Rav Avrohom Dovid Heller zt”l


candle-small6It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Avrohom Dovid Heller zt”l of Har Nof, Yerushalayim. He was 69.

Rav Heller, a son of Rav Zev Heller zt”l, was born and raised in Boston. He learned at Yeshiva Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin and later served as administrator of Yeshiva Pachad Yitzchak in Yerushalayim.

He was known as a talmid chochom of note and devoted his life to Torah learning and harbotzas haTorah, establishing a home of Torah and sincere avodas Hashem while raising children on this path. He was a recognizable figure in Har Nof where he resided, always caring for and helping others.

The levaya is being held this evening at Yeshiva Pachad Yitzchok on Rechov Hakablan in Har Nof. Kevurah is set to take place on Har Hazaeisim.

Rav Heller is survived by his wife, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller, renowned mechaneches, speaker and teacher, as well as their fourteen children and many grandchildren who carry on his legacy.

The family will be sitting shivah at the Heler home, located at Rechov Hakablan 29/13 in Har Nof.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


  1. Rav Heller zt”l was born and raised in Boston. He attended the Maimonides Day School in Brookline. He was a great man who touched my life and changed me for the better forever.

  2. I learned at Yeshiva Pachad Yitzchok. He was truly a great man, always making sure each Bochur was happy and all the building operations were running smoothly. Everyone who met him loved him.

  3. bs’d I learned with Rabbi Heller when I first came to Ohr Somayach in 1979. He was a great talmid chochom and always had a smile on his face. Even though I was only a beginner he took the time to learn the laws of Shabbos with me as well as other areas of halacha. I was amazed at his wide knowledge. I am so saddened to hear of his petirah. May G-d comfort his family among all the moourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

  4. Rav Heller’s son, Rabbi Chaim Heller, is one of the rising stars of Lev L’Achim. Reb Chaim is the director of Lev L’Achim activities in Ramla and Lod and stands behind the spiritual rebirth of those cities that stand as a model of what can be accomplished throughout Eretz Yisroel.

    May the entire family know of no furter sorrow.