Rabbi Yisroel Rapoport, The Chabad Shliach of Cumberland County in New Jersey, passed away on Wednesday evening, 22 Shvat 5781.
Rabbi Rapoport, better known as Raps or Bubby to his close friends and family, was a well-loved man who lived his life in service of others. He served as the director of the Chabad house in Vineland, NJ, and the Rabbi of Congregation Sons of Jacob, an orthodox synagogue in Vineland.
He is survived by his wife, Nechama and their children Tani Rapoport – Tarzana, CA, Mendy Rapoport – Tarzana, CA, Chaim Rapoport – Los Angeles, CA, Avi Rapoport – Vineland, NJ, and Chavi Rapoport – Vineland, NJ.
He is also survived by his siblings Rabbi Yaakov Rapoport – Syracuse, NY, Rabbi Shmuel Dovid Rapoport – Atlantic City, NJ, R’ Baruch Rapoport – Crown Heights, Mrs. Ella Adler – Kensington, NY, Mrs. Chaya Sara Richler – Montreal, Mrs. Rina Lieberman – Kensington, NY.
The Levaya will be be held on Thursday, 22 Shvat, passing by 770 Eastern Parkway at 1:00 PM.
Shiva will take place at 655 Montgomery
9am – 1:30pm
3:30pm to 9pm
4 shachris minyanim: 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10
1 Mincha at 1:00
3Mincha and Maariv Bizmano
Baruch Dayan Ha’emes: Yisroel ben Aharon Reuvein.
As a camper in the 1980’s I only remember him as the sweetest and funniest guy ever
Someone everyone in camp looked up too with love and admiration
He will be sorely missed
Ty – his nephew
He was one of the kindest people I ever knew. So special. Boruch Dayan Haemes
Our hearts are broken for Tante Nechama and the children.
He was a really good person! Always a smile on his face, a good joke to share.
Sensitive to others and always a good word.
Sending our love to Tante Nechama and all the kids.
BDE very very sad
A young guy! An incredible personality. Beautiful young family.
Such sad news to wake up to. May his family be comforted.
He devoted his life.
He would spend long long trips going just to help out another Jew (Frum or no Frum) for one little and simple thing he was a great man!! He will be missed forever & ever.
So sad! WE NEED MOSHIACH NOW!! IM CRYING FROM ALL THIS SAD NEWS
I never saw him without a smile.. may the family find consolation . Bd”h
BDE. A real Tzadik and Ohev Yisroel.
This was a man who embodied simchas Ha Chaim.! He rejoiced at our sheva bruchas and was full of mitzvahs and life and encouragement. May we see him soon again . May Nechama and his siblings and the entire family be comforted among all the mourners of Tzion and Yerushalayim.
The personification of Ahavas Yisroel. A true chossid, a humble and dedicated shliach and friend to all. We will all miss him. Boruch dayan ha’emes.
There are few words to describe this very, very special human being other than he was a gift from G-d to ALL of us. I pray that his family, friends and congregants that have gone before him were there to welcome him to his rightful place in heaven with the Almighty. We were blessed to have him in our lives for decades, and will cherish every moment, every memory, every lesson and every kindness that he bestowed upon our family and to our Jewish community in rural Southern New Jersey. This is an immeasurable loss to his family and community.… Read more »
im pained, what a legened he was!
When I was in OT zal, he was the life of the party!
What painful news to hear. As a friend of Yisroel for over 35 years, I never heard him utter anything negative about anyone – every! Reb Yisroel lifted up people with his Ahavas Yisroel, humor and caring personality. א חסיד מיט אמת’ע אהבת ישראל, אן אמת’ע שליח – ונזכה לגאולה שלימה בקרוב עם משיח צדקנו. שלמה גשטטנר
Huge heart and Personality. A true legend and one of a kind. Shaken to the core.
Shiva information please?
May hashem comfort his family, sending so much love
May hashem comfort his family
Down to earth, the warmest of people, radiating goodness and good vibes, good humor.
May he bring smiles and simcha to the heavens! And may his family be comforted from heaven.
ברוך דיין האמת
הקיצו ורננו שוכני עפר והוא בתוכם
He was a Bochur Shliach in Ohr Elchonon in Los Angeles. He was like an older brother to us boys in the lower grades at the time. He would take us for pizza, slurpies or just pull aside to talk and try to cheer us up for those of us that were homesick. I would run into him here and there and it was like old times, Utterly heartbroken by this terrible loss. He was a great guy who will be missed by all.
This shliach who was a complete stranger to me once helped me out with information I needed, with such a generous and friendly spirit. And the information happened to be such a relief to me- he was the shliach to bring me peace of mind, I will always be grateful.
It is with shock upon hearing this tragedy. Reb Yisroel was one of the most caring, positive, kind people I know. Always with a smile. Always there to help. Always cheerful. A true mentch that exhibited tremendous Ahavas Yisroel. Would travel distances just to help a yid. I spent several summers with him as a bochur in camp. His characteristics of joy, happiness, true Ahavas HaChaim, was an inspiration to all those that met him. He was a real Chassid who anticipated the Geualah Shleima. Ad Mosai! Our best are leaving us. We are an orphaned generation. Please Hashem, Bring… Read more »
A legend. A tzaddik. A dedicated shliach who sacrificed everything for the Rebbe’s mission. I fondly remember farbrenging with him on many occasions, always smiling and laughing and encouraging us to be the best we can be. BDE. Enough is enough Hashem. May the family and his loving community be comforted.
Beautiful chosid who was always busy doing beautiful things. Never said “no” for a favor or to lend a hand and always with a smile and good humor. This is the entire Torah…the rest is commentary.
Rabbi Rapoport epitomized what a good man is supposed to be. He was so much to so many people in this world, a rabbi, a mensch, a husband, a father, an uncle, a friend to many, and so much more. Somehow, he always made the time to be all of those things. Now, our dear friend and faithful leader has departed this world and is joining the other tzadikim in the next. Though he will surely bask in the kedusha of olam haba, many tears are flowing and will continue to flow for him in olam hazeh. Like many, I… Read more »
Stay strong Avi!!
He was so loved by the community for which he served, and by all who ever had the experience of knowing him. This is a sad loss for so many who truly loved and admired him. May his memory be a blessing