ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Bertha D'Jemal who was born on February 15, 1951 and passed on November 18, 2010. We will remember her forever.

Posted by amy dinor on November 20, 2019
I cant believe it has been 9 years since you left us Bartouta, Wow so much have changed yet the memory of you have not changed a bit and the love with missing you is and will always stay the same. Rest in Peace my dear friend. Now Elaine has Joined you and I bet you are sitting together at a high end casino at a Blackjack Table. Win lots of Heavenly Money and laugh and be happy. Always in my Heart - Sister of Milk
Posted by Michelle Djemal on November 18, 2019
My beautiful Ema, I miss you more than words can express. It’s hard to believe that you have been gone 9 years and yet I still think of you every single day. Time seems to be flying by and so much has changed. My life looks completely different then it did 9 years ago. I share memories and stories about you with my daughters all the time. They call you savta Berta and know how amazing you were. They love looking at pictures of you and asking tons of questions to learn more about you. 
I hope you are resting in peace and watching over us. I love you and miss you so much!
Posted by amy dinor on February 17, 2018
Bartouta
Wow you come to me often in my thoughts, in my dreams, sometimes it is so real it is frightening . I truly miss you and hope you are at peace, I am sure you have no more pain. Hope you are celebrating your Birthday in Heaven with your mothers dad and all the people that loved you and you them that passed. RIP Dear Friend. Will love you always- Amalia
Posted by amy dinor on November 18, 2017
Bartouta my dear
I can't believe it has been 7 years since you left us. Too Too soon you should be here today enjoying your children and Grandchildren you have 6 what a beautiful family you raised you would be so proud. I hope you are content in Heaven with the Angels. I miss you soooo much and so does everyone else that cared for you. I hope you do see us your family and your Grandchildren.RIP my dearest Friend my Sister I miss you and love you........
Posted by amy dinor on February 17, 2016
My Dear Bartuta,
Happy belated Birthday. I miss you a Lot ....
I know you come to me all the time before a Birthday before the day you passed... I feel your Presence as if reminding me of you. But I do remember you my Dear a Lot..... I will never forget you .... I Love you.... Rest in Peace I do hope you are happy beyond the Bridge with your Mom and Dad and all the family That passed.
Posted by amy dinor on November 18, 2015
Wow Bartouta...... Its hard to believe that it's been already 5 years since the day you left us. I think of you often Especially these past week you were so much in my thoughts I guess you wanted me to remember and say a Prayer for your Soul.! I do always My dear Friend. I do miss you very much ...... I hope you are happy where you are Now with no more pain and Suffering.... You may even be back on this earth in another new born Soul Who Knows .... The Heavens Do not tell their Secrets.... I welcome the feeling of you and your Presence I know you are watching over all your kids and friends....RIP my Dear Lovely Friend The World misses you! Love you Always - Aimee
Posted by amy dinor on February 18, 2015
I don't need a Birthday to Miss you My dear Bartouta! So many times I think of you at any day any hour. I think of how much you have been missing and how unfair it is. you have 5 Grandchildren Three of which you have not known . But The Blessing is that they are the Continuation of your Tree of Life.... I Hope you are well with the Angels up there.... And Hope you do see Your Children and Grandchildren even if it is in Spirit.....Time passes by sooo fast and so does Life...Rest in Peace my Dear Friend and Sister you are always in my heart... Rest in Peace
Posted by Michelle Djemal on February 15, 2015
Another birthday without you here, but we will be thinking of you and celebrating the life you lived. I see myself becoming more and more like you every day and I hope Maya will be able to understand how incredible you were through the memories I share with her.  Having a child has made me appreciate and miss you even more, which I didn't think could even be possible. We love you so much and think of you every day.
Posted by amy dinor on November 18, 2014
Ma Chere Amie,Dearest Bartouta! I have been thinking of you so much lately, Sometimes I think I see You,This week I know you were calling and making your presence Known, For it is your Memorial day, How can I forget. I shall Never..... You are in My heart and soul I miss you soo much ,and how time goes by so fast, but you have a beautiful family that you would be so proud of. 5 Grandchildren all beauties You did Well my dear friend.... I will always feel your presence I promise you that... Rest in Peace I love you Amy & Adriana
Posted by Tali Tadmor on November 18, 2014
To our dearest Bertha,
It seems as though you're here with us as I watched your little Michelle carry her baby girl around my parents house. You would be so proud! We all miss your laughter, your sarcasm, your jokes but mostly your sweet smile. May your memory be a blessing for us all. Amen
Posted by lydia shalem on November 18, 2014
חברה יקרה אני מדליקה נר לנשמתך שתהיה עדן את כל כך חסרה לנו ובטח לילדים ולנכדים שלך . ברטה יקרה יש לך את הנכדים הכי חמודים תשגיחי עלהם מלמעלה . וכאן את חסרה לכולנו / may you rest in peace .forever missed
Posted by Michelle Djemal on November 18, 2013
It's hard to believe that another year has gone by and it still feels like only yesterday you were taken from us. I miss you so much and think about you every day that passes. I wish you were here to share in all the wonderful things that are happening. I pray that you're looking down on us and I know you would be proud.
Thank you to everyone that helps keep her memory alive and visits this site. It's nice to see that others are thinking of her as well.
Posted by hana diker on November 18, 2013
still remember you rest in peace
Posted by amy dinor on November 16, 2013
Dearest Bertha
You are in my thoughts so much lately. I feel you. I think you came to remind me that Nov 18th is upon us. That is the day you left us. Its been already three years ... Time goes by so fast yet it stands still for you and your memory... I miss you my friend... your presence, your laugh your jokes your common sense RIP I LOVE YOU DEAR
Posted by amy dinor on June 16, 2013
MY DEAR DEAR FRIEND YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS TODAY I MISS YOU VERY MUCH I HOPE YOU ARE HAPPY IN PEOPLE'S HEAVEN AND CONTENT THAT WE ALL LOVE YOU. I FEEL YOU TODAY I SO WISH YOU WERE STILL HERE SO WE COULD TALK BUT I KNOW YOU ARE LISTENING. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND
