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Rabbi Shmuel Benjamin, 57, OBM

Rabbi Shmuel Moshe Hakohen Benjamin, a devoted and beloved educator to hundreds of students for the past 25 years, passed away on Shabbos, 5 Kislev, 5784. Full Story

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Yossi stern
November 18, 2023 7:14 pm

Speechless and heartbroken BDE

bde so sorry to hear this news
November 18, 2023 7:15 pm

Our condolences to his eshes chayil and the children.
So sorry to hear

Is the public “welcome”
Reply to  bde so sorry to hear this news
November 18, 2023 9:55 pm

At the Chapel in Boro Park ?
If so what time please ?

Yehuda Reichman
November 18, 2023 7:16 pm

ברוך דיין האמת
I’ll miss you Rabbi Benjamin. I’ll never forget you.

So sad
November 18, 2023 7:21 pm

Was my teacher really liked him, will miss him.

November 18, 2023 7:22 pm

Such good memmories levi yitzchok shul
always used to greet me each morning when i met him on my way to school with a GOOD MORNING _______!!

November 18, 2023 7:28 pm

No words

November 18, 2023 7:30 pm

Baruch Dayan Emes.
Rabbi Benjamin, you were such a great Rebbi and such a great person with great middois, thank you for everything that you Taught me as a five year old, the Alef Beis and different parts of Davening the Roishem of Pre 1a is in me forever and with whatever I do so thank you very much and may your Neshama have an Aliyah until Vehakitzu Veranenu Shochnai Ofar , Moshiach Now!

November 18, 2023 7:30 pm

May Hashem comfort the family!

Love you shmuel
November 18, 2023 7:30 pm

His heart was tremendous, may his family be comforted!

Former student
November 18, 2023 7:31 pm

ברוך דיין האמת
So sad.

Such a Special Man!
November 18, 2023 7:33 pm

Along with his wife, they must have made weddings for hundreds of orphans and now they have their own orphans.

Now would be a good time to help the organization as the organization may not be able to fundraise for a while.


Yes ~ Please help now !!
Reply to  Such a Special Man!
November 18, 2023 8:04 pm

Let’s let Devorah see how much we love her & feel for her by making TONS of donations in his zechus

Buy Tickets
Reply to  Such a Special Man!
November 18, 2023 9:32 pm

KSCVK is also making an event next week. I encourage all to attend and show support lezecher nishmaso. May the family find comfort.


Reply to  Such a Special Man!
November 19, 2023 9:42 am
Sorry to hear
November 18, 2023 7:34 pm

Such a patient husband, and a devoted teacher, very down to earth, very warm and open. His Aishes Chayil Devorah together with their two children should have Arichas Yomim.

November 18, 2023 7:36 pm

A truly special man! Grateful to have had him in our lives for the short amount of time we knew him. May Hashem comfort his family.

BDE Rabbu Benjamin
November 18, 2023 7:39 pm

There was no one quite like Rabbi Benjamin. We will greatly miss his presence in the community. BDE

November 18, 2023 7:42 pm

He was my teacher in otc

November 18, 2023 7:44 pm

BD”E We will all miss a truly extraordinary human being from an amazing family. Rabbi Benjamin was a living example of a true Chossid. I spent hours in their home watching him raise his children with love and all things important to the Rebbe! His incredible wife, Devorah, gives so much of her time and strength to bring joy to others, all while caring for her family and husband. May Hashem provide comfort and joy to individuals who live to bring joy to others. —A friend from Boca Raton, Florida.

Boruch Dayan Emes
November 18, 2023 7:44 pm

We are so sad. May Hashem give Devorah and his children strength during this most difficult time.

You were such a warm person
November 18, 2023 7:54 pm

You were very well liked and always had a smile and a kind word (and sometimes birkas kohanim) for others 💜

A genuine yid
November 18, 2023 7:57 pm

A real warm chosid, always a pleasure to see him with his big warm smile

We lost a good one!
November 18, 2023 7:57 pm

This is a big loss for our community, may Hashem comfort the family! Moshiach now!

HASHEM !!!!!!!
November 18, 2023 8:00 pm

BDE – We need the Geulah THIS MINUTE !!!!!!!!!!

To our special Rebbi, Rabbi Benjamin
November 18, 2023 8:00 pm

Rabbi Benjamin taught our sons and each one feels such a connection to him even many years later. He was such a warm and honest person. He will be sorely missed 🙁

A great loss
November 18, 2023 8:04 pm

May Hashem bring comfort to the family.

moishy richter
November 18, 2023 8:04 pm

.ברוך דיין האמת he was my best thecher!!!!!!! so nice so kind,when i davend nicly he gave me the look that i felt like a million dollers!!!!!

November 18, 2023 8:11 pm

Dear Devorah May Hashem give you strength at this difficult time!

