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“Uncle Yossi,” 85, OBM

Rabbi Yosef Goldstein, the educator and master storyteller who inspired generations as "Uncle Yossi," passed away. Update: Levaya Friday, passing by 770 at 10:45 am. Full Story

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September 8, 2013 10:56 pm

Speecheless! !

is anything now beingdoen in his memorie
September 8, 2013 2:39 pm

keep this inspiration going!

150 fb "likes" says allot about this tzadik's impact, never saw a post with this such a strong response! BDE
March 14, 2013 10:28 am
We want a yes dear children!
March 13, 2013 6:08 pm

I remember the summers that Rabbi Goldstein was the camp rabbi in CGI Detroit. We used to chant “We want a yes dear children!” And Rabbi Goldstein would tell us to efirst say, “Yes, Rabbi Goldstein,” and then he’d respond, “Yes, dear children” same way as on the tapes. The stories, halachos and divrei Torah he shared during the summer were so memorable and with me still, 30 years later.

ty just read the link
March 12, 2013 12:30 am

everyone should read it! its a must read.

this link works better
March 11, 2013 10:36 pm
March 11, 2013 6:15 pm

amaizing update

I remember my Zaidy knew how to relate to anyone on their level and make them smile
March 11, 2013 9:31 am

He had a very unique sense of humor which made people of all ages laugh
Who remembers
He used to explain that on pesach chometz represents “hepech hatov” and matzah represents kdusha
Then in a humor all his own he would say
Bechol sor vador omdim olenu Le-“CHALA”-seinu, vehakadoshbaruch hu “MATZA”-lenu miyodom
Despite his vast knowledge of Chasidus, kabbala, Astronomy and physics, he never lost the ability to go down and relate to the level of his student even if the student was a child.

Hamakom Yenachem Eschem...
March 10, 2013 9:53 pm

down unda crew.

March 10, 2013 8:29 pm

Hamakom yenacheim eschem besoch shaar aveilei tzion virusholoyim.

M Davidson

In the 80s I attended Rabbi Engel's minyin Shabbos morning
March 10, 2013 8:21 pm

It always began with Uncle Yossi’s story time! For those who arrive 30min early before the minyin started He left a very string impression on me His commentary throughout davening made it very real!! He would tell us that there are 26 keys Ki Leolam chasdo Also Till today I’m careful to say ashrei 3x a day which he said guarantees a yid to go streight into Gan Eden. Also He also made a strong positive impression on me re birchas cohanim After modim of chazoras hashatz He would always remind us to look at the chazan to recieve the… Read more »

my classe was interviewed by him on the Radio Show
March 10, 2013 6:06 pm

i must have been 8 or 9 and we said Shma Yisroel on the Air

i was soo excited when the program aired!!

He was always pushing the envelop, on the cutting edge, a leader not a follower!

A shining example of a chossid!
March 10, 2013 4:59 pm

full of Love for Hashem, Torah and every Jew (and non-Jew as well)
we must all learn from you how to apply chassidus in every moment and aspect of life

Zaidy! Zaidy!
March 10, 2013 4:56 pm

We want to see you again now!! Make a rally in heaven!! get everyone on their feet!!!
Cant wait to see you!!!
Thank you for teaching me my Bar Mitzvah Maamer! i will forever cherish my privilege!!

March 10, 2013 2:14 pm

zaidy made us laugh and sing and made us kiddush friday night…… MOSHIACH NOW!! Zaidy! i miss and love you so much. c u soon with the coming of Moshiach NOW!

Segelman's London
March 10, 2013 12:50 pm

Fond memories going back many years . Actually first met “Uncle Yossie” wwhen he was Principal/Headmaster at Beis Yavov in Boro Pk, the time I was marketting my world’s first kosher ABC Book!. Stories flowed from him everyway. Particularly remember him speaking under the chupa of Yossi and Chayala..
We will always keep our collection of story tapes and records!
HaMokom ynachaim eschem besoich sha’arei avelei Tzion v’Yerushalayim

i grew up on his records!
March 10, 2013 11:34 am

his records were a formative part of who i am today!

