Zave Climan

Funeral Service: Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Shiva: Thursday, June 14, 2018 to
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

3577 Atwater Ave. #1406, Montréal, H3H 2R2; Ronit on Monday evening and Tuesday: 44 Dell Park Ave., North York M6B 2T6
Shiva Details: Shiva hours: Thursday until 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Monday and Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Evening services at 8:00 p.m.
Cemetery: Shaar Hashomayim
Donations: To the charity of your choice

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78 Condolences

Kiki and Henry Etingin - 3 days ago

Dear Sandy Please accept our sincere sympathies on your loss To you and your family Warmly kiki and Henry

Betty Lang - 4 days ago

Dear Sandy, I am so sorry to have learned the sad news of your husband's passing. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Sending you my sincere condolences, Betty Lang

leslie bacal - 4 days ago

Dear Sandra, and family, I am deeply saddened to have learned of the passing of Zavie. He will be remembered as the kindest, cheerful, person I have ever known. I will always remember his strong intellect and his compassion for people. I hope you will have strong memories of him to comfort you at this time. Leslie Bacal

Heather Michelin - 5 days ago

Dear Sandy, I read with great sadness of the passing of your beloved husband Zave. I have fond memories of counting books together on inventory night at Bibliophile, while indulging in some treats from Snowdon Deli. I wish you and your family much strength during this difficult time, please accept my sincere condolences. Sincerely, Heather

Delores and Harry - 7 days ago

Dear Sandy and family:So many letters write about how loved Zave was but we want to write of how much HE DID THE LOVING!When he gazed at Sandy, his adoration and pride lit up the room.And when we inquired about "the kids"and "grandkids", no matter what kind of day he was having, he beamed. Add our names to the multitudes who will miss this special man.

Mark Lechter - 7 days ago

Dear Sandi, Dani, Ronit and Tamar. I was deeply saddened to hear of Zave's passing. I have only the fondest memories of him from almost a time I don't remember. Akiva, The Shaar, Rosh Hashanah teas, pool parties and so much more. I know he will be deeply missed. My sincerest sympathies to you all.

Doug Dubow - 7 days ago

Sandra, Dani, Ronit, Tamar and the whole family. I am sending you my deepest condolences on the loss of your husband and dad. Its been a very long time since we grew up together in Montreal, but I remember your dad as a kind, smart and generous man. My mother and father both spoke very highly of him. May his memory be for a blessing and may his Neshama have a aliya. BDE

Rena Gornitsky - 7 days ago

Dear Sandra Our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of Zave. May your fond memories be a comfort to you at this most difficult time. Rena and Mervyn Gornitsky

Paul Levine - 8 days ago

Dear Climan family, I was saddened to learn of the passing of Zave. He was a true mensch who I had the pleasure of working with and learning from at BJEC and the Shaar. I extend my heartfelt condolences to the entire family and hope that your fond memories of him will sustain you through this difficult time.

Sandra Rafman - 8 days ago

Dear Sandy and family. I am most saddened to learn of Zave's death. His presence, the warmth, intelligence and the kindness, was a true gift.

Carole Shiller - 8 days ago

To the Climan family, I remember Zave fondly from our teen years. Please accept my condolences on the loss of a fine man.

Linda Zlatkin - 8 days ago

Dear Sandra and family, Our sincere condolences on Zave’s passing. So very sorry to hear! Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time!! Linda and Gertie Zlatkin

Jewel Lowenstein - 8 days ago

Dear Sandra and family, We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved Zave. He was so well respected by all. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Jewel and Paul Lowenstein

Paloma Friedman - 8 days ago

Dear Sandra and family, my deepest condolences on Zave's passing. May your memories bring you comfort in this difficult time.

Simon Bensimon - 8 days ago

Dear Sandra and Family, my sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Zave, z"l. I have fond memories of him around the JEC (BJEC) Board table.

Rabbi Allan Nadler - 8 days ago

Dear Sandra, Ronit and the extended family, I was so very saddened to learn of Zave's passing. He was such a fine gentleman, always positive, and unfailingly a great conversationalist with so much intellectual curiosity and fortitude. I will have very fond memories of our always rewarding conversations at lectures, in shul (both during davening, and at kiddush of course). It was always a pleasure being in Zave;s presence. May you have nothing but warm and loving memories of a wonderful husband and father. Allan Nadler

Lola Mendelson - 8 days ago

Our sincere sympathies on the passing of a old friend from high school days. Lola and Jack Mendelson

