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Boruch Dayan Hoemes: R’ Sholom Levertov, 89, OBM

With sadness we inform you of the passing of Reb Sholom Levertov OBM, a well known baal menagen and longtime resident of Crown Heights. He was 89 years old.

Born in the Soviet Union in 1927 R’ Sholom fled to France during the war where he married his wife Pesha (nee Prus) then immigrated to the United States and settled in the Brownsville neighborhood in Brooklyn.

R’ Sholom worked in the Jewelry industry and in his free time he took on the care of a Shul in his Brownsville neighborhood.

He continued taking care of the Shul after moving to Crown Heights in 1966 and would walk every Shabbos to open and Daven in the Shul.

A family member related that the Frierdiker Rebbe was due to be the Sandek at his Bris, but after being it being delayed the Soviet authorities had by then arrested the Rebbe and he was unable to attend.

He is survived by his wife Pesha and their children, Rabbi Zalman Zalman (Phoenix, AZ), Mrs. Baila Vilenkin (Crown Heights), Rabbi Dov Ber Levertov (Crown Heights), Mrs. Yehudis Lieberman (Ashkelon, Israel), Mrs. Devorah Leah Dechter (Crown Heights), R’ Shaul Levertov (Crown Heights), and Rabbi Yossi Levertov (Scottsdale, AZ).

The Levaya will take place Monday, 12:00pm at Shomrei Hadas and passing by 770 at around 1:00pm

Boruch Dayan Hoemes


  • 1. Mordechai Bogatin wrote:

    very very warm person who I met when davening both in Lefferts shule and then later in 770 Montgomery Shule. We always connected speaking in Russian together. Always very geshmak to talk to.

  • 4. so sad!!!!! wrote:

    missing in this article – a big part of his lifes work – he was very active with sending life saving & surviving food and clothing packages to USSR – in the KGB days….

    plus active in helping ppl get visas out of the ussr etc.

    A very nice man indeed!!!


    • 6. annoymouse wrote:

      you are right!
      also that he is survived byy his grandchild ad great grandchild

      the world lost a special man


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