Issac Parnes
Brooklyn NY

One of a kind!! we must all learn from his example!
March 10, 2013 11:20 am

He never hesitated to do what needed to be done “bmakom she-ein ish” he used his many talents to make the world a more wholesome place! Thank g-d for his work he left behind!! we can all take a lesson from him, we must have courage to discover, develop and utilize all the gifts Hashem gave us, to make the world a Dira Loi Yisborech! He exemplified the ideal of living inside this world, yet at the same time his head and heart was always directed towards spreading the light and beauty of Torah and Mitzvos! the world needs more… Read more »

I will never forget this beacon of Joy and Wisdom!!
March 10, 2013 10:32 am

Rabbi, We will surely miss you!! Today our world needs you more than ever, Heaven has enough angels!!
Geulah now!

BDE! very sad news!
March 10, 2013 10:25 am

Uncle yossi, you were my favorite uncle!!

Bring Moshiach please!!

A Book
March 10, 2013 4:46 am

I sure hope one of his children were smart enough to record all his memories and interactuons with the Rebbe & friediler Rebbe in the early years

I know he has seen allot and had a wealth of stories worthy of publishing for the masses to learn from

Wow many posts!!
March 10, 2013 4:33 am

This many posts is very unusual
It’s nice to see how many people he impacted!
May hashem send us Techiyas Hamesim now today!

Baruch Dayan Haemes
March 10, 2013 4:12 am

We will miss you and hope you shake up the heavens and bring Moshiach now!

March 10, 2013 3:48 am

Very sad!


WOW!! a tremendous loss!!!
March 9, 2013 11:43 pm

We all knew him!! such a special personality!!

We neeed moshiach now!!!

Ann Arbor Mi
March 9, 2013 10:17 pm

Boruch Dayan Haemes
We attend CH in A2 we love the Goldsteins they are a great family may they continue their teachings

March 9, 2013 8:41 pm

I grew up on those records! I remember those stories (and their messages) until today.

Hamakom Yenachem Eschem...!!!
March 9, 2013 8:36 pm

i’m not related but i can feel the loss! uncle yossi was part of our bedtime-story tradition for many years! his cassetes never got boring! my sister and i listened to each cassete dozens of times growing up! we feel like we knew him personally!!

may we soon witness techiyat hameitim Amen!!

Response to 109
March 9, 2013 8:17 pm

If the tapes are in mp3 you should contact his sons Rabbi Levi or Sholom Ber they would know…

Yehoshua Dimruff

He used to say: "Always strive todo the right thing at the right time"
March 9, 2013 8:12 pm

Great life advise indeed!!
I know because when I mess up its always this rule I violated.


My Dear Zaidy!!!
March 9, 2013 8:09 pm

Its soo comforting to read all the posts of appreciation and love

Thank you it makes the loss alittle less excruciating to see how his efforts continue to live on and surely give him much Nachas in shomayim as he takes in the scope of impact his sacrifice and toyel over the years for yiddishkeit!

He deeply believed that the light of Torah and Chassidus is THE single greatest life gift he can offer anybody who wants to improve all areas of his or her life

Yes "Let's learn Tanya"
March 9, 2013 8:01 pm

Those tapes were an entire series
Please does anyone know if they are avail online in mp3
I remember driving in someone’s car years ago & enjoyed his unique delivery.

Please post if anyone knows about these tapes avail today online?

Thank you!

to his credit
March 9, 2013 7:16 pm

today i give classes in Tanya and chassidus, thanks to the geshmak and clarity instilled in me by Rabbi Goldstein many years ago via his tape called “lets learn tanya” i still have an original copy somewhere and will cherish it as a suvaneer forever!

Zaidy, We will miss you!
March 8, 2013 5:59 pm

I just want to share something I found so special about my Zaidy. His Emunah and connection with Hashem was so incredible! Every time we’d visit, and until his last days, he would give us a lesson why we need to thank Hashem, and how we can make everyday special seeing Hashem’s hashgacha pratis. Hashem was every part of him. He would spend many hours davening. We can all remember him meticulously saying each and every word of his tefilos. May we take all that he represented and with his emunah and love for Hashem and make it apart of… Read more »

Moshiach & Tchiyas Hameisim is the only solution! lets all make it happen! now!!
March 8, 2013 4:15 pm
Dear Zaidy!! we'll missss you!!!
March 8, 2013 3:47 pm

How can we go on without you??!!!
Pleeease Zaidy ask Hashem to bring the Geulah already now now mamish!!!

re: who will be the zaidy of my children??
March 8, 2013 3:35 pm

Its a very special thing to play his stories for your children…


Amazing yid!
March 8, 2013 3:32 pm

the world will miss him, he seems like a true living example of how a chossid should be!

i too enjoyed his story tapes

March 8, 2013 3:29 pm



March 8, 2013 12:24 pm

Responding to request for names.
I am #45, Sarah Michlin.

Tanya class for highschool girls
March 8, 2013 3:10 am

in my time Bais Rivka didn’t have all grades yet. Lubavitch girls went to Bais Yackov and Rabbi Goldstein would teach us Tanya every Shabbos afternoon. Yasher Koach.
He truly exemplified using one’s talents in serving Hashem.
His legacy is an inspiration for all of us.

Rabbi Yossie Goldstein obm
March 8, 2013 2:13 am

Its so special to see all the beautiful things people are writing about Uncle Yossie…He definitely deserves all these praises and many more. May Moshiach come immediately NOW, when we will be reunited with our dear Rebbe and all his Chassidim together with all of our fellow Yidden!

Bais Yaacov
March 8, 2013 1:17 am

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes. Rabbi Goldstein’s levaya is 2th of Adar, on the yahrtzeit of Sara Schneirer (1890-1935), founder of the “Bais Yaakov” girls schools.

Pesach in Ann Arbor
March 8, 2013 12:16 am

Would enjoy the seders Uncle Yossi used to lead for the college kids for many years in Ann Arbor. How Uncle Yossi had us all say all the Shnemars out loud was just great. Years later my children and I listen to his recordings before bed and just love his sweet voice filled with Ahavas Yisroel. The shine from his hechal must be just blinding from all the Yiddishkeit and Ahavas Yisroel he and his children have spread out over all the years. He will be sorely missed. Moshiach Now!!!!!!!!

Sara Sirota
March 8, 2013 12:12 am

Thank you, R.Goldstein for privilege to witness your living legacy being grandmother of your great grandchildren and mother-in-low of your grandson.
My condolences to the family. Hamokom Yenachem Esshem BSoich Shaar Tzion V’Yerushalaim.
Moshiach now!

to 86
March 7, 2013 11:40 pm

The Levaya will be on Friday, leaving shomrei Hadas at 9:00 am, passing by Bais Yaakov at 10:00 -10:15 – 46th st bet 13th 14th ave, and passing by 770 at 10:45 am.

to 92
March 7, 2013 11:27 pm

you can get the CDs. your grandkids CAN know him!
May Hashem send us moshiach right away so your grandkids can really know him!

zeidy lived with us in my parents' home...
March 7, 2013 10:41 pm

…who will be the zeidy’s of our children? Who will be the zeidy’s if not we?
No he didn’t really live with us, but one day a week my children could chok a chianik without getting into trouble. My grandkids are too young to know him, I hope someone will step into Uncle Yossie’s shoes to be a living role model the way he was for so many years.
Condolences to all the family, and to klal Yisroel. We lost someone really special.

A Beautiful Biography
March 7, 2013 10:36 pm

FOR a very detailed historical biography about Uncle Yossi with amazing stories with him and the Rebbe.
please visit http://www.chinuchtime.com and click the link

wonderful memories
March 7, 2013 10:00 pm

i grew up in ch 30+ years ago , i now live in bp – what a legend i feel it and bezh will take off from work to attend the levaya & that picture of reb yossel next to the accordian speaks volumes

Leaving Shomrei Hadas 10:am
March 7, 2013 9:47 pm

Probably passing 770 @ 11:am (tomorow Friday)

great teacher
March 7, 2013 9:45 pm

I recall as a boy going to his Tanya Shiur early in the morning. He would teach complex concepts in such a simplified manor. He would come over to me after Sachris, and take a special interest in where I went to school, who my teacher was,what I was learning ect. I would excitedly tell my friends that I went, which was of more interest during his visits to school to sell his Records. The memories of him comming to ouer class room to deliver in the records students orderd, with a good old shopping cart. Yehi Zichro Boruch Sholom… Read more »

March 7, 2013 9:40 pm

To all of the Goldstein family, especially Reb Mendel and Reb Sholom Ber, HaMokom Yenachem Eschem BSoich Shaar Aveilei Tzion ViRushalayim. May you only have good things from now on. With sympathies, Yomin

Yes please post levaya details ASAP
March 7, 2013 9:29 pm

I live in queens and need time to get there. Thank you!

best zaidy goldstein..
March 7, 2013 9:25 pm

we love and miss him so much here in poway

i rememeber his minyin shabbos morning!
March 7, 2013 9:19 pm

organized by Rabbi Engel
he was soo special, i have very good memories of those shabbos mornings!!

it hurts! it really really hurts!!!
March 7, 2013 9:14 pm

i feel like he was my real uncle!!
he taught me soo much through hs records & tapes!!!
baruch dayun emes!

March 7, 2013 9:09 pm

oh no! his story tapes were great! “Shalom dear CHILdren, shalom to everyONE” is how his voice goes. very soothing and sorely missed

March 7, 2013 8:59 pm

when ad where?


I can remember...
March 7, 2013 8:57 pm

From the records, tapes, to CDs, his storytime series were chuck full of yiras shomayim & middos tovos! it would be nice if the schools made a course out of these very geshmakeh stor collection i know the Rebbeh was involved in giving feedback to his early drafts! if the rebbe cognized the power of his tapes surely they are veryeducational! im pretty sure he was the first if its kind records eard at traching children midos yirei shomayim way before Uncle Moshe & the rest followed suit he was a true trail blaizer who paved the way to all… Read more »

We need Moshiach now!
March 7, 2013 8:50 pm

Boroch dayan haemes!
So So sadd!!!

Ad MAssai! bde
March 7, 2013 8:47 pm

i cant beleve uncle yossi has passed away! it really hurts!!

March 7, 2013 8:41 pm

My Great Uncle
was born in the usa in Rhode Island
His father R Moshe Yehuda & mother Chaya Malka, put in so much yiras shomayim in him & showed so much mesiras nefesh for torah and yidishkeit, they were soiche to see him & his five brothers (Yisroel z”l, Daniel ZT”l, Shmuli z”l, and Shloime, Duvid) & one sister,(Morah Dinah) stay strong in there mesora and put up such beautiful families. But not only for them self ,but also for many families of klal Yisroel

I never met him but he taught me to lain
March 7, 2013 8:32 pm
this was an amaizing jew!
March 7, 2013 8:29 pm

may his family keep his legacy alive

moshiach now!

Radio Show!
March 7, 2013 7:59 pm

We need that Show!!! put on reruns!! i think its Tzivos H that sponsored it.

March 7, 2013 7:57 pm

Ad mosaiiii

to 60
March 7, 2013 7:57 pm

you left out a few children who are equally active in helping shlichus etc etc

March 7, 2013 7:48 pm

Absolutely a legend!

my kids love his "Story time" series
March 7, 2013 7:48 pm

he is like my childrens mechanech!!

there must be thousands of children around the world who go to bed listening to his story tapes/cds, a big zechus! i feel attached to him bec i hear his melodic voice on the CDs in home, im sure he is shepping nachas in heaven from all his de facto children around the world

a special Tzadik
March 7, 2013 7:39 pm

he radiated light!

when he moved to Cali, i felt sad for CH!

he should be a guteh better to H’

i lived in Crown Heights in th early 80s
March 7, 2013 7:37 pm

Those who had the privilege to meet him will never forget him!!

may G-d speedily reunite him with the living with Moshiach Now!

March 7, 2013 7:30 pm

Oy vey can’t believe this!!!!!!

He has accomplished soo much bec of his dedication to Chassidus!
March 7, 2013 7:29 pm

We can all learn from him how to be a chossid & a Mench

Saying shema
March 7, 2013 7:29 pm

In the air right after the hack a tshinick march we would recite shema on The air.

