Petira of Reb Naftali Gelman Z”L Of Montreal


YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Reb Naftali Gelman z”l of Montreal. He was Niftar on the second day of Yom Tov.

Rav Naftali was originally from Lemberg, Ukraine. He was one of the founders of the yiddishe community post Iron Curtain in Lemberg.

Rav Naftali is survived by his wife Mrs. Tanya Gelman and two daughters.

Shiva will start motzei yom tov, Thursday night through Wednesday morning.

Phone calls only please:

Mrs. Tanya Gelman (438) 934-5219
Mrs. Rachel Basilyan (415) 370-1121
Mrs. Leah Shkolnik (514) 733-8235

Boruch Dayan HaEmmes…

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. BD”E.

    One point – hasn’t Lemberg been Lviv since 1945 (and Lwow (Lvov) from 1919 through 1945)? Lemburg was the name under the Austro-Hugarian Empire.

    an Israeli Yid