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Eli Lipsker, 76, OBM

Eli Lipsker, internationally renowned musician who was devoted to the propagation of Chabad-Lubavitch nigunim, passed away. Full Story, Photos, Video

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Simchas bais hashoeva 2
February 21, 2017 2:24 pm

The best simchas bais hashoeva was with Eli and the Piamentas after 3 am. On one occasion the crowd was
“flying” – a real ruchnius and feeling “high”. Thank you
Eli – may the time of all Jews meeting up again happen
straight away!

From Machon Chana Student
February 19, 2017 2:49 am

Thank you for opening the doors of your house for me and never saying “no” when I needed a place for shabbos meals. Thank you for your kindness and your teachings!!
G-d bless your soul

My Dear Father
February 17, 2017 4:36 pm

We created an email to share memories with My Dear Father
Eli Lipsker
: please submit to [email protected]

Please pass this on

February 17, 2017 1:11 am

Boruch Dayan Haemes
So sad to hear
We want Moshiach Now!!!
Ad Mosai

February 16, 2017 9:20 pm

So so sad. We will miss you at Reines Shul
We will miss your hayom yom. : (

My wedding
February 16, 2017 7:37 pm

He uplifted all of us with his beautiful music and brought a mandolin to enhance the simcha ! It was a real awesome chassidishe wedding BH !!our hall was pumping with simcha and dancing from his incredible music !

Alter Rebbe's Niggun
February 16, 2017 7:06 pm

Thank you for posting this beautiful rendition with piano and flute. If you want to really “hear” the niggun, above clip a must see!

Yehuda Reichman
February 16, 2017 4:16 pm

I’ll never forget him.

ברוך דיין האמת
February 16, 2017 4:07 pm

Soooo sorry to hear. He will be sorely missed. A special person, who added something special to our generation.

February 16, 2017 3:59 pm

He will be sorely missed. A pillar of Jewish music for all time.
One for the ages!

Yossi Newfield

Yeisefs classmate in California
February 16, 2017 3:58 pm

Yeisef invited me once to the house for a Shabbos meal, and it never stopped…….. Beautiful memories…… warm house…..hachnosas orchim on a LARGE scale…..
Zol er zain a guter beter

Yasef, Mendy, and Reb Zalman, and entire family
February 16, 2017 3:52 pm

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבילי ציון וירושלם

R. Eli was always very welcoming, genuine and down to earth, and a real mensch.

When he was baal tefilla in 770 for yomim noraim after 27 Adar, I was moved by his special feeling towards the Rebbe, when he added a new Avinu Malkenu: that Hashem should send a refua shelaima to the Rebbe.
יהי זכרו ברוך
Following his spirit, may the entire family have only happy occasions.
Yisroel Sandman

February 16, 2017 3:19 pm


Ive never had a chance to listen to his pirchei music
February 16, 2017 3:05 pm

Where can i listen to his choirs and compositions…
Besides for lubavitch music

February 16, 2017 1:39 pm

I am very saddened and placed on notice and I am not much younger than Eli. I fondly recall him and his accordion in a small room in back of the shul the year Pomerantz drowned in the lake. I went over to him recently when much to my surprise he played the piano at a siddur party at YCQ for one of my grandchildren..

February 16, 2017 1:18 pm

Me and my brother and father were all in his choir a very special man.

February 16, 2017 1:09 pm

He has been in our lives all my adult lives!
He played at our wedding in 1980! Eli introduced the Piamentas to the wedding scene at our wedding.
May he be a “Gutter Better”

Bas Bayis for 42 years
February 16, 2017 12:29 pm

My first Shabbos family that welcomed me into their home and included me in family events. Eli played at my wedding and with Leah as his lefetime partner, they helped me grow. Together they took a personal interest in my life. May their family be consoled. הדסה אסתר לאה בת שיינא

February 16, 2017 12:23 pm

My heartfelt condolences to every family member. Eli will be sorely missed by everyone. Most from my generation grew up with Nichoach music and listening to Eli Lipsker’s work brings back a flood of wonderful memories. May the memories Eli created with his family, bring them comfort at this difficult time.

February 16, 2017 11:51 am

Was part of his choir in Camp Gan Israel in summer 1965.
v’Hokitzu Viraninu Shochnei Offor- teikif um’yad mammosh!

Simchas Beis Hashoevo
February 16, 2017 11:42 am

The later it got, the faster he played. The best music from three o’clock to six o’clock in the morning.
He orchestrated for my chasunoh (buddies with my parents)
There should be only simchas
Moshiach Now!

