Rita Kaplan (Ginsburg)

Rita Kaplan Ginsburg 1942 - 2020

Rita passed away peacefully at home on August 26, 2020 at age 78, with her husband, Eddie, and their 3 children, Lynn, Susan and Donald by her side.

A true Miami native, Rita was born at Victoria Hospital on July 8, 1942, the daughter of Dorothy and Leon Kaplan, and attended Shenandoah Elementary and Junior High and graduated Miami High School, class of 1960.

Rita met her husband-to-be, Eddie Ginsburg, at summer jobs in downtown Miami in the summer of 1958; it was laughs, love, marriage and family ever-after. Rita followed Eddie to the University of Florida from which they both graduated in June, 1964 (Rita, College of Education; Eddie, College of Law); they returned to Miami to pursue their careers and raise their family.

Rita served as a middle school and high school teacher, and made lifelong impressions on her students with her loving and caring intuitive manner. She also was a yoga instructor, having gotten into yoga and meditation way ahead of their popularity. Rita's spirituality was most prevalent in her meaningful involvement with Eddie at Temple Judea Yet no matter where or what, Rita's way of teaching, nurturing, and caring touched so many lives and, in turn, brought her so much love- - she never met a stranger.

Rita is survived by her husband, Eddie, her daughters Lynn (Lee) Culbreath, Susan (Larry) Morrison, and son Don (Jennifer) Ginsburg; grandsons Brian and Jay Morrison, and Bradley and Adam Ginsburg; sister Linda Kaplan Brickman, brother Stanley (Karen) Kaplan, and several nieces and nephews.

Donations in memory of Rita may be made to:

Temple Judea, 5500 Granada Blvd., Coral Gables, FL 33146,

Attention: Rabbi Judith Siegal.

Reported By:  Ron Friedman & Joel Rifkin 

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08/27/20 10:09 AM #1    

Barry Diamond

Very sad!

My first memmory of Rita is of her kissing every boy in our first grade class to the dismay of our teacher! A real sweetheart.

08/27/20 12:50 PM #2    

Roxanne Hirsch (Zusmer)

I was so very sad to read about the passing of Rita Kaplan (Ginsburg). She was a good friend throughout school and a wonderful person. My condolences go out to her family. She has a permanent place in my memory bank. Rest peacefully, Rita.

08/27/20 03:33 PM #3    

Eddie Jenkins (Shenandoah)


I  have vivid memories of Rita from Shenandoah Jr Hi.  She was vivacious, very outgoing and a tad on the flirty side.  She used to call me Mr. Blue Eyes, much to my embarrassment.  Her vibrancy and upbeat energy was a joy to many.


08/27/20 04:27 PM #4    

Ed Fleck -('59)


Rita was on the Miahi staff with me in my senior year, her junior year.

In our Class of 1959 60-year reunion (2019) directory, there is a full-page picture of Rita and Pat Morton Hood.  If you have a '59 Miahi, the picture was taken from page 71.

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