Elisheva Pinhas Zeira, 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, in Boca Raton FL with her daughter, Dr. Shelly Fenton-Zeira, by her side.
Elisheva was born December 26, 1934, in Tel-Aviv, Israel, to Shlomo Pinhas, z"l, and Rachel Cohen Pinhas, z"l.
She graduated from Gymnasia Herzeliah High School in 1953 in Tel Aviv and then went on to nursing school in Israel. She served in the Israeli Defense Force in the Armored Corps from 1953-1955. In 1960 she married Yuval Zeira and they immigrated to the New York City area to pursue further studies. She received a dual bachelors degree in psychology and nursing in 1971 from Queens College New York. In 1973, she received her masters from NYU in counseling and further studied psycho therapy. She enjoyed a lifelong career as a psychotherapist at Mt Sinai and Lenox Hill Hospitals in New York City. She retired in Boca Raton FL in 2000.
She maintained close relationships with her family in Israel and Toronto Canada. She enjoyed reading, watching movies and traveling to Mexico, Peru, Europe, Israel and Toronto.
Survived by daughter Dr. Shelly Fenton-Zeira (Dr. Kimberly), grandmother of Gabriel, Zachary and Ariella as well as her siblings, Ayala, Ilana, and Yigal in Israel, and a tribe of cousins, Dr. Yehiel, Avigail, Drora, Ofra, and Danny Meghory in Toronto. She is predeceased by her brother, Ami Pinhas, z"l, in Israel and Aunt Sarah Meghory, z"l, in Toronto.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, November 12th, in the Pavilion at Congregation Ohev Shalom Cemetery, 6034 Old Winter Garden Road, Orlando.
Shiva will be observed at the Fenton-Zeira home in Winter Park FL, immediately following the funeral.
Contributions in memory of Elisheva Pinhas Zeira may be made to Congregation Ohev Shalom, and the American Diabetes Association.