Rebbetzin Sheila (Chavah Sarah) Feinstein, a”h, the wife of Hagaon Harav Reuven Feinstein, shlita, Rosh HaYeshivah, Yeshivah of Staten Island, was niftar Wednesday evening, following complications from an auto accident she was involved in two weeks ago.
Many tefillos were held for the refuah of Chavah Sarah bas Ita Devora, but the gezeirah was sealed and on Wednesday she returned her neshamah to its Maker.
Rebbetzin Feinstein was very respected for her wisdom and middos tovos. She was an outstanding menaheles and mechaneches. She left a deep imprint of ahavas haTorah and yiras Shamayim on thousands of talmidos.
Rebbetzin Feinstein was an outstanding personality and commanded the respect and affection of innumerable people.
Being married to, yblch”t, Harav Reuven, shlita, son of Posek Hador Hagaon Harav Moshe Feinstein, zt”l, she filled her role as eishes chaver and Rebbetzin with the graciousness and kindness that were her hallmarks. With her deeply rooted ahavas Torah and ahavas habriyos, the Rebbetzin played a key role in building the yeshivah, and the community, in Staten Island. All her life, the Rebbetzin worked tirelessly to support her husband in every way, in his learning and the growth of the yeshivah, as well as the success of every talmid.
Her petirah is a great loss to Klal Yisrael.
The levayah will be Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m. at Yeshivah of Staten Island, 1870 Drumgoole Rd E. From there, her aron will be flown to Eretz Yisrael, where she will be buried Friday on Har Hamenuchos in Yerushalayim.
Yehi zichrah baruch.
A fuller tribute will appear, be”H, in the near future.