Thursday, March 31, 2016

Petira of Rav Chaim Yosef Goldberg Zt"l from Yerushalayim

 Many in Lakewood knew him especially those who learned in Yeshivas Brisk by Rav Dovid Soleveitchik. Shiva will be held at the home of his brother Reb Efraim, 112 Rosebank, Lakewood, New Jersey.

One of the best-known baalei chessed in Yerushalayim, Rabbi Chaim Goldberg, z”l, was niftar Thursday morning in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. He was 67 at his petirah. The levayah left Thursday afternoon from the Brisk Yeshivah in Gush 80, Yerushalayim, to the Eretz Hachaim cemetery in Beit Shemesh, where he was buried. Many thousands attended the levayah in Yerushalayim.

Reb Chaim Yosef Halevi Goldberg, born in America in Kislev 5709/1948, learned in Eretz Yisrael, and after he married settled in Yerushalayim.

With his petirah, Yerushalayim loses a noble character; a noted talmid chacham and masmid, who dedicated his life to Torah as well as to the other two pillars the world stands on: avodah and gemilus chasadim.

Rabbi Goldberg was the patron of thousands of widows, orphans, broken families, geiri tzedek, families of talmidei chachamim, as well many poor individuals; all knew that Rabbi Goldberg would be of assistance.

He was renowned for his myriad acts of chessed; he would somehow find out about any tragedy or family in need and would manage to bring them whatever they needed. It is assumed that he gave out millions of shekels in tzedakah over the years. Reb Chaim would also supply electric appliances to those in need. read more at


  1. Brother is Reb Efraim Rebbe in Lakewood cheder

    1. other brothers are Rav Dovid, Rosh Yeshivas Telz; Rav Yudel, R"M in Rverdale; and Rav Moshe, R"M in Toronto.
      longtime shutef in charity was Reb Dovid Leib Cohen. here's a good article about their work.

  2. Very surprised did not report about it.

    1. It was posted at 3:16 pm.