Rebbitzin Devorah Krinsky, wife of Rebbe’s secretary, dies

(JTA) — Rebbetzin Devorah Krinsky, wife of Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky – secretary to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, has died.

Krinsky died at her home in Brooklyn on Nov. 23, after the Friday night Kiddush was recited at her bedside, surrounded by her family, at the age of 74, according to

Krinsky’s childhood home was a center for early Chabad-Lubavitch activities in the United States in the late 1930s and 1940s, and she was raised with a deep commitment to Chabad-Lubavitch.

She was among the first students to study in Beth Rivkah, the Lubavitch girls’ school, in the early 1940s.

Immediately after their marriage in 1957, her husband was selected to work in Schneerson’s office. He remains the chairman of the educational and social services divisions of the Worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch movement.

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