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Service for:
Shulamith Chernoff, 98
May 10, 2021
May 13, 2021
Private Graveside Service

Beth El Memorial Park, Warner St., Hamden, CT.

May be sent to; Naomi Chernoff, MD Memorial Fund for Resident Education, c/o SUNY Upstate Medical Center, 750 East Adams St., Syracuse, NY 13210(www.upstatefoundation.

Will be Private





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Posted by:
Judith Postemsky

I extend my deepest sympathy to you, Debbie, and to your beautiful Family. Shula was a special friend to me. We met when she asked me to accept a Student Teacher at Ryerson School in Madison, CT. We developed a special bond and long time friendship. I have many happy memories of times we shared together. She invited me to be her roommate on her trip to Cuba. We traveled there as educational journalists through Sacred Heart University. It was a wonderful experience. We learned so much and laughed a lot. Shula was a joyful woman, so proud of her Family. Her friendship was a Blessing to me. I treasure my copy of SOLACE which I received in April, 2017. I will miss having Shula in my Life. May God Bless your Family.

Posted by:
Herman Chernoff

I always felt that I had been incorporated into Shulamith’s family. She kept in touch with Judy anjd me although I was a poor correspondent. She was always cheerful and optimistic, determined to continue with her career as a poet, and not let her age stay in her way. As a youngster (five months younger than she), I propose to follow in her foot steps, and I tru8st that many of the people she contacted as a teacher will do so too.

Posted by:
herman chernoff

shula was the wife of herman’s cousin and was always so generous in including us with her large family. we will always admire her talents and love. judy aand herman chernoff

Posted by:
Dovie Thomason

A teacher off teachers, a mother of mothers, a human of remarkable grace–elegant, earthy and eternal. Words, which were her love, fail me to adequately honor the gift of having her in my life for these many decades. What a moving and loving ceremony and deepest condolences to her children and all relations. She gifted us all with such love.

Posted by:
Mike Hard

To Josh and the entire Chernoff family, condolences and prayers. You share her gift for words. What a beautiful service in memory of a remarkable women.

Posted by:
Diane Cipollini-Cotter

Shula was my professor at Southern Ct St College almost 50 years ago. I remember my first day of class walking into Engleman 3 and seeing Shula for the first time.She was dressed in a tailored suit with her hair done and beautiful jewelry.She spoke so eloquently.She was extremely kind and gracious to every student. I took every class Shula ever taught and when I’d walk in the door she’d say “you again?” She became my advisor and my friend.We spent many wonderful days together going to NYC,museums,lunches ,concerts.She recommended me for a job at Calvin Hill Day Care Center where I worked for 23 years.She was such an important part of my life as my teacher ,friend and kindred spiritI feel like she was part of my family.. She loved my son,Matt and was so supportive when he started playing the harp.Shula invited him to play at her home for small lunches and attended his concerts and many recitals. .I will miss her kindness and beautiful heart. I pray for all of us that loved her especially her family.May she Rest In Peace

Posted by:
Dorothy Greenwald

Condolences from Dorothy (Vine) Greenwald.

Posted by:
Reva Fleischman

Dear Chernoff Family,
Shula Chernoff was my masters advisor at SCSU 40 years ago. She was a kind and brilliant educator. I once told her of a child that I was having difficulty with, and I felt that I really did not like him. This made me feel very guilty, What kind of a teacher really doesn’t like a child? In her great wisdom, she asked me if I liked every adult I met. I said no, of course not, and she just gave me a knowing look. Throughout my educational career, that has stuck with me. She was so very wise!
Shula will be greatly missed. She was a wonderful woman.

Posted by:
Linda Sobolewski

Shula touched so many lives with her wisdom, grace, and compassion. It was an honor to take one of her classes at SCSU and to have participated in one of the ILR poetry courses she hosted. I will never forget what I learned from and with such an amazing and special person. My deepest sympathy to Shula’s family and friends.
Linda Sobolewski

Posted by:
Michael Barone

Shula was a lovely woman. She was extremely lucid, interesting and conversational with me right up to the last time I saw her pre-Covid. She was a long standing member of the BEKI congregation and she will be missed!

Robert E. Shure Funeral Home is the only strictly Jewish Funeral Home in the Greater New Haven area.

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