Suzanne (“Suzi”) Maureen Heddy Hirsch Brozman of Atlanta passed away April 7, 2021. She was 74 years old. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., on Jan. 16, 1947, to Ralph and Raevenna Hirsch, she graduated from the University of Florida, Gainesville.
A true lifelong learner, Suzi sought out courses wherever they were offered, most especially at Emory University, where she befriended professors and administrators alike at the various schools.
Her insatiable curiosity led her to a career in journalism, winning a first place Simon Rockower award (“Jewish Pulitzer”) in 2006 for her piece, “A Prescription for Faith,” in the Atlanta Jewish Times. She took special interest in studying her Judaism, attending courses with many local rabbis across the denominational spectrum, and spent 2008-09 studying at Pardes Institute in Jerusalem. But Suzi’s pursuits were not strictly intellectual; she was an expert cook, and she loved crafts, teaching herself pottery, stained glassmaking, and glass jewelry-making which she fashioned and gave to her many friends across Atlanta and beyond. Over the last 15 years, she became very involved in Congregation Ohr HaTorah (formerly Young Israel of Toco Hills) where her presence and contributions were immediately felt, and more recently in the New Toco Shul, where she was a founding board member. She participated regularly in the daf yomi group at both synagogues, studying a page of Talmud daily and asking keen questions for many years.
Suzi is survived by her son Bryan and brother Gerald R. Hirsch. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University or the New Toco Shul.
Funeral services were held April 8 at Crest Lawn Cemetery with limited in-person attendance. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999. To sign the online guest book, visit www.dresslerjewishfunerals.com.