Shoshi Becker - 8 days ago

Dear Sandra, Danny, Ronit and Tamar, Together with all of my colleagues at iTaLAM, I want to extend my heartfelt condolences on Zave’s passing. Zave was one of the people who made it possible for iTaLAM to exist and flourish. He understood the importance of preserving the legacy of TaL AM and promoting the renewal of the program in the Jewish world. He knew how to ask honest, difficult questions in the most respectful and supportive manner. Until the very end, Zave guided us with his strong, understanding voice, and made sure that every issue and conflict was addressed in a fair process that resulted in solutions. A few months ago, he held an online conversation with our team regarding the iTaLAM budget; he was sharp, clear, and clarified key financial concepts to us in a way that left us all in awe of his abilities and competence. Zave encouraged me personally so many times, and I am enormously grateful to him. With each visit, he talked with great pride about his family – his beloved wife, children, and grandchildren. He was a man of dialogue and peace, a man who loved the Jewish people and his heritage. We will miss him greatly. We hope that the impact he had on iTaLAM and its work on behalf of Jewish education will be a legacy that can bring comfort to you at this difficult time. With sincere condolences, Shoshi Becker CEO iTaLAM

Lorraine Singer - 8 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, My heartfelt condolences on your loss of Zavie. A warm , intelligent life friend. A man of integrity, grace and dignity. May your rich life shared and many memories be a source of comfort at this very sad moment Lorraine Singer

Frank Guttman - 8 days ago

Dear Sandy & family: I am sorry to learn of Zave's death. He will be sorely missed. My sincere sympathy frank

Tracy and Gady Wechsler - 8 days ago

Dear Ronit and Family - Our condolences on the loss of your father. May he rest in peace.

Sharon Fodor - 9 days ago

Our deepest condolences upon your loss.

Fagen family - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy, Tamar, Dani, and Ronit, Very sorry to hear about the passing of Zave. What a wonderful man. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Lillian Vineberg - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy, My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family on the loss of dear Zave. I always enjoyed our times together. Zave was a gentle, intelligent, thoughtful and kind man.

Monica and Joe Gauze - 9 days ago

Dear Climan Family Our condolences to all of you on the loss of a dear husband, father and grandfather. BDE

Neil Gottheil - 9 days ago

Ronit, Joey, Joshua and Talia, I am so sorry for you loss. I have no doubt that Zave was a wonderful person because he raised a wonderful daughter. You are all in our thoughts. Neil, Ariel, and Sadie

Billy Wisse - 9 days ago

Dear Sandi and the whole Climan family, I am very sorry to hear of Zave's passing. May your wonderful memories be a comfort to you.

Ellie Diner - 9 days ago

Dear Sandi and Family -My deepest sympathies to you and the entire Climan family on the loss of Zave-May your precious memories help you during this difficult time Ellie Diner

Eunice Palayew - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy —- I wish you strength to deal with this great loss to your family circle. My thoughts are with you. Eunice Palayew

Carole Burack - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy and Family, We were very sad to read of Zave's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. And may your memories of a great life together bring some comfort at this sad time. Carole & Eddie Burack.

FREYDA AND ED FELLOWS - 9 days ago

DEAR SANDY AND CLIMAN FAMILY: PLEASE ACCEPT OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON THE LOSS OF ZAVE. FOR MANY YEARS, WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PART OF AN EXTENDED FAMILY WHICH INCLUDED THE GOLDSMITHS AND CLIMANS. UNFORTUNATELY LIFE HAS A WAY OF INTERFERING WITH PLANS. MAY ZAVE REST IN PEACE! PERHAPS HE WILL MEET UP WITH OLD FRIENDS! ALL OUR LOVE! THE FELLOWS FAMILY IN HOLLYWOOD , FLORIDA

Heather (Cherniak) Segal - 9 days ago

Dear Sandi, Ronit, Joey, Dani, Tamar, Josh and Talia, Our deepest condolences to all of you on the sad loss of your husband, father, father-in-law, and Saba. Ronit, I'll always remember your dad's warmth and especially his smile - he always made me feel so welcome in your home on Aberdeen. I hope that the many happy memories you have of him can offer you comfort during this sad and difficult time. Hugs to all of you. Love, Heather & Mark

Harriet&Marvin Corber - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy and Family: So sorry to learn of your loss!We wish you long life and comforting memories,particularly during your bereavement.

Betty Laxer - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy Our sincere condolences to you & your family on Zave’s passing, May your fond memories of the wonderful years you had together with him be a comfort to you. Betty & Carl Laxer

trudy cusmariu and aaron ain - 9 days ago

Dear Sandra, Ronit and family We are so sorry to hear of your Loss.. We are thinking of you and sending you our sympathies during this difficult and painful time in your lives.. Trudy Cusmariu and Aaron Ain Trudy Cusmariu and Aaron Ain

Gloria Schwartz - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy, I was so sorry to learn that Zave had passed away. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Wishing you and your family long life, Gloria

Maxine and Harvey Sigman - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, We were so sorry to learn of Zave’s death. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Know that our thoughts are with you. Maxine and Harvey

Lois and Bernard Shapiro - 9 days ago

Dear Sandi How sad for us all but especially,of course to you and your familyl Although we feel sure that the memories will ehlp ease the sadness of the coming months, we are also sure that the loss of Zave's very special soul imporverishes us all. What a priviledge to have known him!

