Rebbetzin Rochel Simpson, wife of Rabbi Sholom Mendel Simpson who served as the Rebbe’s Mazkir, passed away on Shabbos morning, 16 Adar, 5775.
She was 81.
Rebbetzin Simpson was born in Riga, Latvia, to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Mordechai Dov Teleshevsky. When she was 3 years old, her family moved to Helsinki, Finland, where her father served as a shochet and chazzan.
Despite being provided a livelihood, her parents were bothered that there was no future for authentic Jewish education in Finland and therefore decided to leave. They arrived in the United States in 1948 and settled in Brooklyn.
She is survived by her husband Rabbi Sholom Mendel Simpson and her children Rabbi Yossi Simpson (Crown Heights), Mrs. Faigy Wilshansky (Crown Heights), Mrs. Krainy Borenstein (Crown Heights), Rabbi Avremi Simpson (Crown Heights), Rabbi Ari Simpson (Crown Heights), Mrs. Mashie Preger (Crown Heights) and Rabbi Dovid Simpson (Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn).
She is also survived by her sister Mrs. Chana Popack (Crown Heights).
The Levaya will take place tomorrow Sunday leaving Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park at 11:00 am and passing by 770 at 11:45 am.
Shiva will take place at 655 Montgomery Street
Shachris: 7 am, 8 am, 8:30 am, 9 am
Mincha and Maariv: B’zman
Telephone number for nichum aveilim: 347-405-6191.
Email: [email protected]
Baruch Dayan Haemes.