Sondra "Sandy"  Lubin

Sondra "Sandy" (nee Haber) Lubin

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Obituary of Sondra "Sandy" (nee Haber) Lubin

The family of Harley z”l and Becky (nee Heitler) Lubin, their children, Zeke, Ariana, and Juliet z”l, share the loss of their beloved mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother with the Denver community:


Sondra "Sandy" (nee Haber) Lubin, 87, of Bethesda, Maryland, passed away with her loving family beside her on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Born in the Bronx, New York, she grew up in Dayton, Ohio where she pursued a love of ballet, dancing the lead of Clara in the Nutcracker. She fell in love with Abraham Lubin, the handsome young boy next door who had recently arrived from London to become the Cantor at Beth Abraham synagogue. They shared a love of the arts including theater, music, opera and poetry. In 1961 they married and had three children, Harley (z”l), Stephanie, and Shary (Marc). The family moved to Chicago in 1968 where they established a strong synagogue community at Congregation Rodfei Zedek. She volunteered regularly at the children’s school, Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School, and served in leadership positions with the synagogue’s sisterhood. Later, Sandy became the leasing agent for the historic Windermere Hotel and a devoted volunteer for the Chicago Council for the Jewish Elderly. Sandy and Abe moved to Bethesda, MD in 1990 where Abe served as the Cantor of Congregation Beth El, and they quickly established a new community of friends through their synagogue and chavurah.


Sandy’s loves in life were her adoring and devoted husband, her three children and their spouses, and her nine delicious grandchildren who are committed to emulating Sandy’s values of kindness and generosity, not to mention her elegance and sense of style. The grandchildren, Sam, Micah, Raquel, Sophie, Juliet (z”l), Jess, Alex, Zeke and Ariana, will miss her love, affection and interest in their lives. May Sandy’s memory be a blessing.


The funeral will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 11:00 am Eastern Time, at Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County, 8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, and will be live-streamed at: . Interment will follow in Garden of Remembrance (Gan Zikaron) Memorial Park, Clarksburg, Maryland.


Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Beth El or to the Cantors Assembly or locally to Temple Emanuel.