Rebbetzin of Hendon Chabad House has died, aged 53

The rebbetzin of Hendon Chabad House has died aged just 53.

Sarah Leah Overlander, wife of Rabbi Gershon Overlander , died on Saturday after a two year battle with cancer.

Born in Chicago, Mrs Overlander had worked as a shlicha (emissary) for Chabad in Buffalo, Manchester, Oxford and most recently Hendon. She and her husband previously worked with London universities, organising events for London students.

Mrs Overlander's funeral was held on Sunday. She leaves her husband and ten children, aged eight to 28.

Rabbi Bentzi Sudak, chief executive of Chabad UK said: “She was the ultimate superwoman, a fantastic devoted mother and shlicha.”

Last updated: 11:01am, January 22 2013