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Rivky Berman, 29, OBM

Mrs. Rivky Berman, daughter of Stamford Shluchim Rabbi Yisroel and Vivi Deren, passed away on Monday at the age of 29. Update: Levaya information added. Full Story, Video

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Maria Caruso, Pittsburgh
August 27, 2016 5:27 pm

My deepest sympathy to the Deren and Berman families. I always enjoyed Rivky’s beautiful smile and positive energy every time we danced together at Yeshiva. May her courage, light, and beauty be a constant inspiration to all of us, and may her spirit shine on forever. Prayers and Love

Brenda Joseph, San Diego, California
June 21, 2016 11:51 am

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family and to her wonderful husband, Shmuly. My heart goes out to all of you.

Austin, TX families
June 3, 2016 1:02 am

What a beautiful, pure, heshama. Very, very wise beyond her years. Thanks so much for sharing her legacy.

June 1, 2016 1:35 am

yinachem eschem b’soch she’ar avaylay tzion viyrushalayim.

Rabbi Moshe and Mindy Feller

big Z Schapiro
May 31, 2016 3:49 pm


Appreciative to have known such an amazing person!
May 31, 2016 7:59 am

I have had the privilege to meet, care for, and become friends with Rivka while working at Duke. I have never met anyone with as much hope, strength, will power, and zest for life than Rivka. She has taught me so much about living life to the fullest and being absolutely proud of who you are. It has been a true honor to meet her and her amazingly supportive family. My heart goes to you all. Rivka will forever be with us! -Jeana

6th gen
May 31, 2016 5:51 am

Rabbi Deren is like 5th generation, she is about 6th generation shlucha

Rivky and shmully
May 31, 2016 5:02 am

I Rivky no no no no pls tell me this isn’t true
Your such an inspiration to all
We love you and really miss you
Chazak Shmuley keep strong were all here for you
We love you buruch dayin emes

May 31, 2016 1:48 am

I love you keeka!

Love you
May 30, 2016 11:41 pm

Just watching your videos you were the most amazing person. Baruch Dayan Haemes. Rest in peace yet clamor for Moshiach!

May 30, 2016 10:42 pm

wow she is so special (im especially touched because thats my favorite quote too!)BD”H

isnt she fourth generation shlucha?
May 30, 2016 10:07 pm

sholom and chaya posner were shluchim in pittsburg

so sad
May 30, 2016 8:37 pm

Rivkie was so special on so many ways,may hashem give lots of strenth to the incredible Deren family

המקום ינחם
May 30, 2016 8:05 pm

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

משפחת דובראווסקי

No words!!!
May 30, 2016 6:08 pm

Oy vey such a good people!!

Hashem yaazor
May 30, 2016 5:23 pm

There can be no worse pain than for parents to bury a child and to read that Rabbi & Mrs Deren have experienced this tragedy before is beyond horrific. May Hashem help and guide them through a time like this.

An angel among us
May 30, 2016 5:09 pm

I was privileged to become friends with Rivky at Duke Hospital where I was one of her dietitians. Her love of life was an inspiration to everyone who met her, and I am quite sure that she has done more good for the world in her 29 years than most people will accomplish in much longer lifetimes. Sending my most heartfelt wishes to her wonderful family, may your comfort come from Gd.

Rivky, you will be missed!!
May 30, 2016 4:41 pm

I remember when we were both counselors in kinus, and you had so much energy!!! You are an amazing person, Ive seen many of the videos about your life and you are a truly inspiring person!! Rabbi Shmuly, my heart goes out for you, loosing a beloved spouse is so hard! May Hashem comfort you!!

No words, yet so many words
May 30, 2016 3:50 pm

Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet,
I can’t stop looking at your beautiful radiating and glowing face, Rivkie,
I heard so much about you from your cousin Leah, and words escape me at this moment, where tears overcome me.
Yet there is so much to say, so much to learn, and remember and hold dear, from you and about you, and everything you stood for.
Sending so much love and strength to the Deren and Berman families, your husband, parents and siblings.
May we have the ultimate geula bimheira be’yameinu,
With love,
Dalya Erster,

עד מתי!!
May 30, 2016 3:49 pm

I’m crying for the special deren family.
This is such a loss. People like Rivky are far and few between, of any. She instills faith, hope, emu ah and true joy into all of us. We should be reunited VERY SOON WITH THE COMING OF MOSHIACH! ENOUGH WITH THIS GOLUS!

deren family
May 30, 2016 3:47 pm

it is so hard to hear of your pain and suffering…. we are with you shouting “ad mosai”. may we all be comforted wtih you as we hear the besura of the ge’ula shelaima… now mamosh!!

Chabad Admirer
May 30, 2016 3:38 pm

A beautiful Neshama resting under the Kisei HaKavod

Gevald!!! BDE
May 30, 2016 3:23 pm

Hashem should give kochos beyond nature to her parents and siblings having to go through such a beyond human nissoyon of having to say goodbye for the fourth time!!
Hashem should comfort you and may you hug all of your kids beguf gashmi Mamesh now with the revelation of Moshiach now!!

May 30, 2016 3:08 pm

I didn’t know her personally, but from that video it seems like she was a real Eshes Chayil, a wonderful person with a heart of gold. I am sure she is in gan eden now. May Hashem comfort her entire family.

Baruch Dayan He'emet
May 30, 2016 2:27 pm

I had the honor of meeting about six months ago at A Cannukkah celebration in Raleigh, and have had many conversations with her fantastic husband.

