Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Baruch Dayan HaEmes: RIETS Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Gershon Yankelewitz zt"l

The RIETS and Yeshiva University Family mourn the passing besayva
tovah of an esteemed senior Rosh Yeshiva

Rabbi Gershon Yankelewitz zt"l

Born in Lubcza, Poland in 1909, Rabbi Yankelewitz studied in the Radin Yeshiva until the death of its founder, the Chofetz Chaim. Rabbi Yankelewitz then continued his studies at the legendary Mir Yeshiva in Russia, before being forced to flee from the Nazis at the start of World War II. The entire yeshiva relocated to Kobe, Japan before eventually settling in Shanghai, China- where they remained
until 1947. Rabbi Yankelewitz has given a daily shiur at RIETS for semikhah and college students for nearly 60 years.

The levaya will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, August 20, at 2:00 PM
Yeshiva University
The Jacob and Dreizel Glueck Center for Jewish Study
Glueck Beit Midrash
515 West 185th Street
New York, NY 10033

There will be a place for Kohanim outside the Glueck Beit Midrash.

Burial will be in Israel.  More details to follow.

May Hashem comfort the family with all those who mourn for Zion and

Kol Tuv,

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