By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Yaakov Shlomo Goldberg of Crown Heights passed away on Sunday night, 16 Teves, 5779, after an illness.
He was 77.
Rabbi Goldberg was the son of the well-known Chossid and mashpia of Toras Emes, Rabbi Dovid Goldberg OBM of Jerusalem, and son-in-law of the Chossid and prominent Chabad Rav, Rabbi Lipman Schapiro OBM.
Rabbi Goldberg was a descendent of the Arizal and Shaloh Hakadosh and came from a long line of Lubavitcher Chassidim, including the famed Yaffe family, sent by the Mitteler Rebbe to establish Chabad in Chevron.
He came to the United States from Israel at the age of 17 to be close to the Rebbe and study in 770. He merited to typeset the Rebbe’s sichos and kovtzim for many years.
He will be remembered for his strong emunah, bitachon and his dedication to hidur mitzvah with joy. He was makpid on davening with a minyan and kept up various daily shiurim. Every conversation began and ended with praising and thanking Hashem.
He merited to raise children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who are Shluchim around the world.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Raizel Goldberg, and children, Rabbi Zalman Goldberg – Crown Heights, Rabbi Yechiel Goldberg – Toronto, Rivky Raichik – Los Angeles, Rabbi Mendy Goldberg – Morristown, NJ, Devorah Leah Levertov – Santa Fe, NM, Rabbi Dovid Goldberg – S. Paulo, Brazil, Rabbi Zevi Goldberg – Toronto, Sara Moscowitz – Chicago, IL, and Rochee Levertov – Pomona, NY.
He is also survived by his siblings, Rabbi Mordechai Goldberg, mashpia in Rishon Letziyon, and Mrs. Sara Bornstein, wife of the Rosh Kolel, Rabbi Elimelech Borenstein OBM, both of Bnei Brak, Israel.
He was predeceased by his daughter Chomie Weiss, of Antwerp, Belgium, brother Yechiel Goldberg of Jerusalem, and sister Malka Kaplan of Lod, OBM.
The levaya will take place Monday, leaving Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park at 11:00am and passing by 770 at 11:45am, Kvurah at Montefiore Cemetery.
Shiva will be at 553 Montgomery Street.
Shachris 7:45, 8:00, 8:45, 9:30
Mincha and Ma’ariv b’zman.
The family requests no visitors between 2:00-4:00pm.
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Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.