My Role Model
November 18, 2023 8:17 pm

As a former SEIT in his classroom. I only have fond memories of Rabbi Benjamin. Picture this: First day at work, anxious about my first day on the job. I walk through the doors of Oholei Torah. Rabbi Benjamin, with a heart of gold and genuine smile welcomes me into the classroom, as one of their own, and integrated me into the classroom. He taught me so much that there is to know about chasidishe Chinuch. Lessons that I took on with me working at other schools. Anyone I know asks me about where I learnt specific methods, and I… Read more »

a chosid
November 18, 2023 8:21 pm

the world has just lost a GIANT CHOSID :((((
His amazing wife & children have the zchus to belong by his side ,no more suffering HASHEM how can you do this to such wonderful people. PLZ HELP DVORAH thru this horribly sad time.

Adopted grandson
November 18, 2023 8:22 pm

Living with Rabbi Benjamin and his crew for a whopping 20 years was pure magic. That grin in the pic? It lit up the whole place, every single time. Big love and good vibes to his awesome fam, rolling with the punches and keeping it real. Here’s to the tears and laughter, making a life story that hits you right in the feels.

November 18, 2023 8:31 pm

May his neshama have an aliyah. Moshiach now!!

Fund for the family?
November 18, 2023 8:33 pm

If a fund page for the family has been set up, can someone please post it so people can give directly to them.

November 18, 2023 8:38 pm

I had the double Zchus of being a student in his class in Pre-1a, and then coming back 18 years later for another year as a Para in his class. He still had the same excitement and chayus in teaching all those years later, as he did back when he started. I was able to observe how he treated every student like his own son. Making sure no one felt left out, and each one felt that they were part of what he was teaching. Whenever he would see me, he always had a smile and a kind word to… Read more »

beyond sad
November 18, 2023 8:39 pm

may Hashem comfort his wife, children and all those who knew him

When we moved to CH for couple years....
November 18, 2023 8:45 pm

Back in the early 2000ds we lived in Crown Heights, for Two Year’s, I hardly knew Rabbi Benjamin, but I always knew his face. I’ll never forget. But a small thing that became a BIG thing as we got older. He singled me out, in 770, and explained “greetings to Crown Heights” but …… remember as much as we think we know everyone/and everything, there’s way more to learn, It really had an impact in my life, and I still hold to it. May the Neshama Have Aliyah. WE’VE LOST A BIG HUGE GIANT IN OUR COMMUNITY. Of, of course… Read more »

Such a terrible loss
November 18, 2023 8:49 pm

Heartbreaking news. May Hashem give Devorah & family strength to get through this horrific time.

beyond sad
November 18, 2023 8:59 pm

but lets remember his aishes chayil and family- and set up a fund so they will at least not have that worry over thier heads

Reply to  beyond sad
November 18, 2023 9:33 pm
Ad mosai enough is enough
November 18, 2023 9:13 pm

Ad mosai. I have simply no words. My heart is heavy and unable to process.
Aibishter, how much more pain can we endure? What a huge loss to the entire community.
My dear Devorah, Chaya and Yosef, may Hashem send you strength and comfort during this rough time. May u know of no more suffering and sorrow.

Baruch Dayan Haemes
November 18, 2023 9:31 pm

so sad he was such a nice person and devoted to his talmidim

Baruch dayan haemes
November 18, 2023 9:35 pm

May his special wife and children be comforted . Moshiach now !

November 18, 2023 9:50 pm

Rabbi Benjamin was the epitome of a chassid. I had my first son in his class. I wasnt sure the exact hair style and all that. He kindly explained to me that the way we cut our sons hair is the way a Chassid should look etc and then to add humor said this is not Bais Rivka no need for bangs. Lesson learned in a sweet way.

My Rebbi ULY Ocean parkway like 30 Years ago.
November 18, 2023 10:05 pm

I have only beautiful memories of him, full of Chayus, life and positivity! ‏Years after he was my teacher, he would always greet me and smile and say hello with genuine happiness!

ברוך דיין האמת!

Preschool morah
November 18, 2023 10:27 pm

I saw him in the hallways of oholei torah. Such a big warm personality, a happy smile on his face. And I didn’t even know him and I feel so sad.

Memories of shmuley
November 18, 2023 10:35 pm

As a bochor shmuley was a shabbos guest many times at my home. His a group of Australian friends were always beSimcha. Even as a brochur he was a real oived es Hashem. Devorah was the real ezer kenegdoy. What they have done to help people over the course of the last quarter of a century is unbelievable. Shmuely you will be sorely missed by so many people. BDE.

A truly good man. Full of love.
November 18, 2023 10:37 pm

That’s all.

November 18, 2023 10:53 pm

Rabbi Benjamin was my teacher and 20 years later he never forgot me, every time I saw him he would greet me so warmly with a smile. A gem of a person and a caring teacher.

