In Memory of




Obituary for Herbert Elliot Belkin

Herbert E. Belkin, 88, of Swampscott, entered eternal rest on February 13, 2021 at his home.

Herb lectured and wrote on Jewish history over the last 200 years. His field of study covered Zionism, the Jewish Diaspora, and the critical struggle for a Jewish homeland. Belkin taught courses on modern Jewish history at Brandeis, Tufts, and the Explorers at Salem State University. He was also a contributor to the Jewish Journal.

Herb and his wife, Sylvia, were long-term residents of Swampscott and were members of Temple Emanu-El.

He was the devoted husband of Sylvia (Berman) Belkin; beloved father of Elizabeth Belkin Zamansky and her husband Leonard Zamansky of Marblehead, MA, and Douglas Belkin and his wife Colleen Mastony of Evanston, IL; adored grandfather of Adam Zamansky, Benjamin Zamansky, and Lillian Belkin; and dear brother of Roberta Feldman of Boca Raton, FL, and Sheila Flaxman of New York, NY.

Services were private. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, Marblehead, MA 01945.