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Aviva’s sudden passing is a shock to us all. We were blessed to have her in our lives for 39 years and feel a gaping hole now that she is gone. She was a bright spark in this world and will be deeply missed.
Aviva, of blessed memory, was a thinker, a dreamer, and a creator. She was a loving fiancée, sister, daughter, granddaughter, aunt, and as of three months ago, mother to beautiful Baby Levi, fulfilling her lifelong dream of having children.
She was a fierce friend with friendships spanning multiple decades and various parts of her life. She was the center of her loving family, always willing to spend time with her beloved nephews and niece, play a family game, or make a home-cooked dinner. She loved the outdoors, hiking, and yoga. She loved to travel, especially if it meant spending time in Hawaii or Vermont.
Aviva was an independent, creative, thoughtful, and caring person. She was a passionate and talented graphic artist and had a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from UC Santa Barbara and another degree in Graphic Design from FIDM San Francisco. She built a successful career designing beautiful creations, with a focus on packaging, at many companies including The North Face, Sephora, and most recently at Biossance.
Aviva died on July 4th, 2021, in Tahoe while surrounded by her loving family. We will hold her love in our hearts forever. We will care for and love Levi and tell him stories about how much she loved him. Our hearts are broken, yet we celebrate the precious years we had with her. We are honoring her memory by establishing the Aviva Schotland Memorial Fund at the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, where we will direct donations towards causes that were meaningful to Aviva.
Thank you for joining us in honoring her memory. May her memory be a blessing, and may she rest in peace.
Adam Shamieh, Sandy & Marvin Schotland, Daniel & Marieka, Eitan, Oren & Lielle Schotland
Your tax-deductible donation to The Foundation will be credited to the Aviva Schotland Memorial Fund to support 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations recommended by the family.
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles ("Foundation") is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to The Foundation are tax-deductible. The Foundation's tax identification number is 95-6111928.
Family and friends ("Advisers") created this charitable Donor Advised Fund ("Fund") at The Foundation in honor or in memory of a loved one(s). Fund Advisers and their families may not personally benefit, nor direct specific individuals to benefit, from the Fund. Advisers may recommend grants from the Fund to 501(c)3 nonprofits, Jewish or otherwise, locally, nationally and in Israel. The Foundation legally controls the Fund and vets all grantees. View or download information about Donor Advised Funds.
Tax receipts for online donations are available immediately via email and download. Credit card donations incur a convenience fee of 3%, although the entire credit card donation amount is tax-deductible. For example, for a $100 credit card donation, $97 will go to the Fund, $3 will pay our processing vendor and $100 will be listed as a tax-deductible donation on your tax receipt. If you prefer to donate via check or donate securities or other assets, view Giving.
Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles manages charitable assets of more than $1 billion entrusted to it by over 1,300 families. The Foundation partners with its donors to shape meaningful philanthropic strategies, magnify the impact of giving and build enduring charitable legacies. Over the past 15 years, The Foundation has distributed over $1 billion in grants to thousands of nonprofits across a diverse spectrum.