With sadness we inform you of the passing, on Shabbos, of Rabbi Akiva Greenberg of Crown Heights. Rabbi Greenberg was a professor of Speech and sociology in Touro College for several decades, and was much beloved by his many students. He merited personal attention from the Rebbe and other Gedolei Yisrael of the previous generation.
Rabbi Greenberg was also a beloved camp director in many cities in the U.S.
From the very beginning of the Baal Teshuvah movement until his last days, he inspired hundreds to find their home with Torah and mitzvos.
He Left a family of ten children and over one hundred grandchildren and great-grandchildren, many of whom are involved in the Rebbe’s shlichus all over the world.
He is survived by his children, Yiabdlu Lechaim Tovim: Mrs. Shifra Goldstein – Spain, Mrs. Chaya Yakobovitch – Tzfas, Mrs. Malka Touger – Jerusalem, Mrs. Tema Shapiro – Israel, Pinchos Greenberg – Crown Heights, R’ Avrohom Leib Greenberg – Cleveland, Mrs. Tzippora Vogel – Crown Heights, R’ Yisroel Greenberg – Crown Heights, Mrs. Miriam Kalmanson – France and Mendy Greenberg – New Haven.
The Levaya will take place on Sunday, passing by 770 at about 3:30 PM, and from there it will go to Eretz Yisroel for burial.