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Thursday: Siyum Sefer Torah in Memory of Lakeins

The Crown Heights community is invited to a joyous celebration as the Lakein, Brackman, and Bension families complete a sefer Torah in loving memory of their dear parents, Rabbi Shlomo and Miriam Lakein, OBM.

Rabbi Lakein published the Jewish Art Calendar for three decades, revolutionizing the Jewish printing industry. Passionate about education, he founded Yeshiva Darchai Menachem, a school founded on the principle of “chanoch l’naar al pi darko.” Together with his wife, he welcomed hundreds of people to their home and was always involved in community needs.

Rabbi Lakein passed away last Shvat at the age of 67.

Approaching her 22nd yahrtzeit, Miriam Lakein is remembered for her warmth, generous spirit, and her deep connection to the Rebbe. She was passionate about her adopted community, Crown Heights, the Rebbe’s inyanim, and her 10 children.

The Siyum Sefer Torah will begin at 546 Montgomery St. at 4:00pm on Thursday, 1 Tamuz, June 18, 2015. At 5:30, the music turns on and the march to Yeshiva Darchai Menachem begins. Hakafos and a seuda will follow at the yeshiva.

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  • 1. Special people! wrote:

    The article writes perfectly what they were…
    And how their house was… so special people and children! I have beautiful memories of them z”l
    Specially because they also made my brother’s wort by them! took him and my sister in law to the chupah! And always envited us for shabbes and yom tov!
    One of the main reasons for me making teshuva was bc of their shabbes table!!
    Thank you Lakein’s for everything!!
    Leah and Goldie miss you girls…

    Esther (Ettel Savoia Lishewitz)

  • 2. Zalmy Schapiro wrote:

    wow really nice pictures I remember Rabbi Sholme and Mrs Mairam Lakein very well as neighbors I’m looking forward for this beautiful event Mazel Tov

  • 3. Brocha Hurwitz wrote:

    I can’t believe it 22 years passed already since the wonderful Miriam left for Gan Eden.
    She is and will always be a Malitz Yosher for her family and Klal Yisroel.

  • 4. newark, nj wrote:

    great people, wonderful family!

    having a hard day? upset about something?
    go to the Lakeins!
    its been like that for the last 30 years!

  • 5. wwd wrote:

    great people. not everyone knew them. we have hidden gems among us.


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