By COLlive reporter
Photos: Meir Dahan
A large crowd participated last week in the completion of a new Sefer Torah dedicated to the memory of Rabbi Tzvi Greenwald, a beloved educator and warm Chabad chossid.
The final letters were in written in his home in the village of Kfar Chabad in Israel, with his wife Rivka Miriam Greenwald and children overseeing the ceremony.
The event marked the first yartzeit of Rabbi Greenwald who passed away on 3 Iyar, 5778 at the age of 85. Singer Avraham Fried accompanied the procession with his singing.
Born in Jerusalem, he studied at Torat Emet Yeshiva in Jerusalem. He later joined the ranks and fought for the liberation of the Land of Israel from the British Mandate.
After his marriage to his wife, Rivka Miriam, and with the establishment of the vocational school in Kfar Chabad, he joined the educational staff in the year 5706 and set up his residence in Kfar Chabad, teaching at the school throughout their years of operation until 1996.
Rabbi Greenwald was one of the early founders of Lubavitch Youth Organization (Tzach) in Israel, he was a lecturer at conferences organized by them, both at the central meetings and other Chabad events in the kibbutzim.
He was known for the memorable and inspiring lectures he gave at many Chabad events, including the Bar Mitzvah of the Heroes’ children.