Rabbi Tzvi Hertz z”l


candle-small6[Levaya info below.] It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rabbi Tzvi Hertz z”l of Lakewood, NJ. As reportedly previously, Reb Tzvi suddenly collapsed and became ill last Shabbos, Parshas Haazinu, and underwent emergency brain surgery.

Yidden across the globe davened for Reb Tzvi, as a name, Refoel, was added as a zechus for his refuah and he was placed on a respirator.

Tragically, as thousands davened for Reb Refoel Tzvi ben Chana, Reb Tzvi was niftar on Friday night, Shabbos Chol Hamoed. He was just 29 years old.

Reb Tzvi was a member of the kollel at Bais Medrash Govoah in Lakewood, and was beloved by his peers and chaveirim for his wonderful personality and kindliness. Reb Tzvi was a budding talmid chochom, whose ahavas haTorah and avodas Hashem were outstanding.

Reb  Tzvi was a son of Rabbi and Mrs. Meir and Chana Hertz of Lakewood. Reb Meir is the dean of Tashbar Elementary School and a longtime askan in the Lakewood community.

Reb Tzvi is survived by his devoted wife, Mrs. Sarah, nee Salb, and their four wonderful children.

Levaya details are being finalized and will be posted when they become available.

Umacha Hashem dimah mei’al kol ponim.

Update: The levaya will be held tomorrow, Hoshanah Rabbah, at noon, at Beth Medrash Govoah, located at Seventh Street, between Private Way and Lakewood Avenue, in Lakewood, NJ.

{Dov Green-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. BDE

    What a tragic & sudden event to occur in the middle of Sukkos-the yom tov of happiness-or anytime for the matter.

    lakewood R”L in the last year alone has lost many young & innocent people that have left to the olam haemes at young ages & in strage ways. how many can you remember? we lost 2-13 year old boys, we lost a 37 year old Talmid chacham, we lost a 12 year old, we lost a 4 month old baby R”L. do i need to continue?…..

    HOW MANY MORE of these tragic events will need to occur C”V before we wake-up & face truth & reality. is there anyone that thinks these are just coincidence? or is Hashem calling us to wake-up & waiting for us to do teshuva (kol yisroel areivim…. i.e. this is not just for residents of lakewood Ihr Hakodesh, but for all of klal yisroel)

    it is up to each one of us to come together as a nation & return to Hashem, so these tzaros can end & hashem can return to us & bring Mashiach b’karov. Hasheivenu Hashem ailecha….

    everyones teillim was a big zchus for the neshama & made a big difference.