Saturday, November 22, 2008

Boruch Dayan Hoemes

We were all saddened to hear the passing of Rabbi Velvel Krinsky ob"m who was niftar on Friday just an hour before Shabbos.   He was the eldest sibling in his family and was well known in Australia as a Shochet and Mohel and for his distinctive chazzanus.  He was 93 years of age and the oldest chossid in Australia. For the last few years he had lived with his wife at the Montefiore Homes in Melbourne where she still resides.

The levaya will be at Springvale on Sunday at 2:00pm according to the Chevra Kadisha website.

 COL has a nice article about him which I am reproducing below.

Rabbi Velvel Krinsky, an elder Chossid of the Lubavitch community in Australia, has passed away today, Friday, in Melbourne some 10 minutes before Shabbos candle lighting.

He was 93.

American born and bred, Krinsky was an army veteran who served in the U.S. army on aircraft carriers in World War II.

Born Ze'ev Arye Krinsky in Plymouth, MA, his father R' Shmaya Krinsky OBM raised him and his siblings in a Chassidic environment, in great contrast to the spirit of the liberal state.

He lived in Worcester, MA, before moving to Australia where he was active in religious affairs as a Schochet, Mohel and Chazzan.

He is survived by his siblings: Mrs. Rivka Hecht, New Haven, CT; Mrs. Chava Shusterman, Chicago, IL; Mrs. Sofie Goodman, Ashdod, Israel; R' Yosef Krinsky, Crown Heights; Rabbi Pinchas Krinsky, Boston, MA; Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, Crown Heights; Mrs.Yochi Goldberg, Boston, MA.

And his children: Mrs. Chaya Raisel Glick, Melbourne; R' Hershel Krinsky, Crown Heights; R' Avraham Shmaryahu Krinsky, Melbourne; R' Dovid Reuven Krinsky, Sydney; Mrs. Fraida Teitelbaum, Montreal, Canada.

The Levaya will take place on Sunday (Motzoei Shabbos in the U.S.) 

The family in the U.S. will be sitting Shivah at 1450 President Street, Brooklyn, NY. Shachris - 9:40am, Mincha - 4:15pm, Maariv - Bizman

Mrs. Shusterman and Mrs. Goodman are sitting shiva at 6211 North Whipple St in Chicago.

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom