By COLlive reporter
Close to 300 people participated in the funeral of Rabbi Moshe Muller, a beloved and dedicated Chabad Shliach and teacher in the north-east of London, England, on Monday.
Still in shock over his sudden passing at the age of 43, family and community members followed the procession from Lubavitch House in Stamford Hill continuing past his home in Gants Hill.
The British-born rabbi served as Assistant Director of the Chabad center in Ilford, organizing its many programs, activities and classes for Jews of all ages and backgrounds since 1996.
“Such a wonderful, caring man. His tragic passing will be a huge loss to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Our thoughts are with his family,” residents Julian and Cyril Levy commented.
Participating in the mournful funeral were also students, teachers and the faculty of the Chassidei Viznitz school where Rabbi Muller taught. The senior Chabad girls school was also represented as they are friends of some of his daughters.
Among the participants was Rabbi Bentzi Sudak, CEO of Chabad Lubavitch UK, who described Rabbi Muller as “a very dear friend and colleague.”
“His ever-present smile and upbeat personality shone through everything he did, from inspiring young teens and bat mitzva kids to helping people kosher their kitchens,” Rabbi Sudak said.
Rabbi Muller is survived by his wife Mrs. Brochi Muller (nee Bernstein) and their children Chaya Mushka, Mendel, Shoshi, Yitzy, Shimi, Zalman, Yosef, and Avraham Yisroel.
He is also survived by his mother, Jenette Muller – London; and siblings Rabbi Eli Muller – Montreal, Canada, Rabbi Chaim Muller, Mrs. Malka Zarfati – London, UK; Mrs. Yael Klyne – Manchester, UK, Mrs. Sarah Tuller – Crown Heights; Mrs. Shoshi Serebryanski – Melbourne, Australia; Mrs. Tovah Vidal – Montreal, Canada; and Mrs. Rivkah Hershkowitz – Chicago, IL.
The family will be sitting Shiva at 28 The Crescent, Ilford, Greater London IG2 6JF, UK. Davening times: Shacharis 6:45 am (Sunday 8:30 am), Mincha and Maariv 7:30 pm, second Maariv 9:30 pm. Family rest time 12:00-3:00 pm.