BDE: Rabbi Chaim Itche Kugel, 88, OBM

With great sadness we report the passing of Rabbi Chaim Itche Kugel OBM, a longtime Crown Heights resident and son-in-law of famed Chosid Rabbi Avrohom Mayor. He passed away on Sunday, the 30th of Nissan, 5779.

He was 88 years old.

Chaim and his wife Freeda (nee Drizin) founded the famous wig company based in Crown Heights, which provided sheitels for the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka obm.

He is survived by his wife Freeda and children, Moshe Kugel (Crown Heights), Rabbi Shlomo Kugel (Manhattan, NY), and Dovid Kugel (Crown Heights).

The levaya will take place tomorrow at 11:30 am at Zichron Meir Cemetery in Bnei Brak, Israel.

Baruch Dayan Hoemes


  • Menachem Shagalov

    Reb. Chaim Itche Was a very special person I wish every young man growing up has a friend mentor like Mr. Kugel to Me he is the Chosid,Maspia, and Mench. יהי זכרו ברוך
    And he will be missed. Rabbi Shalom Menachem Mendel Shagalov

  • Rochel Kheyson

    Dear Freeda
    So sorry for your loss… May Hashem comfort you and your loved ones…