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.