Jan 11, 2018
Dr. Alberto Mechulam, 80, OBM

Dr. Alberto (Avraham ben Moishe) Mechulam, a pillar of the Havana community and zeide to the many hundreds of Shluchim; bochurim (and couples) on Shlichus to Havana, Cuba, passed away.

Dr. Alberto (Avraham ben Moishe) Mechulam, a pillar of the Havana community and zeide to the many hundreds of Shluchim; bochurim (and couples) on Shlichus to Havana, Cuba, passed away.

He was just shy of his 81st birthday.

Dr. Mechulam and his wife Rebeca Mechulam have been for many decades important pillars in the Jewish community in Havana and a very close friend and important assistance to the Chabad programs and activities on the island. As they would often like to say we are (- with our heart and soul -) Chabad chasidim, with a photo of the Rebbe hanging proudly in there dining room.

The Havana Jewish community, due to the revolution led by the Castros (1953 -1959) shrunk from 17,000 strong to a fraction - less than 10% of those that remained, together with the loss of Jewish infrastructure. It was natural - as a man with a big and warm Jewish heart - together with his dear wife, to be easily identified as a great asset to the community at large and to the Chabad activities in particular.

Hence when the first representatives of the CFCJ arrived in Cuba over 20 years ago, they naturally gravitated and immediately bonded with this special couple. Their home was used as a satellite base of meeting and strategy for the Chabad work in Havana.

The fatherly care that Dr. Mechulam demonstrated over the years as can be personally testified by the hundreds of groups sent on Shlichus to the island was indeed exceptional.

Eventually their own - and only - son Moishe joined CFCJs Student Placement Program (SPP) and joined the Chabad yeshiva in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dr. Mechulam will be sorely missed by many.

He survived by his wife Rebeca, his son Moishe, and daughter Esther.

To be menachem avel Rebeca Mechulam
E-mail: rebepeison@nauta.cu
Tel: 537-881-4063

Baruch Dayan Ha'emes.


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1
WHAT A LOSS
SUCH A SWEET PERSON

VERY IMPORTANT DOCTOR WHO HELP WITH EVERYTHING TO CHABAD BOCHURIM AND JEWISH COMMUNITY

BORUCH DAYAN HOEMES


(1/11/2018 6:03:11 PM)
2
Mercoz shlichus bachur
He was truly a warm and cheerful person, the world will be missing one of its pillars until we're reunited with him with moshiach.
(1/11/2018 9:56:16 PM)
3
Baruj Dayan haemet
Mandamos un saludo grande a su esposa Rebeca que Hashem te tenga en un lugar hermoso donde vos mereces ; que tú neshome se eleve muy muy alto. Queremos moshiaj ya.
(1/11/2018 10:55:18 PM)
4
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Un verdadero Shliaj no hacia falta barba y sombrero se ocupaba de las nesecidades y programas de muchos yehudim en cuba y acogia a los shlujim como familia guio y oriento y fue un baluarte en cuba del judaismo que su neshama descanse en paz
(1/14/2018 7:47:26 AM)
5
Aim,savta,vesavtarabah
For the passed twenty years or so Mr. Mechulam has has been a household name in the home of the shliach to Cuba Rabbi Shimon Aisenbach. Their son Moshe also lived in our home for a while.
Dr. Alberto and his wife were always mentioned with praise and reverence for the wonderful hachnasat orchim to the regular shluchim who visit every few months. He will be sorely missed and hopefully his wonderful wife will continue the tradition.
(1/14/2018 1:52:04 PM)
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