“Vivacious” Vivian Rosenfeld Greene, 82, born Sept. 19, 1937, in Atlanta, Ga., passed away peacefully at Berman Commons Memory Care center March 8, 2020. A second-generation native Atlantan, Vivian was the daughter of the late E. David and Fannie Rosenfeld, and sister to the late Robert Rosenfeld.
Vivian attended Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University and earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University. Vivian was an avid performer and became the premier Israeli folk dance teacher in Atlanta, instructing children and adults alike throughout the city for decades. She led her family with her first husband to become the dancing troupe, The Miller Family Israeli Folk Dancers, which performed for a variety of festivals and functions throughout the Southeast for several years.
Vivian worked in many industries, including as an advertising executive and a salesperson. She loved travel, so becoming a travel agent allowed her the wherewithal to explore near and far. She loved to learn about new customs, foods, and, of course, dances. She was not shy about engaging in conversations with the “natives” and squeezing as much joy out of trips as possible.
Vivian met her match when she married Bob Greene. Their 37-year relationship made both of them better people, and they both were so lucky to have found each other and enjoy life to its fullest together. Their shared sense of humor and desire to dance, travel and find laughter everywhere were uplifting to all who knew them.
Though Vivian’s love of Israel and Judaism was always expressed through song and dance, more recently she became more religiously observant and gained much from synagogue attendance and participating in lectures by various rabbis. She would observe Shabbat and would spend her afternoons reading a variety of Jewish texts. Whenever there was a family crisis, Vivian would send those suffering some Jewish book, article or sermon apropos to the situation. Doing so she let her family members know how much she loved them.
She is survived by her loving husband Bob; her son and daughter-in-law Neal and Denise Miller; daughter Ann Tamli; stepson and stepdaughter-in-law Gary and Sally Greene; stepdaughter Debby Greene; stepdaughter and stepson-in-law Ruth and George Cohen; a combined 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside services for immediate family were held at Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery April 10. Rabbi Mark Zimmerman of Congregation Beth Shalom officiated. You may view a recording of the funeral service using the following URL https://www.facebook.com/dresslersjewishfuneralcare/.
As social distancing is currently in place due to COVID-19, instead of in-person condolence calls, please share your memories and pictures of Vivian on the Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care Guestbook. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, CDC Foundation, or Congregation Beth Shalom. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.