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Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, 74, OBM

Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, the globetrotting ambassador of the Rebbe who was the iconic Chairman of the International Kinus Hashluchim in New York who played a pivotal role in revitalizing Jewish communities and growing Chabad institutions, passed away on Tuesday, 27 Iyar 5784. Full Story

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Rabbi Kotlarsky – His Busy Life in Photos

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June 4, 2024 3:48 pm


June 4, 2024 3:50 pm

I just can’t believe it

ברוך דיין האמת
June 4, 2024 3:51 pm

נפל שר גדול בישראל

June 4, 2024 3:52 pm

So sad

כואב הלב
June 4, 2024 3:52 pm

משיח עכשיו!!!!!

ברוך דיין האמת
June 4, 2024 3:52 pm

שר וגדול נפל בישראל וכל בית ליובאוויטש יבכו את השריפה אשר שרף השם

cool masmid
Reply to  ברוך דיין האמת
June 4, 2024 5:36 pm

Not just Bais Lubavitch has to cry… but every single yid…. a yid like myself who is not Lubavitch (even though I went to 2 Lubavitcher schools both Primary and Grammar school whilst growing up in London before moving to the US) as such any yid who can appreciate the life of such a prince of a man who was מקדש שם שמים throughout his life and did so much to spread the light of Torah and yiddishkeit throughout the world, how can anyone not cry?

June 4, 2024 3:52 pm


June 4, 2024 3:53 pm

Baruch Dayan haEmes

saddest day
June 4, 2024 3:54 pm

one of the saddest days of my life. I truly loved him

June 4, 2024 3:55 pm


Boruch Dayan Haemes
June 4, 2024 3:56 pm

אבד חסיד מן הארץ!!😭😭

ברוך דיין האמת
June 4, 2024 3:56 pm

He was a very very special Yid.
יהא זכרו ברוך

Oy no!
June 4, 2024 3:56 pm

ברוך דיין האמת .

June 4, 2024 3:57 pm

Moshiach now!

June 4, 2024 3:58 pm

I’m just a regular Lubavitcher, not a Shliach nor the son of a Shliach, and I already feel the void…

Then not regular
Reply to  Oy!
June 4, 2024 6:16 pm

A regular lubavitcher is a shliach

אבד חסיד מן הארץ
Reply to  Then not regular
June 6, 2024 11:02 pm

A lubavitcher is not regular . .!

June 4, 2024 3:58 pm

We had enough
we need moshiach
No more excuses
At matai!!

June 4, 2024 4:00 pm

Please go up and shake the heavens!!!!
Moshiach is way OVERDUE!!!

The face of Lubavitch will forever be changed
June 4, 2024 4:01 pm

Oy ad mosai!! Now is also almost 30 years, how can we continue?

June 4, 2024 4:01 pm

It’s incredible how much money & גבירים he brought to Lubavitch for the Rebbe’s ענינים!

June 4, 2024 4:02 pm

Reb Moshe please beg the Aibishter to bring us Moshiach NOW!!!!

Yehuda Reichman
June 4, 2024 4:02 pm

ברוך דיין האמת

Woolstone Family
June 4, 2024 4:02 pm


Oy vey..
June 4, 2024 4:02 pm

A sad day for the Rebbe’s shluchim..

June 4, 2024 4:02 pm

Terrible loss to his family, Lubavitch, Shluchim and Klal Yisroel.
Not many – if any, can come before the Heavenly Throne, with the accomplishments and impact that Reb Moshe made literally across the world.
One of his many Maalos was that notwithstanding his global reach, he cared about the little guy, the little Shliach and helped them with major gifts without any agenda but furthering the Rebbe’s vision.
He will be sorely missed.

Oh my
June 4, 2024 4:02 pm


Baruch Dayan Haemes
June 4, 2024 4:03 pm

Baruch Dayan Haemes
A very special Chosid
He had a big impact on the world through Shluchus

A tremendous loss!
June 4, 2024 4:03 pm

ברוך דין אמת 💔😰

אבד חסיד ומנהיג מן הארץ
June 4, 2024 4:03 pm

אוי מה היה לנו. שר וגדול בישראל

An enormous loss for all Chabad
June 4, 2024 4:05 pm

BDE A true Chosid – I am genuinely sad
Moshiach NOW

ברוך דיין האמת
June 4, 2024 4:06 pm

היה יהודי יקר, מסור לענייני הרבי שליט”א מלך המשיח!! חבל על דאבדין, מכה לקהל השלוחים.

Oy!! BDE!!
June 4, 2024 4:07 pm

So sad!! He will truly be missed!!

What a special man…

ברוך דיין האמת
June 4, 2024 4:07 pm

אין מילים

June 4, 2024 4:09 pm

May the family be comforted

Ad mosai!
June 4, 2024 4:10 pm

A true soldier of the rebbe!

Biggest loss in Lubavitch after ג׳ תמוז
June 4, 2024 4:11 pm


June 4, 2024 4:12 pm

Lubavitch lost a giant

A man of action not just words !
June 4, 2024 4:13 pm

Very few chasidim have done so much after gimmel Tammuz to help take Lubavitch where it is today he lived on a plane and helped many mosdos get going he’s a lucky man and he’s now in great company!

