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Boruch Dayan Hoemes: R’ Chaim Serebryanski, 85, OBM

With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Reb Chaim Serebryanski, a Chossid of the Frierdiker Rebbe and The Rebbe who fought to liberate Jews from soviet Russia, and for Jewish causes as a Shliach of the Rebbe in Australia. He was 85 years old.

Reb Chaim was born in 1929 in Charkov, Ukraine to Reb Zalman and Brocha Serebryanski. Growing up he learned in the underground Chadorim and later assisted many Jews in escaping Russia.

In 1959 he married his wife Esther (nee Magnus), on a Friday afternoon – as per the Rebbes specific instruction to them – in courtyard of his cousin Mendel Shemtov’s home in Crown Heights.

After his wedding Reb Chaim and his wife were sent on Shlichus to Australia by The Rebbe, who told him his Shlichus is to do whatever he sees is not being done, there he established a branch of F.R.E.E. and helped reach out to the many refugees who wound up in Australia.

Some 20 years ago he moved to Crown Heights with his wife.

He is survived by his wife, Esther, and their children: Yossi (Brooklyn, NY), Mendel (Melbourne, Australia), Binyomin (Melbourne, Australia), Eli (Toronto, Canada), Moishe (Surfer’s Paradise, Australia), Bashi Dalfin (Brooklyn, NY) Chana Raichik (Gaithersburg, MD), Nechama Dina (Doonie) Mishulovin (Los Angeles, CA) and Miriam Simon (Crown Heights).

He is also survived by his brother R. Arol Serebryanski (Melbourne, Australia) and Mrs. Nechama Werdiger (Melbourne, Australia)

The Levaya will take place tomorrow, Thursday, at Shomrei Hadas at 11:00am and passing by 770 at around 11:45pm.

Boruch Dayan Hoemes

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  • 1. Also wrote:

    He is also survived by his brother Aaron and sister Mrs Werdiger – both of Melbourne

    Please put that in


  • 2. a real chossid wrote:


    Reb Chaim was a chossid thru and thru. He was devoted to the Rebbe with every fiber of his being.

    Hamokom yenachem eschem btoich shear aveili tzion vyerushalayim.

  • 3. Alevai a benoni wrote:

    He certainly lived up to the shlichus the Rebbe gave him in coming to Australia to ‘do whatever he sees is not being done’
    He was a veritable human dynamo and a true chosid.
    He will be sorely missed.
    May he be ‘a gutter betar for Klal Yisroel’

  • 4. Naftoli in Melbourne wrote:

    Boruch Dayan HoEmes!
    Reb Chaim will be missed by so many in Melbourne. He and his wife Esther helped, supported and advised hundreds of people in the Chabad and wider community.

  • 5. virgil Greene wrote:

    He was a true hasid and a good man. May his neshama be elevated to the highest realms.

  • 7. HIRSCH & TZIVIA PEKKAR. [C.H]. wrote:

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss, and we are sending our Condolences, for a Happy, Healthy,
    Long Life, with only Simchas from now on.

  • 8. Aussie wrote:

    The Rebbe commented to a certain Chossid in Yechidus after he mentioned certain activities of Reb Chaim that we don’t find too many like Reb Chaim. TNZBH.


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