The aron of Reb Chaim New OBM will be passing by 770 at 11:00 am Monday Tu B’Shvat (01/25/16) on the way to burial in Australia.
By COLlive reporter
R’ Chaim New, a Lubavitcher businessman and activist in the Chabad community of Melbourne, Australia, passed away suddenly on Friday, 12 Shvat 5776.
He was visiting New York and suffered a massive heart-attack early Friday morning. He was 53.
For over 25 years, New served on the board of management of the Yeshivah Centre, the umbrella organization for a network of Chabad educational and outreach institutions across Melbourne. He selflessly devoted his life to the Center and during his tenure, the Yeshiva Center witnessed unparalleled growth and expansion.
He is survived by his wife Sheiny New (nee Friedman), their children R’ Dovid New – Boca Raton, FL; R’ Shimon New, Faygie New, Rikki New, Mushka New, Meir New and Kovi New, all of Melbourne Australia; and grandchildren.
He is also survived by his parents R’ Mendel and Assia New of Melbroune, Australia, and siblings Mrs. Sterna Gutnick – Melbourne, Australia; Rabbi Moishe New – Montreal, Canada; Rabbi Yossi New – Atlanta, GA; and Rabbi Ruvi New – Boca Raton, FL.
His father-in-law, Rabbi Bentzion Friedman, an educator and longtime resident of Crown Heights, passed away 2 weeks ago on Erev Shabbos, 27 Teves 5776.
Funeral information will follow.
Baruch dayan haemes.