By COLlive reporter
Photos by Dov & Shmuel Lenchevsky
Mr. Moshe Duvid (George) Davidsohn, a Jewish philanthropist of Boro Park and Crown Heights, passed away on Shabbos, Cheshvan 4, 5776.
He was 79 and suffered a stroke several years ago.
Born in Montevideo to a Jewish family originating from Transylvania, Davidson’s family moved to New York when he was 10 years old. His father worked as a diplomatic consul.
At 14, Davidsohn started his career on Wall Street as an IBM punched-card clerk, while attending high school at night. He attended Brooklyn College and the New York Institute of Finance.
He started his professional career on Wall Street at Dean Witter and later on founded his own company Davidsohn Computer Services.
For many decades, as his company was thriving, Davidsohn was known as a baal tzedakah, contributing to many diverse causes. He was respected in many different communities, most notably Chabad.
Davidsohn was a congregant in the Bais Medrash of the Liska Rebbe, Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Friedlander, in Boro Park for many years.
At the levaya on Motzoei Shabbos Parashas Noach at Shomrei Hachomos Chapels in Boro Park, the Liska Rebbe delivered a hesped at the levaya, pointing out Davidsohn’s commitment to hiring frum Jews “when it wasn’t fashionable.”
Other words of condolence were delivered by Rabbi Yaakov Leifer, Rabbi Yehoshua Balkany, Dean Bais Yaakov of Midwood and Davidsohn’s son Yossi Davidsohn.
Kel Malleh was delivered by the famous cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot and Tehillim was recited by Rabbi Sholom Duchman, Director of Colel Chabad.
Davidsohn is survived by his wife, Denise (Shaina Dina) and children: Yossi Davidsohn – Brooklyn, Rochel Leah Jaffe – Crown Heights, Breindy Lezell – Crown Heights, Esther Schwab – Miami, FL, Fruma Cohen – Miami, FL and Chana Mayberg – Miami FL, as well as many grandchildren.
The family will be sitting shiva at the Jaffe home, 529 Brooklyn Ave. 3C.
Monday Shivah will be from 12:00pm – 4:00pm and 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Tuesday -Thursday 10:00am – 4:00pm and 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Donations in his memory can be given to Crown Heights Hatzolah.
Baruch Dayan Haemes.