A family man, Hershel Scheiner passed away on March 29 after contracting COVID-19.

His wife, Devorah, works as the public face of the Yomtov Fund, a charity helping local families in need with food and financial support. For many years, her husband stood behind her as a humble pillar of support.

Scheiner worked at Tzivos Hashem, the youth arm of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, helping on the operation’s Russia desk. A key part of his job was raising money to support orphanages for Jewish children in a country devastated by it Soviet rulers and its aftermath.

Whenever in synagogue, Scheiner strove to make others feel welcome and comfortable, and served as “Gabbai of the Upstairs Minyan” at Lubavitch World Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y.

He learned chassidus with a daily shiur, a lesson, for more than 35 years. Even when he got sick in the later years of his life, Scheiner still attended his study session, no matter how hard it becamewas.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by their children: Faigy Brafman, Tzippy Furst, Shuey Scheiner and Chanie Lazaroff.

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