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It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of Rabbi Marcus Burstein who served the Jewish Family Congregation of South Salem and, more recently, Congregation Shir Shalom of Ridgefield.  Rabbi Burstein passed away on Wednesday evening following the conclusion of Yom Kippur.  
The funeral for Rabbi Burstein took place this morning in Dobbs Ferry, NY.  Shiva will be held on Monday, October 17th, at Congregation Shir Shalom (46 Peaceable Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877) from 7-9pm with a service at 7:30pm.

Donations in Rabbi Burstein's memory can be made to the following organizations:

Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
(Please include Rabbi Burstein's name in the "In Memory Of" section of the form.)

Please join me in offering our condolences to Rabbi Burstein's family and to everyone at Congregation Shir Shalom.  

Rabbi Burstein touched many lives with his kindness and wisdom.   Zichrono L'vrachah.   May his memory be a blessing.

Rabbi Rachel Bearman

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