Eleanore Fay Parelman Judd, Phd, who helped found Rodef Shalom, passed away April 14, 2020, in Denver. Rabbis Joe Black and Steven Foster officiated at the private April 17 graveside service at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements.
The service was live streamed over Periscope. The recorded service will be made available at a later date.
“A stylish wife, mother, homemaker, academic and community leader, she was renowned for her orange Jell-O mold and effervescent matzah balls,” her loved ones said. “Best of all, she eventually achieved Bubbe-hood.”
Mrs. Judd was born May 30, 1928, in Kansas City, Mo., to Minnie and Jake Parelman.
When her children were young, she was involved in community organizations such as the League of Women Voters.
Mrs. Judd helped found Rodef Shalom and was president of the Colorado chapter of the American Jewish Committee.
Once her children were old enough to walk, she took them along as she canvassed neighborhoods for Democratic supporters.
Mrs. Judd resumed her education in her 50’s and earned a doctorate in sociology at DU.
She conceived and co-directed Denver’s seminal Jewish Population Study in 1979.
Dr. Eleanore Judd is survived by her husband of 70 years, E. James Judd; children Joel Judd, Ken (Wendy) Judd and Nancy Crawford; and her grandchildren, Rachel (Dan) Dore, Lily Crawford (Trajano Campos) and Hannah Crawford.
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