Professor Michael (Avrohom Michoel ben Yitzchok) Hasofer of Sydney, Australia, passed away Thursday.
He is survived by his wife Avigayil Hasofer, his children Daniel Yitzchok Hasofer of Sydney, Australia, Boruch Mordechai Hasofer of Rechovot, Israel, Chayah Pesse Kaye of Sydney, Australia, Menachem Mendel Hasofer of Hong Kong, Rachel Ethel Tanya Charet, sons and daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren – many serving in positions of leadership and shlichus of the Rebbe around the globe.
Professor Hasofer and his wife Dr. Atarah obm returned to observant Judaism years ago, through the shlichus of Rabbi Shneur Chaim Gutnick obm, who was sent by the Lubavitcher Rebbe to Tasmania, Australia.
The professor soon joined the ranks of the Chabad Shluchim, lecturing extensively around the globe in many languages on the topic of Torah and science.
His international reputation as an academic and scientist, professor emeritus of statistics and mathematics of NSW University, offered him great assistance in his reaching out in his very special way to many lost and assimilated Jews, returning them to their Jewish heritage.
The Funeral will take place at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, 24th of Sivan – 6 June, at the Chevra Kaddisha Sydney and will afterwards continue to the Rookwood cemetery.
Sunday Mincha & Maariv and throughout the Shivah (except Friday) will be at 4:50p.m.
Shacharis will be at 9:30a.m.
At the home of Rabbi Daniel & Chayah Kaye, 196 Old South Head Road, Bellevue Hill, NSW, Australia (Corner of Banksia Street.)