Paying Tribute to Rebbetzin Hecht, “The Mommy of Us All”

As shiva concluded for Rebbetzin Chave Hecht, her matzeiva was unveiled, paying tribute to her decades in chinuch, and a former camper penned a touching tribute poem.

As shiva concluded for Rebbetzin Chave Hecht, her matzeiva was unveiled, paying tribute to her decades in chinuch, and a former camper penned a touching tribute poem.

A Tribute to Rebbetzin Hecht 
By Chana (Metzger) Perman   

This year, on the 7th of Adar  
An auspicious, holy day
A precious soul returned to its maker  
Surely the angels did exclaim  

“Ninety-five years you were granted 
You’ve surpassed all expectations  
Your treasure trove overflows with 
Yiddishe nachas from four generations”  

Every camper of Emunah  
A gem in your regal crown  
Every mitzvah performed with a smile  
Another pearl to enhance your gown   

This magnificent tapestry – your life  
Woven with threads of beautiful hues 
Chava, “eim kol chai” 
Igniter of sparks in countless Jews  

Devoted “eizer k’negdo” to your husband   
Following the Rebbe’s directives to a “T” 
With Rabbi and Rebbetzin Hecht  
Not in their dictionary – complacency  

“When the Rebbe gives you a job, it’s your honor and obligation” 
(Don’t ever think of quitting or taking a vacation!) 
We’ve been charged with a noble mission   
“Be proud, stay strong, stand tall” 
Marching orders from Rebbetzin Hecht  
The Mommy of us all. 

Chana (Metzger) Perman is an alumna of Camp Emunah who lives with her husband and children in Toronto. Chana holds a master’s degree in special education, and has been in the field of education for twenty-five years. Her cherished roles as Jewish woman, mother and Learning Strategies instructor provide inspiration and material for writing at every turn.

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  1. Thanks chani for posting. Everything so true. I also had positive summer experiences in camp, and loved every minute. My daughter enjoyed camp emunah every summer from the age of 8, now living on shlichus with her family. Rebetzin Hecht built generations of shluchos aroundthe world.

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