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The Levaya of Rabbi Yisroel Rosenfeld OBM

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn [CHI] – Residents of the community, men, woman and children turned out for the Levaya of Rabbi Yisroel (Izzy) Rosenfeld OBM, a longtime resident and activist in Crown Heights.

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12 Comments To "The Levaya of Rabbi Yisroel Rosenfeld OBM"

#1 Comment By Rosey On January 21, 2008 @ 7:21 pm

What a loss; This man gave out community
a good name when he was many years ago
executive Director of the CHJCC

May his family be comforted

#2 Comment By from here On January 21, 2008 @ 7:26 pm

he was a great man

#3 Comment By Yossi & Sarah Junik On January 21, 2008 @ 9:53 pm

Reb Izzy has worked selflessly for the schunah through very hard time with Mesiras Nefesh Mammesh. people may not realize it but he help save the East end of crown heights by living and working right there many times past midnite.
May he be a Gutter Better for the whole
Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim.
“Ad Mosai, Moshiach Now”

#4 Comment By Real Chesed On January 22, 2008 @ 12:46 am

I didn’t even know him personally, but he took the time to suggest shiduchim for me, treating me like someone he knew so well. He would never give up always calling with a new suggestion. I am sure he helped many people in our community! What a special man.

#5 Comment By Rabbi Chaim Jacobs On January 22, 2008 @ 10:46 am

To Mrs Rosenfeld and the family:
I / we are really saddened to read and hear about the petirah of reb Yisroel.

I knew him from yeshiva days back in 1964/65 and over the years he has always been a generous friend and supporter of our work in Scotland. As for this communal work, well the pictures on his office walls speak for themselves!

My wife and I feel for the family at this time. May Hashem send you His nechoma and may you be able to continue to build your lives for many many years in good health. May we be zoche to the geula-techiyus Hamaysim and may Yisroel be among them very soon.

Hamokom Y’nachem eschem b’soch sh’arr avylay Zion Vi’yerusholyim, may you know of no further pain for many many years.

Chaim and Sora Jacobs
Glasgow Scotland

#6 Comment By A concerned jew On January 21, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

He will be missed. i will miss that smiling face with the big cigar in his mouth. If only the poor excuses for politicians” community leaders, camera ,publicity hounds were anything like him We wouldn’t have all this garbage etc. that the community has today.They never really appreciated him!

#7 Comment By baucher from O. T. 73——–76 On January 22, 2008 @ 5:11 pm

wat a mench !!! he gave with a smile. he made u feel like a person .even tho when u asked u felt like a half a person. izy u did alot 4 us. if i can ask 4 one more favore, please send us down moshiac today,NOW !!

#8 Comment By Devorah Kroll On January 22, 2008 @ 6:33 pm

I worked for Rabbi Rosenfeld many years ago. I really enjoyed working in the CHJCC on Utica Ave. Rabbi Rosenfeld was a very invested, dedicated worker whose sole desire was to see a better future for Crown Heights.
He will be missed!

#9 Comment By a Montrealer On January 22, 2008 @ 5:26 pm

Izzy a’h was truly a Tzadic in our time, and I feel privaliged to have spoken to him on a few occasi0ns. He was always there for people at all hours of the day, he was always just a phone call away. He never turned anyone down.
Rest in Peace

#10 Comment By Dovid Labkowski (his grandson) On August 25, 2008 @ 7:54 pm

you were a great person!!!
oy how you suffered.
i hope to see you when moshicach comes!

#11 Comment By ME On February 23, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

i love you zaidy

#12 Comment By anonymous On October 19, 2010 @ 1:30 am

zaidy i miss u very much.. please come back bigashmiyous with moshiach tzidkeinu bimheira viyumeinu AMEN MAMMUSH!