Rabbi Chaim Cohen z”l


It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the sudden passing of Rabbi Chaim Cohen z”l after suffering a heart attack. He was 64.

Reb Chaim was a resident of Flatbush, Brooklyn.

A friend to so many people, Reb Chaim faced numerous challenges and yissurim during his lifetime, yet anyone who met him would have never known, thanks to his constant positivity and good cheer. Reb Chaim possessed a wonderfully warm personality, and had a good vort and a smile for everyone.

Reb Chaim was a popular member of the botei medrash and botei knesses in his neighborhood, particulary the Mirrer Yeshiva, as well as Agudas Yisroel Snif Zichron Shmuel, led by Rav Eliezer Ginsburg, where Reb Chaim davened each morning.

Together with his wife, Batsheva, Reb Chaim raised his family with supreme devotion and love.

With Reb Chaim’s passing, a spark of light that lit up and enriched so many lives has been extinguished, but his memory will remain in a special place in the hearts of those fortunate to know him.

The levaya will be held this Motzoei Shabbos, Parshas Vayeishev at the Mirrer Yeshiva, located at 1791 Ocean Parkway, at the corner of Avenue R, in Flatbush, Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. The aron will then be flown to Eretz Yisroel for kevurah in Yerushalayim.

Among Reb Chaim’s children is Rabbi Yoily Cohen, a rebbi at the Lakewood Cheder in Lakewood, His other children are R’ Yechiel (Motty), Ruchie, Leah, Mimi, Sarah, Daniel, Moishe and Elchonon.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Dov Kaplan-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Baruch dayan haemes. Rav Chaim had so much yissurim yet he accepted it all beahava. He will be missed by all who were zoche to know him. Yehi zichro baruch.


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