Tragedy in the Caribbean
Help the Federman Family in the Virgin Islands

Goal $2,000,000

Current Amount

DONATED $1,580,677

In Action

The Cause

Henya Federman AH, 40, Devoted Her Life to Locals and Visitors on the Virgin Islands
As Chabad Rebbetzins from all over the globe gather in Brooklyn, N.Y., to celebrate and gain inspiration at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Women Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchos), their joy is marred by the news of the passing of Henya Federman, beloved and pioneering Rebbetzin to the Virgin Islands. Mrs. Federman passed away at the age of 40 on Wednesday, Feb. 8 (17 Shevat), after battling for her life for more than two months in the aftermath of a St. Thomas water accident that claimed the life of her 4-month-old daughter, Shterna. Pulled out of the water and resuscitated after attempting to save her baby, Federman was flown first to Florida and then to Lakewood, NJ for emergency care. During the time that she lay hovering between life and death, countless people around the world increased in Torah, Tefilla and Tzedaka in her merit. 
Rachmanim bnei rachmanim: The Federman family dedicated their lives to serving Jewish locals and thousands of visitors with Torah and Ahavas Yisroel. As the Federman family reels from this unimaginable tragedy, Klal Yisroel must unite together to provide for their financial security. HaShem will certainly give Rabbi Asher Federman and his 12 beautiful young children the strength to weather this storm. Let us do our part to ensure they are cared for by acheinu bnei yisroel.
All donated funds will be allocated for the Federman children’s chinuch, therapy and simchos. The fund is overseen by a committee of Shluchim, classmates of Rabbi Federman from around the world, and is administered by Lubavitch of Wisconsin.
Rabbi Menachem Gansburg
Rabbi Mendy Kotlarsky
Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn
Rabbi Moshe Pinson
Rabbi Motti Seligson
Rabbi Meir Shmotkin
Rabbi Yudi Steiner
Rabbi Schneur Wilhelm
Rabbi Chezky Wolff
Name Effective Amount
Anonymous $5.00
Mordechai Glazman $180.00
Koppel and Ellen Levine $18.00
Anonymous $5.00
Anonymous $5.00
Anonymous $5.00
anyonymous $25.00
Mendel Zd $10.00
Anonymous $5.00
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Name Effective Amount
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Name Effective Amount
Elkanah and Nechama Shmotkin $99,523.46
Shmotkin Wisconsin $64,762.00
Palm Beach Synagogue $43,034.72
Yudi and Chanie $30,460.79
Shluchim $28,763.07
Schneerson $27,196.00
Caribbean Chabad Shluchim $25,560.23
The Gansburgs $20,488.00
JRCC Toronto Team $16,930.41
Shmulie and Adina $14,979.00
Chabad Wyoming $14,217.00
Levi & Perel $11,313.00
The Steiners $8,332.68
Schectman Family Team $7,692.00
Meir & Mushki Shmotkin $5,856.70
Mendel Scharf $5,696.00
The Wilhelm Team $4,535.00
Chabad of Rockford $4,356.00
Binghamton friends for the VI $4,256.00
Feldmans Bend Oregon $3,012.00
Hillel Academy Alumni & Friends $2,918.00
RW $2,721.00
Chabad of Greenwich $1,492.00
Chesed 18 $976.00
Matatov $740.00
Shluchim in Africa $334.00
Berel Solomon $273.00
May leader $180.00
Katzoff team $116.00
Name Effective Amount
Elkanah and Nechama Shmotkin $65,339.46
Mendel Shmotkin $63,744.00
Moshe Scheiner $37,744.72
Yudi and Chanie Shmotkin $30,161.69
Chabad Caribbean Shluchim $24,628.00
Shluchim $22,905.00
Menachem Gansburg $20,172.00
Jewish Russian Community Centre $16,390.41
Shmulie and Adina Shmotkin $14,979.00
ZMM $12,893.00
Levi Shmotkin $10,213.00
tzvi schectman $7,592.00
Mendel Scharf $5,624.00
Meir Shmotkin $4,958.70
Schneur Wilhelm $4,535.00
Chesky Rothman $4,320.00
Levi Slonim $4,022.00
Yudi Steiner $3,092.68
Tzvi Schectman $2,900.00
Mimi Feldman $2,872.00
Rachel Walkin $2,721.00
schneur Schneerson $1,836.00
Yossi Deren $1,492.00
Julie matatov $740.00
Jeffrey Cantor $380.00
Asher Deren $334.00
Mays kitchen Hope for Haiti $180.00
Cindy Katzoff $116.00