A terrible tragedy occurred when a fire broke out overnight Wednesday in a home in Monroe, near Kiryas Yoel.
The Monroe Joint Fire District and Monroe Police Department responded to a home on Highland Avenue in Monroe at 12:55 a.m. for a reported house fire.
Firefighters and police officers at the scene were informed that a family was believed to be inside but they were unable to attempt a rescue due to the intensity of the flames.
Firefighters from Monroe and nearby fire districts extinguished the fire as quickly as they could but tragically, after entering the home, they discovered that a frum couple and their seven-year-old daughter had perished in the blaze.
The niftarim have been identified as Kalman Goldstein z”l, his wife Sarah a”h, and their daughter Miriam a”h.
The levaya is scheduled to take place at 5 PM in Passaic outside the Agudah Shul, with kevurah in Deans, New Jersey.
Monroe Police Department Detectives are working closely with the Orange County Fire
Investigators, the Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Monroe Joint Fire District to determine the cause of the fire. The Monroe Police Department was assisted at the scene by New York State Police, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe Volunteer Ambulance Corps., and Kiryas Joel EMS.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)
Baruch Dayan HaEmet!
with a searing morning headline , do we read and just click …NEXT article ..the biggest threat of browsing is that we become so,what numb even to stories that are beyond…real yiddin real people real families…
I AM IN TEARS. SO SAD. AS A MOTHER OF 10 IT ACHES MY HEART THAT AFTER GROWINNG UP, GETTING MARRIED, BEARING THE CHILD FOR 9 MONTH, GIVING BIRTH, RASING HER, THEY WERE SO TRAGICALLY NIFTAR.
It’s so hard to read this. There are no words.
Baruch Dayan Haemes.
First and MOST important it is so sad BDE.
Unimportant but curious, I did not know that there was a non-satmar frum community in Monroe vicinity?
Or were they just an exception.
Yes there are yidden there other than Satmar chasidim besides, there is more to Monroe than just KJ. Numerous non Hassidic yeshivas are in the Monroe/ KJ area as well. Buildings are available and land is cheaper.
This was a beautiful family; HaShem should bring their Nechama’s an Aliyah and their families Nechama. There are no words, only tears.
There are people that don’t necessarily conform to satmer that live in the vicinity, but so happens that kalmy grew up in a satmer my family, kalmy installed my skylight, he was a great person, and a pleasure to deal with so so sad bd”e
Just to enlighten u.
There are many new beautiful junctions outside KJ in Monroe with good Jews that are not affiliated with Satmar. The town of Monroe is huge.
May G d console the family and beyond.
Baruch Dayan Haemes.
Yes. Orange County, NY has non-Hasidic Jews living there. Matter of Fact, I would love to live there if I weren’t planning on leaving NY. Great shopping. The county tends to have a growth bias (economically) even with the high cost of Medicaid and other social services spending in KJ/Palm Tree and some of the slummy areas of Middletown and Newburgh.
Many non-Hasidic but frum Jews have businesses in the county, especially in New Windsor due to its proximity to Stewart Airport (e.g. warehouses/manufacturing). I know a guy who was trying to get charter flights to Israel out of there that would be less expensive than going to EWR or JFK.
Everyone, thank you for answering my question. And again only simchas by of klal yisroel
I’m just staring at the article with my mind frozen. My stomach is twisted in pain. My eyes are hurting. My fingers are numb as I type. Klal yisroel is crying in such pain.
Baruch Dayan Haeemes.
Please take this moment to check your smoke alarm and make sure your home is protected. And check out saferescape.com. They’re ladder might have been able to save their lives.
shocking that YWN puts a pisture of the family that was burnt to death how inconsiderate and so not thoughtfull