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Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz (Schwartzie), a Lubavitcher known for his colorful and unconventional approach to outreach in Los Angeles, passed away. Update: Levaya information added. Full Story, Video

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Such Spirit
April 2, 2017 3:33 pm

Schwartzie, you touched me and countless others.
May your Soul Rest in Peace. Jan Horowitz

BDE, remembering two Nshei Chayil as well
February 15, 2017 2:54 am

BDE to Schwartzie. I was in California in the 1970s and I remember both his first wife Alte and her sister Rochel Leah Schusterman, both of whom passed away so young. May Schwartzie enjoy eternal bliss in Shamayim and may his family be comforted.

Ascent of Tsfat
February 14, 2017 3:23 am

Rabbi Shlomo Schwartzie is a legend and in his 20 years of work as our Scholar in Residence with Olivia he touched so many people on his famous Porch and classes here at Ascent !I know he is with us always in Ascent and he is watching over us for ever from his Holy resting place! Moshiach now -I Love you Schwartzie! Rabbi MO-Ascent of Tsfat

He lives on in all of us
February 13, 2017 11:02 am

Such a great loss to the world. He brought so much to all of us with his inspiration, wisdom, kindness, gentleness, and ability to guide people in positive ways for their well being. He elevated us all, and will be so very missed. Sending blessings to his family.

Baruch Dayan Ha'emes
February 12, 2017 5:37 pm

Painful beyond words. If all of us who were affected by this incredibe chossid and shliach took upon ourselves to improve our performance of whatever mitzvah, and/or to add to our Torah study time l’ilui nishma’so, we could collectively elevate the spiritual dynamics of this world. Surely that would bring Scwartzie muchjoy.

What is there to add to such a great chosid?
February 12, 2017 4:37 pm

Something i saw in Rabbi Schwartz that moved me was his humility and patience.

When confronted by abrupt students he would listen to their thoughts all the way till the end and then a smile would emerge and that is all, he had to say no more, you were hooked by his listening ear. BDE

To Sholom Shaye, Maysh, and entire family
February 12, 2017 10:48 am

המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבילי ציון וירושלם
May you have only happy occasions.
Your father was always very warm to me, and he always sent very warm regards to my parents, asking for them by name.
When I was a little kid, my parents and I visited your parents at Chabad UCLA. The unique energy there forever revised my understanding of the potential inherent in the word ‘shul’.
Be blessed,
Yisroel Sandman

שר וגדול נפל בישראל
February 11, 2017 9:14 pm

שר וגדול נפל בישראל החיוך שקירב אלפים ליהדות אסי שפיגל “בית הכנסת רחוק מכאן”? שאלתי את שוורצי אחרי שהנשים הדליקו נרות והריחות הנעימים של סעודת השבת המתקרבת מילאו את הבית שהיה ערוך לכ – 50 אורחים. “מתפללים במרפסת, יש נוף יפה בחוץ”. הוא ענה לי בחיוך. כששמתי לב שעוד רגע מתחילים להתפלל את קבלת שבת ללא מנין, לא התאפקתי ושאלתי את שוורצי מה קורה? למה שלא נחכה לכל האורחים הרבים שאמורים להגיע לתפילה? שוורצי – הלא הוא שליח הרבי האגדי מלוס אנג’לס, הרב שלמה שוורץ שהלך לעולמו השבוע – נתן לי אז את השיעור הראשון מני רבים שקיבלתי ממנו, תוך… Read more »

friend
February 11, 2017 6:38 pm

Rabbi Schwartz – funny, charming, down to earth, humble, intellectual, spiritual, inspirational, a leader by word, conduct and deed, a zionist, defender and protector of forgotten Jews, and a one of a kind tzadik never to be emulated or seen again

Rabbi Schwartz - Forever Remembered & Forever Missed
February 11, 2017 5:25 pm

As everyone has pointed out, Rabbi Schwartz has had a far-reaching touch and impact on so many people. As a Los Angeles Jew who never found a shul that fit, I found a welcoming comfort and, after a while familiarity with Schwartzie, Olivia and Mendel that started so many years ago and continuing. I know that Mendel and Olivia will keep the Chai Center going with the full community support. Schwartzie’s energy, wisdom and humor will be deeply missed and a huge void shrouds Los Angeles. To Mendel, Olivia, Cobi, Berry, Aura and the entire mishpachat Schwartz, “May God comfort… Read more »

BDE
February 10, 2017 6:38 pm

Olivia and (now grown) children, may Hashem comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Chana K.

