By COLlive reporter
Eliyahu Israel, a resident of Williamsburg who built friendships in Crown Heights while working there, passed away on Wednesday, 14 Tammuz 5779.
He was 52.
Mr. Israel worked as a security guard stationed at the Lubavitcher Yeshiva boys school on Crown Street in Crown Heights for a few years, safekeeping both the faculty and the many students crossing its doors. Last year he took a similar job at a school in Boro Park.
“He was friendly and had a good heart,” a relative told COLlive.com. “He would help prepare children for their Bar Mitzvah.”
In fact, Mr. Israel would often read the Torah during the Shabbos minyan at Chabad of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, led by Shliach Rabbi Simcha Weinstein.
He is survived by his parents Benny and Anna Israel; and his siblings Yael Israel, Odeya Israel; Taskila Israel, Lehava Israel, Ketalya Israel, Menashe Israel, all in Brooklyn and Yaffe Newman – Jerusalem, Israel.
The levaya will take place on Thursday afternoon at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun/Yavne Academy Cemetery, Midland Ave, Saddle Brook, NJ.
Shiva will be observed at Odeya Israel’s home on 454 East New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.
Baruch Dayan Haemes: Eliyahu ben Avraham.