With great sadness we regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Freida Levin, OB”M, from Kfar Chabad. Mrs. Levin passed away on Wednesday, Gimmel Shevat. She was 100 years old.
She was born in 1919 in the Russian city of Kremenchuk to R’ Yechiel Yosef and Sheina Rivkin.
Raised in Gomel, a city in southeastern Belarus, she was forced to enroll in the vehemently anti-religious Soviet public school as a child.
After completing 10 years of school, she went to university where she studied biology. She enrolled as an “external student” so that she would not have to stay in the dormitory with non-Jewish Russians and would not have to study on Shabbos.
With the outbreak of the Second World War, her family fled to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where a growing Jewish population gathered.
During the war, she married to R’ Binyomin Levin, a Lubavitcher chossid who was born in the Russian town of Nevel.
She is survived by her children Mrs. Chaya Lifshitz – Kfar Chabad; Mrs. Rochel Green – Kfar Chabad; Mrs. Doba Lerer – Kiryat Malachi; Mrs. Chana Sukharenko – Kfar Chabad; Mrs. Rivka Zaklikowsky – Crown Heights; R’ Feitel Levin – Crown Heights.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her siblings R’ Hirshel Rivkin, Mrs. Gita Ceitlin, R’ Zusha Rivkin, Mrs. Risha Rochel Reichman and R’ Chaim Rivkin.
Baruch Dayan Ha’Emes