Condolences for the Passing of Rabbi Dr Pesach Schindler

Rabbi Dr. Pesach Schindler

10 Av 5777 (2 August 2017)

Dear Bat Kol alums and Friends,


With sorrow, our Bat Kol community mourns the passing of our beloved Rabbi Dr. Pesach Schindler. He taught for Bat Kol for over 25 years. He is known by our alums worldwide. We know him as a dynamic professor of Talmud, as a great personal director of students writing search papers, as a musician and a long distance runner. Others had him as director of their master’s thesis.  All gave him high praise for his interest in his students and his ability to make profound thoughts understandable.


We know he lives on in all the lives of those he touched.  He lives on in us, as well, by the seeds of Torah he sowed within us and which have brought forth fruit thirty and sixty and a hundredfold.

Maureena Fritz, NDS, Ph.D.



I met Rabbi Pesach in 2011 and 2012 and was greatly touched by his life story. His

teachings were prosaic and insightful. To his family, I wish you all 'long life'. Elina

(South Africa)


Maureen Cusick

I am so sorry - but thankful for having met this wonderful human being who gave so

much to our world - a delight and a joy to have learned from him.....may his memory

always be a blessing


Anne Kelleher

Sincere condolences on the passing of the great Rabbi Dr. Pesach Schindler.

I hope death came gently towards him, affording him time to make his way through

the cold embrace of fear to the place of inner tranquility.

May his soul take an imprint of each face that he has met, after a rich & active life,

drawing each image within, as companions for the journey of passing.

May he see the reflection of his life's work, kindness and beauty, in all the tears that fall

for him.

And on the other side, may his heart be renewed at the sight of the truth of all which his

belief had hoped.

Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


Joseph Maier

Death for most of us - is like a river running into an ocean - the ocean of God and joy

and forgiveness and happiness and light - crossing into the Promised Land


John Paul Bolano

Rabbi Pesach Schindler,

I didn't have the grace of having you as one of my teachers in Bat Kol this year 2017,

but i am sure that I have ben reached and influenced by the insights you have shared

and planted to my mentors, most of whom were your students. Your love for the Torah

and your students inspires me to nourish mine. Your legacy will forever be remembered

and lived. Thank you for the gift of your person.

To all who love and are beloved by Rabbi Pesach, my heartfelt condolences to you.

May his name be a blessing.


A. Sandra Clark

Rabbi Pesach taught with wisdom & love. He will be missed.



My sincerest wishes of condolence and support of prayers to the family of Rabbi

Pesach Schindler. Rabbi Schindler touched my life deeply when I was his student in

Jerusalem through his deep love & understanding of the TORAH and the Rabbinic

commentaries. His witness and teachings continue to LIVE in my life and in the lives of

many persons who had the privilege to know him. May he Rest in Peace. Sr. Lucy

Thorson, Sister of Sion (Toronto)


Nalubwama Gemma

It is very absurd however, may the good Lord grant him eternal rest. Eternal rest grant

unto him oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him, may he rest in peace Amen.


Chris Butterill

Dear Sr. Maureena, I'm so sorry you have lost this dear man who inspired so many

and worked generously with Bat Kol. He and Br Jack will continue to smile on your

work and fruits of Bat Kol from above!


Juliana Baldinger

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is puting out the lamp because the dawn has


Quote: Rabindranath Tagore

With deepest sympathy Sr. Juliana NDS


Mark Walsh

I was lucky enough to study with Pesach Schindler at the beginning of my time with

Bat Kol. I was also lucky enough to study Talmud with him last year in Jerusalem. He

was loved by his students and part of the joy of this class was watching them interact.

He was a true blessing to me and countless others


Delma Barrientos

Condolence to Bat Kol. We will be praying for Rabbi Dr Pesach Schindler


Fernando Gross

Till when we will see each other again in the heaven!


Sr. Mary Hka Raw

Condolence to his community and family...!

It is great lost for Bat Kol institute.

May he rest in peace!


