Kenneth Helfield

Funeral Service: Monday, June 15, 2020
Private Graveside
Shiva: Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.
Donald Berman Jewish Hospital of Hope Eldercare Foundation, (514) 738-4500 ext.: 2124

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Bonnie Chodos - 16 days ago

To the family of “Mar Helfield”, I was his student at the Adath Israel School in Outremont. Our class was quite taken with our young and cool teacher , as most of our Hebrew teachers of the time appeared quite elderly in our young eyes! The girls (we were just 8 years old) spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out whether or not he was married or had a girlfriend! Over 50 years later I can see him clearly at his desk, calmly counting until we would settle down. The first class I ever taught was grade 3 Hebrew. My deepest sympathies, “Bella”.

Cheryl Faigan - 19 days ago

Dear Judy, I was sorry to hear about Kenny’s passing. May his memory be for a blessing

Ruthie Sherman - 19 days ago

To the family. I was a student of Mr Helfield in grade 3 ..remember him very well...may your memories sustain you through this time Bde

Martin Surkis - 20 days ago

Dear Helfield family. Condolences on the passing of Kenny. I met Kenny at the Shaare Zion in 2003 while saying Kaddish for my late mother. For almost a year I saw him daily. He was a kind and caring person who was helpful instructing fellow worshipers during our prayer services. May your family know no further sorrow and may he rest in peace.

Ray Kisber - 21 days ago

Sorry to hear of the passing of Mar Helfield , as we had affectionately knew Kenneth Helfield- he was my classroom teacher , taught me my mafter for my bar mitzvah and he was a neighbour on DeVimy . May your memories of him be with You always.

Lorna Spinner Burack - 21 days ago

Dear Judy, my sincere condolences. We used to be friends on Park Ave. many years ago Lorna Spinner Burack

James Helfield - 21 days ago

Dear Judy, My sisters and I were very sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. Our parents (Eric and Tilya) were very fond of him, and of course we all were too. Please accept our condolences and best wishes.

Myrna Benderoff - 21 days ago

To the family of Mr. Helfield. I was a student of Mr. Helfield many many years ago at the time in Adath Israel school, I believe when I was in grade 3. He was a nice and professional man, who I think took control of the class by counting- "achat, Shtayim, Shalosh".. It probably worked. I think we never knbew Mr. Helfield's first name because at the time years ago, it was not necessarily common to know the first name of the teachers. My sympathies

Harriet Shulkin - 21 days ago

Dear Judy & Family - I am Harriet Shulkin Waghelstein - I lived in the same apartment building with you at 6012 Park Avenue. We occasionally got together when I lived in Chomedy. You were my first childhood friend (like yesterday). So sorry to hear of your loss - sending sincere condolences to you and your family. Stay safe. Harriet

Shirley Shoub - 21 days ago

Dear Judy, Cynthia and family, My deepest sympathy on your loss. I remember our teen years together. So sad to realize that so many have left us. Please be comforted in remembering the good times and how your lives evolved following those teenage years. Shirley

ida and moe melnick - 22 days ago

Dear Judy and family Sincere Sympathy on the loss of Kenny may your memories give you comfort Ida and MoeMelnick

Stephen Kaplan - 22 days ago

Kenny was a very, very special man. The Shaare Zion Congregation was truly blessed. With sadness.

Roslyn Pfefer - 22 days ago

Dear Cynthia and Marlene, My deepest condolences on your loss. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. Fondly, Ros

Sheila and Herb Hreenwald - 22 days ago

Dear Helfield Family Growing up on DeVimy as tenants of the Helfields i do remember what a busy time you all had together Later on in life i always saw Edward and wed talk of those days I remember Kenny as a real mench Deepest condolences Sheila Fine Greenwald

Roz Lewis - 22 days ago

Dear Judy , Heather & Liane , my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved husband and father . Roz Lewis

Israel Bonds Montreal - 22 days ago

To the family of Kenneth Helfield, On behalf of the staff and management of Israel Bonds, please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Kenneth. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May your memories give you comfort, and may you be spared further sorrow. With our deepest sympathy

Pearl Berman - 22 days ago

Dear Judy and family, I was shocked to learn of Kenny’s passing. Please cherish the pleasant memories you have created, and may you know of no further sorrow. Pearl Berman (Schiff)

Arlene Alter - 22 days ago

Dear Judy and family So sorry to read of Kenny's passing May happy memories of years past give you strength and courage at this most difficult time My sincere condolences Arlene

Shaar Shalom Congregation - 22 days ago

The Executive, the Board of Directors and members of Shaar Shalom offer sincere sympathy to the Helfield family on the loss of Kenney. It was a pleasure to interact with him. Kenney's service and devotion to the shul was greatly appreciated and will be remembered always.

