Sandy Nesoff, z”l, has posthumously been named a recipient of the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement award by the Board of Who’s Who In America. She was listed in the annual compilation of notables for a number of years.
Ms. Nesoff, who was active in many facets of local and national activities and organizations, died on January 24 after a long illness.
She was the only woman president of the former New Milford Jewish Center, Congregation Beth Tikvah before its merger with the Jewish Community Center of Paramus. She also served many terms as president of the NMJC’s sisterhood.
A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, Ms. Nesoff was a teacher in New Milford and taught special education in Hasbrouck Heights and Little Ferry. She then switched to social work and was a case manager with the Bergen County Board of Social Services until her retirement 15 years ago.
She was among the developers of the North American Travel Journalists Association.
She also co-hosted a travel broadcast, Travel Talk Radio, for several years, and received more than 40 awards for journalism. She traveled around the world, reporting from France, Switzerland, Romania, the former Yugoslavia, the South Pacific, Papeete, and French Polynesia, among other places. Her most memorable trip included standing on the Great Wall of China and visiting synagogues in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
In her hometown, New Milford, she was the chair of the public events committee, in charge of the Memorial Day parades and Veterans Day celebrations, and she helped with donations so American flags could line River Road.