The Brooklyn Jewish community was deeply saddened by news of the petirah of Rebbetzin Sarah Baron, a”h, daughter of Harav Yisrael Perkowski, zt”l, and wife of, ybl”c, Harav Moshe Baron, shlita. She served for many years as a most beloved teacher at Bais Yaakov of Boro Park’s elementary school and was a pillar of chessed in the Bais Hatalmud community of Bensonhurst. Rebbetzin Baron was 55 years old and passed away after a prolonged illness.
“She was an amazing woman who really cared and thought about other people. She bridged all gaps and was able to connect to people of all walks of life,” said a long-time friend. “Teaching was her passion. She made everything so exciting; the kids all loved her.”
Rebbetzin Baron was the daughter of Torah royalty. Her father, Rav Yisrael Perkowski, was among the founders of Yeshivas Bais Hatalmud and served as its Rosh Yeshivah for decades as well as being Rav of the Agudas Yisrael shul of 16th Avenue. Her mother, Rebbetzin Dena Perkowski, is a long-time mechaneches at Bais Yaakov Seminar L’Moros in Boro Park. Her husband, Rav Moshe Baron, has for many years been a respected Maggid Shiur at Bais Hatalmud.
As a teacher in Bais Yaakov, Rebbetzin Baron used her enthusiasm for chinuch, sincere caring, and a knack for connecting to others to inspire generations of students. She put tremendous energy into her teaching and worked hard to get her young talmidos excited and involved in lessons. As school librarian, Rebbetzin Baron built up the school library and, with her talent for custom choosing books for each girl, created many avid readers.
In the close-knit community of Bensonhurst, the Baron home is renowned as a fortress of chessed. For generations of Bais Hatalmud bachurim, the Barons’ modest house was their “home away from home,” with its open doors and full tables on Shabbosos and weekdays alike. With her giving heart and exceptional culinary skills, Rebbetzin Baron was a reliable source for many in the neighborhood who needed help making simchos, preparing for Yamim Tovim, and the like.
The levayah was held Thursday morning at Bais Yaakov of Boro Park and later at Bais Hatalmud before continuing to Eretz Yisrael for kevurah Friday on Har Hamenuchos.
She is survived by her mother, Rebbetzin Dena Perkowski; husband, Rav Moshe Baron; son, Rabbi Dovid Baron; daughter, Mrs. Leah Goldberger; and several grandchildren.
Yehi zichrah baruch.