With sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Abraham Dov Hecht, ob"m this Motzoei Shabbos, at the age of 90. Rabbi Hecht was one the Hecht brothers, prominent members of Anash and a devoted Chossid. He was a very active Rov in the USA, and particularly in NY, and also served as the president of the Igud HaRabbonim.
He was a very active Rov in the USA, and particularly in NY. He was born into Brownsville as a second generation American, and arrived in Poland, in September 5699, to study in the Tomchei Tmimim Otvosk under the Frierdiker Rebbe. A few days later, as the tanks started rolling across Poland, he managed to leave.
He was president of the Igud HaRabbonim (Rabbinical Alliance of America) for many years, and served for over 40 years as the Rabbi in Congregation Shaarei Tziyon of the Sefardi-Syrian community in Brooklyn. His wife Liba passed away a number of years ago.
He is survived by his children, yibodlu l'chaim tovim, many serving as the Rebbe's Shluchim: Nechama Kantor (Crown Heights), Esther Kaplan (Crown Heights), Rabbi Eli Hecht ( Lomita, S.Cal.), Rabbi Yossi Hecht (Nice, France), Shlucha Rochel Weinberg (Detroit), Shani Fasten (5 Towns), Rabbi Shea Hecht (Norwalk, CT), Rabbi Ari Hecht (San Francisco, CA), and Rabbi Yisroel Hecht (Los Angeles), and sons-in-law: Rabbi Mattis Kantor; Rabbi Nochem Kaplan; Rabbi Avrohom Weinberg; Rabbi Naftal Fasten.
Many of Rabbi Hecht's grandchildren are Shluchim across the globe, among them are Rabbi Yosef Chaim Kantor (Thailand), Rabbi Mendel Kaplan (Toronto Canada) and others in California, Florida, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Skokie (IL), Montreal, and Lugno (Switzerland).
The Levaya will take place today, Sunday, and will be leaving from Shomrei Hadas at 11:30am, it will then proceed to Congregation Shaarei Zion, were he served as Rabbi for over 50 Years, and i will then pass 770 at around 1:30pm.