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  |  July 21, 2019

    The Day My Mother Passed Away

    A son of Mrs. Rochel Leah Schusterman, a beloved teacher in Long Beach, CA, recalls the day strangers stood outside his home. Full Story

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    she was my teacher
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    she was my teacher

    Her smile & kind words still ring in my memory

    Ch'er
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    Ch'er

    reading thinking absorbing,,,,,

    and I shed a tear

    Yitzchok
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    Yitzchok

    I was in the Yeahiva in LA at the time we must have been 14-15 at the time, and they took us to be Menachem Avel, there was a baby crying at the time that we were there, I will never forget that baby crying.. She should be a Meilitz Yosher for her children and family and for the the nation of Israel

    We all love Morah Schusterman
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    We all love Morah Schusterman

    Beautiful article Nechemia. We all loved your mom. One year for Purim, I dressed up as … Morah Schusterman. I wasn’t the only one. We all wanted to be your mom. When she smiled, she smiled from her heart. We felt safe with her, loved. You can’t fake that, and I think that is what attracted people to her. The genuine love that emanated deep from within her soul. She was like Aharon hakohain; she literally loved every creature. I could do no wrong by her. I laughed when I saw you choose the picture of all the teachers. I… Read more »

    Hebrew Academy Alumnus
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    Hebrew Academy Alumnus

    Morah Shusterman was such an integral part of our lives. She was every girls favorite and she made each girl feel like we were her favorite. She was our inspiration and our lives were shaped in part from what she taught us. 30 years later we still talk about her class. She was dearly loved and sorely missed. We know she is proud of her students and we can’t wait till moshiach comes so we can see her again.

    miryam swerdlov
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    miryam swerdlov

    thanks for the memories. for a short while, i was her morah. she was real. she was sunshine. she still shines on and through all of her children. Moshiach NOW. again, thanks for bringing us back to ‘then’.

    Not just historical
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    Not just historical

    B”H, her IMPACT continues through – yblc”t – her many children all around the globe who each emulate her ways and live her legacy. May she be a mailitz yoisher for them all and all of k”y for Moshiach now!
    Thank you for sharing.

    special woman....
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    special woman....

    she was my teacher and i loved her.

    she was my friend
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    she was my friend

    miss her so much. Moshiach Now

    She was my teacher and neighbor
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    She was my teacher and neighbor

    Nechemia thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. Every word is so full of meaning.
    When I think of your mother the first things that come to mind are music, a smile, kindness.

    Rochel Leah
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    Rochel Leah

    She had a special neshama that radiated Simcha, goodness, kindness and love.

    My 5th grade teacher at Bais Rivkah
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    My 5th grade teacher at Bais Rivkah

    I have the warmest memories of her. Such a kind person……you are lucky to have had such a mom!

    never new her
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    never new her

    BUT the smile in those pics… the memories…..the comments…wish i did!i could use some wisdom in my life….
    May you be comforted

    Kind and caring
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    Kind and caring

    When she taught me in 5th grade Bais Rivkah, she showed understanding to me in a small but meaningful way, which i recall till today. She changed my seat and i was unhappy about it. Without making me feel bad and immature, she matter-of-factly said: ok, so go back to your old seat. She didnt make a big issue of it, just said: no problem… Change back. It made a big impact on a worried young 10 year old. She cared. May ahe continue to care for her beautiful family from on high, and be back here with techiyas hameisim… Read more »

    the highschool is named after her
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    the highschool is named after her

    The highschool in Long Beach is now BRLH Bais Rochel Leah Highschool

    Sruly C
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    Sruly C

    I can’t stop crying. Very meaningful and special. Thanks for sharing.

    Beautiful
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    Beautiful

    very touching.

    The Schustermans
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    The Schustermans

    You all have her special glow.

    British Reader
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    British Reader

    Thank you Nechemia for introducing to us your very special mother o”h – the whole article is so moving –
    – vihikitzu verannenu shochnei ofor – vehee besochom. Moshiach Now

    So special!!!
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    So special!!!

    Thank you for sharing your powerful and heartfelt memories !! May we all be reunited with our loved ones once again!! Moshiach Now!!

    Will donate bezh.

    Moshe N.

    I went to brlh
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    I went to brlh

    I saw her photo everyday when I walked in those doors, never fully knowing who she was. There was definitely something special about her, she seemed to be watching over us. Thank you so much for this article. I was not lucky enough to have known your mother. But 12 years after leaving brlh I now feel like I do. That photo of her is etched in my memory, I teared up reading this

    So beautiful
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    So beautiful

    She is watching over you, and you do her proud!

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