By COLlive reporter
Mrs. Rashi Minkowicz, a young mother and Chabad Shlucha in the United States, passed away suddenly on Tuesday night, the eve of 10 Adar II 5774.
She was 37 years old.
A mother of 8 children (the youngest 2 years old), she has been directing Chabad activities in Alpharetta, Georgia, alongside her husband Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz since 1998.
She was born to Rabbi Chaim Meir and Sarah Lieberman of Crown Heights, Chabad chassidim who trace their roots back to the beginning of the Chabad movement in 18th-century Poland. She was one of 17 children.
Until 2008 they operated under the name “Chabad of Alpharetta.” With the incorporation of two new cities in the North Fulton area – Johns Creek and Milton, they changed the center’s name to Chabad of North Fulton.
With an array of activities and dedicated commitment to bringing the beauty of the Jewish heritage to the people, the Minkowiczs serve the ever growing Jewish communities of Alpharetta, Cumming, Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell, Forsyth and Duluth.
Rashi Minkowicz herself has taken an active leadership role in everything from the large summer Camp Gan Israel, to the capital building campaign, adult education classes, women’s programming, Mikvah, Hebrew School and youth programs.
Their next upcoming Chabad house event was scheduled to take place in just a few days, in honor of Purim.
Her last post on Facebook was on Monday 2:31 PM, when she reminded community members: “Torah & Tea tomorrow – The “Hamantash Edition.” Can wait to see you all.”
She is survived by her husband, Rabbi Hirshy Minkowicz and children, Menachem Mendel, Yoli, Henya, Tonia, Naftoli, Shaya, Dovid and Alter.
She is also survived by her parents, Chaim Meyer and Sara Lieberman and siblings; brothers: Rabbi Moshe Lieberman – Newton, MA, Rabbi Yossi Lieberman – West Hempstead, NY, Menachem Mendel Lieberman – Crown Heights, Levi Lieberman – Redondo Beach, CA, Shaya Lieberman – Crown Heights, Shmuly, Zalmy, Sholom and Nissi, and sisters: Bluma Marcus – Cypress, CA, Esty Majeski – Crown Heights, Henya Friedman – Crown Heights, Doba Raskin – Crown Heights, Mushka Shusterman – Los Angeles, CA, Tirtza and Chani.
The Levaya will take place in New York on Thursday morning, at Shomrei Hadas Chapels in Boro Park at 9:00 am and passing by 770 at 9:45 am.
Shiva will take place at the Liebermans home, 724 Eastern Parkway.
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Baruch dayan haemes.
+ Rashi’s Letter to her Siblings
+ Shlucha Son’s Special Request
+ Heartbroken Farewell to Shlucha
+ Upon the Passing of Your Mother…
+ Rashi Minkowicz, 37, OBM
+ My Father’s Tragic Dance
+ Shaindy Lieberman, 59, OBM
+ Rabbi Shaya Gansbourg, 57, OBM