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  |  June 19, 2019

    Rabbi Chaim Okolica, 103, OBM

    Rabbi Chaim Chanoch Okolica, a survivor of the Gestapo jail and a pulpit rabbi in Connecticut, passed away. Shiva in Crown Heights. Full Story

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    Shoshana Silver
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    Shoshana Silver

    Such a fitting and beautiful legacy for a man whose entire life was Chessed BDE.

    Utterly Bereft!
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    Utterly Bereft!

    My husband, Yeshaya and I were fortunate to forge a life-changing kesher with Rabbi and Rebbetzin Okolica when we lived in Hartford, Ct. in the 1970’s. That connection was never broken. The Rov moved mountains and effected the most amazing miracles for those of us privileged to know and to love him. At his side, was his beloved eizer knegdo, his precious, Rebbetzin “Lizzie,” as he called her. Despite their advanced ages, they remained throughout their life together, an utterly devoted youthful couple who are now reunited once again. Words fail to do justice to the devotion of their children,… Read more »

    Aaron
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    Aaron

    BS”D May he set a precedent for clal Yisroel. May the family be comforted

    HIRSCH & TZIVIA  PEKKAR  [ C.H. ].
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    HIRSCH & TZIVIA PEKKAR [ C.H. ].

    B.H. NAOMI,
    So very sad to hear of the loss of your father.
    Wishing many long, happy and healthy years.
    Gmar Chatimah Tova.

    Big Z Schapiro
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    Big Z Schapiro

    BDE

    Joan and Hal
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    Joan and Hal

    Rabbi Okolica was a selfless, honorable, decent and good man. He was always an inspiration to me and my family. May his memory be for a blessing.

    BDE
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    BDE

    His presence filled the room but at the same time he was so humble, it was like he was not there…

    He always looked like he was demanding geulah…

    A truly unique and special soul!

    Rev Mr Warren Cyr (Aharon Ben Yoseph)
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    Rev Mr Warren Cyr (Aharon Ben Yoseph)

    Walks to the Synagogue on Shabbos were our time with Hashem. A great teacher and friend.

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