BARUCH DAYAN HA’EMES: Rebbitzen Chavah Sarah Feinstein A”H


YWN regrets to inform you of the Petirah of Rebbitzen Chavah Sarah (Sheila) Feinstein A”H, wife of HaGaon HaRav Reuven Feinstein. The Rebbitzen was 79-years-old.

As YWN reported, the Rebbitzen and Rosh Yeshiva were involved in a serious car accident in Staten Island two weeks ago. Both were taken to the hospital, with the Rebbitzen listed in serious condition due to internal bleeding and undergoing several procedures. The Rosh Yeshiva was bruised and has since been released from the hospital.

The Rebbitzen’s condition had appeared to be improving, but suffered a serious setback due to infection on Tuesday morning. Her condition turned critical on Wednesday evening, and she was niftar at around 9:00PM.

[VIDEOS & PHOTOS: Levaya of Rebbitzen Sheila Feinstein A”H]

Rebbetzin Feinstein A”H was an outstanding Menaheles and Mechaneches who inspired decades Bnos Yisroel with her Ahavas haTorah, Middos Tovos and Yiras Shomayim, as well as her wisdom and vast Torah knowledge.

Rav Reuven Y”BLC is the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva of Staten Island, and the youngest son of Hagaon HaRav Moshe Feinstein ZATZAL. His older brother is Hagaon HaRav David Feinstein Shlita, the Rosh Yeshiva of Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim.

In a twist of fate, Rav Reuven was supposed to fly to Miami Beach today to attend the bris of a grandchild tomorrow morning, but his 3PM flight was cancelled – the only scheduled flight that was cancelled.

The Levaya is scheduled for 11:30AM Thursday morning at Yeshiva Of Staten Island, 1870 Drumgoole Road, Staten Island, NY.

Kevura will on Har Hamenuchos in Yerushalayim.

(Yossi Taub – YWN)


  1. This article contains a terrible mistake. The Rosh Yeshiva never left the Rebbetzin’s bedside and of course was not planning on attending the Bris.

  2. What a loss. Tehe zichra baruch.
    YWN not one word about who Rebetzin Feinstein was as a human being, but we get the Rosh Yeshiva’s travel plans?
    (And yes, audio video hookup info would be greatly appreciated.)

  3. morah, secular sites prepare hespedim for famous ppl before they die so they can
    “be ready” as soon as that person dies maybe ywn did not include details of her life because none were available to them at the time of this piece

  4. lbj perhaps i should have filtered what i wrote, but obviously i wasn’t looking for a hesped. two sentences or even one about who a person was does not a hesped make. tehe zichrah baruch.

  5. Morah: Respectfully, there’s a beautifully written paragraph.
    “Rebbetzin Feinstein A”H was an outstanding Menaheles and Mechaneches who inspired decades Bnos Yisroel with her Ahavas haTorah, Middos Tovos and Yiras Shomayim, as well as her wisdom and vast Torah knowledge.”
    Also, in general, levaya notices are posted quickly in order to get the essential information to the public. I am sure that many in-depth articles will be written about the Rebbetzin a”h. May we hear only of simchas and bsuros tovos.

  6. shvigger1 respectfully, no big deal. I appreciate the revision to the original post. I know that it was written quickly, in part as a public service announcement. That extra sentence was all I was looking for.

    YWN, if I am mistaken, and I somehow missed it in my first comment, I apologize, and stand corrected.

  7. On another note, I am in Yerushalayim, and can’t seem to find information about the time of the levaya on Har Hamenuchot. Does anyone have any information?