The levaya of Crown Heights Beis Din member Rabbi Yaacov Schwei OBM will be driving through the neighborhood. Rabbonim asked to refrain from all work and activities.
The Levaya will pass by 770 at 3:00 pm.
Starting from 770 the levaya will go through Crown Heights streets.
Route: Eastern Parkway all the way to Utica Avenue.
Then turning on to President Street, all the way to Nostrand Avenue.
Then Carroll Street from Nostrand to Utica
Then Crown Street from Utica to Nostrand
Then Montgomery Street from Nostrand to Utica
Then Empire Blvd from Utica to Nostrand
Then Union Street from Nostrand to Utica
FREE TRANSLATION of the Rabbonim’s Message:
Message from the Crown Heights Beis Din Secretariat:
During the time when the funeral of the Rov and member of the Beis Din Rabbi Ahron Yaakov Schwei obm passes through Crown Heights, it is proper that Crown Heights residents שי’, who are to remain home (as per current health regulations), should refrain from Melacha, business activities, throughout that time.
This is on behalf of the Rabbonim of the Beis Din.
May we be zoche to eternal life with the coming of Moshiach now.
Important Guidelines for a Levaya from the Chevra Kadisha:
Due to the current situation, we have to bring to the attention of the public שי’ the current guidelines that must be adhered to.
1. At 770 and any other stop in Crown Heights, there is no need to go over to the Aron to ask for Mechila. It can be done from far away; a porch, a front door etc. Coming too close can cause risk to multiple individuals. At no time may anyone gather around the car of the niftar/es. No one may come within 10 feet of the car. These stops will last for one minute only and the back door of the car will not be opened.
2. At the cemetery, only up to 10 men will be allowed, including the Aveilim. If female Aveilos are present, there may only be up to 10 women, including the Aveilos. . Please maintain social distance and stand at least 6 feet apart at all times as the world is watching, if pictures are made, we would like it to be a Kiddush HASHEM and a zechus for the niftar.
3. Unless it is for an immediate relative, there should be no FaceTiming of Levayos. It is a Bizayon for the Niftar and -Lehavdil- the living (unless it’s strictly for family). Obviously, these are not to be recorded or forwarded.
בברכה שיקויים הייעוד ומחה ה’ דמעה מעל כל פנים, והקיצו ורננו שוכני עפר.