With great sadness, we inform you of the tragic passing of 9-year-old Shmuel Hershel Weinberger of Chicago, Illinois, after being struck by a vehicle.
By Anash.org reporter
With great sadness, we inform you of the tragic passing of Shmuel Hershel Weinberger of Chicago, Illinois, after being struck by a vehicle.
He was nine years old.
He is the son of R’ Shamai and Mrs. Sara Leah Weinberger of West Rogers Park, Chicago, who are active members of the Chabad community.
The young boy was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a vehicle on N. Sacramento Ave and W. Chase Ave on Wednesday afternoon at around 8:00PM. Chicago Hatzolah rushed to the scene, and was transported to the hospital but unfortunately they were unable to save him.
Police are investigating the incident.
Shmuel was a student in the Lubavitcher Cheder in Chicago, and was beloved by his teachers and classmates.
“Hershel was a zeeskeit and had a tremendous simchas hachaim. He was very musical and loved singing. He was extremely beloved by his classmates,” his teacher, Rabbi Mendel Moscowitz said. “Just the sparkle in his eyes when he would come to Cheder in the morning will always remain etched in my memory.”
“The Weinberger home is always open for shiurim and chessed,” Rabbi Boruch Hertz, Rov of the Chicago Chabad community, told Anash.org. “It’s an enormous tragedy, beyond words.”
Baruch Dayan Haemes
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