Nov 19, 2012
Shlucha Honored by Community

A leading contender to become Britain's Chief Rabbi came to honor the energetic wife of a former contender to the post.

By COLlive reporter

Chanie Schochet, Rebbetzin of the Mill Hill community in London, was honored this past Motzoei Shabbos as tribute for her 20 years of dedication to the community.

Many from across the community’s age spectrum turned out to pay tribute to their beloved Chabad Shlucha as she received an "Aishes Chayil award."

Schochet and her high-profile husband Rabbi Yitzchok Schochet have seen their community grow to in excess of 1000 families.

She runs the welfare branch of the community which includes meals for mothers of newborns, befrienders for the elderly, as well as bereavement counselling and hospital visitations. She also teaches kallahs and gives shiurim.

Words of tribute were paid by lay-leaders in which they spoke about her "legendary hospitality" whether singles events in the home and new members' evenings, as well as her outstanding undertakings and the way "she touches the lives of young and old alike, with her elegance and special sensitivity."

Guest speaker was Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, senior rabbi of Finchley Synagogue in London and former Chief Rabbi of Ireland.

He is being mentioned as a leading contender to be next Chief Rabbi of Britain, a position Rabbi Schochet was also a candidate for before dropping out.

In response, Mrs. Schochet paid tribute to the Rebbe whom she said was "the foremost influence in my life, who always stressed the theme of hamaseh hu haikar – 'action speaks louder than words'."

"It is not enough to feel for a mitzvah but we - and I speak as much for myself - have to do – all the time – daily. We all benefit from being part of a community and we are challenged to always look to give back – to get involved in whichever way we can," she said.

Participants took part after in a delicious buffet. The event was held in a local school as the shul is still undergoing a £4,000,000 ($7,000,000) rebuilding program due for completion in February 2013.



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1
Go Chanie!!!
We're so proud of you!! Finally the world is realizing who really makes Yitzchok what he is today!! Mazel Tov!!
(11/20/2012 3:26:19 PM)
2
From a Friend
Well Done! you deserve it!
(11/20/2012 3:27:00 PM)
3
Hi Malki and Mummy!
Miss u down here :)
(11/20/2012 3:54:33 PM)
4
GO CHANIE
I went to school with her! She was always the most elegant in the class! Still is!
(11/20/2012 4:10:08 PM)
5
TZIVIA PEKKAR [CROWN HEIGHTS, N.Y].
B.H. Shoshanah Herzog, always looking good, and it is great to see your photo, and that of your daughter Chanie, and your Grand-Daughter. Hatzlocha in all that you do. Regards from your friend, Tzivia Pekkar.
(11/20/2012 4:44:10 PM)
6
well done
quite right too
she deserves it
(11/20/2012 6:25:48 PM)
7
classy Rebbetzin
Real proud of you Chanie
(11/20/2012 6:36:41 PM)
8
Aishes Chayil ateres balah
Behind every successful Rabbi is a powerhouse who holds it all together. Family, community, etc. Talchi maichayil el choyil
(11/20/2012 6:52:24 PM)
9
mazel tov
well deserved
(11/21/2012 1:01:30 AM)
10
v nice
Now we know rabbi shochat's success secret
(11/21/2012 1:40:49 AM)
11
so now we know
the secret behind Y Shochet. it's his wife!
(11/21/2012 3:03:03 AM)
12
JLI Doubles
I enjoy listening to her husband, a star at the JLI summer retreat. Maybe it's time for a double act.
(11/21/2012 3:04:12 AM)
13
for many years
I have known her. Was always our most glamoros classmate. Now most glamoros rshlucha. R.B
(11/21/2012 3:33:56 AM)
14
Yossi & Nicole Herzog Australia
Mazel tov, we are very proud of our cousins, keep up the great work,
(11/21/2012 4:13:52 AM)
15
Aishes chiyal
Chani we are very proud and happy for you
Keep up the good work
Y h Naclah
(11/21/2012 6:34:16 AM)
16
nachas to the Rebbe
its so heartening to watch a couple start out so many years ago and grow as they have. nachas for the Rebbe
(11/21/2012 1:50:50 PM)
17
Ester Zirkind
Hey Chani,, you always had a heart of gold! May you continue to reap from all the good you sow. Mazal Tov.
(11/21/2012 3:40:07 PM)
18
go chanieee!!
and uncle yitzi too :)
(11/21/2012 8:10:23 PM)
19
Rivke Flinkenstein
Mazel Tov Chanie, well deserved!! all our love Flinkenstein and Teldon families
(11/21/2012 10:11:48 PM)
20
Finally
after all the years of seeing her husband in the public limelight, the power behind the throne gets acknowledged. Aishes chayil aterres baalah
(11/22/2012 3:25:17 AM)
21
Charles
The best Eishes Chayil Mill Hill has ever seen!
(11/22/2012 1:03:50 PM)
22
your brother from montreal
i am extremely proud of my only sister,
keep up the good work
may you go mechayil el choyil
(11/22/2012 1:53:01 PM)
23
G.R
so nice to see your name in lights and you, looking as radiant as ever.
(11/23/2012 8:14:44 AM)
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