Dec 18, 2013
Dinah Abrahamson, 59, OBM

Mrs. Dinah Abrahamson, a Crown Heights resident active in the Republican party, passed away suddenly and was buried in Omaha.

By COLlive reporter

Mrs. Dinah Abrahamson, a Crown Heights resident who was active in political circles, passed away early Tuesday, 14 Teves 5774.

She was 59 and her passing was sudden.

Abrahamson's unwavering commitment to Yiddishkeit coupled with her political astuteness made her an inspiration to all who knew her.

Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Mrs. Abrahamson's maternal grandparents were German Jewish refugees who settled in the State and raised their family there.

From an early age, Abrahamson dedicated her life to serving others and made it a priority to make a Kiddush Hashem everywhere she went, family friends said.

A dedicated member of the Republican party, she was a Nebraska State Central Committee Member and had close ties to Congressman Lee Terry and former Congressman Hal Daub. She also met President George W. Bush.

Wanting to provide her children with a frum education, Abrahamson moved to the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn in 2007, where she quickly became known for her determination and drive.

A tireless advocate for frum education, she was involved with the Yeshiva Darchei Menachem boys school and the Jewish Technical Vocational School (JTVS), taking students on VIP trips to Washington, DC and arranging extra-curricular activities for them.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Seigel, her son Yosef Abrahamson, her sister, granddaughter, nieces and nephews and numerous friends and acquaintances whose lives were touched by her.


The levaya was in Omaha, NE. Shiva will be observed from Thursday, Dec. 19th from Mincha until Tuesday morning, Dec. 24 at 1324 Carroll Street #2C (corner Brooklyn Ave.)

Times for davening:
Shacharis 8:30am
Mincha 4:30pm
Maariv bizman

The family requests friends should kindly visit between 2:30pm-8:00pm.

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Shocking News
May Hashem comfort the Abrahamson family
(12/18/2013 11:44:07 PM)
yossi stern
BDE, I knew her and worked with her at times during my days in Shmira. She was smart, sharp and always willing to help. My wife and I will extend our help to her son.
(12/18/2013 11:52:25 PM)
(12/18/2013 11:56:01 PM)
She was a very sweet woman and made a major Kiddush Hashem where ever she went, Yosef Stay strong!
(12/18/2013 11:56:40 PM)
We lost a special woman this week. My heart goes out to you, Sarah and Yosef. Your mother's fierce love for the two of you was palpable. This is heartbreaking news. Wishing you comfort and love.
(12/19/2013 12:09:19 AM)
Hashem! Hashem! Please bring Moshiach
-Ad Mosai????????????????????
(12/19/2013 12:16:03 AM)
BD"E, I am sure her son Yosef will continue her great path...
(12/19/2013 12:22:26 AM)
the Gordons
Baruch Dayan HaEmes. What a tragic loss. A shining neshama, so strong and lively. Thank you Dinah, for gracing us with your presence, allowing us to get to know you. Our deepest tefilos and sympathy to the family, to my friend Sarah and her brother, and all the family and friends.
(12/19/2013 6:34:26 AM)
Dinah will be missed by many...
She was a very special person, she was the most dedicated mother to her wonderful children Sarah and Yossi.

I am heartbroken and will miss Dinah immensely.
(12/19/2013 7:33:16 AM)
sara's friend
what a loss, not only to her children but also the community and the world.. may her children be comforted..
we will miss Dinah
(12/19/2013 9:46:07 AM)
A beautiful soul
You were a truly shining example of love, commitment and sincerity. There are no words for this loss. You cared about the individual and the nation. Baruch Dayan Haemes.

Malkie Stern
(12/19/2013 10:16:02 AM)
So sad
(12/19/2013 1:51:12 PM)
Boruch Dayan Emes
This is very sad. I am so sorry. Moshiach should come NOW!!!
(12/19/2013 3:07:28 PM)

borouh dayan aemeth
she seemedto be a very special person.
such a big loss
(12/19/2013 4:23:29 PM)
an amazing person
this is a major blow
(12/19/2013 6:04:15 PM)
Baruch Dayan Haemes
Ad massai, Hashem??!
(12/19/2013 8:06:58 PM)
Very sad!
Great person with a great a family!
(12/19/2013 9:15:32 PM)
(12/19/2013 10:00:44 PM)
Shocking loss
A truly good woman- intelligent, gracious, positive, loving, with tremendous inner strength and connection to
H-shem.. the list goes on. And there's probably much we are not even aware of. May her beloved children continue to give their Mother's neshama nachas..
(12/19/2013 11:00:56 PM)

(12/19/2013 11:28:25 PM)
omg, BDE
I was her co worker for a time at JEM so sad to hear. She was such a sweet, caring, G-d fearing woman. I am very sad., may her children and whole family be comforted. Hamokom ynchem eschem betoch shaarai avolai tzion vyirushalayim!
(12/20/2013 3:07:54 AM)
She will be sorely missed.
She was well spoken and beloved by her children...
(12/22/2013 3:46:54 PM)
Baruch Dayan Haemes
i watched her interview with oprah, a huge huge kiddush Hashem. she inspired me, even though i did not know her. may her family be comforted and blessed with unlimited revealed blessings, and may we all be reunited with our loved ones, with Moshiach now.
(12/22/2013 4:39:34 PM)
Baruch Dayan Haemes
Very sorry to hear of the sudden lost , heart and prayers going out to her your adult children Yosef and Sarah - Shalom and comfort
(12/22/2013 6:18:08 PM)
We need moshiach now....
We need moshiach now! Ad mosai! Baruch Dayan hames!
(12/22/2013 10:29:01 PM)
We miss you so much
Rebbetzin Abramson was and is a truly special and regal woman who treated us always like close family - we will miss her sorely!

Yisroel and Adina Lazerson
(12/23/2013 7:26:34 PM)
May Hashem comfort her wonderful family.
(12/24/2013 9:24:55 AM)
Baruch dayan haemet
I am terribly pained to hear this... Mrs. Abrahamson was an incredible woman, made a kiddush hashem wherever she went, a truly special neshama...
May we merit the coming of moshiach speedily
(1/2/2014 11:10:24 PM)
A wonderful woman and co-worker
I had the pleasure of working with Dinah in Minot with FEMA last year. She was impassioned about the mission, went the distance on behalf of FEMA applicants, and always had a ready smile to lighten up the office when work got too intense. She will be missed by her colleagues and the many FEMA applicants she helped.
(2/24/2014 6:00:13 PM)
An Inspiration to me
I'm so sorry, Sarah, I just today learned of her passing. How blessed I was to work with Dinah in Minot and to have shared time together on our days off. Her dedication to her faith and to her work are an inspiration to me.
(2/25/2014 11:56:42 AM)
She Changed My Life...and will never even know it.
I am black and grew up in Crown Heights and lived there when the riots happened many years ago. I worked for mostly Jewish people over the past two decades and was exposed to many Jewish traditions because of my jobs. Nothing however explained to me what Shabbos was as clearly as Mrs Abrahamson did when I saw her on Oprah. While I am not Jewish, I was touched to the core of my soul to hear her describe the sacred time she could not wait to light her candles each week and just be with God. The level of respect I felt for her and all that she believed in changed my life that very moment. Now, I light a candle weekly and like Mrs Abrahamson said - cannot wait to spend that sacred time with God. I am sure that she touched countless other African Americans as well and I want her children and community to know...she mattered to us all.
(8/26/2014 2:41:47 AM)
Tremendous loss
RIP lovely sparrow. You are greatly missed.
(11/7/2018 2:02:05 PM)
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