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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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Rev Mr Warren Cyr (Aharon Ben Yoseph)
Rev Mr Warren Cyr (Aharon Ben Yoseph)
2 years ago

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

BDE
BDE
2 years ago

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!

Joan and Hal
Joan and Hal
2 years ago

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.

Big Z Schapiro
Big Z Schapiro
2 years ago

BDE

HIRSCH & TZIVIA  PEKKAR  [ C.H. ].
HIRSCH & TZIVIA PEKKAR [ C.H. ].
2 years ago

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

Aaron
Aaron
2 years ago

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

Utterly Bereft!
Utterly Bereft!
2 years ago

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 »

Shoshana Silver
Shoshana Silver
2 years ago

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

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