Posted by Tali Tadmor on February 15, 2013
Thinking of you always...xoxo
Posted by amy dinor on February 15, 2013
I AM UP LATE COULD NOT SLEEP TONIGHT ARE U HERE MY DEAR FRIEND? PROBABLY! FOR TODAY U WERE BORN YEARS AGO YET TAKEN AWAY TOO SOON. I SEEM TO SEE YOU EVERYWHERE IT SEEMS U CALL MY PHONE AT THE EXACT DAY OF YOUR DEATH,MAYBE U LEFT SOMETHING UNSAID OR JUST MISS BEING HERE. I DO MISS YOUR PRESENCE.YOUR SMILE, I WANT TO BELIEVE U ARE HAPPY & CONTENT.REST IN PEACE MY DEAR-LOVE U ALWAYS
Posted by MALCA GRINBERG on November 18, 2012
שנתיים חלפו,,הכאב והגעגוע לא מרפים,
זוכרים אותך לתמיד,,שלמה ומלכה.
Posted by Michelle Djemal on February 15, 2012
I wish you could have been here to celebrate another year. We miss you so much and think about you every day. I hope and prey that you're watching over us and I wonder if all the blessing that have come our way have been sent from you.
Posted by Sandra Ghelman on February 15, 2012
Today would have been your birthday, so even though you are always in my heart and thoughts I just wanted to take a special moment to remember you, Ema. I know you're resting and smiling down on all of us. I will always think of you...especially when I'm trying to figure out what advice you would have given me when I'm not sure of what to do :) 
Love always, Sandra.
Posted by Johnny Ibsen on November 18, 2011
One year has past - seems like i was with you and your fantastic husbond yesterday - In my believe our beloved is still around us some how - and i'm sure you are there somwhere for your family and especially Tom - Love to both of you from Johnny
Posted by MALCA GRINBERG on November 18, 2011
DAYS PASS SO QUICKLY.
1 YEAR.....MISS YOU.....
Posted by amy dinor on June 13, 2011
Bartouta, I miss you very much! thought of you today and came to visit...it is almost 8 months since you're gone time goes soo fast miss your humor, your smile & YOU Rest in peace my dear friend hope you are at peace surrounded by love
Posted by riki noy on December 16, 2010
Beloved friend
Days pass so quickly
I can not think about it
You're not with us
So I wanted to light a candle and place a flower for you
But I do it here in your site
Heart still broken
I still tears streaming down
Day lighting a memorial candle for you
Beloved friend
Posted by hana diker on December 4, 2010
ברטה היקרה מאד קשה לי לחשוב עליך בעבר אני רואה את התמונות ואת המשפחה לתפארת שהיקמת והכל חוזר אלי מאז 
   שהיגעתי לארהב ואת היית הראשונה בין החברות שלי בעצם היית חברה של אחותי שנתנה לי את כתובתך בארהב עברנו תקופת רווקות ומסיבות עד הבוקר וגם אחרי שהיתחתנת עם רפי שמרנו קשר  לגואי היתה אסטמה והדירה שלכם היתה  מטוהרת הטיול שלנו לושינטון כמה נהנהו ועוד ועוד רק תדעי שם למעלה שלא שכחתי נוחי בשלום
Posted by riki ben-noon on December 3, 2010
ברטה יקרה דמותך תשאר אתי תמיד היית חברה טובה לכולם לי היית חברה אחות תחסרי לי מאוד יחסרו לי השיחות הארוכות אתך העצות שלך תמיד היית חברת הנפש שלי
לא הספקתי לראות אותך הגעתי מהארץ באיחור של 4 שעות אחרי שהלכת לעולמך
זכרך ישאר אתי תמיד אוהבת וכואבת מאוד ריקי
Posted by hana diker on December 2, 2010
berta was my first address in usa in 1973 her apartment was open for evrybody in need. my first job was thanks to her& the rest is history
i met her before i moved back to israel &talkt abut old times. her heart was full of goodnes
my deepest condolences to the all family
her smile will have a spcial place in my heart
hana diker i share my last picture w\her
Posted by MALCA GRINBERG on December 1, 2010
אני מכירה את ברטה מיליון ואחד שנה,,,בשנים שפה עוד לא ידעו מה זה דברים מאמריקה ברטה בכל נסיעה שלה לכאן היתה מביאה איתה דברים שאחותי שלחה לילדי.ועל כך אני אסירת תודה,אין מילים שיוכלו לנחם את ילדיה נכדיה ומשפחתה,זכיתי ואתם זכיתם,יהי זיכרה ברוך.
Posted by MALCA GRINBERG on December 1, 2010
malca and shlomo grinberg
may you rest in peace.
you'll always be in our heart//
Posted by Johnny Ibsen on November 29, 2010
My only comfort now is to know that you are in a good place and that you are not suffering.
I really wish that I could have made a difference for you and Tom - so that you two great people could have stayed together.
Love Johnny
Posted by Batya Badanowski on November 24, 2010
Dearest Berthy,
Even though we weren't that close I feel attached to you by virtue of my introducing you to Tsur, the wonderful man in your life with whom you have spent  ten years of happiness, companionship & love.
Berta, my friend , I will never forget you. Rest in peace. Batya
Posted by amy dinor on November 23, 2010
The PEARL is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life.
It is the Tear (that results)from the injury of the Oyster.
The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life.If we had not been wounded,if we had not been injured ,Then we would not produce the Pearl. Good bye my dear Pearl!Rest in Peace!You will always be in my heart..........
Posted by Rona Attia on November 23, 2010
My beloved aunt Berti. Your strength and powerful advice will be missed by many. You are a beautiful woman, inside and out. You are missed dearly by all of us. It is a true tragedy to lose you my doda.... I will never forget you and will always have your memory on my mind and in my heart. You are now in heaven looking over all of us, and I am sending you sweet kisses and warmth. Love always Rona.
Posted by dalia attia on November 21, 2010
i look at you, and remember how beautiful you always were.
You have never changed over the years, you were always a tower of strength, guiding us in the right direction.
To me you are Bertha, the second Bertha i lost.
I hope you are both together in the next world checking up on us over a glass of wine and smoke.
I will love you forever.
Posted by tamar wolberger on November 20, 2010
TAMAR WOLBERGER LIT A CANDLE ON THE 19 OF NOVEMBER 19TH 2010.
FOREVER LOVED, FOR EVER MISSED.
YOU MADE MY LIFE A BEETER PLACE YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE FOR ME IN GOOD TIMES AND BAD.
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.
Posted by lydia shalem on November 19, 2010
May you rest in peace. You'll always be in my heart. I love you a lot. I will not forget you. I will stay in touch with your chilodren always and hope they will turn to me always. Lots of love from my family.
Posted by Tali Tadmor on November 18, 2010
There are only a handful of people who come into your world, and touch your life in a dramatic fashion.  Some of the people are just flickers of light during a long life, while others are consistent glows for years.  For us, Bertha was our consistent glow.  She was our dear friend for many years. All the memories I have shared with her will forever be cherished and remembered.

