Rabbi Levi Deitsch, a 34 year old Shliach in Virginia, passed away on Shabbos after a long illness.
The son of the late businessman and philanthropist Zalman Deitsch obm, Levi was hugely popular not only amongst his fellow shluchim but also with all those who knew him, a friend told COLlive.
Levi was married to Miriam Loebenstein of Australia, and the couple moved on Shlichus to Tysons Corner, Virginia in 2002.
Since news of his illness became known, the Shluchim and Chabad community around the world united in saying prayers in his merit.
At the recent International Conference of Shluchim, prayers were said at the Rebbe’s Ohel in Queens on Levi’s behalf.
“Throughout the whole ordeal of his illness, Levi was the one reinforcing those who came to give him Chizuk,” Rabbi Sholom Ber (Shuki) Deitsch, Head Shliach of Chabad of Northern Virginia told COLlive. “He was a real lion.”
“He was truly a dynamic and energetic example of a shliach,” a fellow Shliach told COLlive. “He will be sorely missed.”
He is survived by his wife Miriam, his four children, mother Cyrel and siblings, many of whom are shluchim in locations around the world.
The funeral will be held Sunday, Nov. 13, passing by Lubavitch Headquarters 770 at 11:00 am on the way to Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens.
Baruch Dayan Haemes.
Mrs. Miriam Deitsch and family, and Mrs. Cyrel Deitsch and her children, Toby Bernstein – Richmond Hill, Canada; Rabbi Shaya Deitsch – Montgomery County, PA; Rabbi Mendy Deitsch – Chandler, AZ; Rabbi Nechemia Deitsch – Toronto, Ontario; Altie Wolvovsky – Sonoma, CA; Rivky Schechter – Crown Heights; Hindy Mintz – Denver, Colorado, Rabbi Chezzy Deitsch – Tysons Corner, VA; R’ Srully Deitsch – Crown Heights and Rochel Eisenberg – Crown Heights will be sitting shiva at 518 Crown Street between Kingston and Albany.
Davening times are as follows:
The family will be receiving comforters until 10 pm. Mrs. Cyrel Deitsch will be receiving comforters between 11am and 1pm and again from 8pm until 10pm.
The family email address for condolences is: [email protected]
All email can be sent there and will be shared with the appropriate family members.