Their world came to a screeching halt.
Imagine losing your best friend.
Imagine losing your role model.
Imagine losing your father.
Imagine losing your everything.
For the family of Reb Mendel Plotkin, this is the tragic reality, and all in 1 day.
He was their world, their everything.
Reb Mendel was a friend to all, and a pillar of his community.
He leaves behind a large family, and an even larger extended family, comprised of those who knew him and loved him.
“This one really hits home,” a community activist stated. “This happened so quickly, the shock and devastation haven’t fully set in yet.”
To the Jewish community of Toronto, he will be remembered for his smile.
A smile truly capable of lighting up the room.
A smile, now no more.
Our hearts and minds immediately shift, however, to his dear family. A family shattered, left with nothing but questions.
“What will tomorrow bring?”
“Will we be able to go to summer camp?”
“Who will take me to the father/son Melaveh Malka at school?”
The reality is, only the Almighty can answer these questions, and we know that G-d takes personal responsibility for the well-being of orphans and widows.
Our job, however, is to create the appropriate “Keli”.
A fund has been set up and organized by a group of respected community members, to assure that Reb Mendel’s family is cared for, for as long as possible.
Please visit https://raisethon.com/mplotkin and donate generously.
We yearn for the day when “Those resting in the earth will awake and shout for joy” (Isaiah 26:19), and we will be able to tell Reb Mendel in person that “all of Klal Yisroel watched over your family.”
Until then, let’s provide his family with our support and love, as they desperately search for answers.
May you and your family be blessed with good, and only good, in abundance.
Remember, the Almighty does not remain indebted.
All donations are tax deductible
Endorsed by the following Rabbis:
Rabbi Simon Jacobson
Rabbi Akiva Wagner