Tribute to Leah Miriam
I don’t even know where to begin. I feel so blessed that I knew Leah Miriam. She was so soft spoken, quietly helped people, Did Mivtzoim, quietly and helped transform lives!
Spoke, learned and taught Sichos and Ma’amarim of the Rebbeim about Moshiach passionately with every fiber of her being!
Baked delicious cakes and served them with tea and encouraged everyone to talk about their day to day struggles all with a smile and encouragement.
She made herself at home everywhere on the globe and reached out to help everyone in any way possible that she could. My personal connection with her goes from California to Eretz Yisroel and Australia. My friend Angie Shniderman was my roommate in Yerushalayim before she got married. Her husband is from New Zealand. They lived in Australia for many years and were neighbors of the Heidingsfelds. Angie is now back in Eretz Yisroel and the Heidingsfelds are here in California. It just shows how everyone is interconnected within the Jewish world!
I consider myself extremely blessed that I was in her “Valley” Shiur and went with her to Simcha Monica to Sholom’s Shiur. I cannot tell you how much both Shiurim were connected and how it happened every single week until Covid hit. There were many times where we had a question about something at Leah Miriam’s Shiur that would come up during Sholom’s Shiur and we would get the answer.
I had the opportunity to be with Leah Miriam and her husband for Purim just before the first lockdown for Krias Megillah. I believe that was the last time I was at their home.
Despite the Pandemic, Leah Miriam willingly continued her Shiurim on Zoom! A few weeks ago, she asked if someone could read the few lines of the Sicha, and I volunteered. It was the only time she had ever requested it. I’m happy that I did it in my bumbling Yiddish. It ended up being the last time she taught from the Sichos.
Her stories were amazing! I hope that someone has a recording of them. I know that people joined her class from all over the world, including her sister, Pnina in Australia. She was a true Ashes Chayil and a Shlucha of the Rebbe. May her Neshama have an Aliya and bring about the Geula Hashelaima together with Moshiach NOW!
May Hash-m comfort all of you and your extended families amongst the mourners for Zion and Yerushalayim!
With love always,