Austin TX. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for support for the funds of the funeral https://www.gofundme.com/rosenbergsupport or donations to Texas A&M Chabad and Jewish Family Services.
Leslie Susan Bell Rosenberg (Sarah Bashka), 62, of Austin, Texas, daughter of Bernie and Betty Belle, passed away in the early hours of October 15, 2018. She died in a car crash alongside her youngest daughter Sophie. Leslie, originally from... View Obituary & Service Information
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