By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Yosef Halevi Wineberg, a renowned Chossid who served as a personal Shliach of the Rebbe and Frierdiker Rebbe, passed away on Wednesday.
He was 94.
Rabbi Wineberg served for many years as the Vice Chairman of United Lubavitcher Yeshivos, and worked tirelessly to keep the Yeshiva thriving and growing.
He was the last survivor of the legendary group of 9 Shluchim the Frierdiker Rebbe sent to Montreal to build the Chabad community there and energize Jewish life in Canada.
Rabbi Wineberg was an expert on the Tanya, giving a Shiur on the radio for many years, which had the Rebbe’s editing on many of the explanations. These lectures were later compiled as a book, “Lessons in Tanya,” an accessible gateway to the Tanya – the fundamental, classic work upon which all concepts of Chabad Chasidism are based.
He was a much beloved chossid who shared abundantly of his keen Chassidic knowledge and of his wealth of chassidic stories, crossing the globe many times over to deliver chizuk and hashpa’ah in his unique and inimitable style.
Rabbi Wineberg’s Davening b’tzibur for the High Holy Days, and especially his davening of the Selichos tfilos, remain etched in the memories of those who were privileged to hear him Daven.
He inspired and raised a generation of shluchim and chassidim, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who follow in the path that he paved, many who serve as shluchim around the world.
He is survived by his wife, Rebbetzin Hannah Wineberg, and his sons Rabbi Sholom Ber Wineberg of Kansas City, MO, Rabbi Avrohom Wineberg of W. Bloomfield, Michigan, Rabbi Yitzchok Wineberg of Vancouver B.C., Rabbi Levy Wineberg of Johannesburg, South Africa and his daughter Mrs. Freidy Yanover.
The levaya will take place tomorrow, Thursday leaving Shomrei Hadas at 10:00 a.m. and passing by 770 at 11:00 am.
The Wineberg family will be sitting Shiva at 1365 Carroll Street apt 2D
four minyanim are needed for each t’fillah
Shacharis two minyanim at 8:00 a.m.
two minyanim at 9:00 a.m.
Mincha starting at 7:30p.m. every 15 minutes
Shiva times from 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. resuming at 2:00p.m. until 9:30p.m.
kindly respect the posted hours
The family requests if you have a personal story or a special memory of Rabbi Wineberg, please email it to [email protected]
Baruch Dayan Haemes.
Video: Rabbi Wineberg makes a Tanya Siyum at Oholei Torah Mesivta
Credit: Oholei Torah Archive Dept.
In reply to the premise that the Rebbe didn’t prepare us for gimmel tammuz, firstly see http://www.770live.com/En770/770video.asp?id=5&vid=sichos/5748/video480602.rm&spd=1&dsc=Sicha%20Concerning%20the%20Authority%20of%20the%20Local%20Bes%20Din%3Cbr%3E2%20Adar%205748
In other words, the Rebbe very clearly indicates that two methods will bring geulah 1. If we get it and realize that geulah has arrived and we need to make it a reality in our lives i.e. the changes (positive) in the world are the light of geulah and our potential shines as never before
Or unfortunately b. cossis lemoir, that feeling despondent and hopeless we will yearn for Moshiach, hence reveal the spark of God/Moshiach within to dominate (see mammer atah tetzaveh)
Heart goes out to the manchester family, the communitys thoughts are with you.