Schwartzie will live on in my heart forever
February 10, 2017 6:19 pm

Schwartzie was the most kind and sweetest soul that I have ever known. He was a true spiritual teacher and leader. His very presence brought me closer to G– and filled me with a sense of trust in the Goodness of G– and of life. He married my husband Gadi and I, he did the burial services for my Aunt Sara and spoke of her in such a loving and knowing way. I studied with him only a little but soaked in every moment of his services at Yom Kippur, which gave just the right amount of guidance and gave… Read more »

BDE
February 10, 2017 5:33 pm

😥😥😥

Schwartzie z'l
February 10, 2017 1:39 pm

Schwartzie’s life was a blessing that he shared unconditionally with all of us. I was one of the many fortunate to have met him, to feel the joy and love he had for Yiddishkeit. Thank you, Schwartzie. Your spark will continue for generations to come.
Baruch Dayan Emes. Ellen Sobiloff Mark

Schwartzie has the most beautiful neshuma and will live on in all our hearts
February 10, 2017 8:10 am

Like many contributors to this posting, I was touched personally by Schwartzie’s wisdom. B”Hashem I was able to see him after over 20 years when he was visiting Mayashe in Brookline. He pointed to me from across the room and when I approached him it was if no time had passed. He welcome me as “Zarrowitz” (he never liked my non-Jewish name) and warmed my heart. The many shabbats I spent with Olivia and the rest of the family and the very first Yom Kippur with Chana are memories that are always in my heart. My sincerest condolences to the… Read more »

Scott and Lisa Richards
February 10, 2017 1:15 am

BDE We are so saddened to hear of the passing of “Schwartzie”. Schwartzie, when he met us at Brandies Bardin were just learning about Yiddishkit (1982). i remember more recently when he came to our shul, Anshe Emes, and looked around at all the people, inlcuding us, that he helped bring closer to Hashem, he’d say “These people are my dividends”!

Hamachom Eschem B’Toch Tzion v Yerushaliym.

Shtus D'Kedusha
February 10, 2017 12:54 am

Schwartze was Shtus D’Kedusha on the highest level and he lived his whole life this way, just to elevate others.

very caring person
February 9, 2017 10:39 pm

I consulted him for advice for someone dating a non-Jew r”L and he was adamently against the dangerous and wrong concept of intermarriage with the intention to convert the non-Jew

To his amazing family
February 9, 2017 5:43 pm

Hamakom yinachem eschem b’soch she’ar avaylay tzion
viyrushalayim.
Baila and Avraham Kamman

I am here today because of Schwartzie
February 9, 2017 11:37 am

schwartzie and Alta, always gave me a big hello when I was walking home from UCLA ( on Galey Ave – first Chabad house on the Westcoast) on Shabbos having no clue what Shabbos was all about and really didn’t care, so I thought.. schwartzie officiated at my father’s levaya, July 1972 schwartzie, saw that I had kosher food at an art school that I went to in North Carolina. Fall 1973 schwartzie rescued me from a Yoga center in NYC, and personally escorted me to CH, introduced me to the Yossi and Hinda Langer and then escorted me to… Read more »

אצל רשב״י
February 9, 2017 10:43 am

שוורצי היה מגיע לצפת בקיץ ובתשעה באב היה תמיד נמצא כל היום אצל רשב”י וששאלתי אותו מה הטעם בהנהגה הזאת? אמר לי בפשטות: ביים רשבי איז ניט געווען קיין חורבן…זה המקום להיות בתשעה באב…