I also remember he would come once a year to our class in oholie Torah and we would be able to hear a bit of his new tape on a cassette player he brought along and would allow us to being home either a tape or record and either bring money the next day or return the tape. Indeed a magical memory of my childhood.

His other children help shlichus & shlichim around the globe
March 7, 2013 7:27 pm

Mendel & sholomber in Crown heights from the Shabbos alarm to getting trees on Kingston ave
Zalman in monsey founder of the Jewish Learning Institute – providing innovative resources & tools for shlichim the world over ka”h

Uncle yossi has truly built an empire of contribution to yiddishkeit around the world

I think there is also a shlucha Shyerni coDirector of F.R.E.E. in Sydney

Ty uncle yossi for your legacy!

Shabbos morning minyan
March 7, 2013 7:12 pm

Do you remember his storytelling shabbos morning on the kingston ave shul?
very fond memories, beautiful davening.
I remember how he cried gimmel tamuz, it was out of love of the rebbe, i could feel it, i was a kid……. A lichtiger gan eiden! BDE

March 7, 2013 6:44 pm

The rabbi Goldstein was a great tzaddik

luve his stuff
March 7, 2013 6:32 pm

luved his stuff as a kid, sad that he died

His Children emulate him
March 7, 2013 5:25 pm

Uncle Yossi has BH left children that emulate him !
Rabbi Levi A great Story teller and great Mechanech, Rebitzen Toby Lider of Sydney Sem organized a sem for girls down under ,Rabbi Aharon , super Shliach on University of Michigan Campus.
Rabbi Yitzchok , Shliach in Madrid spain,
Rabbi Yisroel , head Shliach in Poway Ca. with wonderful preschool and center. Leah perl Shlucha in Los angeles , head of Jewish Boys vocational school .
May reb Yosef be a mailitz yosher and bring Moshiach now

March 7, 2013 4:57 pm

Thank you Rabbi Goldstein for dedicating your life to Tikun Olam!!

you are irreplaceable!

C. Greenberg

"Shalom dear children & shalom to EVERYONE"
March 7, 2013 4:26 pm

i can still hear his warm segway opening on his Radio show, his rich warm baritone!

why are there no such programs avail anymore today for my children growiing up!??!

i used to look forward to the Radio program all week long!!

may Hashem comfort his beautiful family!

My zaidy
March 7, 2013 4:24 pm

My zaidy was a special neshama besides for his musical talents and dvar torah – he knew an extensive amount of gematria and always applied it to our daily lives, names and made us each feel special he will be thoroughly missed

March 7, 2013 4:20 pm

he will really be missed!! =(

Knowing Uncle yossi's sense of humor
March 7, 2013 4:19 pm

he would be sure to point out that the english date of his passing has 6/13 in it (March 6/13
im sure somwhere uncle yossi is smiling shepping nachas from the armi’s of souls he has educated, enriched, uplifted & inspired

March 7, 2013 3:19 pm

To #47 I would love to be able to read more about him. There is so much I never knew about him.

my uncle yossi!
March 7, 2013 3:04 pm

Chossid & A Mentch!

we miss you Rabbi!!

a very special person
March 7, 2013 3:02 pm

It’s because of R. Goldstein that we have a recording of the farbrengen Yud Shvat 1951. He told us once that he had to hide his big recorder under the table so no one should see (since it was never done before..)

at the same farbrengen he told us kids that SALAD is a Rashei Teivois: Sit And Learn All Day

March 7, 2013 3:02 pm

He will be sorely missed!
ad mosai

Friday nights Shabbat meals were majestic
March 7, 2013 3:01 pm

i have very warm memories of when i used to be over friday night as their shabbos guest

it was always a real thrill & zechus!

bde! a true chossid!!
March 7, 2013 2:58 pm

may Hashem comfort his family & loved ones.

Leah from Miami
March 7, 2013 2:47 pm

Boruch daYan haEMES’ My heartful condolences go out to the whole family and to Mrs Shternie Ulman who is very special shluchoh.. she continues the wonderful legacy of her beloved father, Ad Mosai!

