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Service for:
Tzvi Rapaport, 75
June 15, 2022
16 Sivan
June 17, 2022
Cong. B'nai Jacob 75 Rimmon Rd. Woodbridge, Ct.
11:00 am

B’nai Jacob Memorial Park, 200 Wintergreen Ave, New Haven, CT.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Ezra Academy or B’nai Jacob, Woodbridge, CT.

Shiva will be observed Sunday 6-19-2022 from 5-7pm at Veronica’s in Branford and Monday 6-20-2022 from 5-7 pm at Avi’s Home in West Hartford.




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Posted by:
Nir Moriah

I was a student at Ezra academy when his sons were there. I was in Shul this morning for Slichot and the guy blowing the shofar was doing a great job. I thought to myself, this may be the best shofar blower I’ve ever heard, and then I remembered Tzvi.

I was sorry to learn of his passing.

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And may his family know no more sorrow.

Posted by:
Murray Kaftan

I’ve always felt that Tzvi and I were just “brothers from different mothers”. When he and I spoke a couple of weeks ago, he was ‘at peace’ with his life, his family and with G-d. I know that his goodness will live on through his children and grandchildren. May his soul find everlasting peace.
‘Cousin’ Murray K.

Posted by:
Willa Horowitz

So, so sorry to hear this very sad news. I so enjoyed those festive occasions, bnai mizvot, Israeli Independence Day celebrations where he played accordion and I led Israeli dancing and shared ruach with those attending. Really fond memories of those times. — With affection, Willa (Motek) Horowitz

Posted by:
Chana & Mike Baron

Shalom Chaver, Rest In Peace.
You will be sorely missed.for your amazing.wisdom, your kindness, your generosity and your commitment to jewish life and to the community..
I will especially miss you for the twenty wonderful years we worked together at Ezra.Acadamy.
We love you and Veronica and your entire family..

Posted by:
Larry Levine

It is with great sorrow that I heard of my longtime friend and classmate’s passing. Tzvi was not only a great committed Jewish Educator but above everything else he was a Mensch. His sense of humor and his musical talent stood out in every way. Our friendship goes back to over sixty years as we bonded as classmates at HTC. His love for Yiddishkeit along with his Menschlech ways have impressed us all over the years.
Even though Tzvi is no longer with us physically, his Maaseem Toveem and good name will be with us forever. May his memory be for a blessing.

Posted by:
Sam Reznik

Tzvi’s big personality, warmth and openness will be deeply missed. Many fond memories of his teaching in the classroom and his enthusiasm for sharing Jewish culture (and music!) during my time at Ezra Academy.

To this day, I still think about Tzvi’s belief that asking a profound and insightful question is more valuable than remembering the right answer.

May his memory be a continued blessing.


Posted by:
Carol Sterling

To Zvi’s loved ones,
May you find comfort in the memories of this very special, talented, kind man. He will be missed.

Posted by:
Gloria Bumsted Gamrasni

To all who had the chance to get to know Tzvi, whose wonderful son Tahl married my daughter Alexandra. I am so happy to see the reflection of Tzvi’s kindness, intellect, and love of and devotion to family in his son. Always interested in and curious about the awesome world, Tzvi would share articles and videos and tales, bringing the world to us. I always appreciated how he presented his ideas and himself:with humor and humility and dignity, I feel lucky to have known him and will really miss him. My heartfelt condolences. Always, Gloria Bumsted Gamrasni

Posted by:
Sue Matican

My deepest condolences to Tzvi’s family. He was such a wonderful man who touched and impacted so many lives. My children will always cherish their time with Tzvi at Ezra Academy.

Posted by:
koby Rotstein

my deepest condolences to the family;
My brother, Tzvi and I made beautiful music together as the Carmel Trio years ago and i was always so impressed what an incredible talent Tzvi was and how much he enjoyed entertaining with grace, humor and pure talent. He will be greatly missed and may his memory be a blessing to your entire family.
Koby Rotstein, Tina Aronson and family

Posted by:
Dawn molina

To Tzvi Rapaport’s family

I am a friend and neighbor of Sue’s. She has told me much of all of you, and of Tzvi.

May his memory be a blessing
May warm smiles of blessed memories touch your lips even as tears of grief stain your cheeks

May peace and ease be yours in the days, weeks and months ahead

Dawn M
Rocky Hill CT

Posted by:
Linda Soffer

Avi, Tahl, my dear Veronica, and your families,
I am so grateful to have had Tzvi be a part of my life. He was the kindest, smartest man; he pointed me towards opportunities that would enrich my life, including hiring me to teach. He has been by far the best boss I’ve ever had. His faith, warmth and humor reminded me of my own Poppy. ConsequentlyTzvi tolerated my Sunday morning hugs (THAT’S how you start a school day…!) as well as me teasing him about his relentless support of the “wrong” football and baseball teams. He welcomed me into his and Veronica’s home for Shabbat numerous times, which was so lovely to experience. He taught me to play Mexican train dominoes, and when, in my naivete, I inadvertently beat him in a few rounds under his own roof, he was joyful about it, and didn’t even throw me out on the street.
He truly was among the finest of humans on this planet.
I miss him already.
I hear his voice in my mind, calling out to the students in the parking lot at dismissal time “let’s shuckel” and “find a parent you like and go home!”
May God comfort all of you.
May Tzvi’s memory be for a blessing.

With love…

Posted by:
Lonni Himmelstein

Dear Avi and Family, Tahl and Family and Veronica and Family;
We are so saddened that the light of Tzvi’s life is no longer shining here on this earth. I know it is shining brightly where ever he may be now!!
May his name be for a blessing!! We all will never forget our myriad adventures at CYJ!
Love from the AZ Himmelsteins

Posted by:
Diane Burke

Dear Veronica,
I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I remember the sparkle in your eyes when you told me about your future husband and your plans for your future after retiring from BMHS. May the many memories you shared with your Husband bring you comfort.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Posted by:
Eric Kabakoff

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember him so fondly and learned so much from him that I remember to this day, some 30+ years later. He was wonderful and I wish you all strength.

Posted by:
Dan and Jeanette Oren

The website couldn’t handle the Hebrew text above for: “Hamakom y’nachem etchem b’toch sh’ar avalei tziyon v’yrushalayim.” (May the Holy one comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.)

Posted by:
Dan and Jeanette Oren

Dear Tahl, Avi, and Veronica,
Tzvi was like family to us and we are stung by his loss. His energy, creativity, curiosity, enthusiasm, wisdom and humor were a model for all whom he touched. His irreverent reverence, commitment and sincerity, were model religiosity. The heart and soul of our Jewish community truly rested on his shoulders.
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Sending virtual hugs and love from Jerusalem,
Dan and Jeanette

Posted by:
Paula Jacobs

My deepest condolences to Veronica, Avi, Tahl, and your families on the passing of Tzvi. As a fellow classmate at H.T.C., I remember fondly Tzvi’s larger-than-life personality, his infectious smile, his warm sense of humor, and his many talents, especially his beautiful playing of the accordion as a member of the Carmel Trio. May the support of friends and community provide you comfort and may Tzvi’s memory forever be a blessing. Y’hi Zichro Baruch.
Paula Tarutz Jacobs

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

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