BDE
February 9, 2017 10:42 am

A couple of years ago מחמת איזה סיבה I spent a shabbos by Reb Shlomo schwartzie ע”ה (Rabbi Langer was there also). It was a shtikel shabbaton for men Fri. night and schwartzie כדרכו בקודש gave a speech about only marrying Jewish (the shabbos afterwards was for girls). That day he told me he needed חיזוק due to the fact that the Jewish journal wrote against him about some לשונות he said about intermarriage and he didn’t want there should be a חלישות in the ענין, which (in his words) his neshomo came down for, to make sure Jews marry… Read more »

Shalom Shlomo , the Ziff's notes
February 9, 2017 2:06 am

It is withvthe deepest sadness that we try to send you words of comfort to elevate this time for you. A Tzadik is now preparing to be escorted by those in our generation who are already up there- possibly, we all saw ourselves in him in small ways, he reflected us in our Lives here in Both L.A. And other cities, Jerusalem, Sfat as well as many cities and countries of the world. His, was a charmed life, guided by G-d, Juicy and warm, like the people he knew and who loved him.back and you were I don’t know if… Read more »

Boruch Dayan Emes! Nachamu, nachamu...
February 9, 2017 1:40 am

Rabbi” Schwartzie” had been the greatest source of inspiration, inlightment, ufaratzto/kiruv for thousands of students and many other people he had warmed with Torah. Chossid Tomid, the great teacher who truly “ivdu as Hashem b’simcho” in ultimate selfless way throughout his entire life….Irreplaceable loss! Z”RZL! אלי ווײנמן

He was one of a kind
February 9, 2017 12:27 am

Schwartzie was always full of gratitude and joy for life no matter what happened. I cherish the lessons I learned through his example and will miss him dearly.

Sara Chana
February 8, 2017 11:53 pm

He was one of my first teachers. I went to his classes for a few years. It was the highlight of my week. He will be greatly missed!!!

Olivia and Family
February 8, 2017 11:46 pm

Hamakom yinachem eschem b’soch she’ar avaylay tzion
viyrushalayim.
Rabbi Moshe and Mindy Feller

my Sandek & inspiration
February 8, 2017 11:05 pm

I was zoiche to have Schwartzie start me off as being my sandek and finish me off my singing Boruch Habah at my chasunah. He continues and will always be a true source of inspiration for me of ivdu es Hashem b’simcha!!

Marc Geschwind
February 8, 2017 10:54 pm

I know that in the 40 years of my friendship with Schlomo, I am grateful that I lived in the era of his wisdom, knowledge, humor and magic. I don’t think there will be another part of my life that I will see the insight to life and Judaism that he helped me realize.
You were the best of the best , you taught many thousands how to truly live and enjoy life.
Your insights and talents will be a lesson for many generations to come.
Farewell my friend, until we meet again…..
With love and respect your friend
MARC

A True Legend!
February 8, 2017 10:30 pm

BD’E

A hidden tzadkik
February 8, 2017 9:41 pm

I was once on a plane from LA and noticed Shwartzie on it as well.
You would not have guessed it from his dress style, but turns out he was learning a maamar from Likutei Torah all the way from coast to coast. A true chasidishe Yid!
Wishing comfort to his beautiful family.

Schwartzie is irreplaceable
February 8, 2017 7:54 pm

We will miss him dearly

The True Definition of Being a Mensch
February 8, 2017 7:25 pm

Schwartzie one truly one of a kind. His penchant for sharing stories with humor made him one of the great mensches of LA. Though I am not observant he welcomed me with open arms and we shared the Schwartz name. His devotion to the community was truly special. One of the mitzva we can do is remember what Schwartie would do by reaching out to others thinking of them, the community and Hashem over self. A gift we were blessed to know. Schwartzie, I will miss you but remember the special gift you had in your heart for everybody. G-d’s… Read more »

Sylvia
February 8, 2017 7:07 pm

BDE. Farewell dear old friend…..wherever you are, things will liven up…..love to all your loved ones.

LEGEND IN HIS OWN LIFETIME
February 8, 2017 6:58 pm

MAKE IT HAPPEN SHWARTZEE, BRING MOSHIACH NOW!

BDE
February 8, 2017 6:35 pm

Gr8 man. amazing man.

