It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the petirah of Rav Sheftel Meir Halevi Neuberger zt”l, the beloved menahel of Yeshivas Ner Yisroel in Baltimore. Rav Sheftel had battled illness for the last year.
Rav Neuberger was a son of Rav Naftali Neuberger zt”l, famed president of Ner Yisroel. He was named for his zaide, Rav Sheftel Kramer zt”l.
Rav Sheftel took over for his father as president of Ner Yisroel upon Rav Naftali’s passing in 2005.
Rav Sheftel was supremely devoted to the yeshiva, guiding it and sacrificing to ensure its vitality and growth.
He was also renowned as an outstanding baal tefillah, whose tefillos inspired thousands of the years. He was a baal tefillah during the Yomim Noraim at Ner Yisroel, and his nusach has been used and replicated by baalei tefillah the world over.
Rav Sheftel is survived by his rebbetzin, Mrs. Judy Neuberger, and their family: Rabbi Yosef Neuberger, Rabbi Boruch Neuberger, Mrs. Devorah Krakauer, Mrs. Laya Basch, Rabbi Chaim Shimon Neuberger, Mrs. Feige Schwebel, and Rabbi Shlomo Dovid Neuberger. He is also survived by his siblings, Rav Shraga Neuberger, Reb Yaakov Neuberger, Reb Yitzchok (Isaac) Neuberger, and Rav Ezra Neuberger.
The children and Rav Shraga Neuberger and Rav Ezra Neuberger will sit shivah at 418 Yeshiva Lane through Tuesday Morning. Minyanim will be private. R’ Yitzchok Neuberger and R’ Yaakov Neuberger will sit shivah at 500 Mount Wilson Lane. Masks and social distancing are required by the family.
The levayah will held tomorrow, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. at the Ner Yisroel bais medrash, located at 400 Mt. Wilson Lane in Pikesville, Maryland. No visitors from outside the yeshiva’s bubble will be allowed into the yeshiva bais medrash or mechina bais medrash buildings. The ezras noshim will be open to women, but women must enter and exit through the door facing the yeshiva‘s administration building. The kollel will be in the Friedman Family Bais Medrash and the Wolf Dining Room. There will be space for guests in the dining room with socially distant seating. Masks must be worn everywhere on campus. Only family will be allowed into the cemetery due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Due to Covid, people are encouraged by the yeshiva to participate in the levayah online or via teleconference.
Watch the levayah live HERE. Listen to the levayah by calling 301.715.8592 and entering ID# 824 6010 6228 and passcode 551184.
Yehi zichro boruch.