Mrs. Tova Gittel (Gigi) Weiss, Shlucha and pillar of the Manchester, England community, passed away on Shabbos, 26 Teves, 5775.
She was 68.
Mrs. Weiss was a pillar of the Manchester community who was dearly loved by all who knew her.
Her influence and guidance spanned the full cross section of the community in her multiple roles. She was active in the full lifecycle of a Jewish woman as a volunteer doula, infertility treatment shomeres, Teacher and Special Ed instructor, Mikva attendant and coordinator and Chevra Kadisha member.
In her role as a shlucha, alongside her husband Rabbi Sholom Weiss, Mrs. Weiss ran Camp Gan Yisroel overnight camps, established the Ohel Yosef Yitzchak girls and boys schools and supported her husband as he established Yeshivas Lubavitch Manchester as well as inspiring many women through shiurim and individual chavrusas and the building of personal connections.
She was zoche to raise a family of chassidim who are dedicated to the Rebbe’s Shlichus and active in community service throughout the world.
She is survived by her husband Rabbi Sholom Weiss, and children – Dovber Weiss, Crown Heights; Mrs. Ruthie Rosenbaum, Melbourne, Australia; Mrs. Sara Rosenfeld, Miami; Mrs. Miriam Cohen, Melbourne; Mrs. Dina Creeger, Cincinnati; Rabbi Shmuli Weiss, Yerusholayim; Mrs. Basheva Roitblat, Crown Heights; Mrs. Baila Greenfeld, Crown Heights; Ashira Weiss, Manchester/CH; Rabbi Mendy Weiss, Richmond, VA; Brocha Weiss, Manchester/CH; Rabbi Moshe Weiss, Melbourne.
She is also survived by her siblings – Mrs. Beryl Guttentag, London; Mr. Bentzion Grosskopf and Mr. Danny Grosskopf of Manchester.
The levaya will take place Sunday morning at 11:30 from the family home at 3 Deanery Gardens.
The family will be sitting shiva at their home and can be contacted for nichum aveilim on 441617923495 or on their personal emails. The family would love if you share stories and memories of Mrs. Weiss at [email protected]