All are asked to say Tehillim for Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, who is in need of a refuah sheleimah.
Rebbetzin Jungreis was born in Szeged, Hungary in 1936 and is the founder of the international Hineni movement in the United States. A Holocaust survivor, she has spent her life showing the beauty of Yiddishkeit to Jews across the globe, bringing estranged neshamos back to their roots.
Rebbetzin Jungreis’ father, Rav Avrohom, was a rov of a shul in Szeged.
Her father was deported with other Jews from Szeged in a cattle car bound for Auschwitz. However, a relative who worked for Rudolph Kastner’s office arranged that when the train from Szeged passed through Budapest the cattle car was opened and the entire Jungreis family was transferred onto the so-called Kastner train to Switzerland.
In 1947, they moved to Brooklyn, New York, where she reconnected with distant cousin, Rabbi Theodore Jungreis, and they married. Eventually, they settled in North Woodmere, NY, where Rabbi Jungreis led Congregation Ohr Torah. Together, they raised four children. Rebbetzin Jungreis now lives in Lawrence, NY.
Due to her experiences as a Holocaust survivor, she became determined to devote her life to combating the spiritual holocaust that was occurring here in the United States. This led to the birth of the Hineni Movement in 1973. Hineni has since become a worldwide movement with centers all over the world. As a result, Rebbetzin Jungreis has spoken in locations such as the Hollywood Palladium, the Johannesburg Coliseum and Binyanei HaUmah in Yerushalayim. She also speaks regularly for the United States Army and Navy as well as for the Israel Defense Forces.
Rebbetzin Jungreis has written several books: Jewish Soul on Fire, The Committed Life: Principles of Good Living from Our Timeless Past, and The Committed Marriage, and Life is a Test.
All are asked to daven for Esther bas Miriam.