Reb Yaacov Boruch Gansburg, longtime Crown Heights resident, passed away on Wednesday, 19 Teves, 5779.
He was 87.
Reb Yaakov Baruch was born in Haditch to Reb Shneur Zalmen and Batsheva Gansburg. The Gansburg family lived in Haditch, as the Rebbe Rashab had requested of various senior family members that they watch over the Rebbe’s ohel. He was named after his great-grandfather Reb Yaakov Boruch Karasik, the famous mashgiach in Tomchei Temimim in Lubavitch.
Together with his family, he escaped to France with the Polish transport after the war and shortly thereafter moved to America. As Yaakov Baruch reached the age of shidduchim, the Rebbe instructed that he travel to France to find a shidduch. There he met his wife Simone Toledano of Morocco.
Yaakov Boruch was a soft spoken, kind man who always had a good word to share with people he met, or a joke to lighten up any given situation. He was known for his straightforward and “emesdike” manner, and good middos. He was always very careful to daven with a minyan every day along with learning Torah.
He and his wife always opened their home to shluchim and visitors from all over the world.
Yaakov Baruch and his wife raised a family dedicated to the Rebbe’s moisdois in Crown Heights and around the world.
He is survived by his wife Simone and children Yossi Gansburg of Coconut Creek, FL, Eliezer Gansburg of Crown Heights, Mendy Gansburg of Crown Heights, Mirale Shemtov of Bucks County, PA, Chani Piekarski of Miami, FL, Chaim Gansburg of Crown Heights, Sarale Rosenblum of Brussels, Belgium, Dassie Prus of Doylestown, PA and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his siblings, Scholom Ber Gansburg, Yitzchok Gansburg, Mendel Gansburg, Chaya Sara Zarchi, and Rivky Majeski of Crown Heights.
The levaya will take place Thursday, leaving Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park at 10:00am and passing by 770 at 10:45am, Kvurah at Montefiore Cemetery.
Shiva at 647 Montgomery Street
Shacharis: 7:15, 8:00, 8:45, 9:30
Mincha & Maariv, B’zmana (4 minyanim are needed.)
FRIDAY Mincha: 1:00 (4 minyanim needed)
The family requests time for privacy between 1:00-3:00pm and after 9:30pm. Please refrain from visiting during those times..
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Baruch Dayan Ha’emes – R’ Yaacov Baruch ben Schneur Zalman