It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Schwartz z”l of Brooklyn.
Rabbi Schwartz is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sima Schwartz; his siblings, Rabbi Chaim Schwartz and Rabbi Avrohom Schwartz; and his children, R’ Yosef Chanina, R’ Binyomin, R’ Mendy, Shlomo, Nosson Nechemia, Elimelech and Leah.
Rabbi Schwartz formerly served as the rov of Congregation Sefard in Flatbush and was a talented mechanech, speaker, writer mashpiah, and baal machshavah.
The son of R’ Meilich and Lydia Schwartz Angeles, Rabbi Schwartz attended Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon in Los Angeles before joining Yeshivas Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin in Flatbush and then Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim.
He married his wife, Sima, a daughter of Rabbi and Mrs. Chaim Stein, and then learned in the Chaim Berlin Kollel Gur Aryeh. He served as a rebbi at that point at Bais Medrash L’Torah in Skokie, then at Yeshiva Tiferes Torah in Staten Island, and then at the Be’er Hagolah Institute for Russian immigrants and the Jewish Heritage Center of Queens.
A gifted writer, Rabbi Schwartz was instrumental in the production of the divrei Torah contained in Rav Shimon Schwab’s classic sefer Mayan Bais Hasho’eivah.
The levaya was held today Shomrei Hachomos Chapels in Boro Park. Kevurah is taking place in Lakewood, NJ, at the East Seventh Street Bais Hachaim.
The family will be sitting shivah until Tuesday morning at 1258 East 12th Street in Flatbush. Shacharis is at 8 a.m., Mincha at 1:30 p.m., and Maariv at 8:45 p.m.
Yehi zichro boruch.