A Tzedakah Legend: Ms. Naomi Adir a”h

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It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of Ms. Naomi Adir a”h. She was 98.

Naomi was a remarkable person who devoted untold sums of money to yeshivos and mosdos hachinuch throughout her lifetime.

Naomi worked for many years as a public school teacher and resided in a humble apartment in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, where she originally lived with her parents. Her humble abode was exceedingly simple and she never thought of spending her money to renovate it. Nor did she spend money on herself, such as for clothing or accouterments. Instead, she took her earnings and life savings and donated money to Jewish organizations in a magnanimous fashion.

Making Naomi’s generosity more impressive was that she faced tremendous challenges. She was visually impaired and her eyesight became progressively worse, until she was virtually blind.

Even after retiring at age 60, Naomi continued to educate and inspire by speaking to school groups and others about what it means to be blind and how to relate to blind people in a proper manner.

While Naomi’s eyesight was poor and she was immobile toward the end of her life, she was sharp and with it, and demonstrated a freshness for life for which she was so loved and revered.

Naomi always exuded positivity and joy, and maintained a youthful spirit throughout her life. She was a mokir rabbonon and a machzik Torah par excellence, leaving a legacy for all to emulate.

Chinuch Atzmai, Bais Medrash Govoah, and Yeshivas Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin are three of the dozens upon dozens of mosdos that were beneficiaries of Naomi’s largesse.

The walls of her apartment are adorned with dozens of awards and plaques, testaments to her philanthropy and selflessness.

The levayah will take place tomorrow morning, Sunday, at 10:30 a.m., at Kehila Chapels, located at 60 Brighton 11th Street in Brooklyn, NY.

Yehi zichrah boruch.

{CB Frommer-Matzav.com Newscenter}

5 COMMENTS

  1. Naomi was very special. She has spent many a sukkos with our family. She was so good to everyone, kids adults etc. she would tell us stories and make us laugh, we loved her.

    She will be sorely missed.

    Yehi zicrah baruch

  2. BD”E She was a very special lady. We once gave her a ride home and we went up to her apartment. She showed us the plaques all over her walls from the many Yeshivos and organizations she supported and she said “This is my vacation, this is my fur coat, this is my jewelry…”

  3. I had the great Zechus to know Naomi Adir A”H. She never ceased to amaze me with her keen intelligence,
    depth, sensitivity, profound humility and extraordinary appreciation and respect for Torah learning. I’ve seen her literally beam with joy when she heard someone talk about what was being accomplished in
    the Yeshivahs that she supported.

  4. Ms. Adir, A”H, as her name very accurately suggests, was a giant among giants. A philanthropist and tzaddeket beyond compare. A paragon of magnanimity in both charity and chesed. Though she did not have children of her own, she was very much like a grandmother to me. And I love her dearly. May her remembrance always be blessed and the memories of her remain forever fresh in our hearts and minds. Ms. Adir passed at the young age of 99!

  5. Ms. Adir, A”H, as her name very accurately suggests, was a giant among giants. A philanthropist and tzaddeket beyond compare. A paragon of magnanimity in both charity and chesed. Though she did not have children of her own, she was very much like a grandmother to me. And I love her dearly. May her remembrance always be blessed and the memories of her remain forever fresh in our hearts and minds. Ms. Adir passed at the young age of 99!

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