About Rebbetzin Schochet

Rebbetzin Sara Rachel Schochet epitomized nobility. The granddaughter of the Slonimer Rebbe, and wife of Reb Ezra Schochet, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad, she was a mentor to countless women and girls and matriarch of Yeshiva students, imparting Torah wisdom, high standards and strong principles, and teaching by example, dignity and strength, how to live a truly Chassidishe life. Her selfless and boundless commitment to chinuch and chassidus extended far beyond her own professional objectives to complete Mesirus Nefesh for Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon. Making her home an extension of the yeshiva, students felt free to come at any hour and benefit from her gracious hospitality, warmth and practical guidance.

Mrs Rochel Schochet a”h, counseled and taught in Torah schools, in Eretz Yisrael, Canada,and throughout Los Angeles for more than 40 years. Exuding warmth and genuine concern for her students while emphasizing the importance of yiras shamayim, tznius and tefillah, she implanted in them true pride in living as Bnos Melech.

Ohel Sara nurtures not only minds but spirits and souls. It provides models, examples, object lessons, and the nurturing soil in which the deeply held values that Rebbetzin Schochet dedicated her life to can
take root in students and enable them to cultivate within themselves the standards that she aspired to. In this merit may she continue to have an aliyas neshama, until we are reunited with her, speedily in our days.