Syma Lezerowitz, a familiar face in Crown Heights homes and to many children, passed away Monday, 6 Kislev 5770.
She was 93.
Born in Lodz, the third-largest city in Poland, she was part of the Jewish population that numbered about 233,000.
As World War II broke out she fled the many dangers of Poland and emigrated to North America with her husband R’ Yehoshua Lezerowitz.
The couple settled in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East Flatbush, which was populated post-Holocaust predominantly by immigrant Jews and Italians.
When the Rebbe took on the leadership of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, they went in for a private Yechidus – audience and received his blessings.
After the passing of her husband some 30 years ago, Mrs. Lezerowitz moved to Crown Heights where some of her children and grandchildren live.
Lezerowitz took upon herself the caring of Jewish children as a babysitter, often being praised for her devotion and attention.
“She was a loving and modest women. Everybody knew her and she was nice to all,” a family member told COLlive.
She is survived by her daughters Brana Weiss and Chaya Lewis of Crown Heights, and Esther Schenkman of Bay Ridge and grandchildren.
The funeral will take place Tuesday from Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park, at 10:00 AM. It will pass by 770 at 10:45 am.