With great sadness and pain we inform you of the passing of Harav Hachosid Reb Moshe Chaim Sapochkinsky, OBM, a senior and well respected member of the Montreal Lubavitch community, who served as the Rov of the Nusach Hoari Shul for over 60 years. He was 90 years old.
The Montreal Jewish community and Lubavitch Anash lost a senior and well respected member with this mornings passing of Harav Hachosid Reb Moshe Chaim Sapochkinsky. The Rov of the Nusach HoAri Shul for over 60 years and a Shochet.
He was one of the Shanghai Talmidim who came to America in 1946 and was sent to Montreal to establish a Lubavticher community by the Frierdiker Rebbe.
He celebrated his 90th birthday this past Thursday.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Leah, and children: Chana Capland (Columbus, OH), Rivkah Laine (Brooklyn, NY), and Rachelle Even-Sapir (Gershovitz) (Chashmonoi, Israel) and Rabbi Yitzchak Zev Sapochkinsky (Westlake Village, CA)
The Levaya will take place today, Monday, at the Nusach HoAri Shul, 5001 Vezina, at 3:15pm.
Shiva will be observed at 6277 Trans Island, Montreal. The family can be contacted at (514) 342-0155 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a beautiful and moving twist, Reb Moshe Chaim’s grandchildren Ezie and Batel Gershowitz gave birth to twin boys within 2 hours of his passing.
Boruch Dayan Hoemes