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Mrs. Bashe Shuchat, 76, OBM

Mrs. Chaya Bashe Shuchat, a long-time resident of Crown Heights with a family around the country, passed away. Funeral: Thursday. Full Story

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My sweet Basha
June 10, 2014 1:46 am

May your family be comforted through this new chapter in life. Your mother was like a second mother to me after I lost my own mother. I was dropped off in Crown Heights in the wee hours of the morning. Her neighbor, a friend of a friend, had been hit by a bus and was not able to host me overnight. This gal said, don’t worry, let me call my landlord, Basha. The rest is history. I was supposed to check into the Machon Chana dorm the next morning, but Basha would hear none of that. This is your room,… Read more »

June 3, 2014 5:55 am

boruch dayan haemes
your mother was a real emesdike woman who always
greeted with a smile and was friendly with who she met.
may we share only in simchas.

montreal Chanowitzs.
June 2, 2014 11:02 pm

Our hearts go out to you, on the loss of your very special Mother, …
May Hashem comfort you, and us all, like ONLY HE can…
Wishing you strength, comfort, solace, and SIMCHOS…
ad bli daye….amein…

June 2, 2014 6:47 pm

I was once chatting with mrs shuchat after a shiur in 770, sharing that I did not want to ask my mother in law for help in a specific situation. I did not want to put her out. mrs shuchat asked me, if ever thought that perhaps I may be doing her a favor? that an elderly person might be happy to feel needed? it was a valuable piece of advice that I try to remember.

June 2, 2014 4:17 pm

she did sheva brachos for me, she had me numerous times for shabbos in the ’70’s, and more. She really lived as a regal Jewish woman, and taught the essence of hachnassos orchim through all the people she helped. Yes, as was said in #37, she always greeted me with a smile, and asked geniune and specific questions.

May 30, 2014 2:23 pm

may Hashem comfort you on your special mother and bubby

Special and A very kind person
May 30, 2014 12:53 am

I live on Montgomery st when I saw basha ,she always greeted me with a smile hello how are u your children your sister, your family with such a kind and emestik, her hachnasat orchim was un believable, she met a couple years ago and from then like a chazakah every year between sukot till after simcht torah the couple stayed by her, recently a chosan came from Israel to stay by the rabbi for a few weeks threw those couple he stayed in the baisment with out asking for a penny, such a special lady basha was a zadekeis… Read more »

Thinking of you Nechama Dina
May 30, 2014 12:38 am

She was genuinely caring and kind. Apparently everyone feels the same. What a special woman who we can all learn from.

May 29, 2014 11:51 pm

Mrs. Shuchat was a dear beloved friend. I cherished our friendship and will truly miss her. Her love for her family and hachnosas orchim were exceptional. She was a very special woman. Chaya Lieblich

Special person
May 29, 2014 11:19 pm

Such a unique and special person. Such a kind soul. Her hachnosas orchim knew no limits. Her emunah and bitachon knew no bounds. Her hiskashrus to the Rebbe was immense. She only had good things to say about people. Was always running to shiurim, mivtzoim and doing for others. Basha treated anyone who crossed her path like true family. She tool such pride in the shlichus work of her children and grandchildren and supported them in any way she could. She was one of the unsung heros of CH who will be sorely missed by her many family and friends.… Read more »

Her smile was so warm and honest.....
May 29, 2014 11:10 pm

Baruch Dayan Haemes……..
we were some how distantly related, and I gave her a siddur that belongs to that relative……..she was so happy to receive it, and said she’d try to say a kapitel tehillim from it on Rosh Hashana……such a warm and happy person…she will be missed!

Sharing in your sadness
May 29, 2014 10:00 pm

To Sholom Dov Ber and family ,Was deeply saddened to here of your enormous loss of such a wonderful and gracious woman of valour. Remembering her with fondness. My very deepest and sincere condolences. May her spirit continue with the living she so deeply loved . Auntie Riva

Mrs. Shuchat
May 29, 2014 8:46 pm

BDE. She was such a lovely lady. Being friends with her daughter Leah in Bais Rivka Seminary, I spent lots of time at her home. She was like a mother away from home and made me feel like part of the family. I will call Leah.

May 29, 2014 8:33 pm

BS”D I vouch for every single comment and lets not forget her late Husband Kalman obm a Tzadik in his own right

Chava O
May 29, 2014 8:25 pm

Boruch Dayan Haemes

I was very sorry to her Such sad news.

dear bracha and miriam
May 29, 2014 7:42 pm

I have no words, except boruch dayan haemes.

