Rabbi Dovid Raskin, one of the most prominent Chabad chassidim of the last generation, passed away on Tuesday. He was 84.
A devoted and energetic Chossid, Rabbi Raskin played a key role as Chairman of the Central Lubavitch Youth Organization (Tzach), spearheading efforts to bring Jews from all walks of life back to their heritage. He was also the Spiritual Director of the Central Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch.
He was born in 5687 to his parents R’ Yaakov Yosef and Draiza Raskin. His family is remembered for living with and serving Rav Levi Yitzchak Schneerson during his last days in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
He was married to Chava Elka (nee Feder) who passed away 24 years ago.
Their children were Baila Devora Raskin OBM, Shterna Sara Klein OBM (who passed away last week), Rivka Raskin – Crown Heights, Chaya Mushka Pearson OBM, R’ Yitzchak Raskin – Crown Heights and Devonya Rubin – Crown Heights.
He is also survived by 12 grandchildren of the Pearson, Rubin and Klein families and 8 great-grandchildren of the families Seewald, Farrons and Klein.
He is survived by his sister Mrs. Tzivia Bravman of Kfar Chabad, Israel, and brother R’ Sholom Ber Raskin of London, England.
The funeral will take place today, Wednesday, leaving Shomrei Hadas Chapels at 9:45 am.
He will be buried in the Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens.
The family will be sitting Shiva at the Rubin residence – 1535 President Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213.