Family and friends of Rabbi Sholom (Sidney) Hecht, will mark his first yahrzeit with a seuda in his memory, tonight, 22 Tammuz.
Family and friends of Rabbi Sholom (Sidney) Hecht, will mark his first yahrzeit with a seuda in his memory.
The gathering is scheduled to take place Thursday night, 22 Tammuz, July 1, at Sisu V’Simchu Hall 4127 18th, Brooklyn, NY. Maariv at 9:00 PM, benching at 10:30.
Please RSVP at 718-755-3089 or email [email protected]
The family will also be gathering tomorrow, Friday, at his kever in Old Montefiore Cemetery.
Friday, 22 Tammuz, July 2nd at 10:00 AM; Old Montefiore Cemetery, Block 15 at South 7 at Hertzel.
Sidney was born to his parents Reb Yehoshua and Sarah Hecht on Shushan Purim 5688/1928. He was the youngest of the famed Hecht brothers who later went on to become rabbonim and activists.
Sidney and his wife were childless for many years. He visited doctors and professors in the field, but to no avail.
During a farbrengen of 5718, between the sichos, the Rebbe suddenly called out to him, “Change your name from Sidney to Sholom, so that you may have peace in your body and soul, and you will have a healthy child!” Sydney became Sholom, and was blessed with a daughter within the year.
R’ Sholom merited to have a close connection with the Rebbe, and had permission to enter the Rebbe’s room whenever he so desired.