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Boruch Dayan Hoemes: Mrs. Lauren Elkin, 59, OBM

With profound sadness and deep pain we inform you of the untimely passing of Mrs. Lauren Elkin (affectionately known as Morah Elkin), OBM, of S. Paul, MN. She was 59 years old.

The Nifteres is survived by Yibadlu Lechaim Tovim her husband, R’ Shimon Nachman Elkin, and children: Melech Jaffe (Maalei Efraim, Israel), Mrs. Gittel Berghoff (Crown Heights), Chani Elkin and Baila Elkin (S. Paul, MN).

The Levaya will take place today, Thursday, 3:00pm at the Hebrew Brotherhood Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.

The family will be sitting Shiva at 1711 Yorkshire Av. In S. Paul until Wednesday morning. Memories and condolences can be sent to

Gittel Berghoff will be sitting at 1550 Union, Crown Heights, beginning Friday morning.

Chani Elkin will be in S. Paul until Sunday at 12pm, then continuing Shiva in Crown Heights.

Melech Jaffe will be sitting in Maalei Efraim, and can be reached at

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim.


  • 1. Boruch Dayan HaEmes wrote:

    Gittel…. There are no words.
    Hamokom yinachem eschem bsoch shaar aveilay tzion vyerushalayim!

  • 3. BDE wrote:

    B”H with only good memories. She always made me feel heard and understood in those young precious years.
    I am sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.


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