Rebbetzin Gita Cohen a”h


It is with great sadness that reports the passing of Rebbetzin Gita Cohen a”h. She was approximately 70 years old.

The Rebbetzin was a daughter of the famed Rav Leizer Platchinsky, a renowned Litvishe gaon. The Rebbetzin’s mother was a daughter of the Tzaddik of Yerushalayim, Rav Aryeh Levine zt”l.

The Rebbetzin was the wife of Rav Shaya Cohen, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Zichron Aryeh of Far Rockaway. She was an isha chashuvah, who in addition to supporting her husband’s harbotzas Torah was involved in numerous chesed activities and helped innumerable people. Her passing has plunged family and friends into mourning.

The levaya will be held at 1 p.m. at Yeshiva Zichron Aryeh, located at 1213 Bay 25th Street in Far Rockaway, NY.

She is survived by her husband, Rav Shaya; her brother, Rav Shlomo Platchinsky; and their children, six sons and two daughters, including Rabbi Yehudah Cohen, Rabbi Chezky Cohen, and Mrs. Pollack, wife of Rabbi Avi Pollack.

Yehi zichrah boruch.



  1. Her passing has plunged family and friends into mourning.
    And also those she has helped with her kindness and wisdom. Yehi zichra boruch.

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