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Rebbetzin Chave Hecht, obm

Rebbetzin Chave Hecht, the tenacious director of Camp Emunah for girls in New York, passed away Tuesday morning on 7 Adar I, 5782 (Feb. 8, 2022) at the age of 95.

Rebbetzin Hecht joined her her late husband, Rabbi JJ Hecht, obm in founding the National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE), and was the matriarch of a large Chabad-Lubavitch family.

Rebbetzin Chave and Rabbi JJ Hecht with the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Among her many accomplishments, Rebbetzin Hecht (nee Lasker) established Camp Emunah, the first Chabad-Lubavitch overnight girls’ camp, which she continued to run until her passing.

She was also one of the first teachers in the Beis Rivkah Girls’ School in Crown Heights.

Rebbetzin Hecht is survived by her children Rabbi Sholem Ber Hecht, Bassie Raskin, Fraide Sabol, Rabbi Yossie Hecht, Rabbi Shea Hecht, Dovid Sabol, Rivkie Abramowitz, Chana Rochel Duchman, Levi Hecht, Rabbi Shimon Hecht, Binie Tenenbaum; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sister Mrs. Tzipa Goldberg of Boro Park.

She was predeceased by her son Rabbi Gershon Sabol. She was also predeceased by her brother Rabbi Tzvi Moshe Lasker, 20 days ago on 15 Shevat.

The funeral is set for today, Tuesday, passing by 770 Eastern Parkway at 2:45 pm and then NCFJE. Burial in Montefiore Cemetery in Queens. Campers and students are asked to participate to pay their respects.

A live stream of the funeral can be seen by clicking here.

Baruch Dayan HaEmes.

This article first appeared on the website.


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