Benny and Malki Weisz Missing at Surfside Building Collapse

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Malki Weisz and her husband, Benny, of Lakewood, N.J., were staying with him at the time of the collapse. The Weiszes remain missing as well at this time.

SURFSIDE (CHABAD.org) – Benny Weisz, 32, and Malki Weisz, 27, of Lakewood, N.J., had just flown into Surfside, Fla., the night of the Champlain Tower collapse. The couple, married for five years, came to visit Malki’s father, Chaim Rosenberg and spend Shabbat in his new apartment.

Benny, a native of Vienna, Austria, is one of two children born to Dyuri and Tina Weisz. Dyuri, who passed away several years ago, worked at Alvorda Wiener Coffee, a family owned business.

A friend of the family, Chana Weiser, a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary with Chabad of Vienna, says Benny, along with his older brother, Danny, are “very refined people, who really live their Jewish values.”

Shushy Bernholtz, a childhood classmate and life-long friend of Benny describes him as “a diverse person of many talents, with a huge heart.”

“Benny knows everything, he can quote the works of the great German playwrights and poets like Goethe and Schiller and explained the most complex debates in the Talmud with relevant commentaries,“ says Bernholtz

After studying at the Hebron Yeshivah in the Givat Mordechai neighborhood of Jerusalem, where he and Bernholtz were roommates. Weisz went on to study computer science at Kings College in London. After his marriage to Malki, the couple moved to Lakewood, where he works in finance and studies in a local kolel.

Malki works as an auditor at Farmingdale, N.J., branch of the Roth & Co accounting firm.


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