Mar 17, 2017
Avrohom Baruch Junik, 60, OBM

Rabbi Avrohom Baruch Junik, a talmid chacham who helped his father serve the Rebbe, passed away before Shabbos. Update: Levaya on Sunday.

By COLlive reporter

Rabbi Avrohom Baruch Junik, a devoted Chosid who was knowledgeable in Halacha, Jewish history and Minhagei Chabad, passed away on Friday, 19 Adar, 5777.

He was 60 years old.

Rabbi Junik was the son of the known chossid and devoted Meshamesh of the Rebbe, Rabbi Berl Junik OBM and Mrs. Fruma Junik. He helped his father in his holy work.

A big talmid chacham whose learning was matched by his humility, Rabbi Junik was an expert in Halacha, Jewish history and Chabad Minhagim. He was involved in organizing and cataloging the many seforim and rare manuscripts in the Rebbe's Agudas Chassidei Chabad Library in the 1980's.

A sincere and devoted chossid, He worked as a computer programmer in the Bank of New York and used his positive relationship with his coworkers to educate them in the Sheva Mitzvos B'nei Noach.

He was beloved by his many friends, who enjoyed learning and farbrenging with him, as he was known for his great knowledge in many subjects.

A recently published sefer included many previously unknown facts about the Chabad Minhagim on Shabbos that Rabbi Junik contributed, Rabbi Michoel Seligson, his longtime friend, related.

A great source of pride to Rabbi Junik was his family roots, being a descendant of the Berditchiver Rebbe. He documented a family tree which he kept updating throughout the years.

He and his wife, Cipi, a noted educator in Bais Rivkah Seminary, were involved in the Mivtza Kashrus campaign years ago as well.

For the past three decades he and his wife mentored searching young college students at the Ivy League Torah Study Program. With his sincerity and deep knowledge, by patiently answering their questions, he had a great impact on many of them to return to their roots.

He is survived by his wife Cipi and children Eliyahu Junik - Shliach in Vermont, Chana Junik - Crown Heights, Sarale Cohen - Crown Heights, Levik Junik - Crown Heights, and Goldie Junik - Crown Heights.

He is also survived by his mother Mrs. Fruma Junik, who will not be told before Shabbos about the passing. The family asks not to inform her.

He is also survived by his brothers Yosef Yitzchok Junik - Crown Heights, Shimshon Aaron Junik - Crown Heights, Nechama Itkin - Pittsburgh, Meir Shlomo Junik - Crown Heights, Menachem Mendel Junik - London, Dovid Junik - Crown Heights and Chanie Spielman - Crown Heights.

The levaya will take place Sunday, leaving Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park at 12:00 pm and passing by 770 at 1:15 PM.

Shiva will take place at 501 Crown Street.
Shachris: 7:30 am, 9:00 am
Mincha: 6:45 pm, 7:00 pm
Maariv: 7:50 pm

At the family's request, please no visitors past 9:30 pm.
Thank you for honoring this request.

To send Nichum Aveilim and to share memories, email: cipijunik@gmail.com

Last day for nichum aveilim for the Junik family is Friday. 2 Minyanim for early mincha will be davened at 2:00 sharp.

Baruch Dayan Haemes.