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Posted by amy dinor on November 20, 2019
I cant believe it has been 9 years since you left us Bartouta, Wow so much have changed yet the memory of you have not changed a bit and the love with missing you is and will always stay the same. Rest in Peace my dear friend. Now Elaine has Joined you and I bet you are sitting together at a high end casino at a Blackjack Table. Win lots of Heavenly Money and laugh and be happy. Always in my Heart - Sister of Milk
Posted by Michelle Djemal on November 18, 2019
My beautiful Ema, I miss you more than words can express. It’s hard to believe that you have been gone 9 years and yet I still think of you every single day. Time seems to be flying by and so much has changed. My life looks completely different then it did 9 years ago. I share memories and stories about you with my daughters all the time. They call you savta Berta and know how amazing you were. They love looking at pictures of you and asking tons of questions to learn more about you. 
I hope you are resting in peace and watching over us. I love you and miss you so much!
Posted by amy dinor on February 17, 2018
Bartouta
Wow you come to me often in my thoughts, in my dreams, sometimes it is so real it is frightening . I truly miss you and hope you are at peace, I am sure you have no more pain. Hope you are celebrating your Birthday in Heaven with your mothers dad and all the people that loved you and you them that passed. RIP Dear Friend. Will love you always- Amalia
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Shared by Paige Djemal on January 21, 2011

From the day I met Bertha, something was very evident.  She held nothing back, told you what she felt, was honest about everything....even the door to her house was always unlocked.  I realize now that unlocked was the best way to describe Bertha.  No question was off limits, nothing was a secret....she was always willing to share.  Bertha taught me that its better to be up front and honest, not just with other people, but with yourself as well.  I know for the rest of my life, because of Bertha, I will try my best to always be unlocked.


