Dear Friends of Rabbanith Ruth Menashe, her family and MIDRASH BEN ISH HAI,

Thank you for the outpouring of love and respect that was shown to the Rabbanith Ruth Menashe (Ruth bat Ahuva) at the Young Israel of Great Neck. The extraordinary attendance at such short notice was nothing short of humbling and a deep and meaningful tribute to our beloved Rabbanith Ruth.

The Rabbanith and family will Be'ezrath Hashem be flying to Israel for the burial and the first part of Shib'ah. A eulogy will take place at the Shamgar in Jerusalem on Wednesday night, February 25th, Ohr LeZayin Adar. The eulogy will begin at 9:00 p.m. and end at 9:30 promptly.

We will then accompany the Rabbanith for Burial at Har Hazetim. We invite anyone who is comfortable accompanying us to join us. Security will be provided.

The family will sit Shiva at 38 Binyamin Metudela St, apartment #12 in Rehavia, Jerusalem, from Thursday morning, 7th Adar (February 26) through Mosei Shabbath (Saturday night), February 28th (Ohr L'Yod Adar).
The family will return to America to sit Shib'ah in Great Neck, NY, on Sunday evening Ohr L'Yod Alef Adar (March 1) from 7:00 p.m. through Wednesday morning, at 7 Linden Blvd., Great Neck, NY, 11021.

Prayer times are as follows:
Shaharith 7:00 a.m.
Minha And Arbith 5:20 p.m.

The family will have a large book at the entrance of the house. We request that all individuals who have been touched by the Rabbanith write about an interaction (or interactions) with her that has moved them.

Condolences may be sent via the contact form at

Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue Restoration

Help preserve the
Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue
for future generations 

Keneseth Eliyahoo SynagogueAs the second-oldest surviving synagogue in Mumbai, Keneseth Eliyahoo is the center of the city’s Jewish cultural and religious life. With its Victorian stained glass windows, rich Burmese teak staircases and furnishings, and Minton tile floors imported from Stoke-on-Trent in England, the synagogue is an important cultural and religious treasure.

 This irreplaceable site is now in need of comprehensive treatment, as water infiltration has damaged the roof, ceiling, and wall surfaces. The stained glass panels must be cleaned and restored, and the windows, timber balconies, and staircases require careful restoration. This work is urgently needed so that Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue will survive to be enjoyed by future generations. The project will proceed in phases, and is estimated to cost upward of $750,000.

World Monuments Fund works around the world to save the world’s most treasured places. WMF’s efforts to preserve Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue are part of their Jewish Heritage Program, launched in 1988, which has provided support for Jewish sites in more than 20 countries, ranging in date from the fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries.

You can join WMF in helping to ensure Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue’s future by making a contribution today toward Phase I of the project, which will cost $250,000. In addition, your chance to make a difference is now doubled, as WMF is matching all gifts received up to $125,000. Your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar and will go directly toward restoring this important landmark.

 For more information about Keneseth Eliyahoo, please visit WMF’s website at . You give by phone, online, or click the link below to return the form with your donation by mail.

Please ensure that you clearly mark your donation as being for the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue restoration fund.

World Monuments Fund
The Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2412
New York, NY 10118
 (+1) 646-424-9594

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