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Tzivia Zaklos, 57, OBM

Mrs. Tzivi Zaklos, a beloved educator and member of the Lubavitch community in Montreal, passed away on Friday afternoon. Full Story

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Kvuda bas melech pmima
August 13, 2014 1:26 pm

Tzvi will not be forgotten. There are not many in this day and age who have that amazing combination of femininity the way the Torah defines it ,and moichin that would be the envy of a chossid of old I always felt humbled in her presence,not chas vSholom because of anything she said,because she always went out of her way to make everyone comfortable,but by the aura of her presence. To those people reading the comments on col ,who did not know her ,and to all of us who did …..VHACHAY YITAIN. El LIBO would.apply across the board to all… Read more »

August 12, 2014 8:40 pm

As a former student of Bais Rivka Montreal, I envied my sisters who got to have Mrs. Zaklos, while I ‘missed her’.
I would see her in the school hallways and in Shul on Shabbos and look at her in awe. She was the epitomy of malchus in royalty, refinement, resolve and fortitude. She left behind a community of admirers, a special family and countless inspired students.
V’hachai yiten el libo. She lives on through her teachings, and inspiration.
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Devoted to teaching the Rebbe's Torah until the last day
August 11, 2014 11:15 am

Mrs. Zaklos continued to come to Seminary to teach the Rebbe’s sichos, despite her ailing health. When she was no longer able to come to Seminary in this past semester, she had the girls come to her house and taught them in her dining room, rather than just give up her class.
Every one of her close to 1,000 students from Seminary should remember her passion for the Sichos, and perpetuate her legacy by teaching these sichos to the people around them.

the regal tzivia zaklos
August 10, 2014 7:06 pm

I unfortunately didnt know you enough but I always knew you had a dignity and regalness about yourself that reminded me of a princess. How I am sorry I didnt get to know you .BDE

August 10, 2014 2:23 pm

Morah Zaklos was the most amazing Chumash and Rashi teacher I ever had. Although, she taught me back in the 80’s I still remember by heart most of the Rashi’s we learned that year. I will always remember Morah Zaklos especially when the parshios we learned come up in Chitas. Thank you for instilling in me a love for learning Chumash and Rashi and mostly for being a beautiful and regal dugma chaya.

August 10, 2014 11:37 am

Tzivi ,as we all so lovingly called you, you are a dugma chaya to all. The epitome of shleimus,your beauty within and striking Yiddishe chein. That’s how I got to know you ,many years ago as we did camp together in some gan israel daycamp on the face of the earth. You then married into my hometown community, joined the bais rivka staff and became its legendary seventh grade teacher. Years later you continued your teaching career in Bcm sem. Tzivi you always had a smile when greeting others,always a kind word,showing interest to the welfare of whomever you met.… Read more »

BCMS Alumni 5770
August 10, 2014 10:35 am

The days that Mrs Zaklos taught us Rashi Sichas I literally would jump out of bed in the morning, so eager was i to hear her clear explanations of deep concepts that the Rebbe was explaining. I will never forget those sichos she taught as well as her wise advise on how to teach in the most effective way. If only there was a way I could repay her for everything she gave me…

So sad
August 10, 2014 10:34 am

I grew up in Montreal and I remember Tzivi . She was such a special person. Always so warm asking how I was doing. What a loss. May Hashem comfort the family .

August 10, 2014 10:31 am

Tzivia – My close and ever so wise friend . It’s a shock too difficult to absorb that you are not with us and you will not be there for the wonderful conversations we shared by phone . But u will always be a wonderful inspiration to us all – your dignity – wisdom -great values and sound advice. Outstanfing teacher -and a great friend .
Boruch Dayan emes.

August 10, 2014 9:39 am

HaShem should comfort them. That family are true kind people, real chasidim, true Jews. What a loss

Only after reading
August 10, 2014 8:48 am

many of these comments did I realize who she was. (I did not know her married name) She was absolutely one of my favorite teachers I have ever had. We’re talking about many years ago in B.R. N.Y. I don’t think I ever had a teacher who taught so clearly and penetratingly as she. I would guess that every student did well in her class. A true gem!!!
Hashem should comfort the family for this tremendous loss! B”D”E
Moshiach is very close!!!!

