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.
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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.