Ayala Shulman a”h


candle-small6[Levaya info below.] It is with tremendous pain and sadness that we report the passing of Ayala Shulman a”h, daughter of Rabbi and Mrs. Ari and Reva Shulman of Chicago. She was 18 years old.

Ayala had been hit by a car two nights ago outside the bungalows near Camp Agudah Midwest in South Haven, MI. Family, friends and acquaintances had been davening for a refuah for Ayala bas Reva Gisa, as Ayala battled for her life. Her pure neshamah was taken a short while ago.

Ayala is a granddaughter of the renowned mechanech, orator and pedagogue, Rabbi Avi Shulman.

Ayala had been scheduled to fly to Eretz Yisroel following the summer to attend seminary there. Her family and friends have been plunged into mourning with her petirah in the prime of her life.

Umachah Hashem dimah me’al kol ponim.

Updated: The levaya will take place at 10:30 p.m. on Motzoei Shabbos at Camp Agudah Midwest, on Sunday morning, at 8:45 a.m., at Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov, and then the aron will be flown to Eretz Yisroel for kevurah from Newark Liberty International Airport in NJ.

{Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. BDE: what a tragedy to befall klal yisroel in the midst of the 3 weeks.

    will we EVER wake up & start doing teshuva together as a nation?

    does anyone think this is coincidence? have you ever heard the fact that there is no such thing as coincidence?

    you make me cry bitterly as I write this. it doesn’t sound as bad when you only know 1 side of the story (our side & view of this tragedy)
    its a horrific tragedy when you know the other side (Hashem’s side) & know that this entire tragedy could’ve been avoided.

    remove the word tragedy from klal yisroel already. how bad must it get C”V?

    May her neshama have an aliya & her family comforted among klal yisroel.

  2. ayala was a friend and classmate of mine, there are no words to describe the pain she may be gone but she will not be forgotten
    may her family find nechama in her petira
    baruch dayan haemes

  3. Baruch Dayan Emes.

    May her Nishama have an Aliyah,

    and may her family be comforted among the mourners of Tzion and Yirushalayim.

  4. My heart is torn in two. What can one say? My tefillos and thoughts are with the Shulman family. Even though I don’t know you, you are fellow Yidden and thus your heart is mine. Ayala was all of ours. She will always remain in our hearts.
    Hamakom yenachem eschem bsach sher avili tzion vYerusholoyeem.

  5. Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Shulman,
    May her Neshama have an aliyah and may we have an end to golus. have no words, my thoughts and tefilos are with you and your family. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim.
    From Flatbush

  6. Anybody who has ever been to Chicago…know the shulmans …I have stayed there for shabbos..you can’t find more giving and selfless people….it’s hard to accept such decrees.. On such special people…may God grant them the strength to go on….and continue to be such role models to the whole community and to their family….so sad ..so much pain.may the neshama be a malitZ yosher for the whole family

  7. According to Chicago Jewish Funerals the kevura will be at 6:30pm tomorrow (Monday) at the Eitz HaChayim cemetery (it’s about 7 miles north of Ramat Beit Shemesh)

    Boruch Dayan Emes

  8. i knew ayala from camp such a sweet girl alwys w/ a smile im gonna miss her in camp u r alwys on my mind and heart……

  9. im saddened and shocked by this tragedy ayala was a sweet girl always with a smile and a kind word she will be missed terribly may her family have much comfort during this hard time…