CONDOLENCES — THANK YOU
RABBI DESMOND MAIZELS
HaRav Zvi ben Yeshayahu ve’Frayda a’h
רץ כצבי לעשות רצון אביו שבשמים
Swift as a deer (Zvi) to do the will of His Father in Heaven
(Ethics of the Fathers 5:20)
Grateful thanks from the whole family for the outpouring of love, respect, support and appreciation shown to us after the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and brother.
The messages are so very comforting. Please accept our sincere apologies if we have not managed to respond to your message personally – we have read them all and will cherish them.
Many people have shared how Rabbi Maizels touched them deeply, and how their interaction with him led them to be more careful in their mitzvah observance or interpersonal relations. We ask that, in his memory, you try to emulate in a concrete manner one characteristic that you admired in him – either through increased observance of a specific mitzvah or enhanced interpersonal relations. In this way his memory will live on in all our hearts and through our actions. May all the good done in his memory be for the eilui neshama (elevation of the soul) of Rav Zvi ben Yeshayahu ve’ Frayda.
We thank Hashem for the gift of sharing our lives with such a special person.
Hillel & Yael Maizels; Hodaya, Elisheva, Ayelet, Noam & Miriam
Ora & Zvi Davidson; Temima, Chananya, Sarah, Moriah, Elisheva, Avigail, Yisrael & Rachel
Yael & Ariel Harati; Adi, Shira, Noa, Hallel, Yehuda, Ori, Roi & Shaked
Gila & Dotan Frangi; Emuna Mayim
Barbara Kahn; Heather & Alan Sacks
We would like to thank Rabbi and Rebbetzin Liebenberg, family and friends for their heartfelt support and kindness shown with such compassion on the passing of our beloved husband, father, brother and brother-in-law.
Deeply mourned by Nola, Saul, Ronnie and Mathy Gerdis
18/3/1936 – 30/11/2020
We wish to thank all family and friends for their love and kindness shown during the untimely passing of our husband and father.
From his devoted wife Rose, children, Jerry, Hazel and Marcia, daughter-in-law, sons-in law, grandchildren and great granddaughters.
The sudden and tragic passing of Amalie, adored by all who knew her, has revealed the incredible support of our wonderful community.
The outpouring of love and generosity, the calls, messages, meals and endless thoughtful treats, are so appreciated by all her family and were a comfort at this traumatic time. Sincere thanks to everyone who reached out to us.
Very special thanks to Rabbi Feldman for his constant, caring support. His words at the funeral distilled the very essence of the special woman that was Amalie! Members of the CSO and NSRI rendered the most unbelievable service and our gratitude for their professionalism and kindness is enormous.
Beautiful Amalie was universally loved as is reflected in the wonderful tributes and shared memories from far and wide. Warm, generous, friendly, vivacious, stylish, hospitable — always with a smile — her presence lit up the room and her light will never be dimmed. She coped with her numerous health issues with fortitude and grace.
Gratitude that she is at peace now.
Amalie’s loss is irreparable and she is deeply mourned by her grieving family and friends, husband Alan, children Ross, Craig, Jodi, mother-in law Lilian, sister Pearl and her nieces and nephews.
Rest in Peace Darling Amalie
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