Boruch Dayan Hoemes: Rabbi Mendel Schechter, 64, OBM

With great sadness and pain we inform you of the untimely passing of Rabbi Menachem Mendel HaLevi Schechter OBM a longtime Crown Heights resident who passed away on Shabbos Gimmel Tammuz in the morning. He was 64 years old.

Reb Mendel had been battling an illness which recently took a turn for the worse and on Shabbos morning he passed away.

He is survived by his wife Linda (Leah), and their children Sarah Malka Skoblo (Crown Heights), Shaindy Rainitz (Walnut Creek, FL), Levi (Chicago, IL), Yossi (Crown Heights), Chavi Brennen (Philadelphia, PA), Henny Yanni (Crown Heights), Simcha, Yehuda and Gisa all of Crown Heights.

He is also survived by his mother Chaya Shechter. (Who will not be informed of her sons passing, please be cautions not to inform her.) and sister Leah Eichler (Crown Heights).

The Levaya will take place tomorrow, Sunday, 10am at Shomrei Hadas and passing by 770 at around 10:45am.

Boruch Dayan Hoemes


  • Bde

    Someone who worked all his life to provide for his family… Learnt Torah in all his spare time and a true chasid of the rebbe.


  • Boruch Dayan Haemes

    Reb Mendel was such a special person. May the family know of only simchas and may moshiach come right now.

  • נחום

    כמה כואב יהודי חסידי אדם שמיעט בדיבור ועבד לפרנסת בני ביתו . הקים משפחה לתפארת ביתו הבכורה שרה מלכה סקאבלא אשת חסד .המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבילי ציון וירושלים

  • Shliach

    a True baal chesed always had a smile the family should only have many simchas
    a friend from Melbourne

  • sheva

    Dear Leah and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Hashem should comfort you and your dear family and give you strength.

  • Harry

    I met first met Mendel about 35 years ago when we were both
    Housing Assistants with the NYC Housing Authority. He was always kind, friendly, and steadfast. He never uttered an unkind word. I am saddened by his passing and my thoughts are with his family.