Admirers - Names please
March 7, 2013 2:37 pm

if you dont mind, please give your name, the family will like to print a booklet about his legacy with YOUR quotes.

March 7, 2013 2:26 pm

Remember in ann arbor hearing beautiful baal shem tov stories when he came for Pesach…..BDE

March 7, 2013 1:38 pm

He used to come for Pesach to Ann Arbor, MI. He lead the seder for a diverse crowd, He found something in each of us that we could share, and contribute, and taught each of us something we felt was just for us. May HaShem comfort all his children with the mourners of Zion and Yerushalim.

studio 604
March 7, 2013 1:10 pm

yes the good ol days

geulah now vhu bsoichum

BDE sooo sad! =( ad mosai!
March 7, 2013 1:09 pm

what a loss to the world!!

March 7, 2013 1:03 pm

I always used to listen to his tapes as I fell asleep!

a world class mechanech!
March 7, 2013 12:58 pm

my family is frum bec of him


my zaidy!!
March 7, 2013 12:56 pm

moshiach now!

Never to be forgotten
March 7, 2013 12:52 pm

What a Mentch!
He taught us to play the Melodika as Kids

He should be meltzer yosher

Bedford N Dean
March 7, 2013 12:46 pm

He also played the accordian

yup hakathshainik band
March 7, 2013 12:31 pm

good old days

i miss the hakachainik march!!
March 7, 2013 12:07 pm

may tchyas hameisim happen today!!

oy vey!!!!
March 7, 2013 12:06 pm


6am Tanya class
March 7, 2013 11:48 am


avid attendee of his masterful shiurim in chassidus

a true chossid!!

Ch. B. F.

bde! oy hashem!! a real loss!!
March 7, 2013 11:46 am

i loved his records11

A model of Temimus
March 7, 2013 11:40 am

A yid with no bluff or chitzoinius. What you saw was 100 percent emes lamitoi.

BDE! a pioneer of education!
March 7, 2013 11:33 am


March 7, 2013 11:32 am

i grew up with his storytime on the radio!!


A grandchild
March 7, 2013 11:06 am

If you have any persanol story’s of my zaidy, or heard any of his ‘vertaloch’ ,please send an email to [email protected]

Thank you very much

Thank you & your legacy lives on...
March 7, 2013 11:06 am

Thank you so much to Uncle Yossi and his dear children (particularly Sholom Ber & Aharon) for the countless hours of both audio and visual footage of the Rebbe, which we, our children & many communities throught the world merit to view today (via JEM). May this zechus merit the family much nechomo & strength at this time and continued brochos.

What a huge loss!
March 7, 2013 10:28 am

What an amazing chosid an patriaric his family has done so much for the spread of yiddishkeit. He also donated a lot of footage to Jem.

Miss you Zaidy
March 7, 2013 10:18 am

I love you so much you made me so proud i still have yoru handwritten letters and i cant stop crying – i love you so much – beg hashem TO BRING MOSHIACH NOW if anyone can do it you can!

Yisroel Bal Shem from AVE U
March 7, 2013 10:10 am

wow! that is sad…mammash sad….
I really liked and admired him – what a powerful chossid!
an innovator when the world was stuck in antiquated teaching methods and ways…
his records and tapes brought up a generation of children which we are!
Chaval …Yhi Zichro Boruch

So sad...
March 7, 2013 9:51 am

I was away in Yeshiva when the Uncle Yossi radio program was on the air. But I do remember my little sister proudly anouncing, you Listen to Uncle Yossi on the radio? He really is MY UNCLE Yossi.
Whenever I came home from Yeshiva I stopped off in Bais yaakov, went up to his office to visit him.
May all my cousins and his siblings AMUSH have a nechoma.

March 7, 2013 9:47 am

Who can forget the hock a chainek march???I remember being on his show, going to his house and recording …. I think I still know every one of his story tapes by heart! When i was in High school, we used to go to his house right after the meal and he would give us a shiur. Not much can get teenagers out of the house on cold Friday nights… I remember everyone listening the whole time… In retrospect, it’s amazing to think how he gave a group of teenagers his Friday night, week after week. I remember Mrs. Goldstien… Read more »

March 7, 2013 9:46 am

we loved his storytapes and books!

