Rebbetzin Chaya Felder, the widow of Harav Tzvi Mordechai Felder, Rav of the Felder’s shul on 18th Avenue in Boro Park, passed away at the age of 102.
Rebbetzin Chaya Felder, the widow of Harav Tzvi Mordechai Felder, Rav of the Felder’s shul on 18th Avenue in Boro Park, has passed away at the age of 102.
Born in 1920s America, she was zoche to meet with the Fridiker Rebbe for yechidus before getting married to receive a Bracha.
She was a steadfast supporter of her husband’s Torah learning and rabbanus, and strongly encouraged her children to follow in his path, with many of her descendants now being talmidei chachomim, dayanim, marbitzei torah, and klal leaders.
The shul which Rebbetzin Chaya a”h and her late husband ran was burned to the ground in a devastating fire two years ago, and was subsequently sold to a Kollel. The rebbetzin then moved to Crown Heights to live by her daughter, where she remained until her petirah.
She was niftar Tuesday night, surrounded by her many children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Mrs. Bina Cunin of Crown Heights, Rav Shmuel Felder, Rav Chaim Moshe Felder, and Senator Simcha Felder, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
The levayah was held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday outside the former shul building, on the corner of 18th Avenue at 49th Street.