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1
BDE
Ad mosai Hashem?!
(3/17/2017 3:13:28 PM)
2
Rav Moishe
BDE a dear friend,he will sorely be missed but never forgotten
(3/17/2017 3:39:38 PM)
3
A truly special man
A true chossid so sad - you will be missed so much
(3/18/2017 3:30:48 PM)
4
49 yr in the hood
he was a chaver in our sunday kollel for many years .
he will be truly missed ,
his yedias in many areas , was picked up many times in passing , he will be truly missed.
sincerely
one of the chevra
(3/18/2017 5:42:59 PM)
5
oheli torah bachure
BDE
LOOKING BACK TO THOSE WONDERFUL FARBRANGENS WE SHARED ON THE SHABBOS OF THE KINUSE , AVRAHAM BARUCH WOULD OPEN HIS HOME TO TWO CLASS OF OUR YESHIVA .
WILL BE TRULY MISSED , HE USED TO PREPARE
WITH HIS WIFE A WONDERFUL SHABBOS TABLE
THE SINGING THE HUMOR THE STORIES , , THE AVAS RAIM , ABOUT A WEEK B4 HE WOULD SEND OUT A E MAIL TO ALL OF US , TO REMIND US ABOUT COMING TO HIS HOME ON SHABBOS ,
I WOULD LOOK FORWARD TO IT EVERY YEAR ,
I HOPE HIS BEST FRIEND Y,Y,K MAY HE LIVE A LONG LIFE TAKE OVER THIS MINHAG .
AVRAM BAURCH OBM WILL BE TRULY MISSED .
WITH MUCH TEARS . YR , DEAR CHAVER
(3/18/2017 5:54:07 PM)
6
bde
Cipi, our hearts are aching for you. may you feel hashem giving you strength during this hard time. e+y
(3/18/2017 5:54:32 PM)
7
Bde
Hashem should comfort the family bde
(3/18/2017 6:06:15 PM)
8
BDE
Mrs Junik, wishing you and your family long life. May Hashem comfort you all. Sending love, chassida.
(3/18/2017 6:26:25 PM)
9
A classmate
I know it's Hashem rotzon. But,,, I can't deal with this.
(3/18/2017 6:31:53 PM)
10
A physical and spiritual healer
Horav Avraham Boruch A"H was a MASHPIA to all with the ability to "Relocate" the "Dislocated".
Among his many talents he was able to relocate dislocated joints.
Once, shabbos after the Rebbe's Farbrengen, before going home to his family, he came over to my house to relocate my firstborn infant son's shoulder, who was crying in terrible pain, and soothed him and everyone around him.
He was a spiritual and physical healer.
Avroham Boruch you will forever be missed.
May you be a "Guter Better" for your family and "klal Yisroel".
B.D.E.
Sholom Dovid Geisinsky
(3/18/2017 7:23:21 PM)
11
Bde!!
Devoted chosid and family man. He will be missed.
(3/18/2017 7:28:26 PM)
12
איש החסד
I'm shocked and pained to hear of his passing.

אברהם ברוך manner exemplified the truest values of מדת החסידות. He was a bit older than I but we reach back together to the early days of אהלי תורה. I distinctly remember how אברהם ברוך, though he was considered a more senior תלמיד than I, always said hello and shared a few friendly words. This as a teenager was a rare kindness given the typical status shtik between grades as is prevalent in all schoolyards.

Not surprisingly, almost 50 years later these days when I would bump into אברהם ברוך (I'm out of town on Shlichus) he always greeted me with the same warm 'hello' and some friendly chat just as back in our childhood days. His heart was as large as his mind (maybe even bigger). I'm truly broken, I will painfully miss his big smile and friendly 'hello' each time we would meet in 770. I truly know that my future visits to Crown Heights will deeply be missing that very warm and friendly encounter by אברהם ברוך that so contributed in making my coming to Crown Heights a coming home. I miss him already.

I also sadly reflect that this is yet another precious and laudable pillar amongst a distinct circle of very close friends (my broter-in-law Lipa Dubrawsky ע"ה being another) to have been torn from us much too soon ה' ירחם.

