Rebbetzin Amelie Jakobovits a”h


candle-small6It is with great sadness thatw e report the passing of Rebbetzin Amelie Jakobovits a”h, the wife of the former Chief Rabbi of England, Rabbi Emmanuel Jacobowitz. She was 83.

The Rebbetzin had been suffering from pneumonia which led to kidney issues and other complications and Yidden all over the globe davened for Mayla Bas Frumet, but her neshama returned to the Ribono Shel Olam.

Rebbetzin Jakobowitz was the eldest child of Rav Eliyahu Munk, author of “The Call of the Torah” and “The World of Prayer.” She was active in numerous chessed organizations, Torah education, and shalom bayis issues until very recently. She came from a remarkable generation of women and never let the tirals and tribulations of life hinder her in her pursuit of avodas Hashem.

The Rebbetzin lived in Hendon, London, surrounded by her four daughters.

She will be sorely missed by her family and the thousands of people she influenced and inspired.

The levaya will be held Sunday morning in England and Sunday night in Eretz Yisroel.

Yehi zichrah boruch.

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  1. As this is a hesped, and sadly no longer a Tehillim request, there were more than the four daughters. Rebbetzin Jakobowitz was a lady long before becoming a Lady.

  2. She was a fantastic influence on so many people’s lives. She helped many people and always devoted her time to others.

  3. She is my great-aunt and I loved her. This is major loss to klal Yisroel. Please go be menachum avel her siblings in Bourough park at 1758 47th street, Brooklyn new york. Hours: 11:30 AM-8:30PM

  4. There are 2 sons & 4 daughters. The oldest is Dr. Yoel Jakobowitz,M.D. who lives in Baltimore in the Ner Yisroel community. Besides for being a busy Dr. he oversees the Medical wellbeing of all the families & Bochurim in Ner Yisroel. The second son lives in Eretz Yisroel in Sanhedria, is Harav Shmuel Jakobowitz who writes alot of Seforim.

    BDE, from her nephew.

  5. Baruch Dayan Haemes!!!
    Lady J, as she was fondly known, was a true zadeket in our generation. She helped out on every zedaka committee and just lived to do mitzvot le shem shamayim. She was even at a fundraising dinner on Monday night, of which she was a patron. She turned ill on Tuesday night and taken to the local medical center by Hatzalah ambulance. Her passing is a terible and tragic loss to all who knew her, and whom she so tirelessly worked for all her life as an eizer kenegdo to her wonderful Husband Z’TL.
    May she be a melitzas yashara for her 6 children, grandchildren and all the family, and Klall Yisrael.
    Hamakom Yenachem Etchem Betoch Shaar Aveilei Zion Ve Yerushalayim Amen!!!

  6. Lady J, together with her husband, were illustrious examples of Jewish leaders whose lives, behavior and middos were a great Kiddush Hashem in this world. Their strong commitment to Yiddishkeit, their dedication to the real values in life and to family life and their “yashrus” made a enormous impression on many, many world leaders. Unfortunately, we witness this type of greatness very seldom nowadays. May their great z’chus protect and support their family everywhere!

  7. BDE. Rebbitzen Jakobowitz was a lady of true understanding of the soul. I think of her every day and still keep my pact with her about thinking of her when saying Modeh Ani each morning, as she remembered me each morning. Her commitment was what kept me going- she was the very best kind of role model.


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