Rabbi Yehuda Schwab zt”l


rabbi-yehuda-schwab1[Levaya info below.] It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rabbi Yehuda Schwab zt”l of Monsey, who passed away on Shabbos following a protracted illness. He was approximately 60 years old.

Rabbi Schwab was a son of Rav Mordechai Schwab zt”l, well-known longtime mashgiach in Passaic and of Yeshiva Bais Shraga of Monsey.

Rav Yehuda was involved in many areas of tzorchei tzibbur, including JEP of Rockland County. Throughout his life, Rav Yehuda touched an untold number of people with his neimus, his genuinely positive nature, his selflessness and his sterling middos tovos. He was a shining role model to others in humility, chashivus haTorah, and seiver ponim yafos.

During his final illness, which spanned many years during the last period of his life, Rav Yehuda’s greatness shone forth, as he battled his difficult challenges with serenity and remarkable strength and dignity. He maintained his positive disposition even as the dreaded illness ravaged his body and made his every move painful. His gevurah and bitachon during his last years reflected the kochos hanefesh that he had developed for some five decades earlier. His passing leaves a giant void in the hearts of his wonderful family and his numerous friends, acquaintances and admirers.

Rav Yehuda was zocheh to raise, together with his dedicated wife, Mrs. Blimi Schwab, an upstanding family who carry on in his illustrious footsteps.

Rav Yehuda is survived by his wife, Mrs. Blimi Schwab; his mother, Rebbetzin Schwab; his in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Gutman; his brothers and sisters; his children, Mrs. Chavie Levi, Mrs. Chani Moldavor, Mrs. Rochi Kugler, R’ Yitzy Schwab, Mrs. Esti Sturman, Mrs. Miriam Storch, Mrs. Shani Craven, Shirah Schwab and Bracha Schwab; and his grandchildren.

Update: The levaya will be held tomorrow, Sunday, at 11 a.m., at 2 Shalvah Place in Monsey, NY.

{C. Levine-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Baruch Dayan Emes

    Rav Schwab was the personification of ???? ?????. Always a smile.
    A role model for all of us. He embrassed all yidden from all backgrounds.
    A true ????.

  2. He was also a maggid shiur at Yeshiva Kol Yaakov in the good old days, and did wonders in teaching adults basic gemora. He ran JEP and many people made their first steps to Yiddishkeit under his guidance. There are hundreds of people who are today leading productive frum lives because of him. He had boundless energy and enthusiasm and we who knew him were lucky to have had that privilege.

  3. chaval al d’avdin ud’lo mishtakchin! a baal yissurim noraim whom was mekabel b’ahava.A true tzaddik ben tzaddik!may he be a maylitz yosher for gantz klal yisrael! Yehi zichro boruch!

  4. Rabbi Schwab was a lovely, gentle man. He helped my children so much at JEP. I returned to orthodoxy because of him. He was a tremendous positive influence on my life and the life of my children.

  5. the most decent fine person, a person can ever meet. he helped me personaly in great ways without a single word……