Mrs. Brenda Geldwerth a”h

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candle-small5It is with great sadness that we report the petirah of Mrs. Brenda Geldwerth a”h, who passed away a short while ago after battling illness for the last few years.

Mrs. Geldwerth was the wife of Rav Lipa Geldwerth, longtime maggid shiur at Yeshiva Torah Temimah and rov of Khal Kol Torah of Flatbush.

Mrs. Geldwerth personified the regal and refined nature of an aim b’Yisroel, always carrying herself with great dignity and modesty, and serving as the consummate eizer kenegdo to her illustrious husband. Her mesirus nefesh for harbotzas haTorah and her husband’s kehillah, and the gevurah she displayed during the last period, served as a source of inspiration to so many people.

Together with Rav Geldwerth, the Rebbetzin raised a beautiful mishpacha of bnei and bnos Torah, who continue to follow in the path of their remarkable parents.

Mrs. Geldwerth’s petirah is a tremendous blow to the Rebbetzin’s many friends and admirers, to Rav Geldwerth’s thousands of talmidim and mispallelim, and to the greater Flatbush community, where Rav Gedlwerth’s shul is located, and the Boro Park community, where Mrs. Geldwerth lived.

Thousands had been davening for a refuah sheleimah for Ruchama Brana bas Chaya Sarah, but this most special individual was taken from us this morning.

Mrs. Geldwerth leaves behind five children: two sons, R’ Boruch Ber and R’ Yaakov, and three daughters. Four children are married.

The levaya will take place tomorrow, Thursday, at 10 a.m., Shomrei Hadas Chapels, located at 3803 14th Avenue in Boro Park, Brooklyn.

Yehi zichrah boruch.

{G. Hellman for Newscenter}


  1. Baruch Dayan Haemes. My heart breaks for Reb Lipa and the Tayereh Mishpacha. Brenda was such a kind, sweet, happy and Lichtegeh person. She will be missed terrible, her loss is so painful. Hashem, please send Moshiach now so we can be together once again with her and all the Tzadeikei Olam. Hamakon Yinachem Eschem B’soch Shar Availei Tzion Viyirushaliem.

  2. Although I only met her a few times, Rebbetzin Geldwirth always made me feel so welcome in her home, and like she had all the time in the world to talk to me and my kids. She was a beautiful, happy woman, so down to earth and unassuming. I saw her less than a year ago and she looked so young and full of life, I would never have guessed she was sick. My heart goes out to her family.

  3. Reb. Geldwerth was so warm, cheerful and accepting. May she be a meilitz yosher for all of us and may the Av harachamim be minachem R’ Lipa and his family


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