We are saddened to announce the death of Roosje Scharfstein, z"l, mother of CBST member Ilan Scharfstein. She died on March 23, at age 91. Burial took place at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Shiva minyans will be held via Zoom on Sunday, March 29, at 12:00pm, and Monday, March 30, at 7:00pm.
- Join the shiva minyan on Sunday 3/29 by clicking here, or calling 646-876-9923. The meeting ID is: 175 330 982.
- Join the shiva minyan on Monday 3/30 by clicking here, or calling 646-876-9923. The meeting ID is: 527 827 636.
CBST will send a condolence card to let Ilan know you made a contribution to CBST in his mother's memory.
We send our deepest condolences to Ilan and to his entire family on this sad occasion. May Roosje Scharfstein's memory be for a blessing. Baruch dayan ha-emet. May God bring comfort to all who mourn.
Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum
Rabbi Yael Rapport
Gregg H. Passin, President
Yolanda Potasinski, Executive Director
Information About the Mitzvah of Shiva:
Shiva is a time for family, friends, and CBST members to gather to pay condolences. The Shiva gathering usually includes a short service requiring a minyan, which gives the mourners an opportunity to recite Kaddish. As part of the service, the family may offer remembrances and others may be invited to speak. It is a mitzvah to attend a Shiva. It is not necessary that you know the deceased or the mourners for your presence to be comforting.