I had the zchus to know Rabbi Wineberg first as a neighbor on Crown Street and then in Kansas City when he visited his son Rabbi S.D.B. Wineberg. Not only was I impressed by the fact that he always remembered my husband and I, but he also paid a great deal of loving attention to my chidren. Once he was saying tehillim on the Kansas City Wineberg’s deck and my daughter who was 3 years old came up to him and he stopped saying tehillim for a moment to give her a pat and kiss on top of her head.… Read more »
BS”D My name is Asher Elbaz. My friend sent me some video of an ohelei Torah related thing that he wanted me to see. In the related videos section of youtube, was a video of Rabbi Weinberg. This was today. I didn’t know who he was, but I sent the video to my friend and I told him that this Rov is a groise Tzaddik, and at that moment he emailed be back notifying me that he passed away today, but Tzaddikim never dye, he is still here, he is with us, may his memory be for a Blessing, Zchuso… Read more »
I was a teen in the sixties and I still remember the Yomin Noraim davenings of Rabbi Weinberg. He didn’t daven concert style – he davemed hartzig style. When he davened Mussof Yom Kippur Unesaneh Tokef, there were very few dry eyes. May he pull a couple of strings together with all the other tzadikim and bring Moshiach.O
the family can be reached after the levaya at 6469823886
emails can be sent to [email protected]
Is there a number where we can menachem ovel the family?
same day as the first yortzeit of his mechuten reb zalman kazen.
Rabbi Weinberg’s farbrengens, dovanen and Chasidus sheeurim at Rayim Ahuvim were priceless, and inspired me and others in a very deep, personal way. As several people said, indeed, they do not make them like that anymore! I am so disappointed that he did not live to see Moshiach Tzidkanu take us out of golus. May we not have too wait long for hakeetzu v’rannenu shochay afar, v’hu b’socham!
I was standing in 770 when the Rebbe came out the first time on the balcony in public, when they opened the curtain, I saw Rabbi Wienberg start crying like a young child, bawling and crying, I was standing in close proximity to Reb Yosef, and I started to cry as well, he was a true Chosid of the Rebbe.
he was my saandik four years ago i feel so special!
Thank you from another Wineberg cousin
are any of them or or their wives alive?
Rabbi Wineberg is one of those who had a great influence on my father’s becoming a chossid, way back in the 1940’s. I hope someone will write a book of his life- this generation would gain much. May Hashem Yisborach bring the geulah shleima now, and all those who are gone will return.
After 21 years away on shlichus, during davening slichos and the tfillos on Yom Kippur, I still see the Rebbe standing in his place and hear Rabbi Wineberg’s voice tearing the heavens asunder…
Dearest Freidy, we are thinking of you and all the family. Your father’s varmkeit and hiskashrus and his ibergegebenkeit to the Rebbe’s inyanim are unforgettable. This is a great loss for Lubavitch…
Family Namdar, Sweden
His beautiful story in Vilna. I don’t remember the Chasid’s
name who hosted young Rabbi Wineberg, abochur running from Nazi Poland. The elder chassid exchanged his shoes for Rabbi Winebergs torn shoes. Rabbi Wineberg protested, “dos iz dyner;(they are yours!) the chassid answered Nu, myner, dyner! ” translation big deal my shoes;your shoes! Rabbi Wineberg wanted to teach us true ahavas yisroel.
From a Wineberg cousin.
Listening to Rabbi Wineberg fabreng I felt through his exceptional midos and chayos a connection to the Friediker Rebbe and the Rebbe. It was always so inspirational to be in his presence. I once asked him how the Rebbe could have left us so emotionally unprepared after gimel Tamuz. He answered with honesty that knowing the Rebbes extreme sensitivity to others he too does not understand. May he be a guter oisbeter in himel to bring Moshiach now!!!
to all my Wineberg cousins around the world. wishing you all aruchus yomim on this sad day. may we only share in simchas!
Arie and Devorah Lev (Levy)
instead of crying about his death, we should be happy for his neshoma! it must be in gan eden right now!
May the family only know of simchas
Thanks No 27, you read my mind!
