Friday, February 6, 2015

BD''H Rav Sheya Schiff zt''l Rosh Yeshiva Mesivta Bais Shraga of Monsey

 BJL It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Sheya Schiff zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Mesivta Bais Shraga in Monsey, NY. He was 90 years old.  Rav Sheya led Mesivta Bais Shraga with distinction for decades, raising generations of bnei Torah. Rav Sheya was a son of the noted baal habayis, R’ Harry Schiff zt”l, who merited to raise a family of leading gedolei Torah and marbitzei Torah. Rav Sheya’s brother is Rav Yankel Shiff, son-in-law of the Brisker Rov, Rav Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik zt”l. Rav Sheya’s sisters  married Rav Shmuel Faivelson, rosh yeshiva of Bais Medrash L’Torah of Monsey, NY, and Rav Meir Hershkowitz, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Bais Binyomin of Stamford, Connecticut. Rav Sheya was a son-in-law of Rav Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz zt”l, the pioneer of Torah chinuch and Yiddishkeit in America and legendary menahel of Yeshiva Torah Vodaas.
Rav Sheya led Bais Shraga together with his brother-in-law, Rav Shmuel Mendlowitz, son of Rav Shraga Feivel. Rav Sheya leaves behind a family of bnei and bnos Torah, including his sons, Rav Shraga and Rav  Emanual known as  Reb Mooni. The levaya will be held at 1 p.m. at Yeshiva Bais Shraga, located at 28 Saddle River Road in Monsey, NY, with the aron being flown after Shabbos to Eretz Yisroel for kevurah there.

Yehi zichro boruch.

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