By COLlive.com reporter
Pesha Leah Azoulay, a 20 year-old Lubavitch woman from Crown Heights, was killed in a car accident Wednesday, 20 Teves 5770.
She was traveling back to New York with the Liberow family from her friend’s wedding in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Born in Oak Park, Michigan, to the Roetter family, Pesha Leah was known for her kind smile, practical advice and enthusiasm.
“Although you are getting paid, Shlichus is more than just a job, Shlichus means a mission,” she once wrote to fellow girls.
“We have a goal to accomplish, and it isn’t how much money we can make. Our goal is to prepare the world for Moshiach by spreading the wellsprings of Torah and Chassidus.”
Among her tasks in life was working as a preschool and Hebrew School teacher for Chabad of Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
On March 20, 2008, she visited the Ohel of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and announced her engagement to Mendy Azoulay, a Lubavitch bochur from Paris, France.
They soon married at a ceremony at Lubavitch Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn.
A poem she wrote for TheJewishWomen.org titled “Procrastination,” ended with the words: “Can you relate? Can I change my fate?”
Wednesday’s fatal multi-vehicle-crash occurred in Western Pennsylvania, on Interstate 80 (MM 32), shortly before 10:00PM, Yeshiva World News reported.
Ohio Shliach Rabbi Mendel Sasonkin and organizations Chesed Shel Emes and Misaskim worked tirelessly until 3:00AM with the Pennsylvania State Police to have her and another passenger Avrohom Dovid Liberow OBM released as soon as possible.
The funeral will take place in New York on Friday morning, leaving from Shomrei Hadas at 10:00 am and passing by 770 at 10:30 am.
The families need help with funeral costs and travel. To help please call Rabbi Lipa Brennan at 718-438-2727.
Baruch Dayan Haemes.