Cheryl Dorsch (z’l)

— by Anita Bihovsky

Cheryl Dorsch of Wynnewood, an active and much loved member of the community, passed away suddenly on May 6, 2012. She leaves behind her husband, Jay, three sons, a daughter and a daughter-in-law. Her eldest son, Rabbi Daniel Dorsch, said at the funeral service held on May 8 at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El,

Jewish mothers are our teachers, our booboo kissers, our comforters, our heart-menders… They are our superwomen who don’t wear capes… My mother was the best kind of Jewish mother. Somehow, she managed throughout her life to successfully walk the boundary of being our best friend, our teacher, and our moral compass at the same time.

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Caring and giving by nature, Cheryl was a social worker who was also an active volunteer throughout the years in many Jewish institutions and organizations — including Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, Perelman Jewish Day School, Akiba/Barrack Hebrew Academy and Hadassah, just to name a few. She was also Camp Ramah of the Poconos’ beloved “camp mother” for many summers. Staff and campers alike knew they could count on “Momma Dorsch” as if she were truly their own mother.

Cheryl was cherished for her warmth, her wisdom, her fierce devotion to family, friends, and clients — and for a smile that could light up a room. She touched so many lives and will be sorely missed by all who were privileged to know her.


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