Mrs. Mala Wichnin, a widely respected and admired educator, passed away on Wednesday, 17 Cheshvan, 5784.
She was 78.
Mrs. Wichnin was born in Poland in 1945, just after the end of World War II, to her parents Yoel and Zelda Zebrowitz obm.
Her parents were eventually able to bring the family to America where they invested extreme Mesiras Nefesh to raise their children in a frum home and provide them with a solid Torah Jewish education.
From the time she was a child, Mrs. Wichnin was always a diligent and exemplary student, acquiring a vast knowledge of Torah and all related subjects.
She used her knowledge and extremely caring character to enter the world of Chinuch in 1960. She served as a teacher in a variety of capacities for over sixty years and inspired thousands of students from all walks of life.
Mrs. Wichnin first taught in Beis Yaakov of Boro Park and then in Beis Rivkah and many other schools.
On the 14th of Kislev, 5723 (1962), she married the legendary Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Dovid Wichnin obm. After living in New York for ten years they moved to Boston where they lived for 8 Years. Rabbi Wichnin was hired in 5738 to serve as the lead Rosh Yeshiva in Tiferes Bachurim in Morristown and the Wichnins moved to Monsey, New York, where Mrs. Wichnin taught in the Beis Yaakov of Monsey for 40 years.
A few weeks ago, Mrs. Wichnin moved to Yerushalayim to live near her son Reb Yisroel Noach.
She was a unique model of modesty and lived an ascetic life, which was an extreme inspiration to all that knew her.
She is survived by her children Faigy Wichnin (New York), Rabbi Yisroel Noach Wichnin (Yerushalayim) and Rabbi Nachman Dov Wichnin (Crown Heights). She is also survived by her sister Mrs. Shoshana Minkowicz (Crown Heights).
The funeral will be held on Thursday, 18th of Cheshvan at 11 am in the Kehilas Yerusholayim funeral home in Yerushalayim and burial will follow at Har Hamenuchos.
Her children will be sitting Shiva in Jerusalem starting Thursday after the Levaya.
Haneviim 86/13, Kenisah ה, Jerusalem, Israel.
Yisroel Noach Wichnin can also be reached by phone +972-872-4441 (WhatsApp)or 252-512-2770
Rabbi Nachman Dov Wichnin can be reached at (862) 579-9854
Rabbi Nachman Dov Wichnin is flying back from Israel to New York where he will be sitting shiva for his Mother of Blessed memory.
Sunday & Monday: Crown Heights.
Sunday & Monday he will be sitting Shiva at The Minkowicz Home.
688 Montgomery St
Brooklyn, NY 11213
10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Tuesday he will be sitting Shiva at.
119 West Maple Ave
Her sister, Mrs Shoshana Minkowicz, will be Sitting Shiva at her home, 688 Montgomery Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Shiva Times for Mrs. Minkowicz
Wednesday & Thursday – 10:00am- 9:00pm
Friday – 10:0oam – 2:00pm
Motzei Shabbos – 7:30pm-9:00pm
Sunday & Monday – 10:00am-9:00pm
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.