Leah Rubashkin Moves to Monsey


leah-rubashkinMrs. Leah Rubashkin and her family have moved to Monsey, NY in recent weeks. A family friend told COLlive that the Rubashkins moved to the New York area to be closer to Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, who is serving a 27 year prison sentence in Otisville, NY. Mrs. Rubashkin chose the suburban area of Monsey over New York City, she said, because after living in rural Postville it would be too much of a transition for her children.

This past Sunday, the women of the local community welcomed Mrs. Rubashkin and her family at a reception at the home of Rabbi Zalman and Devorah Goldstein.

After remarks by Rebbetzin Chaya Werner, Mrs. Rubashkin spoke of the many miracles that her family has experienced during their trials and tribulations of the past few years.

During her talk, everyone was surprised when her cell phone rang, and it was her husband, Sholom Mordechai, calling, and he wished the community a kesivah vachsimah tovah and a gut gebentched yohr  via speakerphone.

The entire Sefer Tehilim was also completed with chapters divided among all present, and a delicious dessert buffet was enjoyed by all.

Significant funds must still be raised for the legal defense costs and the appeal. Anyone who can help out and lend support should take a moment to send a donation to the Pidyon Shvuyim Fund. The help of Yidden across the globe is severely needed.

You can easily donate by clicking on the following link:


Alternatively, you can mail contributions to:

Pidyon Shvuyim Fund

53 Olympia Lane

Monsey NY 10952



  1. Please forward to your whole mailing list and post in Shul and on your twitter facebook etc.

    If you want to send a letter to Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin.
    but you want to make it fast via email
    you can email to


    but you must enclose your real name and full listed address. you can write in Yiddish and in English.
    Volunteers will print your letter put in in envelope and address it/ but it must contain your name and address otherwise the prison will not allow delivery.
    all letters are confidential.

  2. why do we need to know where she moved? why is it being made public? maybe they want to get back to some sort of a normal life as much as possible.