Sandra (“Sandy”) (Rodetsky) Slipp died in Bloomfield, Connecticut on October 30, 2022 at the age of 87. Sandy was born in Kearny, New Jersey on December 17, 1934 to Bernard and Dynah Rodetsky. She grew up in Newark and went to Weequahic High School. Sandy graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Government, Teachers College, Columbia University with an M.A. in Education and New York University with a Ph.D in Human Relations and Social Policy. Sandy was an incredibly engaged, intelligent and independent woman and loved traveling, meeting people and talking about politics. In 1978, Sandy created a management consulting business, OPT Associates with a close friend and partner, which did countless trainings for governmental agencies and private companies related to race, diversity and sexual harassment and wrote multiple training manuals related to the same. Sandy had a passion for racial justice and was actively involved in local New Jersey politics and was a member of the Englewood Municipal Committee for many years. She campaigned and held fundraisers at her home for various N.J. state and U.S. Congressmen/women and co-authored two books, “Voices of Diversity: Real People Talk About Problems and Solutions in a Workplace Where Everyone Is Not Alike” (1994) and “From the Outside In” (2000). Sandy was married to Samuel Slipp (deceased) for 51 years and they lived in Englewood, New Jersey for the majority of that time. Sandy and Sam loved traveling to Europe, Asia and throughout the U.S. and always made lifelong friends. Sandy and Sam also built and owned a house in Sag Harbor, New York. They spent almost all their weekends in Sag Harbor, sailing and becoming actively involved in the Temple Adas Israel, where Sandy was a member of various committees. Sandy moved to Seabury, an active adult community, in Bloomfield, Connecticut in 2018 to live closer to her daughter and immediate family. Sandy developed a new life for herself at Seabury, which included actively participating in many committees and developing meaningful friendships. Sandy is survived by her daughter, Elena (Slipp) Zweifler, her son in law, Mark Zweifler, and her beloved grandchildren Jake and Jessie. Any donations in her name should be made to the Anti-Defamation League, adl.org.
Any donations in her name should be made to the Anti-Defamation League, adl.org.