Monica Reiss



Day and Time of Service: Friday, November 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.
Location of Service: Congregation Beth Israel, 18 Shalom Way, Scotch Plains, N.J. 07023
Interment: Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge, N.J.

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Monica Reiss
died on Wednesday, November 2, 2011.  She lived in Fanwood, N.J. at the time of her death.  Funeral services will be conducted, 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 4, 2011 from Congregation Beth Israel, 18 Shalom Way, Scotch Plains, N.J..  Interment will take place at the Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge, N.J. under the direction of Ross' Shalom Chapels, 415 Morris Ave., Springfield, N.J..

Born in New York City, she lived in Westfield for many years while growing up and then in New York City before moving to Fanwood 25 years ago.

She is survived by her beloved children Aleza and Caleb Zimmerman, her devoted mother Beatrice Reiss, her dear brother David Reiss and her loving sisters Franci Sagar and Ruth Reiss.

Monica received a B.A. from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York in American Studies and earned a Doctor of Public Health degree from Columbia University, New York City.

She was a member of the Sisterhood and Israel Support Committee both of Congregation Beth Israel of Scotch Plains and was an avid supporter of "Autism Speaks" and efforts on behalf of children suffering from Autism.

Shiva will be observed beginning Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. and will continue Sunday and Monday evenings at the home of Beatrice Reiss, 846 Village Green, Westfield, N.J. 07090.  Shiva will continue Tuesday and Wednesday evening at Congregation Beth Israel, 18 Shalom Way, Scotch Plains, N.J. 07023.