Ruth Marks Rosen celebrated her 100th birthday on July 10, 2016, with family, friends and staff at The Retreat at Desert Cove in Scottsdale. The festivities included fun, food and even dancing by Rosen herself.
Rosen moved from Cleveland to Phoenix in 1949 with her two sons and mother and father, and she has been very active in the Jewish community throughout the years.
Among her many service and philanthropic activities, she has served on the board of directors of the Kivel senior residence for 30 years, was active in Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, and has been a member of Congregation Beth Israel since arriving in Phoenix. She is a lifetime member of Hadassah and Brandeis National Committee, and helped establish the Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum at CBI.