Rabbi Kramer, Rabbi Hendel, Rabbi Wineberg, Rabbi Greenglass, Rabbi Gerlitzky, Rabbi Stein, Rabbi Rodel, Rabbi Kotlarsky, Rabbi Tannenbaum
it was in the 1980’s when achron shel pessach fell on Shabbos. as people were bringing matzah and wine to 770 to put in their lockers so they would have them at the rebbe’s farbrengen, i witnesed the following: a recent baal tshuvah that was a student asked rabbi wineberg if he could put his matzah and wine in rabbi Wineberg’s locker. Immediately Rabbi Wineberg answerd: “SURE”.באופן של כל עצמותי תאמרנה Seeing the example Rabbi Wineberg showed me (I was only a child then) I thought about the way one should respond when asked to do a favor, not just… Read more »
Rabbi Wineberg was one of the greatest gifts to Lubavitch. His contributions are immeasurable. I am forever grateful to him for all his wise counsel, brilliance, yiras shomayim, his love for the Rebbe, and great understanding and example of what a chosid is.
my sister and brother-in-law were lucky to have had him as their father. May all his family take great pride in him and strive to follow in his footsteps.
We have lost a great leader today.
In the field of fundraising
All nine shluchim of the Frierdike Rebbe are up in Shomayim!
Now please in unison Ad Mosai! Enuf Golus!!…….We must have Moshiach Lemato!!
The North Miami Beach community will miss him dearly.
we have lost a great chossid!!
There was nothing to compare to R.Wineberg’s slichos in 770…
#17..I will join you .
Baruch Dayan Emet
He was a true shaliach of Hashem
He was one of a kind. haMakom yenachem eschem b’toch shar aveilie tzion v’Yerushalayim. the teldon family
I have many many fond memories of Rabbi Wineberg, but my favorite was a vort he gave when addressing Nshei at a convention in 770. He spoke about ” Mivtzah Hello how are you?” and bemoaned the number of people he had helped or hosted who couldn’t find the time or energy to stop and say good shabbos or good morning to him on the street. I will take it upon myself to go out of my way to be more friendly and empathetic on the street in his honor….Frumma Gottlieb, North Miami Beach
ברוך דיין האמת
He was a real example of a חסיד and שליח
חבל על דאבדין ולא משתכחין
mamash a dugma chaya worth emulating !!!!
We lose another special coissid, last of a group who founded the montreal yeshiva, another connection to our glorious history left this world
Maybe this will initiate a new printing of lessons in tayna, learned by millons across the globe
What a huge person. He taught Chassidus to so many people. He worked and fundraised for the United Lubavitch yeshivos. He had a wonderful relationship with great donors. May he be a Maylitz Yosher for all who knew him, worked with him and their families and for all of Klal Yisroel.
Rabbi Wineberg is the author of Lessons in Tanya, what has enabled THOUSANDS of people around the world to learn Tanya in a clear and concise manner. The world has lost a gem…
boruch dayan emes
They don’t make them like this anymore.
What a loss for klal Yisroel!
This is an incredible loss for Klal Yisroel. May Hashem console the Wineberg and extended families. May their families and all Klal Yisroel only celebrate in Simchos.
You loved us and inspired us. We will miss you.
Baruch Dayan Emes,he is be a malitz yosher foe Klall Yisroel
end of a era they dont make them anymore like they use to
rabbi wineberg was an amazing chosid devoted with every fiber of his body to the rebbe and the service of hashem with tsefer hatanya being his lifeline he has raised tens of millions of dollars yet managed not to be distracted had a huge chassidishe influence on all those who got to know him including donors , he will be missed by thousands around the world , yehay zichro boruch
There are some people who affect you to the core. Having had to schus to be admitted to the family seudas for years, I had come to see greatness unparalleled in my personal experience. It will take time to get past the shock. This is a huge loss and may HaShem comfort the beautiful family who have been so devoted and special.
Rabbi Wineberg legacy carries on thru his children also watch the DVD of tishrei in 770 everyday Rabbi Wineberg has touched everyones heart with his Tanya shiurim and Nussach hatefilla , as a child in the 60’s I would listen to the Motzoei Shabbos shiur with a crystal radio , no portable radio was available yet .
Rabbi Wineberg will by malitz yoisher on Klal yisroel and bring moshiach now .
rabbi wineberg was sent from the frierdike rebbe to canada, the group of 9 bochurim, and he is the last to join them in shomayim. now Moshiach will come today