Rav Reuven Scheiner zt”l

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It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of Rav Reuven Scheiner zt”l, longtime R”M at Yeshiva Torah Vodaas in Brooklyn, NY.

A tremendous talmid chochom and tzaddik, with wide-ranging yedios haTorah, Rav Scheiner, in addition to being marbitz Torah at Torah Vodaas, also gave shiurim at Congregation Yismach Yisroel Alexander in Boro Park.

A son of R’ Shmuel Tov Scheiner, Rav Reuven, in his youth, learned at Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and Bais Medrash Elyon, as a member of an elite chaburah that included many talmidei chachomim who went on to became gedolei and marbitzei Torah.

Rav Scheiner leaves behind his wife, Rebbetzin Shoshana Scheiner (nee Lichtenstein), and an illustrious family: his sons, R’ Dovid Noach, R’ Aryeh, R’ Kalman (rabbinic coordinator with the OU), R’ Moshe Shia, R’ Yoel Gedaliah, R’ Leizer (Louis) Scheiner (noted askan, baal tzedakah and founder of Bais Medrash Ohr Chaim in the Forshay section of Monsey), R’ Shachna (of Lakewood, author of sifrei Darkei Moshe) and Mrs. Tova Greenberg; and many grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Mrs. Kaila Weintraub.

The levayah will be held at 1 p.m. at Yeshiva Torah Vodaas, located at 425 East 9th Street in Brooklyn, NY. The aron will then be flown to Eretz Yisroel. A levayah will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, at 4:45 p.m., at the Shamgar Bais Halevayos, followed by kevurah on Har Hazeisim. The family will then be sitting shivah until 10:30 p.m. at 7/25 Rechov Yismach Melech, third floor.

Yehi zichro boruch.



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  1. א טייערע איד

    I think I had him as a Rebbe for a brief period in Camp Torah Vodaas around forty years ago.

    I didn’t speak to him for a long time.

    A few years ago, I was trying to find out some information for someone, so I went to YTV, saw him, and he greeted me warmly.

    יהי זכרו ברוך

  2. A pure gem of a person! Loved the רבונו של עולם, loved the Torah and loved all Yidden! He loved zemiros and Shabbos was special in his life.
    יהי זכרו ברוך

  3. Didnt know the niftar, but for us lakewooders who know his son r’ shachneh, we were sure that he came from true gezah koidesh. may he be a meilitz yoisher.


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