With great sadness we report the passing of Rabbi Yaakov Yisrael (Yanky/Jack) HaKohen Pfeffer OBM, brother of the Freirdicker Rebbe’s Shliach to Pittsburgh Rabbi Tzvi (Hershel) HaKohen Pfeffer. He passed away on Shabbos Tes Vov Nissan, the first day of Pesach.
He was 93 years old.
A rabbi, chazzan, teacher, great traveler to and lover of Eretz Yisrael, Rabbi Yaakov Pfeffer was the President of The Jewish Court Employees Association in Brooklyn while working there.
The levaya was held on Monday, the 1st day Chol HaMoed Pesach, and he was buried at the Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens.
Rabbi Hershel Pfeffer will be sitting shiva at the Lefkowitz Family residence at 736 Lefferts Avenue in Crown Heights, from the Sunday immediately after Yom Tov until he returns to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. He will sit shiva in Pittsburgh until Friday mid-morning, receiving people in Lubavitch Center Beis Yechezkel after ma’ariv.
To contact Rabbi Hershel Pfeffer, please use 412-251-4734 for phone calls and text messages, both in NY and in Pittsburgh.
Boruch Dayan Hoemes