By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Kalman Weinfeld, a longtime congregant of the Bais Eliezer Yitzchok Shul in Crown Heights, has been appointed to serve as the new Rov of the Shul following the passing of its Rov and founder, Rabbi Don Yoel Levy OBM.
In a letter to the Shul, the Board wrote that they have chosen Rabbi Weinfeld for the role, having been a loyal attendee and Gabbai of the Shul for many years.
Rabbi Weinfeld “has invested immense personal effort in the operation and Ruchnius atmosphere of the Shul. He spent countless hours maintaining the Shul and, at times, has acted as an interim Rabbi when Rabbi Levy was unavailable,” they said.
The Bais Eliezer Yitzchok Shul on Kingston Avenue has become a community hub in the past ten years since its founding. The Shul holds programs and activities for men, women and children, and hosts many communal Farbrengens throughout the year.
The Shul is centrally located above Mikvah Meir, so it is convenient for many who stop by every morning for the Chasidus Shiur, greeted by the smell of fresh coffee, and a warm group of people.
Rabbi Weinfeld, originally from Jerusalem, Israel, received Smicha from Chabad Rabbonim and the Eida Hacharedis in Israel, as well as Rabbi Menachem Meir Weismandl of Monsey, NY.
He is a rabbinic coordinator at the OK Kosher agency and had recently been appointed as a member of the Vaad Hakashrus to oversee the operations of the OK after the passing of its long time leader, Rabbi Levy.