Monday, November 16, 2009

Saratoga Springs Icon turns 100,Saratogian, 11/14/09

The Saratogian (, Serving the Saratoga Springs, N.Y. region


Local icon celebrates 100th birthday
Monday, November 16, 2009

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Sophie Goldstein celebrated her 100th birthday Nov. 6, at an open house celebration at her home on North Street. More than 80 people attended the party, hosted by Sophie’s daughter, Louise Goldstein.

City Historian Mary Ann Fitzgerald presented a proclamation honoring Sophie on behalf of the city of Saratoga Springs. Sophie is a well-known and beloved resident of Saratoga. Since arriving here in 1939, she has been a librarian, researcher and historian.

The Sophie Goldstein collection on the history of the Jewish Community of Saratoga Springs is housed in the Saratoga Room of the Saratoga Springs Public Library. More than $1,000 has been received in donations to expand the collection in honor of her 100th birthday.

Friends and relatives came from very far away to celebrate Sophie with new and old friends from Saratoga Springs. Sophie was born in Tula, Russia, and came to Saratoga Springs with her husband, George, a dentist, who died in 1966.

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