Rebbetzin Chave Hecht, the longtime director of Camp Emunah in upstate New York and the matriarch of a large Chabad family, passed away on Tuesday.
Rebbetzin Chave Hecht, the longtime director of Camp Emunah in upstate New York and the matriarch of a large Chabad family, passed away on Tuesday, 7 Adar I, 5782.
She was 95 years old.
In 1953, Rebbetzin Hecht (nee Lasker), together with her late husband Rabbi Yaakov Yehuda (JJ) Hecht founded Camp Emunah, the first Chabad-Lubavitch overnight camp, which she continued to run until her passing.
She was regarded as a pioneer and innovator of Jewish camping and has spent the better part of a century involved in all facets of Emunah’s growth.
She was also one of the first teachers in Beis Rivkah. All her campers and students are asked to join the levaya to pay their respects.
She is survived by her children Rabbi Sholem Ber Hecht – Queens, NY, Bassie Raskin – Crown Heights Rabbi Yossie Hecht – South Africa, Fraide Sabol – Crown Heights, Rabbi Shea Hecht – Crown Heights, Dovid Sabol – Crown Heights, Rivkie Abramowitz – Crown Heights, Chana Rochel Duchman – Los Angeles, Levi Hecht – Crown Heights, Rabbi Shimon Hecht – Park Slope, NY Binie Tenenbaum – Irvine California, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her son Gershon Sabol AH.
She is also survived by her sister, Mrs. Tziporah Goldberg of Boro Park.
The levaya will take place today, Tuesday, passing by 770 at 3:00 pm and then NCFJE at 824 Eastern Parkway. Kevura at Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens.
The Hecht family is sitting Shiva at 1342 Carroll St.
7 am, 7:30 am, 8 am ,9 am
Mincha: 2 pm, 5 pm
From 6 pm. 5 minyanim needed.
Condolences for the family, including pictures and videos of Rebbetzin Hecht, can be sent to [email protected]
Baruch Dayan Haemes.