NYC Honorary Street Names


Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson Square (Brooklyn)
Present name:Lefferts Avenue
Location:Between Brooklyn Avenue and New York Avenue
Honoree: Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson (1901-1988) was the daughter of the sixth Rebbe of Chabad and the wife of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, leader of the Chabad movement. She and her husband, they led the global Chabad-Lubavitch movement, which would become the largest Jewish organization in the world. It inspired Jewish activism in the United States and the world after the Holocaust. Before coming to the U.S. in 1940, she had repeatedly risked her life to help others under both Soviet and Nazi rule. Soon after her death, Campus Chomesh on Lefferts Avenue was built in her memory. Today, it is the largest Jewish girls school in the world. (Eugene)

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