Tragedy In Cedarhurst: Tragic Petira Of 10-Year-Old Aaron Tepfer Z”L


candle914Tragedy has struck the Five Towns Community, with the tragic Petira of 10-year-old Aaron Tepfer Z”L.

The incident happened at around 2:20PM on Friday, when Aaron was swimming in the waters off Cedarhurst Yacht Club in Atlantic Beach and one of his legs came into contact with a boat’s propeller.

He suffered serious traumatic injuries, and was in traumatic arrest when he was finally extricated and removed from the water.

He was airlifted to St. John’s Hospital, where he was Niftar over Shabbos.

Aaron was a student in Yeshiva Darchei Torah. His parents are Mr. Tully and Mrs. Rochel Tepfer – who is a 5th grade teacher in Yeshiva Darchei Torah.

The Levaya will be held on Sunday at Yeshiva Darchei Torah – exact time to be announced shortly.

Boruch Dayan Emmes…


  1. Levaya of Habochur Aaron Sholom Tepfer ah

    the son of Mr. & Mrs. Tuli & ROchel Tepfer
    and the grandson of Mrs. Thea Tepfer tlita
    will take place tomorrow, Sunday at


    at Yeshiva Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway
    257 Beach 17th St

    Bsoros Tovos

  2. Oy Vey, I know the whole family, including Aaron. Aaron always had a smile on his face and was an inspiration to all.
    May Hashem comfort the family….

  3. May Hashem fully comfort the family and friends of Aron, and shame the editors of YWN for blocking a message indicating the importance of closely supervising both children and adults while swimming in any type of water. Our goal is and should be to prevent future tragedies.

    Moderators Response: Actually, shame on you. Chances are, that the parents will one day read every single word written here – including your highly insensitive comment. And they will read them over and over, and over again. Every single word. Do you REALLY think they need to hear your sterling words of wisdom?