This past Friday morning, our community lost a unique and special man.
After going through many health challenges, a recent heart attack, and a long recovery, Reb Shmuel Goldman returned his soul to his Creator. He’s leaving behind scores of family and friends who loved him and will sorely miss him.
Reb Shmuel was known by his peers as an honest and joyful man. He loved to learn and took immense pride in being active in Rabbi Rubens Shul and Shiur. He was the community’s beloved candyman, and would love to sweeten the children’s day with many treats.
Shmuel was a lawyer by trade. He dedicated his life to seeking justice and separating right from wrong. He always made sure that each one of his clients, no matter their background or economic level, was properly represented and spoken for. He was a learned scholar, and also a knowledgable shochet, mohel, and sofer. Shmuel also dedicated decades of his life to traveling all over America to fundraise for an orphanage in Israel. He lived simply and devoted his life to helping others.
To his friends that knew him well, even during the most difficult last few years, he still wore a smile. Shmuel always knew how to say the right thing to bring joy and laughter to another.
To his wife and two boys, he was their everything and Shmuel loved them more than anything. His family was his entire world!
Nava was Shmuel’s true Eishes Chayil. In order to support him and make sure Shmuel was getting the best care he could, Nava stopped working to care for him around the clock. She was always in touch with the many doctors to understand, discuss, and plan for Shmuel’s care. She was often on a call with a new specialist or negotiating with the insurance company. Over the many months that Shmuel was in the hospital, Nava would visit him daily, twice a day bringing him home-cooked meals to make him feel as comfortable as possible. She would also walk for hours to visit him each Shabbos. She was an incredible wife and made sure he always had the best care possible.
Unfortunately due to Shmuel’s health conditions, he was unable to obtain life insurance. These last few years have been especially difficult for them because both he and his wife were unable to work as they did everything they could to focus on his health and care. Due to this, they are behind on bills, and are very financially strained. This fundraiser will give his dear wife, Nava, a chance to mourn the loss of her husband without the stress of wondering how she will cover their medical debt, rent, and bills.
As a community, we mourn his untimely passing, and we are coming together in support of his devoted wife Nava, and two sons.
Reb Shmuel was incredibly generous and always helped whoever he could. We know Reb Shmuel’s neshama is soaring with the Tzadikim, and we pray that he beseech on our behalf, that we be blessed with only good news to share, as a community, and as a nation, from here on out!
“Reb Shmuel, we as a community will see to it that your family is cared for in this difficult time!”
“We thank you for always being there for us, and we miss you terribly!”
If you could find it in your heart, we invite you to help a family in need as they navigate through this painfully difficult loss by visiting raisethon.com/rsgoldman.
May you and yours be blessed with only revealed good, in overflowing abundance!
With prayers for the complete and immediate redemption, Amen!