June 4, 2024 4:14 pm

a real loss

June 4, 2024 4:15 pm

I agree this is the biggest loss in Kal Yisroel since ג׳ תמוז

So sad
June 4, 2024 4:19 pm

No words! Moshiach now!

June 4, 2024 4:21 pm

Such a special person!

So approachable
June 4, 2024 4:23 pm

One of Reb Moshe’s incredible maalos was the ability to be available for the little guy. Every shliach knew they could reach him. Unbelievable loss for his family and Lubavitch.

Huge loss
June 4, 2024 4:26 pm

Hard to explain the feeling. He made us Shluchim feel safe.
He cared. The void is real.

June 4, 2024 4:26 pm

מסור ונתון – כפשוטו
עד מתי??????????

Sholom Mendel Kluwgant
June 4, 2024 4:26 pm

ברוך דיין האמת

ברוך דיין האמת .
June 4, 2024 4:27 pm

Someone who genuinely cared about every single Yid! A giant of a man!!

Sholom Mendel Kluwgant
June 4, 2024 4:27 pm

ברוך דיין האמת

June 4, 2024 4:29 pm

What a terrible loss!
We need moshiach

אין מילים!!!
June 4, 2024 4:32 pm

שילך להביא כבר את משיח!!! איש והאגדה!! עד מתי???

Oy! Lubavitch lost a general
June 4, 2024 4:33 pm

So so sad to see this.
Moshiach now.
Rabbi Kotlarsky leaves a huge void.
He was too young, and had so much more to do.

Akiva A.
June 4, 2024 4:34 pm


June 4, 2024 4:35 pm

Very sad news for Lubavitch and the shluchim.

A Real Loss
June 4, 2024 4:39 pm

He was a real general in the Rebbe’s army. There’s so much we can learn from him

Yossi stern
June 4, 2024 4:41 pm

Very sad and touching. BDE.

What a Loss
June 4, 2024 4:49 pm

Baruch Dayan Haemes, Moshiach NOW

June 4, 2024 4:53 pm

Very sad, will be sorely missed.

Ted and Vicky Cohn
June 4, 2024 4:56 pm

BDE. We only found frum kite through his friendship and caring tutelage. That was 1972. Moshe and Rivka were the most important life defining friendships in our lives. We have a BH huge family all Lubavitch and frum because of that relationship,The whole world will miss him so deeply.

June 4, 2024 4:57 pm

Dear Reb Moshe,

Please complete the job you almost finished.


BH We stand on the shoulder of a "Giant"
June 4, 2024 4:59 pm

BH Rabbi Kotlarsky a”h was a force.

And from his work – may we and future generations continue to benefit, towards the revealed Geula, immediately!

…Also, COLlive, nice photo timeline of Rabbi Kotlarsky’s life of prolific activity and service to Klal Yisroel and the Rebbe, thank you.

A giant
June 4, 2024 5:05 pm

Moshe a’h was and will always be a giant. While he affected literally hundreds of thousands of lives all over the world, he always kept his focus on what more did the Rebbe want. To Rivkah and the entire family, our love and condolences.
The Teldons

ברוך דיין האמת
June 4, 2024 5:08 pm

So sorry to his family for their loss!

June 4, 2024 5:11 pm

Such a big loss! Prayers for his wife, kids, and the whole family. Moshiach now!!!

Ad mosai
June 4, 2024 5:15 pm

Who will care about the little guys now? Always there to offer help and encouragement. A man of action not words.

June 4, 2024 5:22 pm

chabad has lost its physical leader, now is a time for achdus and reflection

may his memory be a blessing

hard to absorb
June 4, 2024 5:24 pm

Baruch Dayin Haemes. What a huge loss for us down here.💔

June 4, 2024 5:26 pm

Boruch Dayan Haemes

Sad Sad Sad
June 4, 2024 5:29 pm

A giant of a man. Huge shoes to fill. Rest in peace.

The Rebbe's Gift to the World was Reb Moshe
June 4, 2024 5:53 pm

BDE…..an amazing Ambassador, chossid and Shliach of the Rebbe, total dedication to the Rebbe’s mandates and mission with extraordinary self-sacrifice. His impact reached far and wide. There is not a community or Chabad center worldwide that was not impacted by his efforts and influences. He stood up and was a GIANT OF A MAN; especially במקום שאין איש.

Zel Spillman
June 4, 2024 5:55 pm


Avremel Silver
June 4, 2024 6:00 pm

He was the kindest, most sensitive and giving person who cared not only first and foremost for every Shliach but for every individual one of Anash. May hashem give his son Rabbi Mendy Kotlarsky the koiach and fortitude to continue his illustrious father’s work.

Wisdom and foresight
Reply to  Avremel Silver
June 5, 2024 9:39 am

We are blessed that Moshe had the wisdom and foresight to bring his son and his faithful brother Mendel into his shlichus. May Moshes shlichus carry on with vigor and with light and be blessed to continue with doubled hatzlacha.

