Felicia Penzell Weber, co-founder of the Doris and Alex Weber Jewish Community High School, passed away peacefully early Monday morning surrounded by her family and friends.
Felicia was born on January 13, 1947 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Joseph and Helen Penzell. She studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and received a Masters in Education from Northeastern University, after graduating from Wheaton College with a major in English Literature.
Moving to Atlanta in 1976 with her husband and 2 year-old daughter, she co-founded the organization, Mothers to Mothers – a support network for first-time mothers living far away from family.
In the early ’90s, along with others, Felicia responded to the need for an interdenominational Jewish high school in Atlanta and worked tirelessly to help launch the Weber School. She remained committed to the success of the school and its growing body of students and graduates.
Felicia is survived by her husband, Joe Weber; her children and their spouses: Molly Rubin (Zach), Jacob Weber (Amy), and Rachel Weber (Ephraim Pelcovits); and five grandchildren: Yael, Akiva, Rosa, Alexander and Lev.
Services were held 11 a.m. Wed., Oct. 9 at The Weber School with Rabbi Ephraim Pelcovits officiating. Burial followed at Crest Lawn Memorial Park. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.