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“Daughters” Recall Dorm Mother

An event marking the end of Shiva for Mrs. Gita Gansburg obm took place at the Machon Chana dorm; Alumnae from around the world remembered their beloved dorm mother at an emotional conference call. Full Story

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nearly in tears
nearly in tears
5 years ago

I miss her so much! I was in the dorm with Mrs.Gansburg for nearly two years. I didn’t come from the most stable family and being under Mrs. Gansburg’s care was the first experience I had of a mother, really, someone who cared when you got home, where you were, how you were feeling. Mrs. Gansburg was completely unpretentious. She did not care what anyone thought of her and was 100 percent in every moment that she was in. She was committed. I felt, with complete certainty, how much she cared for me, and wanted the best for me. I… Read more »

a special lady
a special lady
5 years ago

i was only at machon Chana for a short while and was in the dorm for a very short while. Yet Mrs. Gansberg left a lasting impression. Everything she did was with someone else in mind. She struck me at the time as a tzaddakis, yet i wouldn’t have expressed that as i was young and too self involved. So i say it now. Mrs. Gansberg was a tzaddakis. Because i think she truly was. Alumnus Alissa Joseph

an alumnus from ...
an alumnus from ...
5 years ago

what a very special and beautiful evening for a very special and beautiful mother. thank you to everyone that made it so possible. from the speakers, to the video, to the food and to the family. we are all truly blessed to have mrs gansburg in our lives!!!!may we all continue to give her the nachas we can and she knew we could too!

so special
so special
5 years ago

please post on COL when and where the call recording will be available for those of us who couldn’t make it.
A grateful daughter

Thank you for doing this!
Thank you for doing this!
5 years ago

This was her life and now her legacy. We the girls from Machon Chana also were in seven days of shiva, without our families to comfort us – except for her children! Chami, Frady and Yossi thank you for your words of comfort when we came to comfort you.

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