It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of Rebbetzin Shoshana Schechter a”h.
The Rebbetzin was the wife of Rav Aharon Moshe Schechter, rosh yeshiva of Yeshivas Rebbeinu Chaim Berlin in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
Born in Crown Heights, Rebbetzin Schechter was a daughter of Rabbi and Mrs. Boruch (Bernard) and Sarah Gittel Leichtung. She was a student at Rebbetzin Vichna Kaplan’s Bais Yaakov in Williamsburg and married her husband in the mid-1950s.
Rebbetzin Schechter was a devoted aishes chover to her husband, allowing him to devote his days to harbotzas haTorah and service to the klal, whether in his position on the Moetzes Gedolei Hatorah of Agudas Yisroel, at Torah Umesorah, or the many other roles and undertaking in which Rav Schechter has been involved.
For more than two decades, Rebbetzin Schechter was the principal of General Studies at Yeshivah of Brooklyn, led by legendary menahel Rav Menachem Manis Mandel.
A warm and endearing ishah chashuvah, the Rebbetzin was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who helped others with kindness and sensitivity, and was always available to others in need.
The Rebbetzin is survived by her illustrious husband and a family of noted marbitzei Torah and talmidei chachomim, bnei and bnos Torah following in her ways. The Rebbetzin’s children are Rav Mordechai Schechter, Rav Nosson Schechter, Mrs. Esti Yormark, Mrs. Nechama Halioua and Mrs. Yehudis Sendrovits.
The levaya will be held today at 2:15 in front of Yeshivas Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin, located at 1605 Coney Island Avenue, between Locus Avenue and Avenue L, in Flatbush. There will be a live video hookup in Camp Morris.
The phone number for the live teleconference is 712-432-1212. Enter Access code 630 648 135#.
The levaya will end at 3:15 p.m. and the aron will then be taken for kevurah to the Beth David Cemetery, located at 300 Elmont Road in Elmont, NY.
The shivah will be held at 1248 East 12th Street, between Avenues L and M, in Flatbush Brooklyn, until Wednesday morning, August 10.
Yehi zichrah boruch.