Rav Avrohom Respler zt”l

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rav Avrohom ResplerUpdated: It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Avrohom Respler zt”l, longtime note mechanech.

Rav Respler, who resided in Queens, NY, served with distinction as a rebbi and then menahel at Yeshivas Toras Emes-Kamenitz in Brooklyn.

Rav Respler retired after the 2005-06 school year following nearly fifty years at the yeshiva.   Before he succeeded Rabbi Schwartz as principal, Rav Respler was a rebbi for about 30 years, teaching both 5th and 7th grades.

He was an expert educator, who instilled Torah values in generations of talmidim and was beloved by the students and his fellow mechanchim alike.

His children are Rav Mordechai Respler, rosh yeshiva of Mesivta of Long Beach, NY; Rav Naftoli Respler, R”M at of Mesivta of Long Beach, NY; Rav Yisroel Respler; Mrs. Levovitz, Mrs. Kaufman and Mrs. Abramowitz.

The levayah will take place at 11 a.m. at Yeshiva Kamenitz, located at 1904 Avenue N in Flatbush, Brooklyn.

The levayah will continue at 1 p.m. at Rav Shlomo Teitelbaum’s shul, Adas Yereim, located on Metropolitan Avenue in Kew Gardens, Queens. Kevurah will take place at Beth Moses Cemetery/Wellwood in Melville, New York.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Gavriel Sitrit-Matzav.com}


  1. The impact he had on my life will forever continue and i hope i will be successful as he was impacting my children in his positive ways.

  2. Boruch dayan emes. Rabbi Respler was an absolute tzaddik and it was a privilege for my family to know him and have our son in his yeshiva. In all my years I have never known such a warmhearted, caring menahel who cared so deeply about every student in his yeshiva. I told my wife more than once that I thought he was the perfect menahel and how lucky we were to have him; her reply was “Every child needs a Rabbi Respler in their life”. What a terrible loss. Yehi zichroi boruch.

  3. He changed my life in 7th grade and for that I am forever grateful. He brought joy to learning and escitement to teh classroom. He was filed with wisdom and humility. He was a paradigm of ehat a mechanech is. OY1 I miss him already!
    He was so proud of the accomplishments of his Talmidim, even if we were out of his shiur for over 48 years!!!
    He lives on in each of us and in all the Talmidim that we can inspire. Talmidei Talmidayhon!!

  4. A precious Jew, my fifth grade Rebbe in YTE in BP.

    We learned פרק המפקיד in בבא מציעא with him, התחלת גמרא. In the middle of the year, the Yeshiva moved from 43rd street near 13th avenue to the long awaited new building on 56th street. We marched through the streets to the new building.

    He was a big בעל דרך ארץ, בעל מדות, in addition to his other maalos.

    זכרונו לברכה לחיי העולם הבא

  5. What a great loss!! Rabbi Respler was so caring and giving in the classroom and in life in general.
    His home was a fortress of Torah full of warmth and love! His passing leaves a great void that can’t be refilled.
    may we follow the path he laid out for us his Talmidim and he will have nachas on high!

  6. What a great loss! Rabbi Respler was an amazing rebbi that you just didn’t want to let down and you always would go the extra mile… why? because you knew he cared! His home was a fortress of Torah filled with love and warmth. His passing leaves a void that cannot be filled.
    may we his talmidim continue on the path he set us on and bring him nachas on high!

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