ILENE BARSHAY

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BARSHAY--Ilene,

Passed away on June 10, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. A devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend. Ilene inspired us all with her grace, kindness, intelligence, elegance and beauty. Her compassion and empathy were an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. Her greatest love and joy was for her family. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 55 years, Stan, her extraordinary children, Larry, Scott and Missy, their caring spouses, Lisa, Melissa and Fred, her spectacular grandchildren, Jenny, Emily, Seth, Chloe, Josh, Olivia and Sydney and her loving, devoted sister, Lois Juliber. Ilene was truly an accomplished woman of valor who was known for her commitment to making her family, profession and charities the best they could be. Whatever she did, she did it with class and devotion and many charitable and professional organizations benefited from her leadership. She was a wonderful leader with tremendous wisdom and insight. She had a lifelong love for her Temple Sinai of Roslyn, where she served as the first female president of the congregation. She also served as the president of the Temple Sinai Sisterhood and was the Synagogue's legal officer for over 30 years. She was a major fundraiser for Temple Sinai. This was a labor of love and the Temple and its members are still benefiting from the extraordinary work she did. Ilene was the president of the Coalition Against Domestic Violence (Safe House of Long Island) and devoted 25 years volunteering for this organization, fighting for social justice and the rights of all people being abused. She had a teaching degree and after raising her oldest children, returned to school to earn law degrees (JD and LLM) at Touro Law School and NYU Law School. While going to law school and getting ready to take the Bar Examination, she was stricken with cancer and despite going through radiation and chemotherapy, she excelled in school and passed the New York Bar Examination. After spending several years practicing law she became a law professor at Touro Law School for 24 years where she excelled in helping the students through their studies and passing their examinations. She was truly loved by her students and faculty for her knowledge, caring and dedication. She touched the lives of so many and her loving family and friends will be forever grateful.

Published in The New York Times on June 12, 2018