NAOMI (CROHN) ROSEMAN: 1893 – 1991. She graduated from Hunter College and the Teachers' Institute, in New York City, and taught school until she married George Roseman, in 1917. It was said that she was the one who most resembled her mother. Whether that was true or not, she did inherit Leah Baum's beautiful singing voice, as well as a love for music that seems to be part of the family heritage.

She was a devoted student of the Bible and Jewish history and served on the Philadelphia Board of Hadassah for many years. Her husband, George, was a graduate of The Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He and Naomi had three sons, Abbott, Theodore and David. After George's death in 1977, Naomi moved to La Jolla, California, where her son David – a gastroenterologist (like his uncle Burrill) – lived with his family. She remained active in community and Jewish affairs until her death in 1991. In 1987 Burrill L. Crohn was in La Jolla and took that opportunity to videotape Naomi talking about her life. Two short clips from that interview are below. The whole interview will be shown as the site develops.

Naomi talks about the marriage of Theodore and Leah,
and the birth of their first child, Esther

Music was an essential, and joyous, part
of family life when she was young. Here Naomi talks
about singing with brother Lawrence and others.
Burrill and Naomi, 1987
Click here for Daniel Crohn, another one of the Original 12.