With great pain and sadness, we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Zalman Baras, OB”M, Mashpia in the Cincinnati Yeshiva. He passed away today, Thursday, Lamed Adar Rishon. He was 38-years-old.
For the past few years he was suffering from a terrible illness, with hundreds around the world saying Tehillim, Davening and taking Hachlotos in his honor.
Rabbi Baras was a beloved Mashpia, who was one of the pillars of Yeshivas Lubavitch Cincinnati. He has personally overseen the development of hundreds of young boys into productive young adults.
After his Chasunah, to Nechama Dina Shusterman, from Australia, Rabbi Baras was a teacher in Oholei Torah for a short period, before moving to Cincinnati.
He is survived by his wife Nechama Dina (nee Shusterman) and seven little children.
He is also survived by his parents, Sholom and Miriam Baras of Crown Heights; grandparents Motel and Sarah Dubinsky of Kensington, NY and siblings; Yosef Yitzchak Baras – Kingston, PA; Mendy Baras – Cedarhurst, NY; Nechemala Minsky – Crown Heights and Chayale Berkowitz – Kingston, PA.
The Levaya will take place Friday, leaving Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park at around 9:30 am and passing by 770 at around 10:30 am.
Rabbi Baras leaves behind a beautiful family, with the oldest child only 12 years old. The family is now all on their own, grieving for their father and husband.
They must have financial support, and friends of the family have set up an urgent campaign to help them.
Please help now at Charidy.com/barasfamilyfund.
Baruch Dayan Ha’Emes