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Mrs. Gittel (Gigi) Weiss, 68, OBM

Mrs. Tova Gittel (Gigi) Weiss, Shlucha and pillar of the Manchester, England community whose influence and guidance spanned many roles, passed away. Full Story

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Patricia Cohen Aguado (Australia)
June 13, 2016 12:48 am

To Dear Gigi’s Family
Gigi was my best friend at school (Stand Grammar). She was so wise and grounded at an early age. She never said a bad thing about anyone. Her wisdom and positive outlook have influenced my life immeasurably, tho we hadn’t met in 50 years. I’m heartbroken not to have reconnected with her. May her dear soul rest in peace.

Miriam and Dina sh'y
January 23, 2015 11:16 am

Hamakom yenachem eschem, may you all be reunited with your dear mother!
S.R. Ashkenazi (Jacobs)

From the Geisinsky Family
January 19, 2015 6:03 pm

To Sarale and Baila and the entire Weiss family,

Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. You should know of no more sorrow.

Hamakom Yenachem Eschem Besoch Shaar Aveilei Tzion VeYerushalayim..

January 19, 2015 4:45 pm

mrs weiss was a special person. she had deeper inner beauty she loved to help people as you can see her whole life was dedicated to volunteering work and help bring new neshomos to the world she was very special and left an impact
may her zechusim help to bring the immediate redemption bimhairo vyamainu amen!

Moishe Liberow and Family Colorado
January 19, 2015 1:51 pm

To the Dear Weiss Family,

As Family friends for all the years back in the Manchester days,
one can see the Feine Gute Kinder dedicated to the Rebbes work of reaching out to help and encourage a fellow yid to do a Mitzvah, that Mrs Weiss A”H has left behind.

The warmth, Eidelkeit and Smchas Hachayim that the family displays will surely help her continue to be a Gutte Beitter for the Mishpacha.

Hamokom Yenachem Eschem Besoich Sha’ar Aveilei Tzion Veyerusholayim

January 19, 2015 1:43 pm

To the Weiss Family,
Many years ago when our son Itchie was learning in Manchester, he didn’t feel well. Rabbi & Mrs Weiss took him into their home, and cared for him as if he was one of their own. Later when we visited him, they invited us to their home for a visit. Hamokom Y’nachaim Eschem b’soch shaar Availai Tzion Vyerushlaim
Berel & Chaye Freyda Kahan

January 19, 2015 5:59 am

She was truly the most amazing woman I knew. she was the most giving people I knew, alway ready to help anyone and everyone. I love her tons and I will miss her terribly.

Miriam Cohen shetichye
January 19, 2015 4:10 am

I’m so sorry for your loss. May you know no more sorrow, only simches to you and all am Yisroel and Moshiach should come now’ והקיצו ורננו שוכני עפר והיא בתוכם!
nechama paley(nee weinstein)

Mrs Manchester
January 18, 2015 11:23 pm

Growing up in manchester the weiss family were manchester. K”H with a house full of children, Mrs weiss was always busy and full of life. With the camps, day school and yeshiva she did her work fully without questions. She was mosa nefesh for the Rebbe’s work, not on the expense of her children. A true Eshes chayil, warm, loving and special woman. Her children K”H should know, there mother was the true dugmah chaya which was known through out manchester. Mrs manchester is truely the name given to her and may she be a beitar for her family and… Read more »

Why is Moshiach not here?
January 18, 2015 6:52 pm

She was a Gem,Lubavitch Manchester is Orphaned without her.Why always the best people?
A true Eshes Chayil,kind hearted.She was the first to help others.She was loved by everyone.Her life was pure Chessed.Her and Sholom,brought back lots of people to Yiddishkeit,and people lived there for years.BDE

January 18, 2015 3:14 pm

Really, really heartbroken by this new!!!
… and just so devastated for the family!
I have always felt SUCH affection for Mrs Weiss, appreciating and loving her extra warm, sweet, motherly manner and ways!!!
I’m just heartbroken!!!! Shevs

January 18, 2015 2:53 pm

Mrs Weiss will be missed in Manchester a mother for all in Manchester

To Reb sholom, Dovber, Shmully, Mendy, Moshe and all the family Sh"y
January 18, 2015 2:23 pm

ברוך דיין אמת Hamakom yinachem eschem bsoch shaar aveili tzion vyerushalayim. May you all only know of simchos from now on. Thinking of u. Hokitzu V’Ranenu Shochnei Ofor with the Hisgalos of the Rebbe MHM Mamosh NOW!
Shimon Liberow- Crown Heights

Email address
January 18, 2015 2:06 pm

The family would love if you share stories and memories of Mrs. Weiss at [email protected].

January 18, 2015 2:03 pm

BDE to R Sholom,DB & entire family!
So sorry,so sad
Fondest warmest memories from our parents z”l days from our youth growing up….camps….!!!!
Arichas yomim v,shonim Tovos
Gigi so warm & gentle will be a Guttah Bettah for her lovely family and community.
Thinking of you at this difficult time

January 18, 2015 1:38 pm

Please share your stories and memories with us at [email protected]

HInda Schryber ( Dubo
January 18, 2015 1:10 pm

BAruch Daya Ha Emett. She was such a special woman – her only thoughts were to do good for others. I dont think we know half of what she did and how many lives she inspired.
I would like to tell the family some stories – can anyone give me an email address
Mine is [email protected]

from Fam Weiss
January 18, 2015 12:39 pm

we are touched by all your comments and fond memories and good wishes. Please write your names so we know who you are.

hamokom yenachem eschem
January 18, 2015 11:47 am

she was such a specil woman.
sorry to hear the sad heart braking news.
may we only shear simchas.

