Rabbi Avrohom Lider, who founded and stood at the helm of the Ahavas Chessed organization and helped thousands with medical needs, passed away on the first night of Rosh Hashana.
By Anash.org reporter
Rabbi Avrohom Lider, who founded and stood at the helm of the Ahavas Chessed organization and helped many with medical needs, passed away on the first night of Rosh Hashana, 5781.
He was 61 and passed away after suffering a heart attack.
Rabbi Lider served as a teacher for many years before in Oholei Torah during which he began to assist those in need of medical care.
Before long, Rabbi Lider began ‘working’ in chessed full time, and founded Ahavas Chessed, a medical assistance organazation.
Through Ahavas Chessed, Rabbi Lider helped many thousands of Crown Heights residents with medical needs, including medical advice and consultation and all sorts of assistance from arranging rides to providing hot meals to patients in hospitals and at home.
He also assisted the many guests who visited Crown Heights every year, including shluchim and bochurim spending their year learning in 770 or local yeshivos. Rabbi Lider would frequently cover the costs of treatments himself, if the patient was unable to afford it or did not have adequate medical insurance.
In the recent months during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Rabbi Lider spent hundreds of hours assisting coronavirus patients and their families. He also helped arranged numerous blood and plasma drives in the Crown Heights community to replenish blood banks which were at dangerous lows, and to have residents donate plasma to help coronavirus patients.
Rabbi Lider also served as the Jewish Chaplain in Kings County Hospital.
He is survived by his wife Temah, and children Dovid Lider (Crown Heights), Naftali Lider, (Crown Heights), Shmuly Lider (Crown Heights), Bassy Lider (Crown Heights), and Tzippy Janowsky (Toronto, Canada).
He is also survived by his siblings, Shlomo Lider – Williamsburg, NY, Yaakov Lider – Melbourne, Nechama Brichter – Yerushalayim, Eretz Yisroel, Malka Kaplan – Yerushalayim, Eretz Yisroel, Yehuda Lider – Yerushalayim, Eretz Yisroel.
Levaya information to be announced.