Photo Gallery: Levaya of Rabbi Yonah Avtzon OBM

Eastern Parkway was filled Thursday as people bade farewell to Rabbi Yonah Avtzon OBM, an icon of Crown Heights. Rabbi Avtzon passed away overnight Wednesday night, and due to family flying in, the Levaya was held Thursday morning. As it passed 770, hundreds of community members could be seen accompanying him to his final resting place.

Rabbi Yonah Avtzon was a well known Shadchun who helped many in Chabad find their spouses. Perhaps even better known, was the project he put his life to, Sichos in English, as he translated and compiled the Rebbes Sichos into English so that everyone could access them.


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      The Avtzon family is sitting Shiva at 541 Crown St.

      Shachris 8:00 8:45 9:30 (2 minyanim at each of those times)
      Mincha and Maariv bizmana (6 minyanim needed)

      Mincha Friday starting 1:30 PM

      Motzoei Shabbos 6 minyanim needed bizman
      Sunday – Tuesday bizmana

      The family requests no visitors between 1:00-3:00 PM and past 10:00 PM.

  • world chabad will miss him

    He was Real
    Every Shadchan Should learn from Him
    Honestly he was number one all of Chabad will miss him
    there is nobody like him