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Rabbi Avraham Lider, 61, OBM

Rabbi Avraham Lider, a longtime activist who dedicated his life to assisting others with medical emergencies, passed away on Friday night after a sudden heart attack. Full Story

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A true hero.
September 20, 2020 9:10 pm

Baruch Dayan Emes. An irreplaceable loss to the community.

September 20, 2020 9:15 pm

Ad mosaj … big tragedy for CH and all the world

September 20, 2020 9:15 pm

עד מתי היה איש חסד אמיתי
היה זמין 24/7 כל כולו לעזרה

Oh no oh no oh no
September 20, 2020 9:16 pm

This is too horrible!! A tzaddik beyond!!

An incredible mechanech (Teacher/Educator)
September 20, 2020 9:17 pm

More should be spoken of his enormous contribution in the field of education
as he taught and educated hundreds -if not more- of pupils קיין עין הרע (my dear son שיחי’ one of them) with love and affection, who all speak about him and admire
him tens of years later.
יהא זכרו ברוך

Hard to believe
September 20, 2020 9:18 pm

His passing leaves a huge void in the world that can’t be replaced. He was always there for everyone. Baruch Dayan Haemes

September 20, 2020 9:21 pm

Kindest person of Crown Heights. How can we bear this?

A man of chesed
September 20, 2020 9:22 pm

I was in the hospital in the middle of the night with my son and rabbi Lieder showed up with cake and water. I don’t know how he even knew I was there. I will miss him.

September 20, 2020 9:22 pm

BDE! What a loss!

September 20, 2020 9:24 pm

I am shocked!!
He was a hero who helped so many people! May his neshama have an Aliya and may comfort come upon his family

Moshiach now!

Lboruch ddayan ha'emes
September 20, 2020 9:25 pm

Unbelievable.Rabbi Lieder was dedicated with mesiras nefesh to helping others. Boruch dayan ha’emes.

September 20, 2020 9:32 pm

Tragic on so many levels. Irreplaceable. Ad mosai

September 20, 2020 9:37 pm

A great man of Chessed. Was always there when needed, with dedication, friendship and a smile. What is happening here? Ad Mosai?????? Moshiach NOW!!!!!!

Baruch dayan haemet
September 20, 2020 9:37 pm

What a tremendous loss for all of klal yisroel.

September 20, 2020 9:40 pm

Was there feo everyone with an open heart and a big smile. A real special person. We will need an army to replace him. Ad Mosai?????? Moshiach now!!!!!!!!

September 20, 2020 9:46 pm

Wow. CH has lost a giant 🙁 BDE

Avrohom (ovinu of CH ) midas hachesed!
September 20, 2020 9:54 pm

As most of the corona survivers in the comunity, I owe a deep debt of gratitude to Rabbi Lider of Ahavas Chesed.

It was because of his incredible dedication and concern that *I was able to overcome the difficult, lonely, hunger-filled 13 days* of my hospitalization in NYU in a critical state, inches away from death’s door.

Boruch dayon emes!

What a loss!
September 20, 2020 9:55 pm

BDE. He was a giant of Chesed.

Not to believe.
September 20, 2020 9:56 pm

He was one of a kind. The amount of chesed that he did was enormous.

A Crown Heights family....
September 20, 2020 9:58 pm

Rabbi Lider went above and beyond. The word “no” did not exist for him – he said “yes!” to every request for help. An incredible man. We must show up for him as he showed up for us, and help his dear wife and family. ZT’L

Such a kind person
September 20, 2020 9:59 pm

This is shocking.

September 20, 2020 10:00 pm

When my mother needed oxygen and couldn’t travel with the tanks, (before the portable concentrators) he just said tell me the date and which flight!

So special
September 20, 2020 10:01 pm

I truly admired him during my years in Crown Heights. I’m so sorry for the family, and the community. “Huge void” is correct.

September 20, 2020 10:09 pm

I don’t know him but I witnessed (on various posted videos) the warmth with which he celebrated the return home of recovered COVID patients and now to see this it’s just so sad.

September 20, 2020 10:12 pm


Rabbi Lider was a man of Chesed !!!!
September 20, 2020 10:18 pm

Anytime an emergency happened he was there right away helping the family in anyway he could ! What a loss to this community! Just terrible news !!! He will be missed he touched so many people ! Moshiach Now !!

Boruch Dayan Haemes
September 20, 2020 10:22 pm

It is very hard and maybe ‘wrong’ to ask der Aibershter ‘why?’. But, I want to ask that in my heart. Rabbi Lider was a tzadik. He will surely be in an ‘amazing‘ place in shamayim. But, all the people he helped and and all the goodness… Hashem, help his family and help us all here – please send Moshiach now!

