Chaim and Leah Reisner, OBM, loving parents of six children, were pioneering members of the Chabad-Lubavitch community in Morristown, NJ, where they lived from 1967-1994. They were very active in establishing the local synagogue and building the community, and were instrumental in developing and organizing Torah study classes for men and women. They were widely known for their hospitality and generosity, and during this time they hosted hundreds of students from the local Rabbinical College for meals on the Sabbath and Jewish holy days.
In 1994, the Reisners moved to the Jewish community in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh and continued their tradition of being very active in the community programs and affecting all those around them in a positive and inviting way. Their house was always open to guests, who were rewarded with the tastiest and most delectable of Chaim’s gourmet kosher cooking.
Leah became the beloved Kindergarten teacher at Yeshiva Schools, a position she lovingly held until shortly before her passing in the fall of 2019. Her warm, caring and nurturing manner inspired and instilled love and caring in many hundreds of children throughout her tenure of over 25 years at Yeshiva Schools.
Chaim welcomed all passersby to stop in to his chair restoration shop and chat. He touched the lives of countless Jews and Non-Jews and inspired many to begin or continue their journey towards belief in G-d, until his passing in the spring of 2020.
An initiative that was especially close to Chaim's heart was promoting the Seven Noahide Laws. With Leah's unwavering support, and personal encouragement from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, he devoted many years of his life to this endeavor – most especially through his founding and co-directorship of the Noahide outreach organization Ask Noah International (Asknoah.org).
Unite To Study is dedicated in memory of Chaim and Leah Reisner. May our efforts to continuously expand the study of the Noahide Code and unite society in faith in G-d, love, and morality, be an everlasting tribute to their legacy.