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Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein, 64, OBM

Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein, a school teacher who founded the Ohr Naava women's institute in New York and a renowned lecturer, passed away. "He helped more people than we know," said psychotherapist Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch. Full Story, Video

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Yosef
May 2, 2022 6:30 pm

He mentioned the rebbe alot in his classes. He learned fromthe best!

A huge loss
May 2, 2022 6:31 pm

It’s indescribable what he did for the frum community in the Flatbush area when there was nothing like it at the time. He worked with and showed love to teens whose families and schools wouldn’t even look at them.
Years ago, I went to weekly shiurim for women at the organization that he started. There was nothing like that in the Flatbush neighborhood before him!!

Avremi Gourarie
May 2, 2022 7:56 pm

A foundational loss. I was involved in many music performances/concerts he sponsored or promoted. A selfless individual who cared deeply for others. He was independently successful and did not need the headache. Yet, he cared deeply. A tremendous loss. Will be sorely missed.

Esther Fass
May 2, 2022 8:10 pm

Rabbi Wallerstein ztl had such a positive affect on my daughter Bassie. We had the highest respect for him. He cared and treated each indivual with the highest respect . He was a positive role model , mentor. He will truly be missed by Klal Yisorel! Moshiach Now!
“May God comfort you among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.”

Tremendous Loss
May 2, 2022 8:34 pm

I’ve heard of so many dynamic programs he created for girls and that he himself was a powerful speaker and guide who put his whole heart into it.

Tzaddik
May 2, 2022 9:38 pm

Rabbi Wallerstein, a”h, gave to this generations youth with endless love. He was foundational in helping my teen daughter years ago and steering her toward building the Torah ho.e she has now. He was a tzaddik mamash.

What a loss!!
May 2, 2022 11:01 pm

A tremendous Talmid Chochom and Oheiv Yisroel!!

Thank you
May 3, 2022 12:21 am

Meaningful story and powerful video. building beautiful roads doesn’t stop upon passing. May his memory be for a blessing.

cousins
May 3, 2022 9:03 am

As a cousin of his, I can say that Zecharia was not a Kovod mentch. He could have commanded that kind of kovod that he deserved, but he just didnt. He was Esti’s husband, and that made us cousins. Every time he saw me, he made time to shmooze, and just talk. I knew I was talking to greatness, someone who really cared for every yid. But he treated everyone as if he was a regular guy,, not someone rich, not someone famous, not someone uber successful. And that was his greatness. Zecharia you will be missed by me, and… Read more »

BDE
May 3, 2022 6:22 pm

What an amazing talk!

Fulfilling life and filled days
May 3, 2022 10:59 pm

Rabbi Wallerstein lived l’chatchillah ariber. His first full day in shomoyim was the birthday of the tzemach tzedek.

Correction on a date. Not on צ'צ's birthday
Reply to  Fulfilling life and filled days
May 6, 2022 9:05 am

Rebbe Maharash was born ב’ אי’יר.

BDE
May 6, 2022 12:32 pm

I am a young 21 year old girl living in Monsey NY, for the past three years. Since I was about 12 years old I have been listening to all his speeches on Torah Any Time, first started by calling on the telephone and then I downloaded the app on my Ipod. Every day after a long hard day of school and work I would plug myself in to Torah Any Time and listen to Zecharia Wallerstien. I have never gotten an opportunity to meet him personally but I know from friends of mine who have gone to his Seminary… Read more »

BDE
May 7, 2022 10:13 pm

I am a young 21 year old girl living in Monsey NY, for the past three years. Since I was about 12 years old I have been listening to all his speeches on Torah Any Time, first started by calling on the telephone and then I downloaded the app on my Ipod. Every day after a long hard day of school and work I would plug myself in to Torah Any Time and listen to Zecharia Wallerstien. I have never gotten an opportunity to meet him personally but I know from friends of mine who have gone to his Seminary… Read more »

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