BDE: Rabbi Tzemach Cunin, 43, OBM

With great sadness we regret to report the sudden and untimely passing of Rabbi Tzemach Cunin OBM, the Shliach to Century City California, and son of head Shliach Rabbi Shlomo Cunin. He passed away Friday, Beis Tammuz 5779.

He was 43 years old.

He is survived by his wife, Ada (nee Wilschanski) and 5 children.

He is also survived by his parents Rabbi Shlomo and Miriam Cunin, Head Shluchim of California and the West Coast, and siblings.

The Levaya will take place this Sunday, the 4th of Tammuz, at 3:00pm starting at Reb Tzemach A”H’s house 1145 S. Wetherly Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035 – continuing to Bais Chaya Mushka where Tzemach invested an incredible amount of kochos over the years and continuing to Mt.

Boruch Dayan Hoemes


  • Miriam & Hessel Kessler & Family

    Baruch Dayan HaEmes…
    Such sad news. Rabbi Tzemach was such a sweet gentleman.
    May his Neshama reach the loftiest heights in Gan Eden.
    Warm Condolences & Strength from Above to all the family.
    Love The Kessler Family 😢xoxo

    • David Kesherim

      I have known Rabbi Semach since he was toddler
      A real Chassid of the REBBE. No door was closed for him
      A very big lost in our community
      David Kesherim

  • Chaim M

    Tzemach was one of the friendliest people I’ve met in the Pico Robertson area. He always had a big smile on his face. I am crushed to hear this.

    Condolences to all of his family and friends
    May his neshama have an aliyah.
    I’m sure he’s smiling at us from Gan Eden

  • Aaron Parry

    So sad to hear of the passing of this soft-spoken Tzaddik and true aved Hashem, deepest felt condolences to his family and to the Cunins, BDE

  • Eric Golub

    I did not know Rabbi Tzemach Cunin that well. His brothers Mendy (Chabad Larchmont) and Chaim (Chabad Westwood) have been friends of mine for over 25 years. I just put on Tefillin with Chaim a couple days ago.

    The father of this family, Rabbi Shlomo Cunin is a legend in Chabad circles. He is the one who puts on the Chabad Telethon every year.

    The Cunin family has brought so much joy to so many people for so long. In fact, a young man with the same name of Tzemach Cunin (Mendy’s son) just got engaged a few days ago.

    May Hashem shine his light on this wonderful family during this most awful of times.

    God bless them all, and God bless the Chabad Century City community. May we all have a peaceful Shabbos.

    Eric Golub

  • Nicole Stein

    He was such a nice man. Heartbreaking news. Sending my love and prayers to his family.

  • רבקה דריליך

    So, So Heartbreaking Moshiach Now. For his family, his community and the world at large . בד’א

  • Anonymous

    He was exceptional,
    cannot believe it,
    He will be always in our heart,

  • Ezri Namvar

    The entire Jewish community is in shock
    All he thought about was doing one more mitzva
    We are so sad

  • Ezra and Shoshana Solomon

    Boruch Dayan Hoemes
    Come Back with the Rebbe now!

  • Hanna Alfi

    ברוך דיין האמת
    שנשמתו תיהיה בצרור החיים בגן עדן .😥
    So sorry for your loss
    I’m sure he was a great man .
    שתדעו רק שמחות ולא עוד צער.

  • Jeff

    I will never forget the night Rabbi Cunin invited me in for Shabbos dinner.

    I had moved to a big city for the first time and I was having a very rough time just getting by day to day. I also had had a night where someone had been very harsh with me. I’ll never forget, I was crying on a street corner in the rain, thinking of jumping in my car and driving back to my hometown that night. Rabbi Cunin was walking out in the rain and he invited me to walk with me. He didn’t ask me anything about who I was or what was wrong. He didn’t even say where we were going. He just brought me into his home and made everything feel like it was going to be ok.

    You meet people along the way in life who are so good that you feel like they could live forever. He was one of them. That was the only time I met him, if I knew he was going to be gone this soon, I wish I would have seen him again. It’s time like this that the world can really feel unjust. May G-d bless his family in a tremendous hardship and may his memory be for a blessing.

  • Natanel M

    So sorry to read that. Very sad news. Baroukh Dayan Haemet. Condolences to his family.

  • David Cienfuegos

    What a shock this is. My wife and I used to like going to high holiday services with him at Chabad Century City many years ago. He was a great person who did so many mitzvahs. My condolences to his entire family.

  • Steven Kamara

    So Heart breaking so young , condolences to his family , Rabi Yossi Cunin so so sorry. May he Rest In Peace In Gan Eden and May his memory be a blessing to his family
    Steven Kamara

  • robert Maron

    To hear about the passing of anyone so young is tragic and incredibly sad… but to hear that it’s a Cunin, when I have such high regard for this family, is heartbreaking. Condolences to Rebbe’s Shlomo, Levi, Mendy, Chaim and families and all of the woman and men who’s hearts’ he’s touched —know that there are many. May the memory of his kindness be a comfort to all. Bob y’Rachmeil Maron

  • Jeffrey Falick

    I was just with Tzemach hours before he passed at the Beverly Hills Hotel commemorating 25 years since the passing of the Rebbe: what a shock that such a wonderful soul is gone so unexpectedly.

  • David Poratti

    Tzemach was one of the sweetest persons I and my family have known. He was a good friend. We are shocked and will miss him. We pray that Hashem will comfort his family.