CHANA ZUBER SHARFSTEIN
"I became keenly away of the age old question – can one go back home? What is it like, I wondered, to go back to the city of one’s childhood after three decades?
It could be a devastatingly disappointing experience, but my enthusiasm was so strong nothing could deter me or lessen my excitement.
My father Rabbi Yaakov Yisroel Zuber had served as a Chabad Rabbi in Stockholm, Sweden during WWII.
He was very instrumental in assisting Jewish war refugees who came to DP camps in Sweden after the war."
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Rabbi Yacov Yisroel Zuber lived through the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, WWI in Russia, the dictatorship of Stalin, the Nazi era- living then in neutral Sweden- surrounded by Nazi-occupied countries.
Rabbi Yaakov Israel Zuber served as a Rabbi and Mohel in Stockholm during the 1930’s and 40’s, and was a Rabbi in Adat Israel Shul.
He was very instrumental in assisting Jewish war refugees who came to DP camps in Sweden after the war.
Following the war, Rabbi Zuber moved to Boston, Mass, where he became the Rabbi of a congregation. He lived there until his death in 1953.
Rabbi Zuber had four children: Sholom, Mendel, Leah and Chana.
RABBI YACOV YISROEL ZUBER