In Memory

Melisse "Lisi" Lewine (Boskovich)

Baruch Dayan HaEmet.
I'm saddened to learn of the passing of my longtime (nearly 50 years) friend Lisi Lewine-Boskovich. She was always dedicated and fully invested with all her resources of mind, body and heart in righting the wrongs in the world. She was taken much too soon as she had so much more she wanted to accomplish. May her memory be for a blessing. May her daughter, Alex, her siblings Terrie, Mike, Sue and her extended family be comforted with all the mourners in Zion and Jerusalem. :_( 

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06/15/14 01:54 PM #1    

Geoffrey Landesberg

for more information about Lisi's life work, visit:

06/15/14 02:02 PM #2    

Geoffrey Landesberg

Biography ( posted,  2007, on )
American-born singer, actress and peace-worker, Melisse Lewine-Boskovich was raised on the outskirts of Philadelphia. She gradated with a Bachelors of Music degree (1976) and Masters of Music degree (1978) from Temple University and a Masters of Theatre from Villanova University (1978). She pursued a stage career and taught acting and voice production for 20 years before the birth of her daughter, Alexandra, in 1991 served as a turning point in her life. After founding the Middle East “chapter” of a global initiative called PLAY FOR PEACE, in 1998 Ms. Lewine-Boskovich assumed the role of director of PEACE CHILD ISRAEL, (WWW.MIDEASTWEB.ORG/PEACECHILD) the veteran organization in Israel to use theatre and the arts as a medium for dialogue and peace-education between Arab and Jewish teenagers. She has co-directed 4 plays with Palestinian playwright Mohammad Thaher and is the inspiration behind the first professional production by staff members of PEACE CHILD ISRAEL: “Six Actors in Search of a Plot”: which toured the U.S. in Autumn 2006. She also founded and supports the Arab-Jewish music ensemble “ADAMAI”, featuring Shlomo Gronich and Lubna Salame, ( .

Waiting to exhale, I live in the Middle East. Music and theatre are my areas, but i'm immersed in reconcilation and repair work between Arabs and Jews. Oiy.

06/25/14 03:10 PM #3    

Allyn Feinstein

I knew Lisi from our grade school days at Glenside Elementary. I remember our long talks, shared dreams, overnight parties, THE T.G.'s, summer days spent lounging around her swimming pool, going to get ice cream at Barsons, Listening to her playing the cello, hanging out with sister Sue...So many memories. They keep flooding back. I will treasure each and every one of them. She is part of my soul. I love you, Lisi!

06/26/14 06:33 PM #4    

Andrea Green

Melisse was an incredible woman - a visionary ...a leader....a healer....a teacher...a peace maker...a friend. Melisse never gave up, in trying to make the world a more loving, communicative and understanding place. She brought so much dignity and courage to the teens and people she worked with...Arab and Israeli  - who (because of her) came together in unity.......and worked hard partners and fellow feeling human beings.

Melisse found a way through the theater experience, to take down walls of fear and ignorance - 

Melisse and her loving heart...brought thousands of teens and their families together in friendship.....she enlightened communities around the world ..she brought out the human spirit...the commonality...the shared feelings..... In spite of the huge challenges, she never gave up.

I am so honored to have known her - and there is no doubt she will continue to inspire me and my work.

07/19/14 05:57 PM #5    

Joyce Rossi (Biletz)

They threw out the mold after Lissie--none other--lovable and annoying, loyal and militant, a real individual--and talented too--RIP.

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