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  |  September 19, 2021

Rabbi Yisrael Shmuel Engel, 86, OBM

Rabbi Yisrael Shmuel Engel, a beloved teacher who impacted thousands of students as a lifelong educator, passed away on Thursday, Tzom Gedalya, 5782. Update: Levaya Sunday at 1:00 PM. Full Story

Daniel Chayim (Nili) Zellermaier, 36, OBM

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A real Tzaddik
September 10, 2021 3:53 am

He helped many people in Crown Heights with their Pesach needs for many years. All under the radar.

אמור מעט ועשה הרבה
September 10, 2021 4:38 am

פעם ניגשתי אליו וביקשתי ממנו אם יכול לעזור למשפחה עניה בקראון הייטס לפני החגים.
הוא שמע מה
…שאמרתי ולא אמר כלום. הרושם שקיבלתי ממנו היה שכנראה הוא לא יעזור הרבה
. אחרי כמה ימים הוא בא אלי, ונתן לי סכום כסף גדול מאד עבור המשפחה הזאת
יהי זכרו ברוך.

CHT
September 10, 2021 5:09 am

One of the kindest persons I met. He inspired myself and my wife and some of my kids. This is one of the people that you hope alway be around, but the day came 🙁 BDE

A Giant Impact
September 10, 2021 5:48 am

Rabbi Engel was an incredible man. He taught me many amazing things about life and yiddishkeit. And personally was able to change the trajectory of my growth and development (over a very short period of time). I will carry his memory with me always.

Great teacher
September 10, 2021 7:00 am

He cared for his students and always came up with creative ways to keep the boys interested in learning. He started the first library and had the students in the class run it.

Best teacher
September 10, 2021 8:01 am

BDE he was a great man.

Great person
September 10, 2021 8:35 am

Wonderful Rebbe.
I had him in Oholei Torah in 1972.
Will be greatly missed.

Anat hazan
September 10, 2021 10:35 am

Most loved person just like his brother so sad !!!! Bdh

Bde
September 10, 2021 1:31 pm

Such a special person. He will be so missed.

BDE Nice Yid !!!
September 10, 2021 1:45 pm

Great Yid and teacher

Dedication
September 10, 2021 2:00 pm

He was one of a kind. If a talmid was struggling. He would tutor them on his own time outside of school hours with out charging them a cent. He was trully dedicated to his students.

Wonderful teacher, wonderful person
September 10, 2021 2:05 pm

Rabbi Engel was my fourth-grade teacher. His love of teaching, his love for his students, and his devotion to both, were nothing short of amazing. He often arrived hours before class to prepare his classes. One of the few teachers who made a lasting impact. I will always remember him fondly.

Fun-Loving and Kind Rabbi
September 10, 2021 6:04 pm

Rabbi Engle was like a grandfather to me. I remember we made potato pancakes together for Chaunuka when I was ten years old and sleeping over their home for shabbos. For the holiday’s he would sometimes give cards to me filled with beautiful pictures that he hand drew like tzedaka boxes and coins as well as shofars. He even helped my mom and I become kosher by buying us new kitchen items and koshering them for us out of the kindness if his heart. We also remember him riding his three wheeled bike too. He has left a great impact… Read more »

Parksville
September 10, 2021 6:11 pm

I remember as a child his vivid storytelling in camp. As an adult when I would see him it always brought a smile to my face; memories of those stories that he brought to life and which remained with me always.
You will always be remembered.
Zev Feldman

Rabbi Engel was a unique charcter
September 10, 2021 6:33 pm

Spoke NY English

A great loss
September 11, 2021 8:06 am

He was my 4Th grade Rebbi in OT on Eastern Parkway and Rochester

Fond memories of him

Was electric!

ת.נ.צ.ב.ה

Baruch Dayan emes
September 11, 2021 8:44 pm

His rallies were so special every single shabbos and gave kids who needed somewhere to go and leave their home situation on long shabbosim a happy vibrant place to be where each child was treated with love and respect

Shlichus
September 11, 2021 9:00 pm

Rabbi Engel a”h helped us with out with our Shlichus for 1 year.

BubbyBoca
September 11, 2021 11:34 pm

Rabbi Engel once came in a Blizzard to “pick up” our son for Yeshiva even though it was an official snow day and he lived many blocks away. It might have seemed heroic but to those who knew him it was right in character and so natural for this Chassid to take every minute of learning with his Talmudim as serious and precious. He personally kept the Yeshiva open that day for an eight year old boy! The best proof of success: The kids loved him as he loved them. The parents respected a truly devoted teacher and I for… Read more »

Ahavas Yisrael Personified
September 13, 2021 3:31 pm

Rabbi Engel loved ALL Jews and fought for Black Jewish children as though they were his own . A rare gem in Crown Heights. May his neshamah have the greatest Aliyah for the Torah he taught and the heartfelt acts of love and kindness he performed for the children of Baalei Teshuvah and Geirim desperately in need of a warm smile, a kind word, and an understanding heart. May his memory be a blessing.

Thank you
Reply to  Ahavas Yisrael Personified
September 14, 2021 3:32 pm

This is very true of my precious uncle.

A true Mechanech with Love
September 17, 2021 3:30 am

I was taken out of class by Oholei Torah since my father could not pay tuition, i was called down to the office and was told to sit there. A classmate past by and told my teacher Rabbi Engel that i was sitting near the office. He understood right away what was going on and sent someone to tell me to come back to class. He had a great heart and the fact that he realized what was going on was due to his attention to the pain of a Talmid. If not for that act, i would probably have… Read more »

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