Stanetsky Memorial Chapel

1668 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA


Eliyahu Natan Kassorla Nussbaum

April 7, 1986March 11, 2020

Eliyahu Kassorla Nussbaum of Bedford, NH found peace on March 11 at the age of 33. Beloved husband of Craig Nussbaum. Dear son of Rabbi Hayiim and Jodi Kassorla and Dr. Yael Kassorla. Cherished grandson of Bev Sidel. Loving nephew of Scott Sidel, Lauren Walsh. Loving brother of Josef and Nafi Kassorla; Connor, Ryan, and Keith Murphy; and Yoni and Daniel Kassorla. Loving Uncle of Ava Nussbaum.

He served his country in the Navy and Army Reserves branches of service, and he had cherished memories of his time spent with his unit in Maine. He was close to finishing a Master’s of Science in Nursing and Northeastern University and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He greatly loved cooking, especially learning and making his own complex recipes from middle eastern, Italian, and Sephardic Jewish cuisines. He cultivated his own garden of fresh herbs, lemons, and other items to use in his cooking; and he mastered the art of baking real-starter sourdough and was in process starting an ancient-grains bakery business. Eli loved spending time in nature, trail-running and taking long hikes on the 4 miles of trails he carved out and maintained in his family’s backyard. Most recently, he was a very active volunteer organizer helping his candidate achieve great results in New Hampshire and Georgia, with plans to take a campaign organizer position in Maine.

Eliyahu brought such joy, caring, passion, and friendship/giving to so many people’s lives over the course of his own. His passion for science, logic, as well as helping others was the hallmark of his pure soul. He touched so many people’s lives in such a positive way and gave selflessly of himself to those who were special to him.

Graveside service on Sunday, March 15 at 12:00 PM at Children of Israel Cemetery, 324 Middle Road, Haverhill, Massachusetts. A memorial gathering in New Hampshire will be planned for a later date.

Memorial Observance will held at the family home in Bedford, NH, 03110 on Sunday, March 15th, from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM EST.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of friendship in Eliyahu's memory may be donated to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (https://www.aaas.org) or Mission 22 (https://mission22.networkforgood.com).


  • Graveside Service Sunday, March 15, 2020


Eliyahu Natan Kassorla Nussbaum

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Sarah and Max Diamond

March 17, 2020

Our very deepest sympathy to all the Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sarah and Max Diamond

Jackie & Martin Krainin

March 16, 2020

Dearest Rabbi Kassorla,
Our deepest sorrow and heartfelt condolences on the tragic passing of your beloved son, Eliyahu, of blessed memory. May his gentle, selfless soul be a forever source of comfort and his memory be for a blessing. I regret we are not in Atlanta to extend our personal condolences, but our continued thoughts & prayers are always with you. . G_d bless you & your dear family🙏
Martin & Jackie Krainin
Miramar Beach, FL

Jackson Handmacher

March 15, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Kassorla and Nussbaum families.
I am a member of Rabbi Kassorla's synagogue in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jack Arogeti

March 14, 2020

I am so shocked and heartbroken to hear of Eliy's passing . I was with Eliy at Waffle House just a week ago in Atlanta where he had been volunteering on the MayorPete campaign. We texted later that day and beyond. Ever since first meeting him in Rockville , MD maybe around 1997, I think, Eliy was kind, energetic, keenly intelligent and fun to be around. We alway joked about "Eliy's room" if the Kassorlas ever moved to Atlanta, which they did years later in 2004. I am so very very sorry and saddened.

God bless this kind young man and all his loved ones. Sad beyond words