R’ Chaim Rosenberg z”l

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chaim rosenbergIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of R’ Chaim Rosenberg z”l. 

Chaim was a beloved longtime talmid of Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood. He was just 36 years old at the time of his passing.

R’ Chaim hailed from Bergenfield, NJ, and learned at Mevaseret, Bais, YU and then Yeshivas Mir-Yerushalayim before joining Beth Medrash Govoah. A true mentch and baal middos, he had numerous friends from all walks of life and endeared himself to all.

One friend said after learning of his passing, “Who didn’t love Chaim? How could you not love him? He was so pure, so genuine, so kind. We are all in shock.”

R’ Chaim was a picture of simchas hachaim, always smiling and ready to share a good word with one and all. His love for other people was always apparent, and his steady presence at Beth Medrash Govoha for so many years was a testament to his ahavas haTorah and his constant aliyah.

A chavrusah of his told Matzav.com that he was always impressed by R’ Chaim’s diligence in learning, his ehrlichkeit, his pure values and strong hashkafos, and his meticulousness in keeping to his sedorim. He excelled in the middah of vatranus and was extremely careful in his shemiras halashon and other areas of personal conduct.

R’ Chaim had a huge heart and was always ready to do a favor for anyone at anytime. He thought of others and worried about their plight. His own situation was always secondary in his eyes.

R’ Chaim had a great sense of humor and was able to bring joy and happiness in almost any environment.

Although he spent many years in the parsha of shidduchim, R’ Chaim maintained strong emunah and bitachon, always believing that his yeshuah would come. Unfortunately, he never did marry, but his strength and composure under his circumstances serve as a source of inspiration to many.

R’ Chaim had been feeling fine this week and attended a wedding just two days ago. Today, however, he felt unwell and Hatzolah was contacted. He was taken from the Beth Medrash Govoha campus on Sixth Street to Monmouth Medical Center’s Southern Campus (formerly Kimball). He then suffered cardiac arrest and passed away a while later.

R’ Chaim’s sudden passing has plunged the talmidim of Beth Medrash Govoha and the surrounding community into mourning.

The levayah will take place at 8:45 Sunday morning at the Bendheim (Yoshon) Bais Medrash of Beth Medrash Govoha on Seventh Street, between Private Way and Lakewood Avenue, in Lakewood, NJ, followed by kevurah in Paramus, NJ.

All are asked to learn l’illui nishmas Chaim Yitzchok ben Yaakov z”l.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Dov Green-Matzav.com Newscenter}

22 COMMENTS

  1. I remember him well from his time learning in YU. He was always real, always a joy to be around. He loved attending weddings of all the guys. For the last dozen years he was fully dedicated to learning.

    BDE

  2. I can’t believe that i’m finding this out on Matzav… I had the zchus of being his friend for a few years in BMG…
    Chaim, Chaim! Hashem knows that you had a HUGE heart, the sincerest and sweetest person I’ve ever met.
    You would go out of your way to give me a smile and friendly pat whenever you saw me, and your great sense of humor always cheered me up whenever I needed it.
    Hashem knows that you’ve had a life full of strife, yet you impossibly kept upbeat and forced yourself to stay surrounded in a Torah environment.
    Despite the loss of your father at a young age, you’re mother was moser nefesh to send you away to dedicate your life to tge ways of Torah.
    I honestly loved you, and your friendship will last in my heart forever!
    This is so sad! May his Neshama have the highest of Aliyos!

  3. I can’t believe I’m seeing this terrible news for the first time on Matzav! I had the zchus to be his friend the few years that I spent in BMG… this is devastating news!

    Chaim, Chaim! Hashem knows that you had a HUGE heart, the most sincere and sweetest person I’ve ever met!
    When you saw me, you went out of your way to give me a smile and pat on my back.
    Whenever I was down, I knew I could count on your wonderful sense of humor to lift me up!
    You made my ‘dorm-life’ pleasant, and I always looked forward to hanging out in your room on the 3rd floor at the end of a long day.
    Anyone who wanted to let off steam knew you were the right address. Siyumim in your room late night, or just fun times talking.
    Despite losing your father at a young age, your mother was moser nefesh to send you away to a Torah environment.
    Instead of being bitter, all the hardships that you experienced in your life just made you more accepting, more sincere and more caring and understanding towards your chaverim.
    I always knew that I had an honest and caring heart to unload my burdens to, and you had an uncanny way of showing that you can relate to others.
    I honestly loved you, and your friendship will remain in my heart forever!
    May your Neshama have the highest of Aliyos… yehi zichro baruch.

  4. 13 years ago Chaim extended great effort to travel from BMG out of town to our Chasunah. He was the highlight of the simcha. Carrying me on his shoulders.. The picture captures one of the most joyous moments of our Chasuna. May he lead us all in singing very soon..od yishma barei yehuda..

  5. He learned in several yeshivos over the years and was a friend to all.
    from Mevaseret to Beis to YU and BMG, he was a chaver to all.

  6. Boruch Dayan Haemes.
    I remember him in the Mir, He had just finished YU and had come to learn full time. He was always so open and miurav bain habrios. He always had a smile on his face despite the trying circumstances that he was in. He had no money but nonetheless put it out of his head to sit and learn. As everyone who knew him has said, the kindest, sweetest, person you could find. How profoundly saddening it is to hear this tragic news. Boruch Dayan Haemes

  7. This is shocking news.
    Chaim was such a good Neshomo. Extremely intelligent and so humble. I’ll miss him.
    יהי זכרו ברוך

  8. I had the zchus to be his friend the few years that I spent in BMG… this is devastating news!

    Chaim, Chaim! Hashem knows that you had a HUGE heart, the most sincere and sweetest person I’ve ever met!
    When you saw me, you went out of your way to give me a smile and pat on my back.
    Whenever I was down, I knew I could count on your wonderful sense of humor to lift me up!
    You made my ‘dorm-life’ pleasant, and I always looked forward to hanging out in your room on the 3rd floor at the end of a long day.
    Anyone who wanted to let off steam knew you were the right address. A Siyum in your room late night, or just fun times talking.
    Despite losing your father at a young age, your mother was moser nefesh to send you away to a Torah environment.
    Instead of being bitter, all the hardships that you experienced in your life just made you more accepting, more sincere and more caring and understanding towards your chaverim.
    I always knew that I had an honest and caring heart to unload my burdens to, and you had an uncanny way of showing that you can relate to others.
    I honestly loved you, and your friendship will remain in my heart forever!
    May your Neshama have the highest of Aliyos… yehi zichro baruch.

  9. I can’t begin to say how sad I am. Everything written in article was Emes. He should beseech hashem for the coming of Mashiach.

  10. Venasati lecha yad vashem…shem olam etein lach…
    Dearest Friends from across the World, All of us who were recipients of R’ Chaim’s kindness and incredible bein adam lechaveiro which knew no boundaries…Can we perhaps brainstorm to establish something big on the bein adam lechaveiro arena to perpetuate Chaim’s legacy and serve as an eternal fountain of zechusim for his holy neshama to continue being nisale’…tzaddikim ain lahem menucha lo baolam hazeh v’lo b’olam haba…

  11. a truly special soul who always welcomed me into his room whenever i was visiting the dorms and his roommate eizik weisz.
    always with a smile and real caring for everyone. the chevra are hoping to write a sefer torah in his memory.
    http://www.gofundme.com/wf6prvw

  12. I remember when he first came to EY after hi school- a true ben aliya, really of the yechidei segula. T N Z B H.

  13. I was a rebbe in his high school when he attended. He was a prince even then, and grew into a superlative ben Torah. This is so distressing.

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