By COLlive reporter
Rebbetzin Esther Bukiet was interred next to the Ohel on Monday morning. For 6 hours, the family held shiva at the Zaklikowski residence in Crown Heights.
Hundreds paid their respects to the matriarch of the Bukiet family, who following their revered parents’ footsteps, have inspired tens of thousands over the years.
During visits to the home, memories were shared of Rebbetzin Bukiet and her husband, Rabbi Chaim Meir Bukiet, Rosh Yeshiva of Central Tomchei Tmimim, Rov of the Oneg Shabbos shul, member of the Vaad Rabonei Lubavitch and Gabbai of Lubavitch Chevra Kadisha.
Many recalled Rebbetzin’s Bukiet’s care for the bochurim in Yeshivah and the many who were welcomed into their home for inspiration, words of wisdom and a hearty meal.
“Her warmth and natural inclusiveness was comforting to those of us who met her, even for the first time,” said Janet Greenberg, “In her quiet way, without an ounce of judgment, she inspired us to emulate her loving kindness in our community and personally.”
The shiva schedule:
Rabbis Levi, Yossi, Zalman, Alter, Ruchie Stillman and Sarah Kramer, will be sitting Shiva until Wednesday night in Los Angeles, in the home where she passed away: 343 North Formosa Avenue.
In New York, Avraham Shmuel and Chaye will be sitting at 734 Empire Blvd
On Thursday Sarah Kramer, will be joining shiva in New York.
Rabbi Zalman Bukiet will be in Boca Raton from Thursday at 9205 Tivoli Place
Rabbi Levi Bukiet will be in Chicago on Thursday at 6251 N. Whipple
Rabbi Alter Bukiet will be in Lexington on Friday at 9 Bulington St.