Aryeh Levin z”l, 28

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aryeh-levinAryeh Betzalel Levin, a 25 year-old from the West Coast, drowned and passed away today in Upstate New York’s Catskills. Hatzolah members and medics along with Sullivan County emergency rescue teams responded to reports of a male drowning in the lake at Maple Avenue and Lakeshore Drive in White Lake.A team of 9 divers hurried to the scene for the recovery mission of the body that fell overboard from a boat in to the water.

Jay Levin worked for Women’s League Community Residences, a Jewish agency for adults with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

He was a counselor at their summer camp and drowned during a trip with his campers, a friend of his told COLlive.

Levin was originally from California and the last few years had been living in Crown Heights. He was a regular at the Aliya Institute shul.

He is survived by his mother Angie Levin of Long Beach, CA.

Baruch Dayan Haemes.

{COllive.com/Matzav.com}

13 COMMENTS

  1. BARUCH DAYIN EMES.MY SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY.CHAZAL SAY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO TEACH CHILDREN IS TO LEARN TO SWIM
    THIS IS HEARTBREAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. BMW: The most important thing? The Mishna in Kiddushin lists 6 Mitzvos Haben al ha’av, and a seventh add on is Vyesh omrim af lehashito benahar.

  3. He was a wonderful soul, he served in the IDF, he was always there for his freinds when they needed him, he worked with Woman’s League andwas on a trip with the disabled kids when this happened

  4. to “teach your child to swim,” he may have known how to swim and somehow been shocked, perhaps by the temperature of the water, or he might have started coughing … etc. None of these go well in water.

    People need to take precautions; life jackets for boating passengers is a very good idea.

  5. Aryeh worked with children who are disabled. The kids were on a boating trip when this tragedy happened. He was a person who devoted his energies to those not as fortunate as he was. Baruch Dayan Haemes. We are in Elul. Mi yichyeh oomee yamus. Daven hard, maybe your tefilla will be the one to open the gates of shamayim.

  6. First of all, I’d like to say that if i had to define Aryeh, I’d use the word Chesed… he was the kindest, sweetest, purest neshama out there, and wheather he knew how to swim or not, or precautions were taken or not, it doesn’t matter at this point, and it is very out of place for peopel to make comments like that at the moment- how so inappropriate- Shame on you! This isn’t what his family or friends need now. Whatever happened to trying to comfort the mourners? Aryeh I will miss oyu for the rest of my life. Thank you for teaching me so much about love, friendship, kindness, and truth.

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