Contact Us
Celebrating the life of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory

Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson (1901– 1988)

Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson (1901– 1988)

The life and legacy of the Rebbe’s wife

 Email

Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, of righteous memory, was the daughter of the sixth Lubavitcher rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, of righteous memory, and wife of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory. The Rebbetzin’s influence on the Lubavitch movement was enormous, but she deliberately remained outside of the limelight.

The following links present a glimpse into the life and legacy of the Rebbetzin.

A Life of Quiet Heroism
A collection of biographies and presentations that seek to shed light on a life of giving that was so inextricably bound to the fortunes of Chabad Lubavitch for much of the 20th century.
Vignettes of Royalty
The Rebbetzin zealously guarded her privacy and precious little is known about her. Here, some of the people who knew her best share their memories.
22 Shevat and Beyond
On 22 Shevat in the year 5748 (1988), the Rebbetzin passed away. In the days and weeks that followed, it became clear just how central she was to the life work of her illustrious husband.
Tributes to the Rebbetzin
Virtually unknown in her lifetime, the Rebbetzin inspired thousands after her passing. Here are some essays expressing the profound effect she had.
Join the Discussion
Sort By:
2 Comments
1000 characters remaining
Anonymous February 20, 2016

In the Ohel chabad lubavutch near the rebbe Reply

Ruth California February 3, 2016

Where was the rebetzen Mushka buried? Reply

Celebrating the life of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory