BDE: Rabbi Mordechai Altein, 100, OBM

With great sadness we report the passing of Rabbi Mordechai Altein OBM, a legendary Shliach and Chossid. He passed away on Sunday, the 3rd of Kislev, 5780.

He was 100 years old.

Born in 5679, Rabbi Altein was considered a leading Chabad Rov, and one of the first Modern Shluchim.

Despite being an american bochur, Mordechai attended the Lubavitch Yeshiva in Otwock, Poland under the auspcies of the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe.

He was later sent to establish yeshivos is locations accross the US, including Pittsburgh, the Bronx, and New Haven, CT.

He is survived by his wife Rochel, and their children, Rabbi Avrohom Altein (Winnipeg, Canada), Rabbi Leibel Altein (Crown Heights), Mrs. Malka Cohen (Manchester, England), Mrs. Sara Pinson (Nice, France), Mrs. Chanie Gurarie (Montreal, Canada), and Mrs. Sima Zalmanov (Tzfas, Isreal), as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his son Yosef Yitzchok obm.

He is also survived by his sister Mrs. Miriam Popack of Crown Heights.

The Levaya will take place Monday, at Shomrei Hadaas in Boro Park at 1:30pm. The procession will pass 770 at around 2:30pm.

Shiva information to be announced.

Boruch Dayan Hoemes


  • Dovid Lawrence

    Boruch Dayan Emes. I taught for Rabbi Altein A”H in the Yeshiva of the Bronx many years ago and have many fond memories of our relationship.
    He was a very special chassid totally dedicated to the Rebbe ZY’A and to his students.
    He was a role model for all of us. May his family only share simchas.

  • Kalman Leib

    In 1981 I was in Hadar Hatorah summer camp, camp Shiloh, such devotion to his son Yossi, who had special needs, a high neshama, brings back tremendous memories!