Rabbi Tzemach Yehoshua Cunin, founder and co-director of Chabad of Century City, Calif., a beloved spiritual leader who devoted himself to his community and to Jewish education, passed away on July 5. He was 43 years old.
Just last week, Cunin co-hosted “An Evening With the Rebbe,” at the Beverly Hills Hotel, a grand tribute commemorating the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory. In addition to his efforts at the Chabad center, which he established in 1999, he was deeply involved in the building and flourishing of Beis Chaya Mushka, a Chabad-Lubavitch school for girls in Los Angeles.
He is survived by his wife, Ada, and their five children.
He is also survived by his parents Rabbi Shlomo and Miriam Cunin, parents-in-law Rabbi Zalman and Esther Leah Wilschanski, and his siblings.
The levaya took place Sunday at 3 p.m. PST, beginning at the Cunin home at 1145 S. Wetherly Drive, Los Angeles, passing by he Bais Chaya Mushka school to Mount Olive Cemetery, 7231 Slauson Avenue, Commerce, CA 90040.
A fund has been launched by Chabad of Los Angeles to help his family.