Adele Balinsky - 9 days ago

Dear Sandi & family Our deepest sympathies. Zave was a fine gentleman. Adele & David.

Barbara Stern - 9 days ago

Dear Sandi, to you and the kids, the Stern gang joins in extending deepest sympathy on Zavie’s passing. We wish you wonderful memories to help you over this sad time. Fondest wishes, Barbara

Fern Goldman - 9 days ago

Dear Ronit and Family, My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved father. Thinking of you during this time of sorrow.

Just Sternthal - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy. We are so sorry to hear of Zave’s passing Please accept our deepest sympathies. Judy and Stanley Sternthal

Harlie Altman - 9 days ago

Dear Sandra and family. I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My deepest sympathy. Harlie Altman

Shlomo and Tova Shimon - 9 days ago

Dear Sandra, Ronit, Danny Tamar and Family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved head of the Family. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear Zave who was our mentor, leader and friend and whom we respected and loved. We worked with Zave over the past forty years in a range of Jewish educational organizations at Akiva School, at BJEC’s Department of Curriculum Development and at TaLAM and iTaLAM. Through all these years we benefited from his wisdom, menschlich leadership and unwavering support of our mission and work. Zave passed away at the beginning of the month of Tammuz, a period that is sad for the Jewish people because of the historical events that led to the destruction of the First Temple and the Second Temple. These traumatic events posed a grave threat to the continuity of the Jewish People. Visionary Leaders like Rabbi Yochannan Ben Zakkai established alternative foci for Jewish existence through learning and Prayer. Zave was a modern such visionary. Through his leadership in TaLAM and iTaLAM, which he considered to be the pinnacle of his contribution to the Jewish People, Zave contributed through his partnership in the development of new modalities for Jewish education to our continuity through Jewish education and learning. With love, respect and gratitude for his Mentschlich Leadership and Support, Yehi Zichro Baruch !יהי זכרו ברוך Baruch Dayan haEmetברוך דיין האמת ! Shlomo and Tova Shimon

Andy Cherniak - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy, Dani, Ronit, and Tamar....... I am so incredibly sorry to hear of the loss of your spouse/father. He was a large part of my childhood. Every single time I saw him, he was always very welcoming, even to a little kid. I saw him as a larger then life character who always treated those around him with respect. A true mensch. He raised three beautiful children. I am thinking of all of you today. Dani is one of my best friends and I know he carries much of who he is from Zave. He will be greatly missed. Andy Cherniak

Carolyn and Arnold Steinman - 9 days ago

Dear Sandra, Ronit, and family. Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved husband and father. May his neschama have an Aliya. Carolyn and Arnold Steinman

Sheila Sinclair Kirstein - 9 days ago

i am so sorry sandy.....what sad news....a loss to our community...and most especially to you and your children......may you call upon your strength and years of wonderful memories.....no further sorrow.....

Pat Rubin - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy, So sorry to learn of Zavie’s death. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Warmly, Pat & Paul Rubin

Andrea Lipper - 9 days ago

Dear Climan family, I am so sorry to hear about Zavi’s passing. I have so many fond memories of our Seders together and also camp Massad with Ronit. My condolences Andrea Lipper

michael garmaise - 9 days ago

My visits to Bibliophile are amongst the treasured memories of my life. .We mourn the passing of the"Great Reccommender"> Sandy you are an exceptional person .We hope you draw some solace from the warm sympathy and support Bryna and I feel for you.

Laura Battisti and family - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy and family, Please accept my sincere and deepest condolences on the loss of such a wonderful and patient man that filled your life with love and happiness. I enjoyed our conversations and I will miss him dearly.

Frances Bigman - 9 days ago

Ronit and family - I am saddened to hear of your loss and send you all my deepest sympathies. May his memory be a blessing. Frances

Anna Gonshor - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy Our heartfelt condolences you loss is shared by many Warm hugs from afar Anna and Aron

Lorne and Yaffa - 9 days ago

Dear Ronit, Joey, Josh and Talia, Baruch Dayan Emet, we are sorry to hear about the loss of your father and grandfather. May we only share in simchas in the future. Love Yaffa and Lorne

Miriam Daniels - 9 days ago

Dear Ronit, I was saddened to hear of the loss of your father. "May HaShem console you and your family among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem (Ha'makom yenahem etkhem betokh she'ar avelei Tziyonvi'Yerushalayim)."

