By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Sholom Leib Aisenbach, an elder respected Chossid from the Montreal Chabad community, passed away on Shabbos, 21 Elul, 5782.
He was 84.
He was born in 1938 to his father R’ Shimon Bentzion and Chana Rechyl Aisenbach (nee Halperin), a descendant of the Chabad Rebbeim.
As a young boy, he learned in Toras Emes Yeshiva in Jerusalem, and later in Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim in Kfar Chabad. As a student in Yeshiva he gave a Tanya Shiur in the Yeshivat Hadarom, arranged by Rabbi Yekusiel Green, who later became a Chabad Chossid.
R’ Sholom Leib never missed an opportunity to spread Chassidus and always took the lead in speaking and teaching others. In 5724 he married his wife, Rivkah Raizel, daughter of R’ Moishe Eliyahu Gerlitzky, the Frierdiker Rebbe’s Shliach and one of the founders of the Chabad community and Chabad mosdos in Montreal, Canada.
After their wedding, the couple flew to Israel for a few of the Sheva Brachos so that his mother, who had not traveled for the wedding, could join. In a Yechidus before his wedding, the Rebbe instructed the couple that their last Sheva Brachos be held in a Yeshiva, which they did in the Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim in Kfar Chabad. This became a custom of Chabad couples from then on, to have the final Sheva Brachos in a Yeshiva.
The couple settled in Montreal, where R’ Sholom Leib taught for many years in the Chabad mosdos, including Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch – Rabbinical College of Canada, and Bais Chaya Mushka Seminary of Montreal. He was one of the respected Chassidim in the community, as well as a Mashpia.
He is survived by his wife Mrs. Rivka Aisenbach, and children and their children Mrs. Shterni Gruzman – Vienna, Austria; Mrs. Yaffie Simpson – Crown Heights; Rabbi Shimon Aisenbach – Toronto, Ontario; Mrs. Leah Gansburg – Crown Heights; Mrs. Chaya Goldberg – Toronto, Ontario; Rabbi Yosef Aisenbach – Litchfield, Connecticut; Mendy Aisenbach – Toronto, Ontario; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his brother Rabbi Avrohom Eisenbach of Jerusalem and sister Mrs. Ahuva Rosenvasser of Bnei Brak.
He was predeceased by his brothers Rabbi Yitzchok Tzvi Eisenbach and Rabbi Chananya Yosef Eisenbach OBM, an outstanding gaon and Rosh Yeshiva.
The Levaya will take place Sunday, 22 Elul, 3:30 PM at Chesed Shel Emes then at 4:00 pm passing Yeshivah Montreal and Chaya Mushka Seminary on to the Lubavitch Cemetery, 5505 bas St. Francois, Duvernay, Quebec
Shiva until Motzei Shabbos
The Family Will Be Sitting at 6303 Trans Island Ave. Montreal, Quebec
Shachris: 8:15 & 9:00 AM Minach/Maariv Zman
Rebbetzin Shternie Gruzman, will be sitting in Vienna Austria on Friday, 27 Elul at: Josefinen Gasse 2/8 | Vienna, Austria
Rabbi YY Eisenbach will be sitting Wednesday 25 Elul 6-9 PM at 69 West St. Litchfield – Thursday & Friday, 26/27 Elul at: 99 Crescent St. Waterbury, CT Shachris 8:30 AM, Mincha/Maariv Zman.
Yaffie Simpson will be sitting Thursday 1:00-4:30pm, 5:30-10:00pm, Friday 12:30pm- 2:30pm, 763 Montgomery, Brooklyn, NY
Mrs. Chaya Goldberg will be sitting Thursday: 1:00-4:00pm and 7:00-10:00pm
239 York Hill Blvd, Thornhill Ontario
Please share your condolences and memories of Rabbi Aisenbach at: [email protected]
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.