I miss you every day.

 

 

Shared by Paige Djemal on December 25, 2010

I've been struggling for over a month now, trying to figure out what to say here.  I finally decided to share a letter that I started to write to Bertha, but unfortunately never got a chance to finish or share it with her.  I finished the letter after she passed and hope that somehow, some way, she gets the message.  I wish I got to share this with her, but I have to take solace in the fact that even though I didn't tell her enough, she knew I loved her so much.


Bertha,


I can't even believe that I am sitting here, writing this letter.  I don't even know where to start.  I can't even understand my life without you in it.  Over the past ten years, you have become such a huge part of my life.  I remember meeting you when I was 16, and again when I was 20, and being absolutely terrified of you!  I had never met someone who was so strong and so straightforward.  Over the years, I got to know someone who was not only tough, but loving and giving as well.  I remember so many fun times together, sharing clothing, eating stuffing out of the pot on the stove, and hundred and hundreds of conversations that seemed so common at the time, but are now memories that I will treasure for the rest of my life.  You taught me how to be strong, how to speak my mind, and how to have a thicker skin.  You also taught me to love myself, no matter how I looked.  You always told me that people are not statues, and I will always keep that in the back of my mind when I get down on myself.  You also taught me how to take care of Joey and helped to show me how to be a good wife and mother.  I promise you that I will take care of Joey for the rest of my life, and that all that you taught me will carry on with Joey, Jordan, and g-d willing, other children in the future.  I can't believe that Jordan won't get the chance to grow up with you, but I promise you I will tell him how much his Savta loved him every day, and how he and his cousin Ethan gave her so much joy and laughter during the last year of her life.  I feel so fortunate to have shared almost every day with you for the last ten years and I honestly don't know how to not speak to you and not see you.  You were my sounding board, my conscience, and my friend.  People joke about their mother in laws being people they have to "deal with" because they come along with their spouses.  That was never the case with me, because I am so fortunate that I got you as my mother in law.  I will never forget all that you taught me, all the laughs, the tears, or how strong you were, til the very end.  I love you more than you will ever know and my heart is broken without you here.  I tell myself every day, "don't cry because it's over.  Smile because it happened."  No matter how much I miss you, and how many times I cry because you are gone, and no matter how much it hurts, I smile every day thinking about your smile, your laugh, and every moment we shared together.


I love you so much and I know you will watch over everyone and be our angel.

Ema

Shared by Michelle Djemal on December 17, 2010

This was a song my mother used to sing to me. Yafa Sheli - Eyal Golan

Only a day after my mother passed I found myself standing in front of a room full of people struggling to find the words to describe how deeply I love her and what kind of person she was.  Since then I have thought long and hard about all the memories we shared and still I had trouble sorting through them to find what is most important because each one of them is so important to me.
My mother was one of the strongest women I have ever encountered.  No matter what struggle she was faced with, she always found a way to get through it and she made it look easy.  Until her final moments she remained strong for those around her.  She was more worried about the people she loved than herself.  About a month before she passed I had the opportunity to have an amazing talk with her where we both expressed our love for each other and our fears about the situation.  She told me that the hardest part was thinking about leaving the people she loved most and how she wished that we didn’t have to go through this sadness.  Even when she was faced with  the battle of her life she was more concerned about us than herself. That was the type of person she was.. She was always lending out a hand to someone in need.
Another one of my mother’s best qualities was her honesty and open mind.  She was the best person to go to for advice because she would always tell it how it is.  She was logical and rational and she always seemed to know exactly what to say.  There were countless times when I needed some advice or comfort and no one could do it better than she did.
Those are only a few things about who my mother was.  No description of who she was could really do her justice because she was so unique.  I miss everything about her,  the way she would caress me, her laugh, her advice, and the list goes on and on.
The last words she said to me were “I love you more” and although I always knew how deeply she loved rami, joey, and myself, it was an incredible moment that I will never forget.
Just having faced the toughest time of my life I can still say that life is beautiful and although we are still mourning over our loss, we have to celebrate the fact that we were blessed to have her in our lives and to still have each other.
I want to thank everyone that has given us love and support to get us through this, especially her friends.  You have have always been more like family to us and this whole experience has only strengthened the bond and the love that I have for all of you.
As Joey said during the funeral service this is not goodbye. Not only is she watching over us, but a part of her will always be in each of us and one day we will meet again.