By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Zalman Baras, a Mashpia at Yeshiva Lubavitch in Cincinnati, Ohio, who has battled an illness for years, passed away on Thursday, 30 Adar I, 5779.
He was 38.
Rabbi Baras, originally from Crown Heights in Brooklyn, moved to Cincinnati 10 years ago to dedicate his life to the education of yeshiva bochurim.
He served as the main Mashpia – teacher and guidance counselor – in the Rabbinical Yeshiva High School of Cincinnati, where he has personally overseen the development of hundreds of young boys into productive young adults.
He was known for always putting others first and working tirelessly to help and guide his students, both past and present.
In recent years, Rabbi Baras bravely battled a tough illness, and over the past year he has gone through many costly treatments. Many around the world united in reciting Tehillim and doing good deeds on his behalf.
Rabbi Baras leaves behind a beautiful family, a young wife and a family of 7 children, the oldest only 12 years old. The family are now all on their own, grieving for their father and husband.
They must have financial support, and friends of the family have set up an urgent campaign to help them.
Please help us alleviate their financial worry at this very difficult time.
Please help now at Charidy.com/barasfamilyfund.
The Baras family fund Va’ad / committee: Rabbi Gershon Avzton, Rabbi Abby Vail, Rabbi Shmuli Gordetzki, and Mendel Dubinsky.
He is survived by his wife Nechama Dina (nee Shusterman) and 7 children.
He is also survived by his parents, Sholom and Miriam Baras of Crown Heights, grandparents Motel and Sarah Dubinsky – Kensington, NY and siblings, Yosef Yitzchak Baras – Kingston, PA, Mendy Baras – Cedarhurst, NY, Nechemala Minsky – Crown Heights and Chayale Berkowitz – Kingston, PA.
The levaya will take place Friday, leaving Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park at 9:30 am and passing by 770 at 10:30 am.
The family is sitting at 437 Sterling St, right door/upstairs.
Friday mincha: 4:00pm.
Maariv motzei shabbos: bizman
Shacharis: 9:00 am
Minchah: 6:30 pm
Shacharis: 8:00 am
Family requests visitors not come after 10pm.
Baruch Dayan Haemes.