August 10, 2014 8:11 am

So sad! Mrs Zaklos was our teacher in sem!she was A true chassida of the Rebbe!
May we merit Moshiach now!!!

shimmy from CH
August 10, 2014 7:59 am

I went to them for Shabbat meals some 20 years ago still remember them like it was yesterday , always lots of signing and nice Dvar Thorh’s

Morah Zaklos
August 10, 2014 7:51 am

You are sorely missed ;(
From the moment I sat in your class, I walked out with a love for learning the Rebbe’s Sichos. Never was it a focus in my life to learn them and here, all I wanted was to understand what you taught and yearn to learn more of it!
You had a special way of penetrating the heart of your students to want to learn and a way to remember whatever was taught to us.

May Hashem continue to bless your family and may we greet you together with Moshiach speedily!

So shocked and sad to hear this devastating news
August 10, 2014 1:17 am

Morah Zaklos was my teacher many, many years ago in 7th grade and she taught me to love learning. Until this day, her teachings remain clear in my mind and I still retain by heart some of the Rashi’s that she taught so thoroughly. I owe my love of learning and teaching Chumash directly to her. She had a clear, brilliant mind, she was witty and had a passion for each of us students. She molded us. She was always so dignified, regal, a true bas melech. She was wise, caring and a true dugma chaya. I was so shocked… Read more »

August 10, 2014 1:16 am

Mrs. Zaklos was so incredibly kind and friendly whenever I visited my in laws in Montreal. Always with a friendly smile.. Asking how our flight was and introducing me to other girls and women. She will surely be missed.

August 10, 2014 12:59 am

She was such an amazing teacher. Even before she was my teacher, I heard so much about her amazing classes. In the beginning of the year we have to choose which class we want to be in for sichos class 1. Sichos- not specified 2. Rashi sichos which were taught by Mrs zaklos. She was very popular with her rashi sichos classes. Everyone told me that I need to choose her class and I am do happy I did. I have learned so so much. Mrs Zaklos I will miss you so much. Thank you so much for your wonderful… Read more »

August 10, 2014 12:51 am

I’m so so sad to hear this sad news!! I am crying. Mrs Zaklos I will never forget your amazing classes and I have learned so much from you. I will really miss and I am so happy that I got the wonderful opportunity to be in your class. I still remember the sichos you’ve taught me because you drilled it into us in a way that can’t be forgotten. I will really miss you and please daven for this golus to end so we can all reunite in yerushalayim

August 10, 2014 12:26 am

SO sorry to hear! May her family have a nechama and may all the words of Torah countless of girls learned with her, reviewing the material, and even years after sem, using the skills gained in her brilliant class uplift her Neshama to Gan Eden!
She is surely remembered by all her students, definitely made my year in Sem worthwhile!

BCM student
August 10, 2014 12:24 am

So sad I loved her classes. She gave over the rashi sichos in such an amazing way and I remember all the sichos she taught me. I kept all my notes in her class and I will cherish them. Mrs zaklos I will really miss you.

August 9, 2014 11:58 pm

Best teacher in Montreal sem. I remember every single rashi sicha we learnt with her.

August 9, 2014 11:01 pm

She taught me to actually enjoy sitting and learning a rashi sicha. I enjoyed her class !. She was caring and mentchlich BDE
Gittele Fridman Rabiski

borach dayen haemes
August 9, 2014 10:56 pm

what a loss to the lubavitch community of montreal. Although she suffered greatly with health problems, she always greeted everyone with a smile and a friendly word. My daughter had her as a teacher over 30 years ago, and really connected with her, she was her favorite teacher in the Bais Rivkah of Montreal and when I would meet Mrs. Zaklos in the street or shopping center, she would always ask me how my daughter is doing, what’s new with her now and always relate what a wonderful student and person she was. What teacher remembers and asks about a… Read more »

August 9, 2014 10:52 pm

Besides for being an amazing teacher, she helped out my family when we had a loss. As young children, she invited us to her house brimming with toys and bought us new games to take home. I vividly remember her bringing over presents for us to enjoy as well, and getting mishloach manos from her.
Her disposition radiated warmth and she made you feel special in her presence.
She will be missed! BDE

Caring teacher always said hello 35 years later
August 9, 2014 10:35 pm

Tzivi was my teacher in BR Church Ave. For years afterwards whenever we would meet in CH she inquired about my well being and that of my family. She was a wonderful teacher and a genuinely kind and caring person. BDE.
Yehudis Leiter

August 9, 2014 10:13 pm

Wonderful person and a tremendous loss for the Lubavitch community.

