Rabbi Yerachmiel Stillman, Rav and Shliach in California, passed away on Friday, 3 Teves, 5781.
He was 76 and passed away after suffering a heart attack.
Rabbi Yerachmiel and his wife Ruchie (nee Bukiet) served as Shluchim at UCLA for many years, impacting thousands of students.
They ran the Jewish Student Center at UCLA together with Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz (“Schwartzie”) where Jewish students would flock to in search of meaning.
The Stillman’s Chabad Center became a second home for many of the students, many of whom changed their lives dramatically due to their influence.
Rabbi Stillman pioneered many Chabad programs in Los Angeles. He was known as a Chossid who loved Yiddishkeit, and went to great lengths to fulfill every minhag, all in his humble and quiet way.
For many years, he studied with many in the Chabad Shul in the La Brea community in Los Angeles. He became a mentor to many, and a dear friend to hundreds in the Los Angeles community.
He assisted in the shlichus of his daughter and son-in-law Shaina and Rabbi Eli Friedman in Calabasas, CA.
He is survived by his wife Ruchie, daughter Shaina Friedman – Calabasas, CA, and grandchildren.
The Levaya will take place on Friday in Los Angeles, 11:30 at CLY – 356 N La Brea
12:30 at Mt Olive Cemetery- 7231 Slauson Ave, Commerce CA
Shiva info will be posted when available
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.