Boruch Dayan Haemes
September 20, 2020 10:27 pm

We need to emulate his chessed and kindness, so his legacy will live on. It will take a ‘village’ to do all the good that Rabbi Lider did.
May Hashem comfort his family who were his ‘partners’, and send the geulah sheleima now!

Rabbi lieder
September 20, 2020 10:32 pm

Tragic. Period.

The miracle man
September 20, 2020 10:34 pm

we needed a second opinion on emergency neurosurgery. How do you quickly get an appointment with neurosurgeon? The answer is that you don’t.
Rabbi Leider to the rescue. Was willing to put his reputation on the line. Said what had to be said to make it happen. Nurse had the doctor look at images between operations, right in the operating room, between patients.
End result, saved my brother in law head from unnecessary surgery.
Thank you Rabbi Leider! May you be remembered forever for all the great deeds. Too soon.

Great man
September 20, 2020 10:47 pm

All I can say he was a great man. He was very dedicated all hour of the 24 hour of the day. No matter what day it was. Shabbos Yom Tov & Chol……he will have a special place in Gan-Eden

Avraham Avinu.
September 20, 2020 10:47 pm

He always said yes.

When my wife gave birth he arranged for her to have her own room in the hospital.

Heart shattering
September 20, 2020 10:51 pm

What a loss to the world his neshama was one of a kind how much longer will we live in the golus MOSHIACH NOW!!!!!

BDE, where to send donations on his name /family
September 20, 2020 10:53 pm

R’Lieder helped us many times, I mean saved our son, by finding all second options right away, I mean literally u can’t reach such doctors appointments but to make them come to the different hospital- it’s beyond the nature.
We always donated blood /plasma , but I would like to contribute to his family now , pls post necessary info.

What a loss
September 20, 2020 10:59 pm

I met Rabbi Lieder when my mother was suddenly rushed to the hospital on erev yomtov. The staff at that hospital were completely unreasonable to our concerns. Rabbi Lieder walked in and suddenly we had a private room and all was taken care of. He was so caring and reassuring in our time of need.

A former student
September 20, 2020 11:09 pm

Rabbi Lieder was my teacher in Pri-1-A in Oholei Torah. I still remember his dedication and warmth. So hard to believe. We need Moshiach.

What a loss!!
September 20, 2020 11:11 pm

Our community just lost a real light! Thank you Rabbi Leider for dedicating your life to helping others, and making our community more connected. A role model— May we all do more chesed in your honor. BDE

The Best of kindness
September 20, 2020 11:24 pm

The Rabbi was a gift from Hashem to the world. BDE

September 20, 2020 11:24 pm

Condolences to Mrs Lider & family. Sorry for your tragic shocking loss!

Chesed giant
September 20, 2020 11:27 pm

No words to describe this man a tzadik with a huge heart huge smile warmth that reached to all of us the world lost a very holy neshama who lit up the whole world with his chesed bde so sad hashem ad mosai please bring moshiach now

More than just medical assistance
September 20, 2020 11:27 pm

I remember when I was a kid Rabbi lieder use to arrange for bar mitzvah and brisim for ppl who couldn’t afford to make the Simcha. He would take care of all the expenses. I know because my mother did some of the cooking at his request. His name Avraham, and everything about him was synonymous with chesed!

A loss that cannot be put into words!

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BD”E Heartbreaking
September 20, 2020 11:31 pm

For someone who dedicated his life to his fellow Jews. To be taken so soon. It’s unfathomable.

September 20, 2020 11:34 pm

A true Tzadik! No words! Mashiach Now

Baruch Dayan Haemet
September 20, 2020 11:37 pm

Ish tzaddik haya. It was an honour and a privilege to have met him in this lifetime, and to have been able to work with him. Shocked beyond words.

Baruch Dayan Haemes
September 20, 2020 11:39 pm

Rabbi Lieder was such a special man, his bones were made of chessed!! I was in so much pain once and had no money to pay for the treatment I needed, he accompanied me to appointments and tried his best to help me get the care I needed, getting me an appointment right away instead of waiting for months in pain. He helped me get free rides to medical appointments and did it with love and respect. In one of the hospitals we were at there were people around that didn’t seem safe to be around, so he wouldnt leave… Read more »

Mourning his passing
September 20, 2020 11:46 pm

Rabbi Lider was truly a great man who I owe much to. He will be so missed. My condolences to his beautiful family.

Boruch Sholom Wolf

Devastating Loss
September 20, 2020 11:53 pm

Oy! So hard to read this.
What a loss!
I am forever indebted to him for all the good he did when my child was in the hospital.
He is irreplaceable.
The world is darker today.

