R ‘Manny Dworcan, 75, OBM

R ‘ Menachem (Manny) Dworcan, a founding member of the Lubavitcher community in South Africa and a beloved pillar of the Johannesburg community, passed away on Shabbos. Whole story

R ‘ Menachem (Manny) Dworcan, a pillar of the Lubavitcher community in South Africa, died on Shabbos afternoon, Elul 13, 5781.

He was 75 and died of complications from Covid.

R ‘Dworcan was a founding member of the Lubavitcher community in South Africa and a beloved pillar of the Johannesburg community.

A beloved and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, he was known as an Emesdik Yid who only wanted to do the Mitzvos perfectly.

An exemplary Machnis Orech who hosted many in his house, it was a large baal tsedakah who did a lot of chesed in a quiet manner, which most did not know.

He was a founding and life committee member of the Torah Academy Day School in South Africa.

He also established and ran the Chassidim Shul Gemach – providing loans to anyone in need, and was a board member of the Chassidim Shul and later of the Torah Academy Shul.

R ‘Dworcan established a Sefer Torah Gemach to ensure that every Chabad house that opened in South Africa would have a Sefer Torah.

An activist also in Israel, he bought the House of Rebbetzin Menucha Rochel to Chevron so that it does not fall into the hands of the Arabs.

He is survived by his wife, Marion (Miriam) Dworcan, and his children, Ari (and Raizy) Dworcan – Montreal Canada; Dani Dworcan – Krugersdorp, South Africa; Gabi Wineberg – Johannesburg, South Africa; Estie (and Boruch) Talberg – Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel; Sarah (and Tzvi) Schechtman – West Bloomfield, Michigan; Levi (and Sarah) Dworcan – Lauderhill, Florida; Mingy Dworcan – Brooklyn, New York and Yossi (and Sarah) Dworcan – Palm Beach, Florida.

He is also survived by his brother Henri dworcan – Johannesburg, South Africa and Anthony Dworcan – Perth, Australia.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes – Menachem ben Aryeh Leib.

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