LOS ANGELES, CA [CHI] — Tonight, Monday night, the 8th of Shevat, is the 10th Yartzeit of my father, Rabbi Menachem Shmuel Dovid Raichik, of blessed memory.
In honor of the 10th yartzeit, with encouragement, support and some help from my side, one of my olders brothers in Los Angeles, Rabbi Shimon Raichik, has put together a collection of some of my father’s papers of the years 1947-49, just after he came to this country, after spending the war years in Shanghai.
It is posted online at www.OurShul.org/RabbiSDRaichik
Almost immediately after arriving in this country, my father began working for the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn OB”M [1880-1950], traveling cross country by bus and train to many cities on behalf of the Rebbe. Eventually in 1949, the Rebbe sent him as his personal emissary to Los Angeles, California. LA served as my father’s base of operations, but his travels still took him across the length and breadth of the country.
This booklet includes letter correspondence with the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, some excerpts of my father’s reports to the Rebbe about his travels to many cities on behalf of the Rebbe, and some listings of the donors in the various cities.
May his and my mother’s souls, have much Nachas from their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and may they bring blessings to their family, and the tens of thousands of people whose lives they touched.