September 21, 2020 12:36 am

So sad to hear this notice, he was a very special person , taking care and helping everyone, he help me in two urgencies I have, never gonna forget,
May hahsem finish this golus soon and bring moshiach In his merit

A Giant of a Man - איש החסד
September 21, 2020 12:50 am

Rabbi Lieder was himself a patient in Kings County when I was taken there after being hit by by a car. My husband called his number not knowing that he himself was hospitalized and asked him if I should be transferred to another hospital. From his hospital bed he called an expert who told him it was not safe to transfer me at that point. Then he asked how many members of my family were with me. Shortly afterwards some girls from CH showed up with food from Mendys which Rabbi Lieder ordered and arranged from his hospital bed. Then… Read more »

No doubt
September 21, 2020 1:10 am

His was a special neshomo. The only thing I can comfort myself with is hoping that it is this special neshomo needed up there to pull the strings for geulah NOW

A giant of Chessed - yet such a humble man
September 21, 2020 5:51 am

His form of chessed was of the most dire need. When people don’t know where to turn to and there is someone to rely on, it is hugely comforting. May Hashem comfort his family in their time of need.
His son, Naftoli, has the same caring kindness in his bones. Like his father, always friendly and with a smile.
A customer

A Devastating Loss
September 21, 2020 7:59 am

This is heartbreaking…..my condolences to his family. I know my family has benefited from his kindness over the years. Such a loss, may his family find comfort.

A good man
September 21, 2020 10:10 am

Rabbi Lider was a good man – he did good things for so many people. With energy, and optimism and endless kindness.

This is such a loss.

BDE. Oy!
September 21, 2020 10:32 am

Hashem should surely comfort his family!
What a tremendous loss.
So so sorry .

The work of a minyn
September 21, 2020 10:43 am

Between rabbi Lider’s Ahavas Chesed and other helping hand organizations, crown heights is a beacon of help and kindness. Although he himself is irreplaceable, we must try, his work and comfort to others is essential.
Hospital knowledge, doctor network, 24 help, food service, transport service, fundraising for needy, blood and plasma drives, all must go on and even expanded. Let’s pull together and grow ahavas chesed bizchus rabbi lider
Baruch Dayan Emes

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Kindest man in the world a hero and a tzadik
September 21, 2020 11:15 am

This is too heartbreaking to bare.

No No No
September 21, 2020 11:17 am

On my speed dial
מי יתן לנו כמוהו ???
עד מתי

Will we be able to attend the Levaya via zoom
September 21, 2020 11:32 am

Does anyone know who to contact about making this happen for those who are social distancing but want to be melave this tzaddik?

Vayidom Aharon
September 21, 2020 12:09 pm

There is so much to say about this tzaddik that I don’t have the proper words to use. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve spoken to Rabbi Lider A”H in over 15 years. About 20 years ago, when I was a junior resident in Kings County, Rabbi Lider opened the Bikur Cholim room. He often made sure that I knew there was food in there that I could eat. He often asked if I needed help with anything else. I gained from him personally, and more importantly I knew I could always call him when I had a Jewish patient in… Read more »

big Z Schapiro
September 21, 2020 1:02 pm


another small story
September 21, 2020 1:49 pm

i was a bochur in yeshiva and my back was hurting, i didn’t have insurance or know where to start, Rabbi Lieder arranged everything, and i met a neurologist who took care of the issue. He also arranged a huge fundraising campaign for my teacher when he was sick, and arranged everything necessary for me to fly and visit my teacher including rides to the airport in NY and the city I flew to, food, and lots of other small details I don’t remember. I just blow my mind how many people he must have been arranging things for at… Read more »

Jeffrey Wallach, LCSW-R
September 21, 2020 2:37 pm

I was a long time employee at KCHC and I saw all that Rabbi Lider did for our patients and staff. I enjoyed participating with him on events for Sukkot (In memory of my father whose Yhartzeit was the week before) and Chanukah. There is now a huge void at KCHC.

BDE Rabbi Lider 😪
September 21, 2020 11:27 pm


Never mind Tzadik he was a good man always there for everyone
September 22, 2020 3:41 pm

Five years ago the first night of Rosh Hashana I was in the hospital coming from La I had zero clue of the process erev Rosh Hashana he came to the hospital to get me the best care necessary
What a good man

What a kind person
September 22, 2020 9:03 pm

He was so so helpful when nephew was sick. With helping arrange for tickets and accomedations always available and supportive. A real loss to klal yisroel. May the eibishter bring Nechama to his wntire family with the coming of moshiach now