Rabbi Sholom Dov Lifshitz, the Founder and Chairman of Yad l'Achim, has passed away.

This is a great loss for Klal Yisrael

The directors of Jewish Israel had the great honor and pleasure of meeting with Rabbi Lifshitz to discuss our work and we remain in regular contact with the staff of Yad l'Achim.

Jewish Israel's Rabbinic Director Rabbi Sholom Gold admired "Rabbi Sholom Dov's immense dedication".  Rabbi Gold had the opportunity to work with Rabbi Lifshitz in the organization Peyilim in 1955 and 1956.  Rav Gold said,  "At that time – long before the problem of Jewish girls in Arab villages or missionaries and cults - Rav Lifshitz was assisting tens of thousands of new immigrants and Jews from the transit camps." 

Rabbi Gold called Rabbi Lifshitz, "a visionary who saw problems 55-65 years ago. He remained relentlessly and tirelessly devoted to his life's work, which was looking out for the safety and security of Jewish souls."

We hope and pray that the good work of Yad l'Achim will continue after this great loss.

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