Jan 8, 2013
Hundreds at Mrs. Gordon Shloshim

A memorial event marking the Shloshim since the passing of Rebbetzin Miriam Gordon was attended by hundreds in California and highlighted by the beginning of a new Torah.

By COLlive staff

Hundreds of people gathered at the beautiful Chabad of Encino Campus to commemorate the Shloshim observance marking 30 days since the passing of Rebbetzin Miriam Gordon, of blessed memory.

Rebbetzin Gordon passed away on the 20th of Kislev and was laid to rest in the Old Montefiore Cemetery where the Ohel of the Rebbe is located.

The evening was emceed by Rabbi Yehoshua B. Gordon who spoke about his Mother's unique attitude of "doing what must be done."

"My Mother was present when the Previous Rebbe stepped off the boat in 1940 and stated the 'Amerike is nisht andersh." stated Rabbi Gordon in his talk. At that moment, at age 15, she enlisted in the Rebbe's army at that moment, and remained devoted ever since.

The "star of the show" was Rabbi Gordon's sister, Mrs. Bluma Rivkin, daughter of Rebbetzin Gordon, in whose home Rebbetzin Gordon lived for the past year and a half. She held the audience spellbound as she described her Mother's unique values and principals.

Many people were shedding tears as Bluma Rivkin spoke of her Mother's last moments, surrounded by three of her daughters, Bluma Rivkin, Chanie Friedman and Frumie Posner, singing the "Dukshetzer Nigun" as their Mother breathed her last.

Many prominent Shluchim and Rabbonim were on hand to recite the traditional Tehillim, including Rabbi Mordechai Einbinder, Associate Director of Chabad of the Valley, Rabbi Mordechai Shiffman, Head of School of Emek Hebrew Academy as well as Rabbi Tzvi Block of Toras Hashem of Valley Village.

People listened attentively as Gary finder made his remarks describing how special the Shlichus ethic was and continues to be in the illustrious Gordon Family. Present also was Chabad of the Valley's elder statesman, Sol Teichman also never failed to place a call to Rebbitzen Gordon every Friday.

There were also a series of grandchildren who spoke about their very special Bubby. They included Rabbi Eli Baitelman, Rabbi Eli Friedman, Mrs. Fruma Schapiro, Rabbi Yossi Gordon, Rabbi Zalman Gordon and Mrs. Chanie Berkowitz.

A new Sefer Torah was begun under the supervision of Rabbi Yosef Teitelbaum, Sofer and Shliach and Chabad of Sherman Oaks.

The Torah will G-d willing be completed around the first Yahrzeit when it will be dedicated to the Chabad of Encino Shul. May Rebbitzen Miriam Gordon, ob'm be a wonderful intercessor on high for all.


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Rabbi Yossi Baitelman - grandson
Rabbi Yossi Baitelman - grandson
Rabbi Mordechai Einbinder, Shliach COTV
Rabbi Mordechai Einbinder, Shliach COTV
Rabbi Avrohom Rosenfeld, NY
Rabbi Avrohom Rosenfeld, NY
Rabbi Yochonon Biatelman - grandson
Rabbi Yochonon Biatelman - grandson


Rabbi Leibel Berkowitz, grandson
Rabbi Leibel Berkowitz, grandson
Rabbi Sholom Pinson - grandson
Rabbi Sholom Pinson - grandson
Rabbi Shmulik Naparstek
Rabbi Shmulik Naparstek
Rabbi Mordechai Shiffman, Head of School, Emek
Rabbi Mordechai Shiffman, Head of School, Emek
Rabbi Mendel Lipsker, Shliach COTV
Rabbi Mendel Lipsker, Shliach COTV


Rabbi Yitzchak Neuman
Rabbi Yitzchak Neuman
Rabbi Yitzchak Sapochinsky, Shliach COTV
Rabbi Yitzchak Sapochinsky, Shliach COTV
Rabbi Yossi Spritzer, Shliach COTV
Rabbi Yossi Spritzer, Shliach COTV
Rabbi Moshe Bryski, Shliach COTV
Rabbi Moshe Bryski, Shliach COTV
Rabbi Yehoshua Gordon, Shliach COTV
Rabbi Yehoshua Gordon, Shliach COTV






Mrs. Bluma Rivkin, daughter
Mrs. Bluma Rivkin, daughter
Rabbi Gordon with Mr. Gary Finder
Rabbi Gordon with Mr. Gary Finder


Rabbi Eli Baitelman, grandson
Rabbi Eli Baitelman, grandson
Rabbi Eli Friedman, grandson
Rabbi Eli Friedman, grandson
Rabbi Yossi Gordon, grandson
Rabbi Yossi Gordon, grandson
Mrs. Fruma Shapiro, grandaughter
Mrs. Fruma Shapiro, grandaughter
Rabbi Zalman Gordon, Grandson
Rabbi Zalman Gordon, Grandson
Mrs. Chanie Berkowitz,   grandaughter
Mrs. Chanie Berkowitz, grandaughter
































































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1
Yay Yaisef Teitelbaum
We are so proud of you!
(1/9/2013 8:24:07 AM)
2
Rabbi Gordon
You are amazing man
(1/9/2013 9:29:10 AM)
3
what a beautiful event
i just know your mother enjoyed every moment of it from shamayim....
(1/9/2013 10:11:11 AM)
4
amazing woman
she was always a very dedicated woman and has wonderful children and grandchildren.
(1/9/2013 4:55:15 PM)
5
eli
baitelman, you spoke so nicely yasher koach........
(1/10/2013 8:56:42 AM)
6
Rabbi Y.B. Gordon
A wonderful Tribute to your Mother supported by the whole community.
(1/10/2013 11:16:04 PM)
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