By COLlive reporter
Close to 1000 people attended the funeral of Rabbi Ariel Rav-Noy obm on Thursday, honoring the Chabad Shliach whose life was suddenly cut short at its prime at the age of 36.
Leaving from the Chabad Persian Youth Center on Pico Blvd in Los Angeles, where he served as assistant director, the procession to the Mount Olive Memorial Park Jewish Cemetery honored a person who was loved by all.
Shortly after the news of his unexpected passing spread, the wall on his Facebook page was filled with shocked messages and grieving acquaintances – some of them people he only connected with on social media.
“To the greatest man I have ever known,” wrote Abraham Khanian. “You came into my life as role model and as a mentor. I still can’t believe it. My heart dropped when I heard about it. He was a great man, father and mentor.”
Another, Zechariah Stein, wrote: “I didn’t know you very well, and we never met offline, but I learned a lot from you in such a short time. This breaks my heart.”
Sitting Shiva are his wife Miriam Rav-Noy, and their 7 children Mendy, Chani, Levi, Shaina, Sarale, Hindy and Avremile. He is also survived by his parents, Zeev and Varda, and by four siblings.
“We are very touched by everyone’s support,” the family wrote in a public message sent to COLlive.com, thanking the Jewish community in Los Angeles, the global Chabad community and his friends on social media.
“Due to the uniqueness of the situation and the needs of the little children, we are asking that Shiva visitation times are kept strictly between 8am-11am, and between 3pm-8pm,” they asked.
Address: 1441 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (424) 302-0496
Shacharis 8 am. No visits 11 to 3 pm. Mincha 5 pm. No visits after 8 pm.
Wednesday: Shacharis 8 am.