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Rita Lowenthal

LOWENTHAL: Rita Lowenthal, March 12, 1927 – Sept. 18, 2021. Rita was an educator, community organizer, and social activist. The former spouse of the late David Lowenthal of Pittsburgh (2006) and the widow of Jerome Cushman of Santa Monica (2019), as mother or stepmother she leaves behind five children, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Rita taught at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work before joining the faculty of Hebrew Union College School of Jewish Communal Service where she served as lecturer and director of field work. Recipient of several local awards for activities related to social justice and international peace, she served as mentor to many beloved friends and extended families. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice or any of Rita’s favorite organizations: Interfaith Communities for Peace and Justice, New Israel Fund or Chai Village. PJC

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