Rabbi Leibel Simpson, renowned jeweler and known Ba’al Chesed, passed away on Monday, 12 Tishrei, 5778.
He was 83.
Born in the US to Rabbi Eliyahu Yachil Simpson, the Frierdiker Rebbe’s Mazkir, Leibel was known as a true Chosid and Yorei Shomayim.
Rabbi Simpson was the founder of the renowned Brooklyn Jewelry store Simpson’s Jewelers in Boro Park.
He was known as a very kind and charitable person, involved in many causes, especially education. He was one of the founders and main supporters of Bnos Menachem girls school in Crown Heights.
He is survived by his wife, Chana and son Yossi Simpson of Crown Heights, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, many of whom are on Shlichus around the world.
He is also survived by his siblings, Rabbi Sholom Mendel Simpson – Crown Heights, Mrs. Krainie Rosenfeld – Boro Park, and Mrs. Esther Goldman – Crown Heights.
The levaya will take place today, Monday, leaving Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park at 1:45 pm and passing by 770 at 2:30 pm. The levaya will also pass by Bnos Menachem School on the way to Montefiore Cemetery in Queens.
The family will be sitting Shiva at 4922 13th Avenue in Boro Park until Wednesday afternoon. Shacharis is at 9:00, Mincha is at 6:30, followed by Maariv. No visitors after 10pm.
Memories/ condolences emails can be sent to [email protected] .
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.