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Boruch Dayan Hoemes: Rabbi Fitche Shur, 65, OBM

With sadness we inform you of the sudden passing of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok (Fitche) Shur OBM, a beloved Mashpia and true example of a Chossid who helped support the education of children. He was 65 years old.

Reb Fitche, as he was affectionately known, was the Mashpiah of Congregation Anash at 770 Montgomery Street and was a common sight, sitting and learning as well as giving Shiurim every week.

“He was a true Chossid, they don’t make them like that anymore” related Reb Hirshel Shifrin, a friend and fellow congregant. “He was [careful] not to speak during Davening, and loved sitting and learning and giving Shiurim in the Shul.”

He worked as a fundraiser for Oholei Torah, Crown Heightses largest boys school, where he helped support the Chinuch Al Taharas HaKodesh.

He passed away suddenly on Friday morning.

He is survived by his wife Rivka (nee Laine) and their children, Raizy Dubov (crown Heights), Chana Lipskar (Bal Harbor, FL), Dovid Leib, Meir, Shmulik, Shimon (all of Crown Heights).

He is also survived by his siblings, Rebbetzin Shaindel Chaikin (Cleveland, OH), Alta Silberstein (Montreal, Canada), Reb Moshe Shur (Montreal, Canada), Kreina Lepkivker (Crown Heights), and Reb Yona (Toronto, Canada). He is predeceased by his brother Berel OBM.

The Levaya will take place on Sunday, 12:00pm at Shomrei Hadas and passing by 770 at around 12:45pm.

Boruch Dayan Hoemes



  • 1. Anonymous wrote:

    This is really sad.
    Anyone who davened at 770 Montgomery, even if you didn’t know him, would see what a special person this was.

  • 2. shocked and saddened wrote:

    We spent many years davenning in Montgomery Street & Rabbi Shur was always quiet, reserved and dignified, someone the minyan could rely on and a true chasid. This is a terrible loss to everyone. Our deepest condolences to his family, may he be a gutteh betteren for Klal Yisrael.

    Simcha & Hindy Lewis, Israel

  • 3. Naftali Berkowitz wrote:

    I was a participant at his Sunday morning share. he was a very warm friendly special person. I could not imagine our shul moving on without him, we miss him dearly


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