Henya Federman, the beloved and devoted Shlucha in the Virgin Islands, passed away on Wednesday, 17 Shvat, 5783.
She was 40 years old.
Henya (nee Shmotkin) served as a devoted Shlucha alongside her husband, Rabbi Asher Federman, in the Virgin Islands. Together, with warmth, joy, and love for all they met, the couple ran a successful Chabad Center which brought the light of Judaism to the locals and the thousands of visitors who visit the tourist destination each year.
In November, Henya was injured in a terrible accident in which her youngest child, baby Shterna, tragically passed away.
Henya remained on life support, with thousands of mitzvos being done and tefillos being said in her merit.
Sadly, she passed away today in an acute care center in Lakewood, NJ.
She is survived by her husband, Asher Federman, and children Chaya Mushka, Menachem Mendel, Yitzchak Leib, Levi, Shneur Zalman, Chanah, Feigel, Zelda Rochel, Yehudah, Meir Shlomo, Nechama Reizel, and Sheina.
She is also survived by her parents Rabbi Yisroel and Bracha Devorah Shmotkin, Milwaukee, WI head Shluchim of Wisconsin, and siblings: Zalman Shmotkin – Stamford, CT, Shmaya Shmotkin – Detroit, MI, Mendel Shmotkin – Glendale, WI, Elkanah Shmotkin – Brooklyn, NY, Feigel Tenenbaum – Gurnee, IL, Chanie Klein – Eilat, Israel, Levi Shmotkin – New York, NY, Yehuda Shmotkin – Hamilton Heights, NYC, Shmuel Shmotkin – Miami, FL, and Meir Shmotkin – Alameda, CA.
The Levaya will take place tomorrow, Thursday, leaving from Shomrei Hadas at 1:30 pm, passing by 770 at 2:30 pm. 3:45 pm at Montefiore Cemetery.
Shiva of Henya’s husband, children, parents and siblings together at
227-98 120th Avenue, Cambria Heights through Sunday 1:00 PM.
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.
VIDEO: Henya Federman once shared a stirring story of the impact a single Menorah they gave to a Jewish family on a cruise trip.