BDE: Reb Shia Lefkowitz, z”l

BDE: Reb Shia Lefkowitz, z”l

We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Reb Yehoshua Yehuda Lefkowitz, z”l, from a legendary family of Satmar chassidim, and a longtime Boro park resident. He was 100 years old.

The niftar was the son of Reb Aizik Lefkowitz of Margareten, the patriarch of a large family. He survived the war, along with a number of his brothers. He married the daughter of his uncle, the legendary Reb Leibish Lefkowitz of Satmar.

He was an ardent chossid of the Divrei Yoel of Satmar, and was close to a number of tzaddikim of the generation—including Rav Yechezkel Roth, zt”l, at whose Beis Medrash he davened for many years. He was extremely mekushar to Rav Chaskel, zt”l.

Reb Shia was niftar this past Tuesday, and the levaya will held at the Karlsburger shul, where he davened all the years. Kevurah was on the beis hachaim in Kira’s Yoel.

Yehi Zichro Baruch.


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