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Joyce Goldstein

April 4, 1927 ~ April 27, 2018 (age 91)

Joyce Brener Goldstein passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday evening, April 27, 2018. She was 91 years old. Beloved wife of Irving Goldstein for 73 years. Loving mother of Carolyn Joyce Loewenthal (Robert) and Sidney Leon Goldstein (Celeste). Grandmother of Barbara Loewenthal Tereso (Claudio), Melanie Beth Goldstein, and Stacey Ann Zagortz (Kevin). Great-grandmother of Ashley Morgan Tereso, Lila Rose Tereso, Ethan Zagortz, and Wesley Zagortz. Sister of Sandra Rosenthal Bucholz and Milton Brener. Daughter of the late Sol and Rose Brener. Also survived by her nieces and nephews. Joyce was a native and lifelong resident of New Orleans. She had a passion and talent for dance, and in 1950, she was featured on the first televised exercise program in New Orleans – 10 A Day With Brener Day on WDSU. She and her husband Irving opened Dance-Ranch, a dance apparel and Western-wear store. In addition to the business, she continued to teach in her own studio for 18 years and to host recitals in the Civic Theater. In 1984, Brandeis University National Women’s Committee saluted Joyce’s contributions as a study group leader. Joyce was an aspiring author, a life member of Hadassah, and a loyal supporter of Israel. She was a faithful congregant of Temple Sinai, and considered her most important job in life to being a mother and grandmother. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend services at TEMPLE SINAI, 6227 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, on Tuesday afternoon, May 1, 2018 at 1:00. Interment will be private. An online guestbook is available at

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