March 7, 2013 9:28 am

we are all going to miss him , what a great man he was.
we need Moshiach now

March 7, 2013 9:19 am

#19 – Did u mean Moshe Groner ????? Do you have any interesting stories perhaps about him????

Greatest Uncle
March 7, 2013 8:43 am

A true inspiration to us all. For a couple of years through my school years he would have a full car on his way to Bais Yaacov. Myself, my sister, Rabbi Leibel Groners brother and the cook from bais yaacov(forgive me I forgot her name, such a nice lady). Magical storytime on the way to school. How lucky we were.
Another one of his countless nieces

March 7, 2013 8:29 am

What a beautiful picture! His family have much to be proud of.

the original song
March 7, 2013 8:27 am

We all have to remember that it was Uncle Yossi that wrote many kids songs that are sung today.
Hashem is here Hashem is there, is just one of many that are sung for kids.


Uncly Moshie and his mitzvah men

March 7, 2013 8:24 am

I met him as a 12 year old. I was on his radio program a couple of times. I was the child speaker at the fourth annual tzivos hashem dinner. He was at my Bar Mitzvah, where he gave me a copy of the Tanya . We learned Tanya together. He was like a member of my family,
He will be missed,

Avraham West

The ultimate Zaidy
March 7, 2013 8:10 am


mrs raizel sora pershin
March 7, 2013 8:03 am

I had the zechus to spend time with both Rabbi and Mrs Goldstein at Camp Gan Israel Detroit many years ago Rabbi Goldstein was the camp rabbi not only listening in when he told the whole camp his stories in which all the children were glued to their seats including myself but also just being with them on daily basis was truly a special pleasure to be able to spend my summers with a chassidishe couple who walked in the ways of chassihkeit. I still remember Uncle Yossi when he would say to me you must be a dogma chaya… Read more »

March 7, 2013 7:58 am

What a great man:(

March 7, 2013 7:53 am

Grew up listening to his records. Was a tremendous educator and an inspiration to a few generations.
My condolences to the family. May he be a gut beter, and may the family not experience any more tzar.
Moshiach Now
Uri Niasoff and Family

We will miss you zayde
March 7, 2013 7:13 am

I’m crying as I write this

what a special man and family
March 7, 2013 6:48 am

We think of Uncle Yossi every day when we sing Hashem is Here in our preschool. He and his wife A”H raised a wonderful family of warm and giving emeser chassidim.

Boruch Dayan Haemes
March 7, 2013 6:47 am

He was a very talented man. He and his wife ob”m brought up a family of very talented children.

March 7, 2013 5:49 am

What a true Jem…. and he was so ahead of his times, we will surely miss him very much. His recording are so pure and delightful… his stories and lessons in Tanya … May he be a gutter beter for his kids and all of klal YISROEL …. FYI did you know that he was the one who made up the words to the song Hashem is here ……what a zechus to have gotten children around the world for so meny years and for years to come to praise Hashem like that Yehee Zichroy baruch

C. Jacobowitz
March 7, 2013 5:43 am

I used to go to Tanya classes at his home on 604 Empire blvd. right after candle lighting time. It wasn’t only the material he taught, but rather how he taught it…not to be missed…May his memory be blessed and an inspiration for his family and all those who knew him…

Amerika iz nisht andresh
March 7, 2013 5:17 am

Boruch Dayen Emes
Sher Besori..You takeh made sure az Amerika iz nisht Andresh

What a great photo!
March 7, 2013 5:11 am
One In A Century Pioneer
March 7, 2013 4:58 am


…An outstanding legend amongst legends!…

Words cannot describe the extent to which he shaped Jewish education in America.

One of Am Yisrael’s greatest Jewish Pioneers in recent history!!

He will be missed by us all!

On of his countless nephews

gitel and eliezer kozak
March 7, 2013 4:06 am


March 7, 2013 3:36 am

such a great chosid and zeidy he was

March 7, 2013 3:19 am