Rebbetzin Henny Machlis Z"L
Rebbetzin Henny Machlis
was a truly singular outstanding woman. She lovingly opened her heavenly heart and home to many many tens of thousands of guests from every imaginable background. In her own unique way, Henny served as a caring mother and dedicated role model to so many of these people.
The Rebbetzin keenly understood the special spiritual significance of hospitality and generosity and - with the help of Hashem - successfully opened new torah gateways and pathways in the cherished areas of chesed and hachnasat orchim. Henny often spoke of the heartfelt appreciation that she felt towards Hashem for allowing her the privilege of living in the holiest of lands and in the holiest of cities. She often remarked that it was the special Devine blessing of Yerushalayim which enabled her to actualize so many of her aspirations.
Henny was a dedicated life partner to her beloved husband, R’ Mordechai
Besides Rebbetzin Machlis’s almost unparalleled levels of accomplishments in interpersonal mitzvot, Henny also amazingly excelled in her ongoing prayerful relationship with Hashem. She davened from the inner most recesses of heart, and tried her utmost to fulfill each of the mitzvot with joy, dedication, love and sincerity.
Henny is sorely sorely missed by her family, friends and students. B’ezrat Hashem, “Jerusalem Chesed" is committed to the ideal of continuing the sanctified legacy of Rebbetzin Henny Machlis in the best possible of ways.