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Rabbi Yakov Greenbaum, 70, OBM

Rabbi Yakov Greenbaum, an educator and baal chesed formerly of Crown Heights and most recently of Los Angeles, passed away Motzoei Shabbos. Update: Levaya in New York on Monday. Full Story

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Neighbor from Crown Street
January 12, 2020 7:27 am

BD’E so sad to hear he was such a kind and eidle person.

ברוך דיין האמת
January 12, 2020 7:27 am

So sad, so young, such a nice person.
May Hashem comfort the family

BDE
January 12, 2020 7:31 am

A real Chossid an amazing educator and a wonderful loving friend. I will surely miss him

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes
January 12, 2020 7:42 am

Nothing to say I can’t believe what happened. This man was so good and great person. Always with a smile and kind. Why are good people taken away? So sorry for your loss. May Hashem comfort this wonderful great family and see the Coming of Moshiach now.

Bde
January 12, 2020 9:00 am

Bde he brought a real chayus in learning to the whole yeshivah in la just by him coming and learning there daily

Chossid
January 12, 2020 10:47 am

A true Chossid in so many ways and always had a friendly comment and smile no matter the situation. I will miss the chats and chizuk from this giant.

Great uncle
January 12, 2020 11:19 am

Yankel you will surely be missed!always with a smile always a good word ..bayla we are thinking of you the whole time..Mendy and Zelda he was the best father and grandfather!!!we all miss him tremendously!!!

Wonderful Family
January 12, 2020 12:13 pm

BDE!! Such a wonderful family!! We need Moshiach right now!!

A shlucha
January 12, 2020 12:25 pm

I’m one of those girls that discovered Yidishkeit in 1991 in his camp in Kiev Ukraine. Who I’m now it’s because of him and his wife Beila May she live And. Be well till 180! He brought me and my friends back to yidishkeit then. He helped us to learn in Machon Chana! He was very involved in our live, our shiduchim! He was like a father to us. Most of us a shluchim now around the globe. And who we are now it’s because of him!!!!!! He was a very very dear a special person!!!!!!!!! And we for sure… Read more »

Shlucha from Australia
January 12, 2020 3:21 pm

Bde.i am also one of those girls. Will never forget personal shiurim , shabbos dvar Torah chizuk and warmth and kindness I felt.far from home in Moscow I felt I had another home and always was welcome. I really felt being fathered and supported in my journey and Baila look what’s now of your zchus .bh 9 beautiful neshemos of mine and even bh bh few grandchildren .really really heartbreaking. Baila, Mendi I am with you. I was always telling my family about you and always loved your visits to Australia I STRONGLY FEEL l8kevi am missing a father,, AD… Read more »

Y.W., L.A.
January 12, 2020 5:55 pm

A very nice person.
מקדים שלום לכל אדם. חבל על דאבדין

Y.W., L.A.
January 12, 2020 5:57 pm

A very nice person. פשוטו כמשמעו
מקדים שלום לכל אדם. חבל על דאבדין

Great teacher, powerful influence
January 13, 2020 11:52 am

Might be 42 years ago but he was a warm soul, a kind heart, a creative mind whose passion to nurture, guide, coach and mentor has helped me immeasurably through my young and adult, personal and professional lives.

So young, But while missed he lives on in a thousands who then influence thousands more.

A life well lived. A meaningful life.

Special Person
January 13, 2020 2:48 pm

Rabbi Greenbaum always said hello and was genuinely interested to see how you were doing. Always warm and friendly. A real chossid and dugma Chaya of how a chossid should live his life. Will be missed.

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