Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Rabinowitz zt”l


rav-yaakov-moshe-rabinowitzIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rabbi Yaakov Moshe Rabinowitz zt”l, a resident of Flatbush, Brooklyn, at the age of 88.

Rabbi Rabinowitz had a long chinuch career as a rebbi at Yeshiva Rabbi Jacob Joseph, a teacher in a Talmud Torah, a lecturer at Stern College, ad ean of students at YU, dean of all undergraduate students at YU-Stern, dean of EMC of YU, Chairman of the Board of Ed of Shulamis for two decades, Chairman of the Middlestates licensing panel for three decades, rebbi at Erna Michela colee of Judaic studies, and co-founder and educational director of Camp Morasha for 16 years.

Rabbi Rabinowitz gave daily Chumash shiurim at the Agudah of Avenue H and Daf Yomi during the summers. He completed all of Shas more than 7 times, wrote two seforim on Chumash titled “Yemin Yaakov,” and lectured worldwide on various chinuch and hashkafah topics.

He learned daily at the Lakewood Minyan of Boro Park, was a co- founder of Congregation Ahavas Chessed, and was sought after for his advice in all areas of formal and informal education.

Rabbi Rabinowitz was a warm, embracing, creative visionary who helped build and create Torah and chessed institutions. He spent over 66 years in various forms of chinuch positions.

He is survived by his wife, his two sons, R’ Baruch and R’ Dovid, and two daughters, Mrs. Esther Shulman and Mrs. Fayge Novogroder. He was pre-deceased by his son R’ Yosef z”l.

The levaya will take place this morning at 11 a.m. at Shomrei Hadas Chapels, located at 14th Avenue at the corner of 38th Street in Boro Park. Shiva will take place at 804 East 8th Street in Flatbush.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Gavriel Sitrit-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Everything that is written is so VERY true! He was a great man with an warmth to him. He will be missed by everyone who was zoche to have met him.

  2. Boruch Dayan Emes!

    I remember him well from about thirty years ago. He was a person who was clearly b’makom gdulaso sham atah motai invisunuso. A talmid chacham who was kind and warm to one and all, always with a gut vort. Noach L’Makom, v’noach labriyos. He was the person the Navi describes as “Yisrael ami asher becha espaer”. Yehi zichro baruch.

  3. Rabbi Rabinowitz was a friend of my father’s Stanley Rudoff A”H. I believe they studied chemistry together. I remember him well and very fondly from Camp Morasha where he was not only a beloved teacher of Torah, but he had a twinkle in his eye and did a memorable rendition of “Slobodka Sam.” (“He shot a little birdie one day, he killed a horse 9 blocks away…”). Am I the only one who remembers this?