20th Yahrtzeit of Rav Dovid Lifshitz to Be Marked on 9 Tammuz


rav-dovid-lifshitzThe 20th Yahrtzeit of Rav Dovid Lifshitz zt’l, a preeminent Talmid of HaRav Shimon Shkop zt’l and HaRav Yeruchem Levovitz zt’l, will take place in just under two weeks, on the Ninth of Tammuz (June 17).  Known as the Suvalker Rav, HaRav Lifshitz served as Rosh Yeshiva in RIETS for nearly half a century, as well as President of Ezras Torah and a member of the Nesius of the Agudas HaRabbonim.

The Yahrtzeit will be marked in New York by two events:

1) An Azkara will be held on Sunday, June 16, at Yeshiva University Wilf Campus, in the Harry Fishel Beit Midrash/Zysman Hall, located at 2540 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY.  A collation will be served at 9:00 AM, followed by the program at 9:30 AM featuring reflections from former Talmidim, including Rabbi Moshe Weinberger and Rabbi Benjamin Yudin.

2) A Yahrtzeit Siyum and Seudah will be held on the actual day of the Yahrtzeit, Monday, June 17, at Merkaz HaSimcha, located at 1898 Bay Avenue (Avenue M and E.19th St.), Brooklyn, NY.  Mincha will begin at 7:30 PM, followed at 8:00 PM by a Siyum Shas Mishnayos and Divrei Azkara by Rabbi Zevulun Charlop Shlita Dean Emeritus of RIETS and Rabbi of YI of Moshulu Parkway, and by Rabbi Yitzchok Cohen, Rosh Yeshiva of RIETS.  Suggested couvert $36.  Talmidim and friends interested in learning Mishnayos and/or attending the Yahrtzeit Siyum are requested to contact the Siyum organizers via email or phone:


718-795-6613 (M. Robinson)

May the outpouring of Torah and Hisorerus aroused by these events serve as an Aliyah for the Neshama of HaRav Dovid Lifshitz ztl.

{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Nice picture, looks like Rabbi Gorelick on the right. Reb Dovid Lifshitz , ohev yisrael, whose genius went overlooked due to his tzidkus. I still miss him.