Mrs. Tzivia Dorfman, a resident of Montreal, Canada, whose love for Yiddishkeit inspired and directed her entire family, passed away on Wednesday 5 Adar, 5781
Mrs. Tzivia Dorfman from Montreal, Canada, whose love for Yiddishkeit inspired and directed her entire family, passed away on Wednesday 5 Adar, 5781
She was 88 years old.
Tzivia’s parents were refugees who survived the Russian Revolution and ensuing pogroms. Fleeing the oppression of the Soviet Union, they arrived in Montreal, Canada. An uncle, her mother’s brother Tevyl Yesovitch, was unable to leave, having been sent to Siberia.
She was a tenacious and proud woman, living through personal turmoil and crisis, growing in her faith and dedication on the way.
She was active in addiction education, together with her husband Bernard Dorfman she was involved in opening JACS – Jewish Addiction Community Services, in Montreal.
Throughout her lifetime she would send packages to her cousins, still trapped in the Soviet Union. She also sponsored a Persian Jewish family to help them escape Iran when the Shah fell.
She lived her Jewish pride and was a member of at least three shuls and would check off rabbis by name. She had a special love for Lubavitch, for the Rebbe and his shluchim.
She is survived by her children, Mushka Lightstone – Los Angeles, CA and Eric (Yechiel) Dorfman – Cherry Hill, NJ, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in Canada, America, and Israel.
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Baruch Dayan Haemes.