To Mendel
February 8, 2017 6:13 pm

Dear Mendel, I never met your father in person yet I totally knew him, today I feel the pain of his passing. This is a testimony of just how great were his achievements, his warmth and impact literally spanned across the entire world of Lubavitch. In my younger days as a bochur, -in looking forward to becoming a Shaliach myself, I was well aware (as was every bochur then) of who were the living legends amongst the Shluchim . . . Shlomo Schwartz was at the very top -he was a superstar Shaliach. Your father set a standard that is… Read more »

Geoff Seaman
February 8, 2017 5:59 pm

The “Grateful Yid” will truly be missed.

Loss Of A Very Special Man
February 8, 2017 5:50 pm

My deepest heartfelt sympathies to Olivia and all the Schwartz family on the GREAT LOSS of Schwartzie. He was a wonderful and kind man! May his memory be for a blessing! Amen!

Terrible Loss
February 8, 2017 5:33 pm

I was a Bochur in LA 1985-1987 and from the first minute you spent with him you felt like you know him forever

his children where Talmidim in YOEC with us, may hashem give them Koach

despite his personal challenges he was always b’simcha

Our Loss
February 8, 2017 5:33 pm

Schwartzie was a real inspiration to all who knew him. He was a role model to his children. He will be missed. Such a special person who radiated joy and kindness.

Zeev Ravnoy
February 8, 2017 5:20 pm

We lost a sweet and inspiring Chosid.May we merit the final redemption and then we meet him again with allvthe righteous Tzadikin.

BDE
February 8, 2017 5:06 pm

BDE
I enjoyed many Shabbos meals at his house in Simcha Monica. A real special man!

More Ahavas Yisrael!
February 8, 2017 4:45 pm

Schwartzie touched each of us with his Ahavas Yisrael. His passing leaves a huge responsibility for us to be greater!

MENDEL
February 8, 2017 4:17 pm

JUST READING THE POSTS ALL DAY , I CANT STOP CRYING , WAT A LOSS WHAT AH YID OI VEY TO US

It would mean a lot if you would
February 8, 2017 4:10 pm

The family is requesting that you share your Schwarzie stories, pictures and videos on this group. On behalf of our entire family we thank you for sharing in keeping his legacy and mission alive!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1636619656639821/

RABBI SCHWARTZ WILL "NEVER" BE FORGOTTEN ... BY SO VERY MANY ...
February 8, 2017 3:59 pm

THIS MAN WAS A TREMENDOUS PART OF THE JEWISH RELIGION … HE MADE THOSE WHO WEREN’T SURE OF WHO THEY WERE … BELIEVE IN WHO THEY TRULY WERE … A MEMBER OF “THE CHOSEN PEOPLE” … G-D REST YOUR NESHUMA … REST IN PEACE WITH G-D …

BD"E
February 8, 2017 3:36 pm

I knew him in Atlantic City, learned with him in Balto & Newark.
What everyone wrote about him in true. May he have a lichtiiga gan eden & be a maletz yosher for all of us

Baruch Rubinstein

An Original
February 8, 2017 3:35 pm

This was a man where joy could not be contained, it spilled out from him on all sides. He was the fountain in Pirkei Avos with pure simcha flowing forth. He connected on a primal level to you, not working on your intellect and reason but on your soul. He understood who he was and focused on those strengths and didn’t pretend in any way that he was anything else. If you wanted to know what a modern day Avraham looked like, this was the closest that I’ve seen. You will be sorely missed by all the people that you… Read more »

nothing left to say
February 8, 2017 2:49 pm

a mashpiah,and beloved friend. a great light has left us! may we all find comfort along with all of the mourners of zion and Jerusalem!

BDE
February 8, 2017 2:24 pm

בשנת נ״א או נ״ב
היינו מתפללים כזכור אצל הרבי
חינכו אותנו ולימדונו את השיחה להתפלל מתוך הסידור…

יום אחד בתפילת שחרית
מגיע יהודי חסידי שלא היכרתי
ונעמד לידי. לא הניח טלית ותפילין. לא התפלל שחרית עם המנין.

