Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz z”l


rabbi-daniel-moscowitzThe regional director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Illinois, Rabbi Daniel Moscowitz z”l, passed away in Chicago on Tuesday at the age of 59.

Rabbi Moscowitz was born on the North Side of Chicago. After several years studying in other regions, he returned to Chicago and founded the Tannenbaum Chabad House, serving Jewish students at Northwestern University. He later became Chabad’s head shliach (emissary) in Illinois. Over the years, Moscowitz helped grow nearly 40 Chabad centers in 21 cities across the state.

Rabbi Moscowitz died after not waking up during a routine surgical procedure on Tuesday.

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky-chairman of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, Chabad’s educational arm-said Moscowitz “served effectively with alacrity and distinction” as an executive board member of that agency.

“Just yesterday (Monday), he participated in a three-hour teleconference of the executive board, where matters pertinent to the wide world of shluchim (emissaries) were discussed,” Krinsky was quoted by Chabad.org as saying.

Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, vice chairman of the Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, added on Moscowitz, “He was energetic, caring and dedicated. He was a close friend to everyone, and an active voice on behalf of Torah and Judaism. Rabbi Moscowitz was someone who put the cause of the community before everything else. Many shluchim would seek out his advice on a variety of issues.”




  1. I lived in Chicago in the 70’s, and the Shliach then was Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Hecht, ZL, with whom my father, Dr. Myron Jacobson, ZL, was very close. There was a man named Frank Moscowitz who was Rabbi Hecht’s right-hand man, and used to help organize monthly farbrengens on Motzaei Shabbos Mevorchim, along with many other shiurim. I am wondering if this was his son. They were a wonderful family. May the entire family have a nechama.

  2. To #1 & 2-this was him who learned in Telshe Chicago together with his brothers in the late 60’s/early 70’s, and he is Frank Moskowitz’s son

  3. #1 is grateful for the answer. he was a very teir bochur always smiling and pleasant and easy going tntb”h he is the 2nd we lost from that tkufa @59 the other was tommy kohn a”h