Those close to the family know this is not the first time they have seen tragedy. Just two years ago, they lost a 1 year old child to cancer. The Waldsteins had only just begun to heal from their loss when COVID robbed them of the very foundation of their family: their beloved father.
Mrs. Esther Waldstein, the Rabbi’s widow, is now left to raise her large family alone after these two inconceivably painful losses. She works as a kindergarten teacher, a profession which only provides her with a very modest salary. Funds are being collected to help Mrs. Waldstein and her children pay their most basic bills during this tragic time.
Their emergency fund shows heartbreaking photos & videos of the children saying kaddish, and looking with horror upon the shrouded body of their beloved father. It is a chilling reminder that the pandemic continues its path of destruction, and that unfortunately the young are not untouched.