February 16, 2017 11:42 am

electrified Minnesota Jewry with its first Chassidic concert
five decades ago, and subsequent concerts held in the Twin
Cities. He played at our children’s weddings. Yehei zichro
Rabbi Moshe and Mindy Feller

A true icon of Lubavitch
February 16, 2017 11:16 am

What a gentle and warm person.
Hashem yenachem his family and community.

One of the pillars of Jewish music
February 16, 2017 11:15 am

Eli Lipsker demonstrated time and again that music is the pen of the soul. I miss him already!

February 16, 2017 10:48 am

For a few years, my kids and I were guests for shabbos meals and yomim tovim when visiting CH. One erev RH, my son lost a tooth, and Rabbi Lipsker surprised him with a dollar. I also remember how fondly he spoke of his mother, a”h. Such a special person. May be be a ‘gutte beter” for us! Moshiach now!

forgot to mention
February 16, 2017 10:41 am

He was baal tefilah in 770. I remember coming for Tishrei to the Rebbe and hearing his voice selichos and Rosh Hashana.
He played at countless weddings.

what about his pesach tape ??/
February 16, 2017 10:35 am

Every Yiddishe chabad house and pre-school had Eli Lipskars tape.
part of our childhood!!

Yeshivas Reinitz
February 16, 2017 10:33 am

Will miss the Hayom Yom

There is a boss
February 16, 2017 10:32 am

Eli played and countless Tzivos hashem rallies with the Rebbe that is an everlasting legacy recorded on countless videos.

big Z Schapiro
February 16, 2017 10:07 am

BDE wow I remember he played at Simchas Bais Hashavah I remember he played at weddings as well Eli is a very kind and sweet person

Moshe Haber
February 16, 2017 9:54 am

I will sorely miss Shabbos mornings at the house learning Likkutei Torah and Tora Ohr.
Only simchas!

February 16, 2017 9:46 am

Paved the way for music as we know it

There is a boss
February 16, 2017 9:36 am

Eli played and countless Tzivos hashem rallies with the Rebbe that is an everlasting legacy recorded on countless videos.

February 16, 2017 9:18 am

My first experience with Chabad was at a recording of the second Lubavitcher record,where my brother sang in the
Silbermintz choir.
Eli brought Chabad music to the Jewish world.
It is so apropos that these pieces are posted .
Leah ,we all love you and we
e encourage you to keep up all your wonderful projects !
May you have Simchas and Moshiach Now!

February 16, 2017 8:59 am

Rabbi Eli Lipsker was such a special man, always had inspiring stories to tell at his Shabbos table and had a great sense of humor. His devotion to the Rebbe was incredible to see and he always cared so much about each individual.

We were so lucky...
February 16, 2017 8:50 am

That he played at our chosunah! There were no worries: Of course the music was appropriate at all times, beautiful, and never at an oppressive volume.
And his two-volume “Chabad Melodies” is used all the time by our musical family. It is one of the most valuable items in our home!
Rabbi Lipsker will always be remembered for a huge and joyful brachah! BDE!

February 16, 2017 8:43 am

He played music for my wedding! Was a wonderful man

Please correct the article
February 16, 2017 8:30 am

Eli is from a very large family KA”H and most of his siblings are alive and well he has many brothers in EY

February 16, 2017 8:22 am

It was so sad to see this. May Hashem comfort his entire family. He brought such joy with his music to so many.

שפיגל ירושלים
February 16, 2017 8:20 am

A great tzaddik and friend who will bring the geulah with MHM mamash now⚓⛵

yossi & idii stern
February 16, 2017 7:27 am

BDE, he was a beautiful and gentle soul.

February 16, 2017 6:13 am

Special special man. We grew up with Eli Lipsker as part of our lives in many way, the nichoach records, lag bomer marching bands, rallies at 770. Definitely a pivotal part of our generation. I also had opportunity of taking one on one music lessons with him for a period of time which are memories I hold dear. Good, sweet chassid who will be missed, until Moshiach comes very soon.

Another one of yaisephs classmates and a friend of Mendy!
Love u guys!

February 16, 2017 6:05 am

so sad to see

I remember 3Tammuz him walking into 770 in total shock breaking down and sobbing with true devotion..

as a class mate of Yaiseph Lipsker i was invited many times to his home,, not from CH the Lipskers “Eli & Leah” always made me feel as one of theirs. Reb Eli you will be missed. we will always remember you,,, Please remember us over there

Yaiseph, Hugs Chassidishe Kushin be strong