For many years, Shmuel would fundraise for an orphanage called Sanhedria Children’s Home, in Jerusalem. Shmuel poured his heart and soul into this responsibility, and would travel to the United States regularly to fundraise. This special home took in high risk children, who had been severely abused and neglected, and provided them with a warm and nurturing environment. This organization provided nourishing food clothing and much needed counseling. They also provided for their spiritual needs as well, celebrating Bar Mitzvahs etc…
His close friend recalls how Shmuel would walk miles and miles daily, wearing out his shoes. He would not stop until he obtained the much needed funds, to make sure those children would be cared for.
In his professional career as a lawyer, he excelled as a specialist in immigration. He helped countless Jews and non-Jews alike, many of who were unable to pay for his services, yet Reb Shmuel and his big heart could not turn them away.
He had an insatiable desire to do good, and it followed him wherever he went.
An avid shul goer, and prominent member of Rabbi Ruben’s shul in Crown Heights, there were constantly new initiatives being put in place, with Reb Shmuel always being the first to volunteer. He would offer his time, energy and finances to make them a success, and better the spiritual lives of the many people impacted.
He was known in shul as the beloved “candy man”.
The smiling faces of children brought him so much joy, and he took great pride in helping them make the appropriate bracha before they enjoyed their treat.
Reb Shmuel was a man of the people, and lived so much of his life for others.
Sadly, Reb Shmuel’s untimely passing left a void in so many of the lives he touched.
Today, take a moment and think of his precious family, whom he cherished more than anything!
You have the chance to help the family of Reb Shmuel during this difficult time, as they work to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.
Please visit raisethon.com/rsgoldman to learn more, and please donate generously!
The guardian of Israel takes a keen interest in the well-being of orphans and widows, and He does not remain indebted.