R’ Eliezer Tzvi Zeev Zirkind, a long time resident of Crown Heights who worked as a shochet and sofer stam, passed away on Monday.
He was 83.
Rabbi Zirkind was a descendant of a family that is known for its stringent standards and that continues to wear Polish chassidic clothing.
Known as the “Sofer of the Rebbe”, he once prepared a set of tefillin for Rabbi Moshe Feinstein at the direct request of the Rebbe.
He is survived by his wife Raisel Zirkind, and children Gershon Zirkind (Montreal), Shaina Rochel Schmidt (Israel), Shaza”k Zirkind (C.H.), Yaakov Mendel Zirkind (Morristown), Yehuda Michoel Zirkind (C.H.) Shmuel Yosef Zirkind (Thornhill, Canada), Meir Zirkind (Weston, FL), Chana Rissel Moscowitz (C.H.), Chaim Nachman (Mass.), Dovid Zirkind (C.H.) and Chinka Zirkind (Ontario).
He is also survived by his brother Rabbi Simcha Zirkind of Montreal, Canada and sister Mrs. Peshi Stern of Seagate, NY.
He was predeceased by his sons Rabbi Yitzchok Zirkind obm of Crown Heights and R’ Yehoshua Shlomo Zirkind obm of Jerusalem.
The levaya will take place on Tuesday, 1pm from Shomrei Hadas Chapels and passing by 770 Eastern Parkway at 1:45pm.
Baruch dayan haemes