In August 2015, Beth Price made plans to go to a little theater in Greenwich Village to see “Exact Change,” the one-woman show by transgender Cleveland artist Christine Howey.
Sam Harel Price, 21, died on March 24 following a suicide attempt on her 21st birthday. A junior at Oberlin College, she was majoring in Jewish studies and hoped to become a rabbi. Price, who grew up in Maplewood, celebrated becoming bar mitzva at Congregation Beth El in South Orange and graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood. Last year she came out to her parents, Beth Dorogusker and Adam Price, as transgender.