הסתכל כל הזמן על הרבי
ולא אמר מילה.

עומד ומסתכל, עומד וכל הזמן עיניו זולגות דמעות…

אחרי התפילה ביררתי על שמו , ואמרו לי שהוא הרה״ח ר׳ שלמה שווארץ

אהבה בשרית. חסיד לרבו.

My Heart Aches
February 8, 2017 2:23 pm

So much fun, so much learning, so much Jewish awareness. Thank you Schwarzie! G-d bless the family.

We will miss him
February 8, 2017 2:17 pm

BDE

Shifra Koyfman Rabinovitch
February 8, 2017 2:10 pm

He truly was a special man. I am honored to have gotten a bracha from him! Baruch Dayan Haemet!

Heartbroken
February 8, 2017 1:44 pm

What a special human Schlomo was to. So grateful and full of gratitude to have been able to have known and studied with him. My condolences to Olivia and his family and the world wide web of people he touched over his lifetime. We were touched, we are blessed, love never dies. His soul and Spirit remain with us forever. BDE.

Shlaymeh Rifkind - Tzfat Israel
February 8, 2017 1:36 pm

Shlaymeh Schwartz ז”ל was one of the most profound influences upon my growing love for Yiddishkeit when I was a 19 year old UCLA student. His Kabalat Shabbot singing of Lecha Dodi to the tune of ‘B’cha Hashem’ and other niggunim had me instantly hooked and still rings clearly in my memory. R. Shlaymeh was responsible for my shidduch 7 years later. Perhaps 10 years ago, just before making Kiddush one Friday night at my home in Tzfat, there was a knock on my door. And there was Shwartzie – who I hadn’t seen in years – looking for my… Read more »

BD"H
February 8, 2017 1:17 pm

Such a loss – a truly great man and yiddische Nechama. He will be missed.

BDE
February 8, 2017 1:14 pm

I am heartbroken at the loss of My Rabbi. …though I feel eternally blessed to know him as my friend also for 25 years. .
Schwartzie. .you gave me my Hebrew name! So grateful for all the joy and laughter you brought too us all. .
Malka

MKs
February 8, 2017 1:12 pm

Myself, my wife, my 5 children and my grandchildren would not be here if not for him. He will not be forgotten.

Brings Me Back To 741 Gayley Road
February 8, 2017 12:56 pm

He touched my life during my teens, when me and a group of friends would meet at Chabad of Westwood for Shabbosim. I fondly remember his first wife – I drove her to a wedding, she gave me a beautiful siddur, and then she was nifter/passed away that night at the wedding. She had a very special chen – an aura of holiness – Wow – can you imagine what’s happening in shmayim now? It’s leibedic for sure. Boruch Dayan HaEmes.

Outside the box?
February 8, 2017 12:56 pm

Shlomo wasn’t “outside the box.”
For him, a”h, there was NO BOX…

larger than life
February 8, 2017 12:54 pm

Shlomo was always so cheefful and if you were in a bad mood just seeing him made you cheer up. He brought thousands of yiddin closer to chassidus and yiddishkeit with his warmth. A real special jew whom everyone loved.
A truly great man who impacted thousands by doing his shlichus in the world. He will be sorely missed.

DP

Amazing Chossid and Humanitarian
February 8, 2017 12:54 pm

You will be missed. Your life’s work and endeavors will live on in all those who you touched through your presence and through your children. Ad Mosai. Moshiach Now

Just sad
February 8, 2017 12:53 pm

Every shaliach today could learn greatly from how he approached people at his folding table put up in various place, any place he might encounter a lost Jewish soul to bring them closer. He didn’t need official programs or JLI classes he simply needed a smile, an off beat tee shirt and and did the work of the Rebbe and he brought a generation closer to Yiddishkite, thousands, tens of thousands of kids are grandchildren of those souls he touched in LA. We need more like him, we need to be more like him. Amazing person and family.