Regine Canetti

I and All of those who knew him, are very sorry that Dear R. Pessah has left us. but his

spirit remains always with us


Paul Mailackachalil

Heart Felt Condolence to my professor who was a great teacher


Marjan Saenen

I loved his stories and his memory will always be alive in my heart. My condolences to

Rabbi Schildler's family.

May his memory be for a blessing


ThankGod Ogujiuba

I sympathetically write from Nigeria a condolence to the family and friends of late Rabbi

Dr. Pesach Schindler who has just passed on.

He touched my life through his Talmudic teachings made clearl and understandable in

2008 when I had the privilege of visiting Jerusalem, Israel through the good work of Bat

Kol Institute. May his memory be that of fulfillment in the hearts of those who knew him.

I pray for a peaceful repose of his gentle soul. Amen


Bernadette Chellew

Condolences to the family and friends of Rabbi Pesach Schindler. Praise to the Lord

for the life of this special man.


Mary Ann Payne

G_d grant eternal shalom to the soul of Rabbi Dr Pesach Schindler. Joy flowed from

his deep love of Torah and touched those of us who sat at his feet to listen and learn.

Grateful for the wonderful contribution he made to the Bat Kol Institute.


Venerable Lawrence Umar

What a great loss for the Bat Kol family. Rabbi Pesach was an amiable fellow who was

always willing to ensure that his students understand him well. Gifted with a high

intellect that will make him call you by your first name no matter how long he saw you

last! I will personally miss him.


Shela Mae Jaso

My condolences to the family, relatives and friends of Rabbi Dr. Schindler. I join you in

thanking God for the gift that He is to you and your faith community.


Makoboza Charles Lwanga

I am saddened to learn of the passing on of Rabbi Dr Pesach Schindler. He was a

good man, dedicated lecturer, willing to impart knowledge on students. I have been

privileged to be taught twice by him. I am full of admiration for him. We shall miss him.

May the Lord who gave him to us grant him a place in eternity.


Pia Sison

Rabbi Schindler wil be missed. He was full of wisdom and passion. I will always

remember him for motivating me to expound more on my opinion of a text in Shemot

during a class in Bat Kol 2012. He affirmed my first opinion, walked away, then came

back to me. His face was about a foot and a half away from mine. He looked me in the

eye and emphatically said, "What else?! What else?! Think! Think!" That episode left a

very deep impression and will forever influence the way I study and teach Scripture. I

am very grateful for that. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.

Ha’makom yenahem etkhem betokh she’ar avelei Tziyonvi’Yerushalayim.


Rosemary Gallagher

Deepest sympathy.What a wonderful person Dr Pesach was.I treasure the memories I

have of his sharing and lectures.

May he find total joy now in the presence of the God he loved and served so beautifully

through word and song.


Sr Marie Andre Mitchell

May his name be a blessing. So many Bat Kolers over the years have benefited from

his wisdom,


Teresa Pirola

It is with such sadness that I receive the news of Rabbi Dr Pesach Schindler’s passing.

I remember Pesach as a powerful teacher, encouraging yet always calling the student

to the next step, the next idea, the next possibility...not to settle. He had an immense

intellect, yet could distill the essence of an idea simply without losing any of its

profundity. He was a wonderful human being, a man of wisdom and compassion, who

had reflected deeply upon all life’s experiences, the joy and the suffering, with enduring

faith. He always spoke from those depths. Life, love, joy, hope permeated his person. I

first met Pesach on my first Bat Kol program in 2007, and again in 2009. He also

mentored me in my weekly Light of Torah writings through a regular email conversation

2009-2013. And he generously made room in his schedule to teach our Australian

Light of Torah groups each year that they came to Israel. I will always treasure his

encouragement, insights, guidance, friendship and sense of humor. So many

memories. So much blessing. Thank you for the opportunity to remember and give

thanks. Our hearts go out to the Schindler family at this time. May our ongoing Torah

work, and our love for the Jewish people, honor the memory of our friend and teacher. | Teresa Pirola
Light of Torah | Sydney Australia
Bat Kol alumn 2007, 2009




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