Judith Lechter - 22 days ago

Dear Helfield Family: I was deeply saddened to learn of the unfortunate passing of Chazan Sheni , Kenneth Helfield. His gentle and capable presence gave all worshippers a feeling of warmth and comfort . A truly kind , generous , and humble gentleman whom we were privileged and fortunate to have known , we extend our sincere condolences to all whom he loved and who loved him in return. May you know surcease from all further sorrow, Judith and John Lechter

Dina and Buzz Goldstein - 22 days ago

Judy and family Please accept our sincerest condolences. Our heart goes out to you and your family

Gerry Silverman - 22 days ago

Kenny was a true mensch. Always a smile and always willing to help with tefillin and davening for anyone who asked. His presence in our chapel will always be felt. Please accept my most sincere sympathies on your loss.

Marlene Spevack - 22 days ago

Dear Judy, Heather, Liane, Cynthia, and Marlene Heartfelt condolences on Kenny's untimely passing. Marlene Spevack and family.

Stanley Schulman - 22 days ago

To The Helfield Family. My condolences to the Helfield Family. Kenneth was a remarkable man who left his impression with my brother Nathan and myself during our years at the Adath Israel. I have often thought of him. Stanley Schulman

Rosalee Tuchow - 22 days ago

To Cynthia, Marlene and the whole family, my deepest condolences on the loss of your brother, brother-in-law. May his memories help and support you through these trying times

Deanna and David Mendelson - 22 days ago

Dear Judy We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved husband, Kenneth, z"l. I graduated with Kenny from Adath Israel Academy in 1955. I still remember being struck by Kenny's deep bass voice even at that young age. Kenny was Ba'al Shacharit at the parallel High Holy Day services at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim when I was Hazzan. We extend our deepest sympathy to, you and the family. May you all be spared further sorrow. Hamakom yenachem etchem.... David Mendelson

David Gisser - 22 days ago

It is with sadness that I have just learned of the passing of Kenny Helfield. Kenny served as Hazzan Sheni to my late father for the better part of 20 years, and he will be remembered for his kindness and courtesy to Shaare Zion's congregants. Zichrono L'vracha. With sincere condolences to the Helfield family, David Gisser, son of the late Cantor Solomon and Anna Gisser

Lisa Niederhoffer - 22 days ago

Our sincere condolences of the loss of your beloved husband and father. May you remember the good times you shared. Love, Lisa Paul and Spencer Melnick

Carol Liverman - 22 days ago

Dear Judy, Heather and Liane, I was very sorry to hear about Kenny's passing. He was a wonderful, kind man who we could always count on to be in synagogue for all our services. I will always remember him sitting in the last seat in our Chapel and calling out the pages to make sure we could follow along. My father looked forward to seeing Kenny whenever he came to services as well. He was truly a treasure. I hope all your beautiful memories will comfort you at this difficult time. Carol

Andrea Grief - 22 days ago

Dear Helfield family, My sincerest condolences on the loss of a sweet and gentle man. I have fond memories of Being a staff member at Shaare Zion and recall Kenny’s presence as always being well respected by all its members and staff alike. He was always courteous and respectful. Liane, although I have not seen you since our Concordia days, I wish you and your entire family my deepest sympathies. May his memory be a blessing and an everlasting legacy to your entire family.

Michael Black - 22 days ago

We would like to send our deepest condolences to Judy and the whole family . Michael & Carrie Ryan & Tyler Black .

Toby Shulman - 22 days ago

Dear Liane & Family, Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved husband, father & loved family member. I first met Kenny as a member of the Shaar Shalom & in later years as a member of Shaare Zion. He was a lovely man, very helpful to others. His voice rang out during services. May the family be comforted as the mourners of Zion & Jerusalem & suffer no more sorrows.

Rita Scholl - 22 days ago

Dear Judy & Family. Our sincere sympathy on the loss of Kenny. He will be fondly remembered as the Torah reader at Shaar Shalom synagogue by our members, and a real mensch. Sidney & Rita Scholl

Barry Klar - 22 days ago

To Kenny's Family, Remember Kenny so well when he was running the daily evenng prayer services at the Shaar Zion. I was saying kaddish for my parents in the 90's and attended the evening services for close to two years. Kenny was so helpful and kind and encouraged everyone's participation. He gave me the confidence to lead the services at the conlusion of my period of saying kaddish. I shall remember his good nature and may his memory be a blessing. Barry Klar