By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Nachum Pressman, the devoted Shliach in Potsdam, Brandenburg in Germany for 24 years, passed away on Tuesday, 5 Adar II, 5782.
He was 50.
R’ Nachum was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to his parents Rabbi Levi and Malka Pressman obm. When he was 3.5 months old, the family emigrated to Israel, where they settled in Nachalas Har Chabad.
After his marriage, he and his wife, Michal (nee Bastomski) were sent as the Shluchim to Potsdam, Germany, the capital and largest city of the German state of Brandenburg, which borders Berlin.
For 24 years, he served as the devoted Shliach there, and served as Rabbi of 7 communities in the area.
Known as a beloved Shliach who always had a smile and a big heart, he built a beautiful community with flourishing educational institutions.
Just 4 months ago, his community celebrated the groundbreaking and had recently completed the plans for a beautiful new Chabad Shul and Center near the city’s Parliament.
3 months ago, he suffered a stroke, and has been in a coma in hospitals in Germany and in Israel.
Many around the world prayed for his recovery, and a Tanya was printed in his merit. Sadly, he passed away today.
He is survived by his wife, Michal, and children, Miriam Sudak, Menachem Mendel, Avraham, and Chaya Mushka.
He is also survived by his siblings, R’ Avraham Pressman – Jerusalem, Mrs. Shaindel Lipsker – Natzeret Ilit, Mrs. Esther Raskin – London, England, Mrs. Yehudis Feldman – Kfar Chabad, Rabbi Yitzchok Pressman – Bnei Brak, and Mrs. Basya Raskin – Kfar Chabad.
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.