By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Yariv Shimon Aloni, a Lubavitcher chossid who was active in outreach work with fellow Jews, passed away on Thursday, 3 Tishrei 5782.
He was 45.
Aloni reconnected with his Jewish roots with the help of Chabad in Miami, Florida. He has since adopted a life of Torah and Mitzvos and dedicated himself to assisting others down the same path.
As a resident of Kfar Yona, a city in central Israel, he ran an organization called Tehilos Hashem which offered minyanim and activities for people of all ages.
News reports in Israel said he hadn’t been vaccinated by the time he contracted Covid-19 and fell ill. On Erev Rosh Hashana, his health worsened and he was resuscitated several times.
“He was a dear person who had a huge heart, helped and contributed to others,” commented Ofra Cahlon Hofman. “It is a huge loss to the entire community. The heart is hurting and refuses to believe.”
He is survived by his wife and 8 children.
Baruch Dayan Haemes.