Thank you for everything rebbi

You will be missed

Oholay torah kid
November 18, 2023 10:55 pm

He was my teacher i remembered it well because it was the first class you take in oholay torah, he made sure I felt comfortable and was always nice

November 18, 2023 11:21 pm

So sad BDE
best teacher full of love and warmth will never forget that year
may the family be comforted and only good news

Devora Benjamin paid for my sheitel
November 18, 2023 11:24 pm

It made a huge difference to me and my family that I could look like a queen doing the Mitzvah of kisuy Rosh without the financial stress. Wishing her so much comfort and a long life

Boruch dayan emes
November 18, 2023 11:39 pm

Such a beautiful person through and through. He had patience for all walks of life! He truly lived for the Rebbe daily. He was such a warm person, he stood behind Devorah with the utmost dedication.

Baruch Dayan Ha’Emes
November 18, 2023 11:46 pm

Oh no! Shmuel! This is dreadful news! Crying in Jerusalem. Devorah and family, so sorry for your loss.

Boruch Dayan Hoemes!!!
November 18, 2023 11:52 pm

Rabbi Benjamin will truly be missed. Always a smile. Always lighting up the room. An example of a chosid and melamed par excellence. I had my son in his class many years ago, he imparted true Chassidishe chinuch to him and all the students. A true Yirai Shimayim. Someone we can ALL learn from. והחי יתן אל לבו….

והקיצו ורננו שוכני עפר והוא בתוכם.

Natural melamed
November 18, 2023 11:54 pm

Shmuel a”h was a natural born melamed. Very close to our family, he came with us to Baltimore for our oldest son’s lechayim. There were quite a few young children at that gathering. Though he was a stranger in town, within minutes he had the kids gathered around him listening to him tell chasidishe stories. As I say, a natural melamed.

A student
November 19, 2023 1:02 am

This can’t be what a amazing rabbi

November 19, 2023 2:01 am

We are closer than ever in Jewish history to the final redemption What a loss to many. Bde

I will miss him
November 19, 2023 2:28 am

He was likable and very well liked

M Coleman
November 19, 2023 4:01 am

So so sorry for the family’s and community’s heartbreaking loss.
Hashem should comfort Devorah, their children, parents and extended family amongst the mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim in the knowledge that his light and legacy lives on.
He and Devorah have touched so many lives not just in CH but around the world.
May his memory be a blessing.

One of his Sydney friends
November 19, 2023 4:45 am

A tremendous loss for the community.

Former student
November 19, 2023 4:54 am

He was my substitute teacher in Uly op
In the early 90
A teacher a 1
חבל על דאבדין ולא משתכחין
אבל יחיד עשי לך
Rabbi we will not forget you
ברוך דיין האמת

Reb shumel
November 19, 2023 7:56 am

He was gentle and eidel as a person. He taught his talmidim yeras shamiyim and lived it. No fancy shirts, pants or shoes, basic chossid. Halevay we live as simple as he did, not forgetting his coffee and smile. Der Eibersther will comfort the family with only simchos and the biggest simchas der geulah bekoruv.

Big Z Schapiro
November 19, 2023 8:56 am


What a tragic loss
November 19, 2023 9:24 am

R’ Shmuel was a kind, patient and humble man and a devoted husband and father. Hashem should comfort his family and bench them, and he should be a gutte better

Such a loss!
November 19, 2023 9:50 am

Such a special Rabbi ! Unbelievable loss for the community:((((Our deepest condolences to Devorah Benjamin and all the family!
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

November 19, 2023 11:41 am

I’m heartbroken to hear this terrible bad news. May hashem comfort the family.

Tayere Chavrusah
November 19, 2023 11:53 am

BDE, Reb Shmuel was a great smicha chavrusa in YTTL 770 in 5750.
Condolence to his dedicated Devora and Chaya and Yosef and mishpocha.

והקיצו ורננו שוכני עפר והוא בתוכם.

November 19, 2023 12:06 pm

May Hashem comfort the family.

Hamakom yenachem eschem besoch sharei avalei tziyon viyerusholoyim.

Share Memories
November 19, 2023 12:08 pm

To share stories and memories with the family, please email: [email protected]

Miriam Leopold
November 19, 2023 4:37 pm

ברוך דין האמת
😢sorry for your loss Devorah,
May Hashem console you and bring Moshiach NOW

November 19, 2023 5:53 pm

What a tragedy

BD"E & condolences
November 19, 2023 10:55 pm

Sorley missed –
an ebergegeben chosed mit Torah Avoida and gemilus chasodim big time every second
always bsimcha

November 20, 2023 1:11 pm

Very sad to hear about his passing. He was a wonderful good hearted person. We enjoyed hundreds of shabbosim together in shul and will truly miss his presence and warm smile for all.

November 20, 2023 6:29 pm

He made Crown Heights special to newcomers and visitors. This is terrible beyond words. Moshiach is coming. He’s with the Rebbe. We need to wake up and bring Moshiach. The best of Crown Heights is gone.