Mrs. Yocheved Zalmanov, widow of the late R’ Yisrael Yitzchak Zalmanov, passed away Thursday, Av 2, 5769.
Born in Russia to the Garelik family, her siblings are Head Shliach of Italy Rabbi Gershon Mendel Garelik, R’ Benzion Garelik and Mrs. Haddassa Perman of Kfar Chabad.
Zalmanov was one of the first settlers in the central Israeli village of Kfar Chabad, home to a large Lubavitch community.
She is survived by children Rabbi Shraga Zalmanov, Director of Chabad of Eastern Queens, NY; R’ Shmulik Zalmanov, a Gabbai and Shochet in Montreal, R’ Mendel Zalmanov of Crown Heights and Rabbi Yerachmiel Zalmanov, Director of Chabad House of Flushing, New York.
Other children are Rivkah Goldstien of Tzfas, Sarah Goldberg and R’ Moshe Zalmanov of Migdal Haemek.
The funeral took place Thursday from the Chabad Yeshiva in Migdal Haemek, through her home in Kfar Chabad to the cemetery in Jerusalem.