Mrs. Sara Freedman has been living in remote Bahia Blanca on the southwestern tip of Argentina for the last thirty years. In 2016, she and her community were dealt a crushing blow when her husband, Rabbi Moshe Freedman, passed away at age fifty-seven. Sara has been holding the fort down since. But she wanted more for her community.
This past December, Sara’s son (one of ten children—most of whom are serving as Chabad emissaries around the world) came back to Bahia Blanca to pick up where his father left off.
“Young blood comes with new, innovative ideas,” Sara told Lubavitch International. “They are taking our shlichus to the next level with the energy of youth, and are reaching out to all segments of the community.”
Rabbi Shmuel and Shterni Freedman arrived with their baby in December, just as the annual Chabad menorah lighting was about to begin. The community turned out in numbers for a double celebration. Mario Brailovsky, former president of the local Jewish community, expressed gratitude for the dedicated work of Rabbi Moshe and Sara. “And I welcome Shmuel, who, from a very young age, would accompany his father on his rounds to bring us Jewish teachings and the joy of Judaism. We now welcome him with his family to lead the Beit Chabad. He has the support and backing of the community, and we will work together.”