Rav Elimelech Bluth zt”l

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It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of Rav Elimelech Bluth zt”l, mara da’sra of Khal Ahavas Achim of Kensington, Brooklyn.

Rav Bluth was a noted posek and rov, known as one of the prominent talmidim of the posek hador, Rav Moshe Feinstein zt”l. Rav Bluth also served as the rov and posek of Chai Lifeline and Camp Simcha.

Rav Elimelech was known for his impressive Torah knowledge even as a young ben Torah learning at Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim under the rosh yeshiva, Rav Moshe.

In the 1960s, Rav Bluth married Rivka Sheina Gindoff, a daughter of Reb Simcha and Mattil Yehudis Gindoff from East Flatbush in Brooklyn. Rav Bluth and the rebbetzin settled in Bensonhurst. She worked while Rav Bluth continued his immersion in Torah.

The Bluths moved several times, eventually settling in Kensington.

Rebbetzin Bluth passed away in 2013.

Rav Bluth is survived by his children, Reb Avrohom Aharon Bluth, Mrs. Esther Rochel Gurwitz, Mrs. Miriam Gewirtzman, Mrs. Peninah Warman, Mrs. Batsheva Hess and Mrs. Chaya Sori Lewenstein, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Levayah details will be posted once they are finalized.

Yehi zichro boruch.




  1. Wasn’t Rav Bluth zt’l the Rov of either Camp Rayim or Camp Kesser (I’m trying to remember which) when they first opened up about 30 years ago?


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