Levaya of HaRav Yaakov Pollak ZATZAL, Longtime Morah D’asra of Shomrei Emunah in Boro Park


YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of HaRav Yaakov Pollak ZATZAL, the longtime Morah D’asra of Shomrei Emunah in Boro Park. He was 93.

The Levaya will be held at 12:00 noon at the Shul located at 5202 14th Ave.

Congregation Shomrei Emunah was established in 1907. It was led from 1928 to 1935 by HaRav Wolf Gold, a founder of the Williamsburg Talmud Torah and Mesivta Torah Vodaas. From 1935 through 1973, Dr. Harry I. Wohlberg was the Rov. From 1973 through 2008, the Shul was led by the Niftar, HaRav Yaakov Pollack. Since 2008, the Rov has been Harav Aviezer Cohen.

In the early years of the Shul, the Chofetz Chaim had advised Gedolim traveling to America that they should turn to Shomrei Emunah upon their arrival. Gedolim that spoke in the Shul include HaRav Elchonon Wasserman HY”D, HaRav Avrohom Isaac Kook ZATZAL, and HaRav Boruch Ber Leibowitz ZATZAL.

Boruch Dayan HaEmmes…

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  1. Chaval al d’avdin…
    Rabbi Pollack was a giant of a man. He belonged to the previous generation of Rabbonim when the Mara D’Asra of a Kehillah was devoted to his own Kehillah with every fiber of his being. They simply do make them like Rabbi Pollack anymore.
    Yehi zichro boruch.