Person of Chessed
May 29, 2014 6:19 pm

I remember in the 1970’s that she made a sheva brochos for a bal teshuva couple that she just heard about that got married and had no parental support. A big loss for Crown Heights

Chani V
May 29, 2014 3:04 pm

Boruch Dayan Ha’emes. Such sad news. Nechama Dina, you are in my thoughts today, along with warm and fuzzy thoughts about your mother. To see her meant a conversation would ensue, never about her, only about how my family, my kids, my parents were doing. So many lessons learned, lead by example. Hamakom yenachem eschem

Bikur Cholim Toronto
May 29, 2014 2:43 pm

Baruch Dayan Emet.
Thinking of you at this time.
May you find comfort in the many stories of her warmth and caring for everyone.

DL Rosenfeld
May 29, 2014 2:34 pm

Such a gracious and lovely person. What a great loss. May Hashem comfort the family, and bring Moshiach now..

May her neshama have an aliyah!
May 29, 2014 1:26 pm

She was so special and had tremendous Hachnosas orchim

May 29, 2014 1:26 pm

She was cula Hesed, always smiling, great , special warm person.

Dear everyone,
May 29, 2014 1:22 pm

My Bubby loved people and she would surely derive the greatest nachas if we would all try to increase our achdus, even with something as simple as smiling more to others in the street, and thereby bring Moshiach now!
Rivkie Goldstein

May 29, 2014 1:15 pm

She always had a pleasant expression and I never heard her speak about other people- and that’s the highest praise I can offer anyone.

miss her so much
May 29, 2014 12:30 pm

Mrs. shuchat, my adopted Bubby, her warmth and love that eliminated to all that she cared for. I should always live up to the potential she saw in me. I lived with her for a year during my seminary year at machon chana, we would chat for hours till it got very late. I truely miss her, may her neshama go straight to gan eden!! – Rivkah Berkovich

with the old breed
May 29, 2014 12:04 pm

A very special person. One of Crown Heights hidden gems!

we are so sad
May 29, 2014 11:27 am

I can’t believe it.
What a special lady.
She always took Our College Girls from UCF, Orlando, who called her BUBBY.
She was so gracious, caring and young at heart.
She will be surely missed.
May Hashem comfort her lovely family.

May 29, 2014 11:19 am


Was a tenant in her basement
May 29, 2014 11:08 am

She always cared for the bochrim that lived in her home and treated them like grandchildren. She was an a exceptional person and will be sorely missed. May her nishomo have a great aliya.

Yaffie Rabin
May 29, 2014 10:31 am

What an amazing woman. She was so kind and caring and her hachonosas orchim knew no bounds. May she be a guteh beter for her family and all of klal yisroel and may we have MOSHIACH NOW!

oy vay
May 29, 2014 10:30 am

oy vay

BDE - so sorry to hear!
May 29, 2014 9:41 am

Mrs. Shuchat was pure sunshine — so pleasant and good-natured. Whenever we’d meet, we’d have a delightful conversation. Such a caring woman, always trying to help others, making shidduchim and more. She may be gone (tho I can’t believe it yet), but the light she spread remains in the world, within the hearts of all she touched, burning bright and ready for us to pass on to others.

leah marmulszteyn
May 29, 2014 9:35 am

hamokom yenachem eschem b’soch sheire avelei tzion v’yerushalayim

miriam muskal
May 29, 2014 9:00 am

i’m so sad

she was such a lovely person

always with a smile and a good word

simchas to the family

no more sorrow

her neshama will surely go to gan aiden

hamokom yinachem eschem b’soch shaar avelei tzion v’yerushalaim

ad mosai
May 29, 2014 8:54 am

A diamond . She was an exceptional wife , mother aunt great aunt, freind, neighbor.
She will greatly be missed
We love you
Please be gute beta for the family and klal yisroel

May 29, 2014 7:33 am

I’m so sad about this. She was a very dear friend of mine, a very special woman so dedicated to her family.

Always smiling
May 29, 2014 7:31 am

Mrs Schuchat was always smiling, her warmth and kindness was genuine. She was always so friendly and caring asking how everyone in my family is doing whenever I met her. I will surely miss her!

To Nechama Dina and family
May 29, 2014 7:20 am

Hamokom Yinachem Eschem B’soch Shaar Avelei Tzion VYerushalaim.
She was really a sweet and giving lady. May she be a gutte better.

May 29, 2014 6:51 am

Boruch dayan emes

Baruch Dayan Emes
May 29, 2014 6:46 am

I am shocked by this news!
I feel indebted to Mrs.Shuchat and family for their generosity towards me!
A long time friend

May 29, 2014 6:29 am

So sorry to hear!

A lovely woman
May 29, 2014 5:58 am

A hard working, fine woman with a wonderful family of shluchim and dedicated yidden.

Shall miss her terribly
May 29, 2014 3:16 am

Greatest lady. I shall miss her terribly. She did so much for me. She left a beautiful family, beautiful generations she was so proud of. -Miriam Jayanti