August 9, 2014 10:01 pm

There arent enough words to describe her warmth, intelligence and kindness not only as a teacher but also as a person, Morah Zaklos, you are such a special person who went through so much in your life, and no matter how much you were suffering you were always so positive and so happy, such an amazing morah, wife, mother and friend! you will always be remembered, and be missed! we hope that this is it! please beg hashem for moshiach!
a former student

BCMS Alumnus
August 9, 2014 9:51 pm

It is 12 years since seminary and yet i can still remember the words of Rashi on which the Rashi Sicha was based. Thanks to Mrs Zaklos.
Hamokom yenachem eschem bsoch shaar aveilei tziyon vyerusholaim.

baruch dayan haemes
August 9, 2014 9:19 pm

will never forget Mrs. Zaklos, amazing teacher !
please beg for moshiach !

August 9, 2014 9:12 pm

Devastated. Tzivi was such a Tzadekes, a role model, a wonderful wonderful person. BDE, very sad day for the community of Montreal.

So sad
August 9, 2014 7:51 pm

Mrs Zaklos was my teacher in Montreal and she was so kind and loving! She really cared. I personally benefited from her warmth and love and caring… This is sooo sad!
Please ! Hashem send us the geula already! Im so so so sad to read this news…
Mrs Zaklos! Beg Hashem! We love you so much!
Dear family of Mrs. zaklos, may Hashem comfort you and may this be the last sadness of golus and the geula coming today! Ad Mosai

August 9, 2014 7:08 pm

Tzivi was my teacher too. A brilliant, warm, beautiful and witty woman, I loved chatting with her whenever I saw her when visiting Montreal. She will be so missed 🙁

Baruch Dayan Haemes
August 9, 2014 6:23 pm

She was also our teacher in Beis Rivkah on Church Avenue. I also remember her as a teacher par excellence!! What a loss! She had a special way of explaining everything so that we understood it very well. She had a regal bearing, yet cared and spoke personally to all of her students.

BCM graduate
August 9, 2014 6:10 pm

Will never forget her famous Rashi Sichos! She was so passionate about them that it really came across in teaching. she also used to invite us over for a Shabbos meal which was very memorable for us. Dr Zaklos her husband was amazing too. He always took us seminary girls free of charge and was always with a smile I am forever grateful to the care he gave me even after all these years. May Hashemite give comfort to the family in this trying time and I am sure she will be very missed by the community and Seminary. Baruch… Read more »

August 9, 2014 4:09 pm

BDE. So sorry for your loss. She will always be remembered as a dedicated and inspiring teacher. She impacted my love for the Rebbe’s teachings so uniquely and strongly- it carried me through- 18 years later. May her neshama have an aliyah and may the family
be comforted.

August 8, 2014 7:56 pm

BDE Reaching out to the family. HaMokom Yenachem Eschem BSoich Shaar Aveilei Tzion Virushalayim. Your wife and mother was a tremendous, tremendous person who fulfilled more in this life than anyone and has a tremendous Gan Eden and is looking out for you always.

To Eli
August 8, 2014 7:33 pm

May you have only Simchas.

Special teacher
August 8, 2014 7:32 pm

I will never forget her passion for and excellence in teaching rashi sichos. She was an incredible teacher!

August 8, 2014 7:30 pm

She will really be missed in seminary. You taught us the rashi sichos in such an amazing way. I’ve learned so much from you.

The best teacher ever
August 8, 2014 7:09 pm

She was the best teacher in seminary! I really learnt a lot in all her classes! She taught Rashi Sichas in such a unique and AMAZING way! I will really miss you Mrs. Zaklos!

August 8, 2014 7:01 pm

So sad she was such an incredible teacher

Oy Hashem!
August 8, 2014 6:52 pm

Im crying……………. Please Tzivi go straight to the Kisei Hakovod & demand the Geula immediatement!!!

Thank You
August 8, 2014 6:48 pm

Mrs. zaklos,
Help me not only as a teacher but in a personal way.
Thank you,

August 8, 2014 6:38 pm

this is so sad!! she was my teacher!!

Boruch Dayan HaEmes
August 8, 2014 6:37 pm

What a tragic loss to this world. I admired her so much as a student. She had amazing grace, beauty and the most brilliant mind. I am so sorry for her family. May Hashem end this galus speedily and take away all of our pain.

Boruch Dayan Haemes!!
August 8, 2014 6:32 pm

We will never forget Morah Zaklos!! A great teacher!! Her neshama should have an Aliyah!