Amy L. Perlman

Amy L. Perlman

Amy Louise Perlman (nee Seltzer) died in Cincinnati on February 1, 2021 at the age of 60.  Amy was the daughter of Herman (“Cy”) and Evelyn Seltzer, and younger sister of Susan Seltzer, all of blessed memory. 

Amy was born and raised in New City, New York.  She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Art History and received her MBA from Columbia University.  Amy worked in banking in New York City in the 1980s.

A childhood friend introduced Amy to Scot Perlman, and they married in New York in 1984.  The early 1990s were busy years, as Amy had three daughters within 26 months.

Amy and her family moved to Cincinnati in 1996.  She was active in Hadassah, where she held numerous positions including President of the Cincinnati Chapter and Treasurer of the Central States Region.  More recently, Amy served as a docent at the Taft Museum of Art.  Amy was a member of Adath Israel Congregation and Northern Hills Synagogue.

Amy had a deep commitment to Judaism and Israel.  Jewish holidays were a special time for Amy.  She could combine her enjoyment of cooking and entertaining with observance of the holiday to create large, memorable celebrations for family and friends.

Amy was an enthusiastic traveler.  She had the good fortune to travel to Israel six times, visit numerous European destinations and art museums, and hike in many national parks.

Family was the top priority for Amy.  She raised three daughters, supported Scot in his career, and oversaw the care and affairs of her mother.

Amy is survived by her husband of 36 years, Scot, and her daughters Sarah (Colin) Gerrety of Arlington, VA, Becca Perlman of Cincinnati, and Mia Perlman of Cambridge, MA.

Amy was a woman of outstanding character.  She was thoughtful and generous of spirit, funny and kind, and insightful and passionate.  Amy touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah, P.O. Box 42396, Blue Ash, OH 45242-0396.