Batya Bar-Chaim (née Betty Shuch)

With breaking hearts, we announce the death of our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt, Batya Bar-Chaim (née Betty Shuch), whose beautiful soul flew to HaShem on Shabbos morning, July 13, 2019 (the 10th of Tammuz). After a valiant battle against cancer, Batya died at home surrounded by her loving family, who sang to her and said their goodbyes. Many friends also came to share their love and admiration for her and told stories of her goodness.  

Batya was a loving, devoted mom who always strived to help her children achieve their dreams. She enjoyed part-time teaching and also was a valued volunteer for her children’s yeshivas. A spiritual seeker, she had come to Crown Heights in 1988 after attending ASU. She studied at Machon Chana for two years, then married her husband Yossel, a special education teacher. They recently celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary. Over a period of time, while giving birth to, and raising her six children, Batya graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in special education and a master’s degree in literacy. Four years ago, she also earned a license as an EMT after taking a course with a small group of other women, when the Crown Heights community tried to establish a women’s EMT crew to meet the needs of religiously observant women.

Batya is survived by her husband, Yossel Bar-Chaim, and children, Chaim Baruch (Shoshana), Chaya Mushka, Chana Sara, Rivka, Nechama and Yisroel. She is also survived by her parents, Sandor and Bunny Shuch; her brother, Bob (Bethel) Shuch; nephews Jacob and Ben Shuch; and niece Kayla Shuch.  

Batya had a generous heart and kind, loving spirit. Her strong faith sustained her and helped her to transcend many challenges with grace and dignity. We, her family and friends, will always cherish her memory.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Bar-Chaim Family Fund,, will be appreciated.  


Steven Marc Winkler

Steven Marc Winkler, 55, died July 5, 2019. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and lived in Phoenix.

He is survived by his spouse, Allison Ladin Winkler of Phoenix; his son, Daniel Winkler; parents Arline and Henry Winkler; brother David Winkler (Nancy); and sister Randi Winkler Gaier (David).

Services were held on July 9, 2019, at Mt. Sinai Cemetery and were officiated by Rabbi Mari Chernow.

Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary of Arizona.

Memorial contributions can be made to Phoenix Children's Hospital Cancer Center


to Temple Chai, C/O Rabbi Chernow

4645 E. Marilyn Road

Phoenix, AZ 85032


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