My thoughts are with you all
January 18, 2015 10:17 am

Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet, a truly special woman who was warm, practical, encouraging, an inspirational teacher, an exceptional mother, a confidante to many, always with a smile warmth and a genuine love of Klal Yisroel. Gigi was one of the unsung heroes of our time she touched so many lives in so many many ways . May her memory be an inspiration to us all.

January 18, 2015 9:37 am

Wonderful memories of camp. Ashira and Brocho – may you know only revealed goodness.

Sufrin - Ilford Essex
January 18, 2015 9:09 am

Boruch Dayan Hoemes and warmest wishes Arichas Yomim to R Sholom shy and whole family.
We have such fond memories of our early days and our youth in particular with our Parents zl and dear giggy zl in the early days of Gan Yisroel UK. very saddened to hear this. Arichas Yomim and only simchos

January 18, 2015 8:00 am


January 18, 2015 2:19 am

She sounded like an incredible woman. Hanokom Yenachem eschem

January 18, 2015 2:09 am

I was a camper in her Gan Israel overnigh camp for many years. I am shocked, she was a very special woman! BDE!!

From all the Rubenfelds
January 18, 2015 2:02 am

Ohio, Missouri, S. Diego families
Our thoughts are with you all
Gigi was a TRUE aishes chayil
a genuine Chassideste
She spoke softly – always positve
never a negative word!
She most definitely left with a “full suitcase” filled with
mitzvos and accomplishments!
Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim

My hearts with you
January 18, 2015 1:42 am

Dear Sheva Baila Bracha Ashira and rest of the family ,
Our heart aches with you .may we merit Moshiach now

January 18, 2015 1:27 am

She was the first one available to help out family, friends and definetely the wider community too. All she did was without any question totally Lishmo without looking to receive any worldly reward or honour. Who will ever forget her Hachnosas Orchim, tables full of guests and all with a smile and her unforgetable warmth. We her family will surely miss her and may her husband and children find comfort following in her wonderful ways, each one in their shlichus around the world

hard to believe.
January 17, 2015 11:49 pm

Hamakom yinachem eschem bsoch shaar aveili tzion vyerushalayim. May you all only know of simchos from now on and be a continued source of nachas to Gigi always! she was always such a lively person, its hard to believe.

Raisel Golomb
January 17, 2015 10:41 pm

So sad to hear the news. I have so many fond memories of all the good times we spent together. Manchester have lost a great woman today. My thought are with you all. May you only know happy times.

a real tsadekes. ..
January 17, 2015 10:37 pm

I never met her. I know her daughters. .. such unique chassidishe beautiful examples.
Very sad… I’m with you…
Baruch dayan haemes
moshiach now

January 17, 2015 9:35 pm

So sad to hear the news. Your mother holds a special place in my heart. You should be zoche to be reunited with her with moshiach now. Shaina

Moshiach wher r u ???????
January 17, 2015 9:29 pm

I said her name with my class for a Refua Shlaima……….
May the family know NO Tzaar……….

Your friends in Crown Heights
January 17, 2015 9:09 pm

Ashira and Brocha , our hearts and thoughts are with you, may you only know of revealed good !!!

January 17, 2015 8:41 pm

no words!! she was a true tzadeikas!! helping .volunterring…always with a smile in any way u cud possible imagine . such a terrible loss for everyone!!

to Mendy Weiss & Family
January 17, 2015 8:16 pm

Baruch Dayan Emes..

so sorry to hear about this devastating loss….It is obvious from this site that your mother was an amazing woman and will be missed by so many.

Fay and Joel

m nemes
January 17, 2015 8:10 pm

Dovber so sorry about the news may you and your family only know of simchas

January 17, 2015 7:34 pm

oh so sad BDE
I grew up in London and went to so many years of camps she directed she was such a nice kind hearted women . she surely will be missed

January 17, 2015 7:18 pm

Boruch dayan haemes.

Wow, what saddening news. I spent a couple of Shabbosim in the Weiss’s home, and despite whatever condition she might have been going through, Gigi and her husband Shalom were extremely accomodating and outgoing, making me feel comfortable and at home.

May her family be comforted and strengthened by Hashem in the greatest form, and may they be Zoiche to see her back very soon, Amen!

A True Tzadekes
January 17, 2015 7:16 pm

There are no words to describe the loss that we feel. She really has the title of a shem tov.
Gigi was always doing good and looking for good. The family are a real credit to her and Sholom.
Shmuel and Leah Rivka Arkush and family

Lewis - Manchester
January 17, 2015 7:08 pm

Boruch Dayan Hoemes to all the Weiss family.
We are heartbroken. She was indeed a pillar of the community and we will all miss her dearly. She has been a role model for all women in the Manchester community and in particular to Neshei Chabad.
May she be a melitzas yosher for her dear family and for all Klal Yisroel.

January 17, 2015 7:06 pm

I knew her so so well. This is such a tragedy.

January 17, 2015 6:57 pm

We are devastated! Manchester will by a poorer place without her. She was a true Tzadekes. Never said a negative word, and never a negative word was said about her.
Beloved by everyone, the Booba of us all!
BDE. She will be a melitzas yosher for her truly special children.

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