Mrs. Leah Greenberg, widow of Rabbi Yosef Greenberg of Bnei Brak, Eretz Yisroel, and matriarch of a large Chabad family, passed away on the first day of Pesach.
By Anash.org reporter
Mrs. Leah Greenberg of Bnei Brak, Eretz Yisroel, matriarch of a large Chabad family, passed away on the first day of Pesach.
Mrs. Greenberg was born in Romania to Rabbi Efraim Menashe and Fruma Sheiner, who were both known for their messiras nefesh to keep Torah and Mitzvos in the Soviet Union.
In 5717, she married Rabbi Yosef Greenberg, who had only recently concluded a six year stint in Siberia. Their chassuna was on the house of the renowned Rabbi Aharon Chazan, and the mesader kidushin was the Machnovka Rebbe.
The couple lived in Samarkand until they managed to leave the Soviet Union in 5729, eventually settling in Bnei Brak, Eretz Yisroel. There, here husband served as a mashpia and a true example of a chassidshe yid and a baal mesiras nefesh until his passing in 5769.
Mrs. Greenberg was the matriarch of a large Lubavitch family, leaving behind many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who follow in her ways.
She is survived by her children Mrs. Rochel Weingarten -Crown Heights; Mrs. Itta Reinetz – Tzefas; Rabbi Naftaly Greenberg – Los Angeles, CA; Mrs. Chana Krishevsky -Bnei Brak; Rabbi Moshe Greenberg – Beitar Ilit; Mrs. Nechama Erentroi – Tzfas.
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.