Mrs. Henya Federman (nee Shmotkin), a Chabad shlucha from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, was nifteres today, roughly 2 and a half months after she dove into the water and drowned while attempting to save her 4-month-old baby’s life. Mrs. Federman a”h was just 40 years old.
After the horrible late November tragedy which claimed the life of her newborn baby Shterna, the critically hurt Mrs. Federman was transferred to Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey in Lakewood, where she fought for life for the past several months, but tragically succumbed earlier today.
She is survived by her incredible husband Asher, and her children – Moussia, Mendel, Yitzchak Leib, Levi, Shneur, Chana, Feigel, Zelda Rochel, Yudel, Meir, Nechama, and Shaina.
She is also survived by her parents, Rabbi Yisroel and Mrs. Bracha Devorah Shmotkin, who serve as the head shluchim in Wisconsin; and her siblings Zalman, Shmaya, Mendel, Elkana, Levi, Yehuda, Shmuel, Meir, Feigel Tenenbaum, and Chanie Klein.
Baruch Dayan Ha’Emes.