May the esteemed family find comfort among those who mourn Zion and Yerushalyim

May the Holy One, blesses be He send us Moshiach now!

Deren family
May 30, 2016 2:14 pm

May Hashem comfort you & klal yisroel & the family of shluchim! We send love & support

no words!so soo sad!
May 30, 2016 2:09 pm

Hamakom yenachem etchem!

Moshiach Now!
May 30, 2016 2:04 pm

Hamakom yinacheim eschem b’such shar avelie tziyon v’yersushalayim.

May 30, 2016 1:57 pm

as a classmate of her brother mendy, bde..the family should know only simchous

4th generation...
May 30, 2016 1:48 pm

Her great grandparents, Rabbi and Mrs. Sholom Posner, powerful shluchim… never forgotten. Rivky inherited their strength and spirit. May she be the final “gutteh behter” to convince the Aibishter to bring Moshiach immediately.

May 30, 2016 1:41 pm

may hashem console rabbi and mrs deren, enough suffering!!!!!!!! moshaich right now!

So tragic
May 30, 2016 1:10 pm

Her devastated family must be the most special people. My heart goes out to her husband, parents, siblings and what I’m sure are her many, many friends and admirers.

hamokem yenaschem eschem b’soch shaar avelei zion v’Yerushayim.

May 30, 2016 1:05 pm

Rivky is an amazing person and as she said in thee video it is not the end when it is bad but when good will come. Mashiach Now! This is too much! 🙁

Special spark of light!
May 30, 2016 1:00 pm

What an honor to have known you… You were always filled with spirit and life… Rest well and your memory will live on in all the people you touched! You will always be a special soul and loved forever!
Avrum and Chaya Levy

May 30, 2016 1:00 pm

Wow!!…BDE, may her neshama have an Aliya!…she sounds like she was such a special and amazing person!!…so sad…may her family have Nechama and strength to get through this.

Baruch Dayan Haemes!
May 30, 2016 12:46 pm

Rivky, we miss you!

You'll be missed Rivky
May 30, 2016 12:46 pm

An amazing girl, an amazing soul, IYH Moschaich now and may we all be reunited. Bless the true judge.

Dear Rivky
May 30, 2016 12:42 pm

I never actually met you, but have heard so much about you from one of your adoring aunts. I have seen you once or twice at the Kinnus HaShluchos, and you were always surrounded by your cousins and friends. Always making everyone laugh, the life of the party. I was too shy to go up and introduce myself. Yet now, when I heard the news, I find myself crying as if you were a close friend. Through my tears I am aware that you would disapprove. You knew how to be happy in any situation, and would not have wanted… Read more »

May 30, 2016 12:37 pm

Love you so much! What you accomplished, it’s not the end, because it’s not Ok….FINISH THE JOB UP THERE S ND US moshiach now!!! BDE

No words, only tears
May 30, 2016 12:26 pm

Now we have to work even harder to bring Moshiach!

Brocha Hurwitz
May 30, 2016 12:25 pm

Boruch Dayan Hoemes Such horrible news, why HASHEM why? This family suffered enough, enough for the rest of Klal Yisroel; Send Moshiach we are all so squeezed with pain and Problems. Please HASHEM bring us the Yeshua now!

May 30, 2016 12:24 pm

We love you shmuly!!

May 30, 2016 12:13 pm

As mosai! Rivky was the most amazing person and a real shlucha of the rebbe

Actually a 4th Generation Shlucha
May 30, 2016 12:06 pm

Her great grandparents were the first Shluchim to Pittsburgh. BDE!! I it hearts embrace her family with love.

May 30, 2016 12:00 pm

What a POWERHOUSE!!!! They really don’t come any better!!!
What incredible life lessons! Wow!Wow!Wow!!

Yossy H
May 30, 2016 11:59 am

BD’E this news is especially shocking and sad. Shmuly your a hero and all your ole motown buddies are keeping you in their thoughts and prayers.

Miriam Dworcan
May 30, 2016 11:59 am

BDE we send our heartfelt condolences to the whole family. Ha makom yenachem eschem betoch shaar avlei Zion veYerushayim.

Dear rivky,
May 30, 2016 11:54 am

I remember you from high school, even though I am a good few years younger. Always laughing. Always with a smile. Always with a funny, good word to share. A real role model for us all.

May 30, 2016 11:54 am

Hashem we need Moshiach now!!

Please God, send comfort to this wonderful family!
May 30, 2016 11:54 am
Rivky will always be an inspiration!!
May 30, 2016 11:47 am

These pictures and video are just perfect to show us the beauty and joy and strength of this special woman!! Yes, we are all crying everywhere and right here in Piittsburgh– where we had the zchus to really understand what an extraordinary person she was. BDE – Moshiach please come!

May 30, 2016 11:37 am

What a warrior and fighter. We gonna miss you!! Sending love and strength to the entire family.

Rivky I love you and miss you!!
May 30, 2016 11:33 am

Don’t know how to say thank you for all the life lessons you taught me!!! You are an incredible person inside and out! You are forever in my heart!!! Love you!!!

Shes so beautiful and special
May 30, 2016 11:32 am


May 30, 2016 11:16 am

Such sad news. the family of Chasidim and Shluchim are in mourning.
But like Rivky always said “In the end it will be good, and if It’s not good, It’s not the end”.