It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of Mrs. Roz Pomerantz a”h. She was about 90 years old.
Mrs. Pomerantz served as a secretary for five decades at Yeshiva Torah Temimah in Brooklyn, welcoming generations of talmidim into the yeshiva and serving as the face of the yeshiva in many ways. She was legendary in her kindness and sensitivity, as well as her creativity and selflessness.
Even after she retired and moved from Brooklyn, NY to Miami, Florida to live with her daughter, Mrs. Pomerantz continued to do work for her beloved yeshiva, making phone calls for Chinese auctions, collecting prizes for Chanukah chagigahs, and offering her time to do whatever she could to assist.
For 49 years, Mrs. Pomerantz’s duties as a secretary were more than just saying, “Hello, Yeshiva,” when the phone rang. It was an undertaking lesheim Shomayim to ensure the smooth running of a large makom Torah and that each and every talmid had what they needed.
She began her time at Torah Temimah as a substitute secretary, and that morphed into a career of supporting the rosh hayeshiva, staff, hanhalah, rabbeim, parents and students of the renowned yeshiva.
Mrs. Pomerantz was renowned for her literary ability, writing the most gorgeous missives and poems with ease, conveying messages and emotions with her mastery of prose.
Mrs. Pomerantz will be sorely missed by every talmid who crossed the portals of Torah Temimah for some 50 years, and by anyone who came in contact with her, experiencing the total goodness that was Roz Pomerantz.
Mrs. Pomerantz was a queen in so many ways, and today, her “subjects,” all those who were inspired by her, mourn her passing.
She was predeceased by her husband, Rabbi Aaron Pomerantz, who served as a rabbi in Flatbush. She is survived by her one daughter, Suri Levy, of Florida.
In truth, though, Mrs. Pomerantz leaves behind many “sons” and “grandsons,” boys and bochurim of Torah Temimah who loved her and admired her, viewing her as a motherly figure, a bubby who cared so genuinely about their welfare.
Updated: There will be a brief levayah Monday morning, at 9 a.m., at Yeshiva Torah Temimah, located at 555 Ocean Parkway, in Brooklyn, NY. The aron will depart at 9:30 a.m. sharp, to be flown to Eretz Yisroel for kevurah there on Har Hamenuchos in Yerushalayim, where additional hespeidim will be delivered.
Yehi zichrah boruch.