Lakewood: Levaya Of HaRav Eliyahu Yanofsky Z”L


YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of HaRav Eliyahu Yanofsky Z”L, head of the Lakewood Seminary in Lakewood, NJ.

Rav Yanofsky, a renowned Talmid Chochom, spent many years learning in The Kollel at Beth Medrash Govoah.

He was a son of Rav Moshe Yanofsky, the longtime principal at Machon Bais Yaakov in Boro Park.

He leaves behind an Almanah and ten children, his parents, and four siblings.

Rav Yanofsky suffered from a lengthy illness, and was Niftar late Sunday night.

The Levaya will held today, Monday, at 1:10PM at BMG, located at 617 6th Street. The Niftar will then be taken to JFK Airport at 5:00PM (Cargo B, Building 23), where he will be flown to Eretz Yisroel for the Kevura.

Boruch Dayan HaEmmes…

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. The maspidim were HaRav Yerucham Olchin, HaRav Yisroel Neuman, HaRav Rubnitz (brother-in-law), HaRav Reuven Niernberg (Rebbe), Rav Shimon Yanofsky (brother), Yechezkeil Yanofsky (son), HaRav Elimelech Mitnick, Aharon Shaul Yanofsky (son), and Yisroel Chaim Yanofsky (son).