Mrs. Ziva Kriger a”h


candle-small6It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mrs. Ziva Kriger a”h following a protracted illness.

Mrs. Kriger, who was 41, was well-recognized in Lakewood, NJ, where she resided, and beyond for her expertise in chinuch and particularly her efforts to assist in the proper formulation of approaches and diagnoses of children who experienced academic challenges. She was considered one of the foremost experts in her field and used her skills for constant chesed, always making herself available to others.

When Mrs. Kriger first became ill, her family, friends and community mobilized in tefillah. As long as she was able, even from the hospital, Mrs. Kriger gave her time and energy for the benefit of others, helping one and all.

This heilige neshamah was taken by its Creator this morning at Kimball Medical Center in Lakewood.

The levaya was held this afternoon at Bais Faiga Girls Elementary School on Courtney Road in Lakewood. Kevurah will take place shortly at the East Seventh Street Cemetery in Lakewood.

Mrs. Kriger is survived by her husband, R’ Naftali, and their family, and thousands of grieving friends and admirers.

Yehi zichroh boruch.

{Chana Newscenter}


  1. I’m crying! What a special woman we lost. She was a totally selfless person who helped thousands of people and never wanted any credit for herself. May she be a mailitz yosher for her family and Lakewood as a whole.

  2. Our family joins the Kriger and Willig families, as well as the Lakewood and Brooklyn communities, in mourning the loss of Mrs. Ziva Kriger. She was a woman with exemplary kindness and wisdom, particularly in understanding children and their academic, social and emotional needs. She was a humble person, yet did not hesitate to take a public stand where it would be helpful to children and families. I admired her as a woman with true “binah yesairah” who used her gifts for the benefit of her family and the benefit of klal Yisroel. Yehi zichroh boruch

  3. nooone can ever replace my Zivah my sister in law and my best friend….. she truly was so great I miss her so much and I cry all the time for my loss. she was a great MOther a great human being kind good sense of humor wellable to appreciate mine, intelligent tznius and a great listener, and was able to be there for me during my most difficult times while doing laundry telling stories to her children, cooking and was able to be there for my brother and all of her clients .. wonder woman galore yet so simple and so humble …. I just miss her terribly I don’t know how Ill ever get over her. she reminded me of my Bubby in her chessed different qualities but same not being able to get over here death… I love you zivah always and I hope I am zocheh to be half the person you are and always will be . I misss you sooooooo much… Love DEB