Bauman Family Fund
TRIBUTE: Rabbi Reuven Bauman, Z”l
By Rafael HoffmanMonday, July 15, 2019 at 9:09 pm | י”ב תמוז תשע”ט
Rabbi Reuven Bauman, z”l. (Toras Chaim)
NEW YORK –
The petirah of Rabbi Reuven Bauman, z”l, 35, was a tragedy that captured the attention and hearts of Klal Yisrael. Thousands followed the events in the news, many davened on his behalf, and dozens of people from organizations and communities around the country put aside their daily lives to take part in the search effort to locate his body.
The six days between his disappearance into waves of a Virginia beach and when he was finally brought to kever Yisrael brought Jews of disparate stripes together, bound by a heartbreaking cause.
Yet, behind the emotional news story of an elementary-school rebbi whose last earthly act was to save a child in his charge is the story of a phenomenal man, who in his short life touched many other lives. With gentle middos, an infectious ahavas Hatorah, and a genuine sense of respect and caring for his fellow Jew, he connected to young and old, sharing his knowledge and love of Torah in and out of the classroom.
Goal of 1,000,000 $
Currently raised $ 579,350 by 6479 donors (as of July 22, 2019)