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Sincere condolences to our member, Yaakov Ben-Avi

Published on Jan 30, 2019

We regret to inform you of the passing of 

SIMA BEN-AVI (née Benabou)

Mother of our member Yaacov Ben-Avi.


The funeral will take place  at 3:00 pm Thursday afternoon 
at the Holon Cemetery in Israel.

Shib'ah will be held in Isael
at the Ben-Avi home:
27 Rimon Street
Neve Monosson (נוה מונוסון).

Condolences may be sent to:
Ben-Avi Family 

15 West 81st St
NY, NY 10024

If you would like to honor the memory of Sima Ben-Avi with a donation to Shearith Israel, please click here.  To support families during shibah, please consider a donation to the Hebra Hased Va'Amet. The family will be notified of your donation.

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