New York City Mayor Eric Adams paid a visit to the Skoblo family in Crown Heights on Sunday, who are sitting Shiva after the passing of R’ Leib Skoblo obm.
Skoblo, a Crown Heights activist who led the Crown Heights Shmira Patrol with dedication for many years, passed away suddenly on Monday at the age of 47.
Leib was a monumental pillar of strength and Chesed for the community of Crown Heights.
He was a long-time dedicated Coordinator of Crown Heights Shmira, and was a member for over 30 years and the founder of Crown Heights Chaverim.
Mayor Adams told R’ Skoblo’s children as he entered the home, “Your dad was a pillar in this community. He will be deeply missed, and he left a legacy.”
The Mayor comforted R’ Leib’s wife Sarah Malka, parents Yitzchak and Ella Skoblo, and siblings as well.
“A visit like this gives the family tremendous comfort,” said activist Sam Stern, who was also in attendance, along with Chanina Sperlin of the CHJCC.
“Your visit also gives the greater community of Crown Heights comfort,” Stern said. He thanked the Mayor for standing with the people of Crown Heights and the people of Israel in recent weeks, especially for his concern for the hostages taken by Hamas.
“I don’t think there’s any compromise in demanding that Hamas must be disbanded and the hostages should return home as soon as possible, I’ve been very clear on that,” said the Mayor. “The issues in Israel, should be brought under the safety of the Jewish people there, here in this city, we have to do our jobs, to make sure the Jewish community is safe,” the Mayor said.