KOEV HALAVE
February 8, 2017 12:47 pm

Scwartzie gave me my first Tanya (bilingual) when we (The Diaspora Yeshiva Band) stayed at his & Oivia’s house for that Shabbos right before (or after) a concert we played in LA on our first American tour- as a result I became a CHABADNIK & fulfilled his intuition. Scwartzie’s level of AHAVAT YISRAEL was of the highest and I’m sure he’s in a good place & probably even by The Rebbe.
Gedalila Goldstein

So sad
February 8, 2017 12:44 pm

I’m chabad now because Shwartzi showed me u can be authentic, open minded, funny and frum — and I grew up reconstructionist. I’ll never forget learning a mimer with him on the roof of Ascent in Tsfat and praying with him by the Ari kever on the 5th of Av.

I love you Shwartzi, I miss you. You were a spiritual father to me. You taught me so much about what being a shliach really is. May your neshama have an Aliyah.

I’m grateful to Hashem for the limited time I have known you.

BDE
February 8, 2017 12:44 pm

Touched tens of thousands of souls literally
Made thousands of Balei Tshuva

One of a Kind
February 8, 2017 12:43 pm

Schwartzie was truly one of a kind. His Kol Nidre sermons were legendary and his comedic delivery was impeccable. He tended his flock with vision and great spirit. A terrible loss to the jewish LA community.

We all loved him
February 8, 2017 12:32 pm

Schwartzies inner glow and warmth was overwhelming, he brought the essence of Judaism to all of us. He brought so much to my wife and myself. A truly great man, a beacon of Judaism.

Nesanel
February 8, 2017 12:23 pm

Bde,he learnt by shlomo chaim in k far chabad

MENDEL
February 8, 2017 12:18 pm

WOW WHAT A LOSS OF SUCH A GIANT OF YID . WOW
HE WAS PIONEER OF SHLICAS TO THE CAMPUS AND THE WORLD OF HIPPIES , HE WAS ONE OF KIND YID
WOW SUCH A LOSS ,, WHAT YID , IF I LIVED 1000 YEARS I COULD NOT DO WHAT HE ACCOMPLISHED.
HE WILL BE MISSED BY EVERY ONE WHO EVER KNEW HIM BDE

A Very Special Neshuma
February 8, 2017 12:14 pm

I was honored to have been inspired and educated by Schwartzie. He will always live by all his good deeds. I will always have a special place in my heart for this very special man. My sincere condolences go out to Olivia and the entire family.

Real yirei shamayim
February 8, 2017 12:14 pm

Shlomo told me that once S Carlebach urged him to give little hug to women for sake of hafotza etc and he told carlebach absolutely not…he was chasid w awe for Hashem…bde…may H comfort his entire mishpacha Amen…

the official Woodstock" rabbi!
February 8, 2017 12:13 pm

Schwartzie was a great man. He made a difference in 1000s of lives. I was honored to know him, visit him years ago for counseling, share his services with my mom, present him with my cousins tie-dyed bar mitzvah yalmuka, etc. I will miss him.

So sad
February 8, 2017 11:57 am

Such a great loss

No one like him
February 8, 2017 11:45 am

There never was or will be a man like “Schwartzie”

Rivkah Shifren
February 8, 2017 11:40 am

BD”E!!!! Rabbi Schwartz was one of the very first Chabad Rabbis I ever met, over 30 years ago. He was always loving and supportive and fun. I remember he wore these rainbow suspenders, it was his trademark. He touched literally thousands of Jews who were lost and helped them become baal teshuvahs, including me. May HaShem bless his neshama and may he be now with HaShem and the Rebbe.

BDE
February 8, 2017 11:39 am

A true legend and a Chossid like no other

Shneur is Great
February 8, 2017 11:38 am

You missed one important part of his history He also learned Tomchei Tmimim in Kfar Chabad in the late 60s.

He certainly had a unique approach and a definite “chein” or charm.

שפיגל ירושלים
February 8, 2017 11:33 am

Schwartzie was and is the best .He will clamor the walls of shamayim to bring Moshiach now!!!!!!!

BDE
February 8, 2017 11:09 am

He made an impact in all of our lives. He will be missed.

