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Rabbi Yudi Dukes, 39, Director of JNet

The worldwide family of Chabad Lubavitch emissaries is heartbroken by the passing of our dear, beloved colleague, Rabbi Yehuda Dukes, 39.

Yudi, as he was known by all of us, fought a courageous and difficult battle since being hospitalized with Covid-19 in March.

A father of six, he was the director of JNet, a program operating out of Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters, which has paired Torah study partners around the country and around the world.

Over the past ten months, his wife, Sarah, has galvanized the prayers and random acts of kindness by thousands of people who were inspired by Yudi’s valiant fight.

Our hearts go out to Sarah and their children.

May Yudi’s legacy bring solace and comfort to the grieving family, colleagues and countless people who’ve been impacted by his journey.

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  • Susan Panse

    May his memory be a blessing

  • Carly Rousseau

    Devastating news.

  • Janni Slotkis

    Baruch Dayan Emet. A true tzadik and ultimate mensch.
    The news has left so many of us with a shattered heart.

  • Jody Potash

    May his memory be for a blessing

  • May he be a Meilits Yosher to his Unbelievable wife and his children and may his memory be for a blessing.
    Sarah, i’ve been following you for the past few months and gained so much from you!
    The way you handled this situation was unreal!
    May Hashem be with you!!!

  • Leslie kapel

    What sad news today! His memory will be a blessing!

  • Lorne David Opler

    Baruch Dayan Emet – May his memory be a blessing to all

  • Donna giambruno

    So sorry to hear he lost his battle. Prayers of strength for his family

  • Leah Russell

    Heartfelt condolences . May his memory be a blessing to all the lives he touched.

  • Evelyn Epstein

    I am saddened b y this loss of your husband and father to your 6 children.
    May HaShem give you strength to get through this difficult loss. And
    Yudi’s memory be for a blessing. I cannot imagine the enormity of your
    loss, may G-d take you under his wing and help you.

  • A friend of the family

    Boruch Dayan Ha’emes !

  • May his memory be for a blessing.

  • Laura Peritz

    My condolences for your loss, may G-d keep you and your family safe and healthy.

  • Unbelievably sad. This man was a bright light needed for a darkening world. I much to his influence and support when I most needed it. A true shliach with a pure neshama. My sympathies and respects to his family and loved ones.

  • Amir Friedman

    Zichrono Levracha

  • Ken PETERS

    A real tragedy. I knew his grandparents in Winnipeg. They were wonderful people. His Zaida and I used to daven at Herziliya (Adas-Yeshurun) shul. His uncle Yossi Dukes remains a friend to this day.

  • Olga Weiss

    R.I.P. May his memory be a blessing.

    My prayers go to the family.

  • Michael Wool

    Unanswered prayers are always the best and most meaningful

  • eileen shulman

    May his memory be a blessing to all lives touched

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