Rabbi Velvel Krinsky, an elder Chossid of the Lubavitch community in Australia, has passed away today, Friday, in Melbourne some 10 minutes before Shabbos candle lighting.
He was 93.
American born and bred, Krinsky was an army veteran who served in the U.S. army on aircraft carriers in World War II.
Born Ze’ev Arye Krinsky in Plymouth, MA, his father R’ Shmaya Krinsky OBM raised him and his siblings in a Chassidic environment, in great contrast to the spirit of the liberal state.
He lived in Worcester, MA, before moving to Australia where he was active in religious affairs as a Schochet, Mohel and Chazzan.
He is survived by his siblings: Mrs. Rivka Hecht, New Haven, CT; Mrs. Chava Shusterman, Chicago, IL; Mrs. Nechama Goodman, Chicago, IL; R’ Yosef Krinsky, Crown Heights; Rabbi Pinchas Krinsky, Boston, MA; Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, Crown Heights; Mrs. Yochi Goldberg, Boston, MA.
And his children: Mrs. Chaya Raisel Glick, Melbourne; R’ Hershel Krinsky, Crown Heights; R’ Avraham Shmaryahu Krinsky, Melbourne; R’ Dovid Reuven Krinsky, Sydney; Mrs. Fraida Teitelbaum, Montreal, Canada.
The Levaya will take place on Sunday (Motzoei Shabbos in the U.S.) in Australia.
The family in N.Y. will be sitting Shivah at 1450 President Street, Brooklyn. Shachris – 9:40am, Mincha – 4:15pm, Maariv – Bizman
Mrs. Shusterman and Mrs. Goodman are sitting shiva at 6211 North Whipple St in Chicago.
The family in Australia will be sitting Shivah at 503 Inkerman Road, Balaclava (Cnr Sidwell).
Shachris (Mon-Fri) – 7:00am & 9:00am
Mincha (Sun-Thurs) – 8:05pm
Maariv (Sun-Thurs) – 9:00pm
Mincha (Fri 28 Nov) – 6:00pm
Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom