My Friend On The Row
I had the honor of knowing Chaim Eliav for close to 40 years. For many of those years we sat on the same row in shul. He was kind-hearted and always jovial. Besides his medical knowledge, he was worldly as he displayed his interest in many areas. He had a funny way of saying ‘correct’ or ‘awesome’. His mastery of accents could always make the listener laugh. The son of a Chazzan, he loved Chazzanis. He was devoted to his shul whether it was in Riverdale or on the West Side. He was a devoted family man to his wife Shelly, and daughter Sarah. He will be sorely missed by all he touched. Yehi Zichro Baruch.