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.
He was 57.
With a constant smile on his face, Rabbi Benjamin was a most devoted Mechanech of Oholei Torah Pre1A for twenty-five years, educating hundreds of Talmidim, imbuing a love of Yiddishkeit and laying strong foundations for them during those formative years. With unparalleled dedication, Rabbi Benjamin taught his many Talmidim the Aleph Beis with total kedusha and purity, permeating the lessons with Yiras Shomayim and Chassidishkeit, and ensuring each student had the tools they needed to succeed in their subsequent years of Chinuch.
In recent years, despite his medical treatments, Rabbi Benjamin came into his job at Oholei Torah at all possible times.
Rabbi Benjamin cherished each and every Talmid, keeping a connection with many of them years later. Talmidim fondly remember his animated and engaging lessons, as well as the deep care he had for each and every one of his students.
With Rabbi Benjiman’s encouragement and full support he staunchly stood by his wife Devorah’s side, as she runs Keren Simchas Chosson V’Kalla, an organization that provides necessary funds and support for Chassanim and Kallahs.
Originally from Sydney, Australia, Rabbi Benjamin went to Torah Or in Eretz Yisrael, and with the influence of Oholei Torah Talmidei Shluchim to Sydney, Australia he came to Lubavitch and learned in Yeshiva Gedolah in Melbourne, as well as in 770.
He is survived by his wife Devorah and children, Chaya and Yosef.
He is also survived by his parents, Avigdor Chaim and Freida Rachel, and his two brothers, Jonathan and Adam, as well as his in-laws, Pinchas and Mina Gold.
The Levaya will take place tomorrow, Sunday, passing Oholei Torah at 10:30 AM where the entire Cheder will take part in it. The Levaya will pass by 770 at 10:45 AM.
To share stories and memories with the family, email: [email protected] .
Shiva at Friedman residence, 712 Montgomery St
Begins 9:30 am
Personal Break between 12-2pm
Shiva house closes at 9:00 pm
Mincha and maariv bizmano
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.