Rabbi Moishe Leider
February 8, 2017 11:09 am

A beautiful neshama, inspiration to countless people, a friend to so many and we will miss him very very much bde

I I
February 8, 2017 11:08 am

Having known Schwartzie since he arrived in. Baltimore @the age of 13(from Atlantic City).. We graduated Talmudical Academy together.. class of 63… It’s hard to say goodbye to such a wonderful comrade. Many Good memories especially over the last 10 years.. Not to mention Newark & New York & La

The best of the best
February 8, 2017 11:01 am

Farewell my friend.
You were truly an amazing human being sent here to earth by god himself to unite the Jewish people.

Melissa Abehsera
February 8, 2017 10:45 am

Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz touched my life deeply.A great man of chesed,a true chasid,a teacher,husband ,father and teacher to thousands. Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz has been. Mentor,friend and living example of what a Jew is. As a teacher he taught in a way to accept and include all neshamot. A holy beautiful soul who has educated and brought so many People back to Torah.He did this through love,being selfless, Caring and opening his home to any one he met. His wife Olivia was his crown. She completed him by accepting thousands of Shabbat guests. Giving classes and Shabbatons. My life was greatly… Read more »

SO VERY SAD!
February 8, 2017 10:45 am

Such a huge loss!…Schwartzie will be greatly missed by so many Yiddens and non-Yiddens! I am so very sad and have a heavy heart…to me he was like my American family…I was privileged to meet him and Olivia in the 80’s and attended the High Holiday Services, Yom Tov Parties & Shabbat meals, classes he gave…so giving and brought so much light, love, Torah and humor to us. My deepest condolences to Olivia, Mendel and family! May Schwartzie’s beautiful soul rest in heavenly peace and may his legacy live on and on!

BDH
February 8, 2017 10:33 am

One of the kindest Jews ever met. Hardly a soul in the city of Los Angeles, was not on a first name basis with “Schwartzie” , Beloved by all. Will be truly missed. May Hashem heed his prayers for Klal Yisroel.

Hashem yerachem
February 8, 2017 10:29 am

Baruch Dayan haemes. He was a great man. May he intercede on behalf of Klal Yisroel and be a maylitz yosher. Zecher tzaddik livracha.

Bde
February 8, 2017 10:29 am

Giant of a man.Chossid.A true legend.
What a loss.
A light has dimmed.

He learned in Newark
February 8, 2017 10:25 am

The “Morristown yeshiva” was in Newark when he learned there in 1964. He was a “lebediker chevraman”.
Never to be forgotten.

A Chasid like no other
February 8, 2017 10:24 am

Schwartzie was like no other Chasid I know. He knew how to reach out to everyone. He loved all people and all things even groups like The Greatful Dead. He touched the hearts and lives of so many people. May he rest in peace.

so upsetting
February 8, 2017 10:02 am

however,why isn”t Alta mentioned (mother of 7 of those children) as well as Olivia..two shining lights in different ways. it must of been the specialness of schwartzie to attract two powerhouses and certainly he was one too..May the family be comforted and he should be a Malitz Yasar for Kllal Yisroel

BDE
February 8, 2017 10:00 am

BDE!

Hashem yerachem
February 8, 2017 9:52 am

Baruch Dayan haemes. He was a great man. May he intercede on behalf of Klal Yisroel and be a maylitz yosher. Zecher tzaddik livracha.

Schwartzie
February 8, 2017 9:42 am

The Shliach to the first Chabad House in the world

Very sad. Your friend Bentzion Kravitz
February 8, 2017 9:36 am

I worked with Schwartzie on campus from 1977- 1984. He was my mentor and friend. I witnessed his amazing talent for reaching and touching the lives of Jews. He will be missed but not forgotten. He will live on through the lives he changed. I will cherish the memories and stories I have of him. He once referred to us on campus as “Butch Chassid and the Sundance Yid. ” May the family be comforted and he should be a Malitz Yasar for Kllal Yisroel.

very sad
February 8, 2017 9:27 am

great man. great loss. so sorry to hear.

Great Man
February 8, 2017 9:24 am

Rabbi Shlomo was a great man. BDE

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