By COLlive reporter
An outpouring of financial support will lead to the construction of a new Mikvah to be built in New Haven, Connecticut, in memory of Moshe Deitsch who passed away at the age of 26.
The sum of $364,909 was donated by 740 people to create a lasting edifice in memory of Deitsch, who tragically passed away on Friday, 3 Adar I 5779.
“Moshe was a special, kind, and caring person,” wrote Zalman Wilhelm, Sholom Deitsch and Mendel Edelkopf who led the fundraising effort. His passing was a shock to all of us.”
They said the mikvah in Moshe’s hometown of New Haven is part of an effort “to find the light in this dark moment” and that they “chose this undertaking of building a Mikvah of living, purifying waters, to reflect the refined, pure, genuine soul of our beloved Moshe.”
With the success of the campaign, organizers expressed, “Thank you all for your generous support in this holy project,” and said they are forging ahead with construction and design plans.
Next week, Rabbi Gershon Grossbaum, a world-renowned expert and director of the Minnesota-based Chabad-Lubavitch Mikvah Information, will be visiting New Haven and meeting with the engineer to begin the plans.
Donations are still accepted at http://paypal.me/MikvasMoshe