To mark the end of the shivah of Rebbetzin Miriam Salomon, a”h, Miriam bas Avraham Tzvi, the Lechu V’Nelcha branch of Lakewood has been renamed Lechu V’Nelcha B’ohr Miriam, l’iluy nishmasah.
LVN was very dear to the Rebbetzin’s heart, and it was thanks to her assistance that, ybl”c, Harav Mattisyahu Salomon, shlita, the Mashgiach of Bais Medrash Govoha, was so involved in encouraging the expansion of the program.
When Rav Salomon was approached regarding signing a letter of endorsement for Lechu V’Nelcha, it was Rebbetzin Salomon who ensured that the meeting would take place. She believed strongly in the vital purpose of the program and stood with the Mashgiach in encouraging its development.
At that meeting, Rav Salomon, with the Rebbetzin by his side, was staunch in asserting his firm belief that girls be encouraged by their respective seminaries to join the program upon finishing the seminary year, emphasizing that he felt strongly about this and could be quoted as saying so.
Rebbetzin Miriam Salomon represented a bedrock of support for Lechu V’Nelcha and bnos Yisrael. Rebbetzin Salomon understood that LVN events and programs, enhanced by the presence of dynamic, world-renowned lecturers, revitalize the young women and ensure that they maintain their vitality and the proper hashkafos.
As Rav Salomon said: “It’s important. It’s vital. Without which I don’t think any girl can survive. And without which a family of bnei Torah will not be able to develop the way that the Bais Yaakov really wants them to develop”
With the Mashgiach’s fervent brachah, the renaming was announced at the Monday night shiur during the week that the shivah ended for the Rebbetzin. A commemoration event was held on January 3, to mark the sheloshim of our dear Rebbetzin.
It is a kavod for Lechu V’Nelcha to have the zechus of expressing our hakaras hatov to the esteemed Rebbetzin in this way. May the kvod Shamayim generated by Lechu V’Nelcha B’ohr Miriam be a zechus for her heilige neshamah, and a source of inspiration to all bnos Yisrael. Yehi zichrah baruch.