Margot Steinberg - 9 days ago

Dearest Sandy, Tamar, Ronit and Dani and family, We are so sad to hear about your beloved Zave. He was a wonderful, caring person and our thoughts are with you. With much love, Margot, Stan, Chloe and Sasha

Stuart and Marla Schwartz - 9 days ago

Dear Ronit, Joey, Sandra and the entire family. I was saddened to hear the news of Zave's passing. I didn't know him well but what I did know of him through our lunches together when Joey was in town was that he was a kind, loving and religious man that left a mark on who ever he met. Our sincere condolences. Stuart and Marla

Melvyn shevell - 9 days ago

Dear Sandra, Lottie and I were saddened to see that Zave had passed away. Please accept our deepest sympathy, Lottie & Mel

Shirley garfinkle - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy, So sorry to hear of Zave's passing. My thoughts are with you Shirley

Fay Goldberg - 9 days ago

Dear Ronit & family, My most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved father. May his memory be for a blessing.

Steven Bergson - 9 days ago

Ronit, I'm sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing.

Joe Kislowicz - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy, Linda and I both respected and admired Zave for his mentschlechkeit and his determination to live by example. To Dani, Ronit and Joey, and Tamar--what a wonderful example to have learnt from. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem Linda & Joe Kislowicz

Gayle Holtzman - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy, Dani, Tamar, Ronit, Joey, Josh and Talia, We are saddened by the passing of Zave, We have many fond memories of spending simchas and Seders together. He will be deeply missed by all. Gayle, Howard, Jonathan and Michael

Bill Polsky - 9 days ago

An old friend.

Marlene and Fred Cantor - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy and family , Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss. Zave was a kind and soft spoken man. He will be sorely missed by all. Marlene, Fred, Sacha and Jeremy Cantor

Dale and Nat Boidman - 9 days ago

Dear Sandy and Family, We were so saddened to learn of Zave’s passing. Zave and I spent so many years together working toward bettering the world of Jewish education. I respected his opinion and in depth understanding. His passion was contagious. We will both miss him. May his memory be a blessing. Dale and Nat

Barry and Cooki Levy - 10 days ago

We are saddened to hear of Zave's passing. Truly the end of an era. May God grant you all strength, and the comfort that comes from wonderful memories.

Bunny and Mort Lechter - 10 days ago

Dear Sandy, Dani, Ronit and Tamar, we are deeply saddened to learn about Zave. Please accept our condolences and know that they come with years of good memories. We wish Long Life to all, fondly Bunny and Mort.

Greg Lipper - 10 days ago

My deepest condolences to the Climan family - Dani and I grew up together and I spent many days in the Climan household on Aberdeen, and I have so many fond memories of Zave.

NORAH FREEDMAN - 10 days ago

Sandy, I was deeply saddened to read of Zave's passing. His smile, warmth, and hospitality will be remembered. My deepest sympathy to you. Norah Freedman

Betty and Irwin Itzkovitch - 10 days ago

Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Zave. May he Rest In Peace.

Neil Uditsky - 10 days ago

Ronit and family - please accept my deepest most sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved father and grandfather. May his many memories be a source of comfort during this most difficult time.

Irene lipper - 10 days ago

We are in Israel where we just now received the very sad news of dear Zave’s passing away. To sandra, Dani, Ronit, Tamar and families, we send our deepest sympathy. Zave was a good friend for many years and we have great memories of your seders where our families shared so many happy times together. Akiva brought us together and we have been enriched by our friendship with you all. From Stephen, Irene, greg, Andrea and David lipper

Sheila and Herb Greenwald - 10 days ago

Dear Sandy Our deepest sympathies to you and family How very sad Hope all good memories will help ease your pain Sheila and Herb

Deborah Corber - 10 days ago

Sandra, Ronit and family - my deepest condolences to you and your entire family on the loss of your beloved Zave. I hope you will derive comfort from a lifetime of cherished memories and the loving embrace of family and friends. May Zave’s memory be for a blessing.

Rita Briansky - 10 days ago

Dear Sandy: I was very sorry to learn of you great loss. Please accept my sincere sympathies. Rita Briansky

Rachel Alkallay - 10 days ago

Dear Sandra and Family, My deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved husband Zave Climan, z'l. The two of your were a real team throughout your many years together. May the many happy memories you have with him over those years comfort you during these difficult days. May you and your family be spared any further sorrow. Rachel

Jack and Linda Kivenko - 10 days ago

Sandy and family: Our hearts go out to you as you mourn the loss of Zave. We send our sincere sympathies.