By Dvora Lakein- co-director of The Beis Medrash Women’s Circle.
This isn’t your typical mother-in-law story. The sadness and frustration I feel are results of my mother-in-law’s absence, not her meddling.
My husband’s mother, Mrs. Miriam Lakein, passed away when he was 13, a few months after her youngest child’s birth and many years before I came into the picture. I have gotten to know her through her incredible family and through the stories I hear everywhere I go. The stories from women who knew Miriam and respected and loved her, who still get emotional two decades after her passing.
This Tuesday, yud Tammuz, is my mother-in-law’s 20th yahrtzeit. To honor her memory, the Beis Medrash Women’s Circle is hosting our first annual Garden Party. The evening will open with reminiscences by two of her close friends, Mrs. Dinah Borenstein and Mrs. Fraida Perelstein. Mrs. Chanie Wolff, a popular Bais Rivkah educator will answer the provocative question, “does Chabad believe in Yirah?” Following her talk, Elisheva Maister and Rivka Eilfort will perform a musical duet on cello and guitar.
The Garden Party will take place in the back yard of 667 Crown Street. For more information, please [email protected] or call Chanel Lipskier at 718.778.6712 or Dvora Lakein at 347.342.5688.
Monday, June 17
667 Crown Street
Admission $8 in advance/10 at the door