Rebbetzin Esther Poupko a”h


candle-small6It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rebbetzin Esther Poupko a”h.

Rebbetzin Poupko was the wife of Rav Shlomo Poupko zt”l.

She was a daughter of Rav Shmuel Dovid Walkin, who was a son of the Pinsker Rov, the Bais Aharon, and was rov in Shanghai during World War II and after the war in Queens, NY.

Yehi zichrah boruch.

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  1. The Chofetz Chaim’s last name WAS really Poupko. Kagah just means he was a Cohen. I don’t think this family was related to the Chofetz Chaim though.

  2. yes his stepfather was a poupko and he took on that name (he married his stepsister that was his first marriage) and they are related!

  3. All Poupko’s are related to each other, and the Chofetz Chaim used Kagan to not get drafted from from the Czar’s army. Before that was the name Poupko his step father’s name. Therefore, all Poupko’s are related to the Chafetz Chaim.
    The main thing is to live a life of Torah and Yiras Shomayim.
    Yehi zichra baruch!!

  4. I am very sorry to hear the news of her passing. We were neighbors when my family use to live in Brooklyn years ago and she was a very kind woman. I had many wonderful conversations with her and her husband during our years living there. She was a blessed woman with a beautiful heart.