By COLlive reporter
Reb Mordechai Boymelgreen, a Talmid Chochom and Baal Chessed from Israel who survived the Holocaust, passed away in New York on Tuesday, Kislev 5, 5776.
He was 91.
Reb Mordechai was born in Zvolin, Poland, and was first a student at the Yeshivas Chachmei Lublin and then a student in the Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch in Otzvosk, Poland.
During the second World War, his father Reb Levi Yitzchok Boymelgreen organized and supported the Chabad Yeshiva in-exile in the city of Radum.
Mordechai himself was sent to various Nazi concentration camps where his entire family perished, him being the only survivor.
After the war, and his marriage to Chana Altman, they emigrated to the central Israeli city of Petach Tikvah, where he was one of the founding members of the Chabad Shul.
R’ Mordechai worked as a mentor for the Juvenile Court System, and was a great Baal Tzedaka and helped many less fortunate. In recent years, he sponsored the rebuilding of the Chabad Shul in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Known as a refined Jew and a Talmid Chochom, he was constantly learning, always seen with a sefer in his hand and was a frequent visitor to Crown Heights to meet family.
He is survived by his wife, Chana Boymelgreen, and children Shaya Boymelgreen, Crown Heights, Rachel Chitrik, Crown Heights, and Levi Boymelgreen, Brooklyn; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The Levaya will take place today, Tuesday, leaving Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park at 2:30 pm, passing by 770 at 3:30 pm, and then to JFK.
Burial will be at Har Hamenuchos in Yerushalayim.
Mrs. Chana Boymelgreen will be sitting shiva at 866 Eastern Parkway, #2A
Hours: 11 am – 2 pm, and from 5:30-8:30 pm.
His children will be sitting shiva in Israel until Friday, and will be sitting shiva in New York from Friday.
Mincha Friday at 1:00.
Mincha Sun, Mon 4:00.
Tue shacharis 8:30 am
Baruch Dayan Haemes.