BDE: Mrs. Gittel Ehrman, a”h
We regret to inform you of the petirah of Mrs. Gittel Ehrman, a matriarch of a prominent Torah family, and a longtime Monsey resident. She was 87 years of age, and spent a lifetime in support of Torah and love for her family.
The nifteres was the daughter of Reb Alexander Monderer of Belgium. During the war, when the Nazis arrived, they escaped to Switzerland where they had relatives, the Brand family. Tragically her father was killed before her very eyes, when she was only three years old.
She married Reb Moshe Ehrman, who also hailed originally from Belgium, but he had made his way to America, learning in Torah Vodaath. He journeyed by boat to Switzerland to marry his bride.
The couple came to America, settling in Washington Heights for close to ten years, after which they moved to Monsey. For many years they davened in Rav Chaskel Horowitz’s shul, and then joined Shaarei Tefillah, led by Rav Yisroel Dovid Schlesinger, shlit”a.
The nifteres was known for her admiration and reverence of Rabbonim—and always sought to be connected to gedolim. She always loved and supported Torah, and was one of the first to recognize and appreciate fellow Monsey resident Rabbi Berel Wein. “She would give out his books to all her loved ones,” recalled a granddaughter.
Mrs. Ehrman was known for her outgoing nature and warm personality, lighting up the room wherever she went.
“She was the best grandmother,” relates another grandchild. “She always had a drawer overflowing with nosh, and all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren could just load up on sweets.”
“Gifts were her vehicle to express her love, explained a grandson. “Wherever she went, she always came with gifts for everyone.”
Just last week, she replenished her stash of gifts for her loved ones. Sadly, she left the world before she could give her last gifts to those whom she treasured. But her lasting legacy will remain with them forever.
The Levaya will take place at 12:00 in front of Rav Schlesinger’s shul.
Yehi zichra baruch.