June 4, 2024 6:06 pm

Besides for all of the other qualities pointed out in the comments sections, he was so witty. So funny! Great sense of humor, always with a grin, always demanding more from you, in the sweetest, kindest, full hearted way.

Merkos Shlichus
June 4, 2024 6:09 pm

I still recall fondly the interview with Reb Moshe prior to going out on Merkos Shlichus to Ireland in the summer of 2003. Reb Moshe- you will be sorely missed.

June 4, 2024 6:13 pm

ברוך דיין האמת 💔

Oy vey
June 4, 2024 6:14 pm

Moshiach now!!!

June 4, 2024 6:17 pm

😢🙍‍♂️so sad 😔

June 4, 2024 6:18 pm

I loved his talks at the kinnus

June 4, 2024 6:18 pm

What a loss 😰
Moshiach now

June 4, 2024 6:28 pm

He is n will remain always a living force accomplishing more BRUCHNIYOUS LMAYLAH to
ushere LMATAH. His real entity n essence his Neshamah is here n actually more vibrant in accomplishing n helping more!

What a loss
June 4, 2024 6:31 pm


אבד חסיד מן הארץ
June 4, 2024 6:35 pm

Reb Moshe was a Yid and Chosid with unlimited dedication and action to the call of the Rebbe for Klal Yisroel and Reb Yisroel

Kind hearted and sensitive to the physical and spiritual needs of Shluchim and all

שר וגדול נפל בישראל ורבים השיב מעון


Boruch dayan hoemes
June 4, 2024 6:40 pm

He was like a father to so many shluchim

June 4, 2024 6:59 pm

What a giant was lost today

June 4, 2024 7:06 pm

So sad! What an incredible individual with so much to learn from!

ברוך דיין האמת
June 4, 2024 7:22 pm

I had the good fortune to daven at Reb Moishes home every day since Covid.
The warmth the caring the enjoyable tefillos,Shabbos kiddushim and never ending stories was such a special treat. It will be sorely missed
The הכנסת אורחים open house absolutely unique
יהי זכרו ברוך

Boruch dayan ha'emes
June 4, 2024 7:32 pm

So sad. Rabbi Kotlarsky dedicated himself with mesiras nefesh to the Rebbe’s institutions and to the shluchim. Thank you to his wife and children for letting your husband and father, with Hashem’s help and the Rebbe’s brocho, build Lubavitch into what it is today.

June 4, 2024 7:36 pm


sarah karmely
June 4, 2024 7:58 pm


Praying for moshiach now.
June 4, 2024 8:01 pm

A complete and utter soldier of the Rebbe.
May we all emulate him even in a small way.

June 4, 2024 8:03 pm

Please bring moshiach down here.

Uncle Moshe
June 4, 2024 8:07 pm

We miss you tell the rebbe we had enough of this golus

when we thought golus couldn't get any worse...
June 4, 2024 8:07 pm

oy vey May Hashem bring moshiach now please please…it’s getting darker!! We need to create more light!

June 4, 2024 8:51 pm


June 4, 2024 8:56 pm


Dedicated chsoid
June 4, 2024 9:04 pm

A soldier always building and expanding the work of lubavitch

Kenneth and Claudia Ponson and Family
June 4, 2024 9:22 pm

Baruch Dayan HaEmet

Devorah & Avraham Hayman
June 4, 2024 11:29 pm

BD’E. Rivka and family – we’re heartbroken and devastated for your loss. Ad masa!???!!??May Hashem comfort all of you with geula shlaimah NOW!!!

A shliach in the Western Region
June 5, 2024 12:29 am

Kamayim Haponim Laponim

We miss you, we miss you, we miss you…

Don’t let heavens and all who repose there any rest until the Rebbe is with us all and leading us into the complete Geula.

June 5, 2024 1:16 am

ממשה עד משה לא קם כמשה…

Personal story of a wise and caring father to us a
June 5, 2024 7:20 am

This is a personal story. Rabbi Kotlarsky, ZL, was there for me personally when I was having a health crisis. With his very busy and vibrant schedule , he took time to listen. Afterwards,I remember wishing him Arichas Yamim and all good in his life. When I saw the announcement yesterday , I cried and cried.Rabbi Kotlarsky zl
was like a father to us all. Caring and compassionate ,in his wise and quiet manner.May the family be comforted in this difficult and trying time.

Baruch Dayan Ha’Emes
June 5, 2024 10:05 am

Such a loss for Chabad and the world. Rabbi Kotlarsky helped so many from the individual to the communal level, he changed lives with his care and compassion.

June 5, 2024 10:15 am

A terrible loss for the entire world. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.

שלחו של אדם כמותו
June 5, 2024 11:10 am

Being a post gimmel Tammuz baby, Rabbi Kotlarsky embodied the Rebbe’s mission of Shlichus in such a real way. It is difficult to imagine where Lubavitch would be if not for him. Baruch Dayan Haemes 😭