Rabbi Shimon Goldman, one of the original Shanghai students and longtime resident of Crown Heights, passed away on Monday, 29 Tishrei, 5777.
He was 91.
Rabbi Goldman was born in Shedlitz, a town near Warsaw, Poland with a sizable Jewish community.
In his memoirs, “From Shedlitz to Safety,” Rabbi Goldman describes his miraculous escape from the Nazis, and at 14, traveling with the students of Tomchei Temimim from Poland through Vilna and Lithuania, crossing Siberia to Vladivostok, sailing the Sea of Japan to Kobe, and ending up in Shanghai, China after Pearl Harbor.
Later emigrating to New York, he married his wife Esther, daughter of the legendary Chosid Reb Yochonon Gordon, the Gabbai in the Rebbe’s Shul for many years until his passing in 1969.
Rabbi Goldman ran a Gemilas Chesed Gmach for many years in Crown Heights, providing interest free loans to members of the community.
He and his wife were known for their dedication to Gemilas Chesed and open home.
His wife Esther passed away in 2013.
He is survived by his children Rabbi Yossy Goldman – Shliach in Johannesburg, South Africa; Kraindy Klein and Shmuly Goldman of Crown Heights, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
His daughter Chanchy (Chana Leah) Brook passed away in 2010.
The Levaya will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, leaving Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park at 10:45 am and passing by 770 at 11:45 am.
The Goldman family is sitting shiva after the passing of their father, R’ Shimon Goldman at 1582 Carroll Street, getting up Monday morning.
Shacharis on Wednesday at 8:30.
Shacharis the rest of the week at 7:00 and 8:30
Mincha at 4:15 and 5:30
Please no visitors between 1 and 3 PM and after 9:30 PM.
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.