Esther Jungreis

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis—Rebbetzin to the World

This week the Jewish world lost one of the greatest lights of our generation. Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis survived Bergen-Belsen death camp to become the architect of Jewish kiruv. Long before the words kiruv and ba’al teshuva were mainstream, Rebbetzin Jungreis was already utilizing every waking hour to save Jewish souls. She gained the respect of everyone, it made no difference whether they were orthodox, reform, conservative or unaffiliated. She became the Rebbetzin to soldiers, prime ministers, presidents, and probably the greatest shadchan ever known in the world.
The Rebbetzin passed away this week. We mourn and pay tribute with this short overview of her life. (more…)