I wish his entire family my heartfelt ניחום אבלים.
!Now , המקום ינחם אתכם . . והקיצו ורננו . . בבג" צ
(3/18/2017 7:44:39 PM)
13
BDE
Saddened to hear!
Condolences to his eishes Chayil and beautiful family!!!
Hashem heal your children
(3/18/2017 7:47:12 PM)
14
עד מתי רבונו של עולם
מתחננים שתגמר כבר הגלות המרה הזאת עד מתי ??? ונזכה כבר לגאולה האמיתית והשלימה בביאת משעח צדקינו אמן כן יהי רצון סלה !!!
(3/18/2017 8:29:36 PM)
15
Such a special man
He was one of a kind man, who did so much for others, always with a smile on his face. His beautiful family should know of only simchos
Here on..
(3/18/2017 8:41:31 PM)
16
Binah Bindell
May the entire Junik family and all loved ones be comforted and their grief assuaged during this most difficult time of loss. Baruch Dayan HaEmes.
(3/18/2017 9:33:35 PM)
17
BDE
Mrs Junik and family.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
At Ivy League, Rabbi Junik often kept to himself but when you had time with him he was able to share a wealth of knowledge and Torah with you. He had my utmost respect.
I miss you very much Mrs. Junik and think of you often.
Erin Goldsman from Montreal
(3/19/2017 6:01:38 AM)
18
Bde!
I am so sorry to hear of your loss!
Hashem should comfort the Junik family
He was a real asset to Ivey league he shared
A wealth f knowledge in his one on ine
Quiet way!
He will be missed
Moshiach now!!!!
(3/19/2017 11:09:11 AM)
19
facts about the Chabad Minhagim on Shabbos
During the last 1/2 of the year, I was preparing a new sefer - "Halichos Uminhagai Shabbos Kodesh". In the same time, I was meeting Rabbi Junik more often and being aware of his great knowledge, I shared with him the proofsheets of the Sefer.

I was very pleased that Rabbi Junik informed me additional facts (which were unknown). I gladly included it in the Sefer citing his name. The Sefer was published a month ago. I was very happy to give him a copy of the new Sefer. His pleasure of seeing something published, was indescribable. He was an amazing treasure ot knowledge in Torah and Chassidus and Minhagim.
והקיצו ורננו שוכני עפר והוא בתוכם

(3/19/2017 11:34:32 AM)
20
ברוך דיין האמת
I know some of R' Avrohom Boruch's children, and they are very special people.
I was very saddened to hear of this terrible tragedy.
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים, ולא תוסיפו לדאוה עוד
(3/19/2017 12:46:06 PM)
21
Baruch Dayan Ha'emes
He always had a smile and a good word. Always made me feel special. May the family only have good news from now on. Moshiach now!
(3/19/2017 2:26:00 PM)
22
BDE
where and when is shiva?
(3/19/2017 2:40:48 PM)
23
BDE
He was a treasure of knowledge. He could cite sources for everything as well. He will be sorely missed
(3/19/2017 2:42:21 PM)
24
Hamakom
yinachem eschem b'soch she'ar avaylay tzion viy'rushalayim.
Rabbi Moshe and Mindy Feller
(3/19/2017 4:40:20 PM)
25
Rabbi Junik
A unique humble man with a sincere caring for individuals. Wherever he went he made an impression always sharing something meaningful and insightful.
What a loss!!!! No words
Condolences to the family
(3/19/2017 6:11:55 PM)
26
A real Chossid, a Lamdon and a Mentsch
I always liked him and admired him. A real Chassid a Lamdon and a wonderful individusal. Will miss him. His special sense of humor, his mentchlichkait and his personality.
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים ואך טוב וחסד, בטוב הנראה והנגלה ימצא אתכם, תמיד כל הימים, ויקיצו וירננו שוכני עפר, והוא, אברהם ברוך יקירנו, בתוכם, תיכף ומיד ממש.
(3/19/2017 6:51:22 PM)
27
Times for davening
Shachris:
Minyan 1. 7:30
Minyan 2. 9:00

Mincha 6:45 & 7:00
Maariv 7:45
(3/20/2017 9:20:49 AM)
28
Shiva information
Davening at the Junik house 501 Crown St.
שחרית
מנין א 7:30
מנין ב 9:00
מנחה 6:45
מעריב 7:45
(3/20/2017 11:08:56 AM)
29
BDE
Tzipi, my heart goes out to you and your family and to your dear mother-in-law, Mrs. Fruma Junik.
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים
S. Alperowitz
(3/20/2017 2:29:58 PM)
30
Shocked!!!
Baruch Dayan Haemes.... May Hashem bring you and your family comfort Mrs. Junik! Your family, Friends and students can learn a lot from you! You have inspired me to smile through hardships and sorrow! May we only hear good news! May we have Moshiach and the Geula speedily in our days!
Sincerely, your Bais Rivka students
(3/22/2017 3:03:45 PM)
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