Rabbi Gershon Giter, a true chossid, soldier and a general at the same time and leader of a congregation in Twin Cities, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, Chof Av, 5775.
He was 61.
At one time a Refusenik from Leningrad, Rabbi Giter remained strong in his Judaism despite the many obstacles he faced.
The head of the KGB, who sent him to the death camps, told him “you are going to rot here.” Miraculously, he made it to the U.S. 6 months later.
He founded Congregation Bais Menachem, a center for Russian speaking Jews, in Minnesota after receiving a blessing from the Rebbe, which he led for many years.
He was known as a true Chossid and inspiration to many, and a leader of the community, performing hundreds of Brisim, weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and tirelessly working to bring many Jews closer to their roots.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Leah Giter and children Reuven, Miriam Assayag, Sarale, Rochel and Menachem Mendel.
The Levaya will take place tomorrow, Thursday, at Shomrei Hadas Chapels, 3803 14th Ave in Boro Park at 10:30 am and passing by 770 at 11:15 am.
Internment at Old Montefiore Cemetery in proximity to the Ohel at approximately 12:15 p.m.
Shiva will take place at 1450 President Street
From at 4pm Thursday.
7:30am first minyan
8:15am second minyan
7:30pm first mincha
7:45pm second minyan
10am – 12:30pm
3:00pm – 6:00pm
7:30pm – 10:00pm
Condolence email: [email protected]
Baruch Dayan Haemes.