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Every year the IJN salutes people — known or obscure — who bring freedom into our lives. It is alway time to say ‘thank you,’ but Passover, with its eternal message of gratitude to G-d for our freedom, seems an especially appropriate moment.
Lottie Soble: Heimish
There are some people that are easy to love. It’s as if they carry something eternally warm in their hearts. Lottie Soble is one of those people. Quiet, gracious, modest and rarely without a smile, Lottie effortlessly removes the chill that settles in our own hearts. Even if she’s never met you before, you leave her like a dear friend — and hope you’ll see each other again soon.
Contemporaries of Lottie who grew up with her on the West Side vividly remember her parents Velvel and Raizel Heller calling out “Chana Zlata!” when it was time for their little girl to come home. Somehow Lottie brings the West Side alive — the memories, dreams, aromas, traditions.