TRAGEDY: Tuvia (Todd) Miller Z”L, Major Jewish Community Activist in Milwaukee R”L Killed in Fiery Crash


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Tragedy struck the Milwaukee Jewish community, as word spread about the tragic death of one its long-time pillars of the community.

Tuvia (Todd) Miller was R”L killed in a crash on Highway 145 near 107th Street (near the Park Place Avenue off-ramp) in Milwaukee on Monday morning.

Officials with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said Milwaukee firefighters and emergency personnel rushed to the scene, but were unable to save his life, as the minivan he was driving burst into flames.

According to an initial investigation, the vehicle crashed into barrels used as barriers to protect highway infrastructure, machinery and workers from vehicle crashes. By the time authorities arrived, the van was fully engulfed in flames.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

The Niftar was a founder and builder of the Milwaukee Jewish community.

A leading Askan in the community told YWN “There was not a school, shul, Yeshiva, organization or individual person who wasn’t affected by him. Everything in the city ran through him.”

“This is a huge tragedy for the entire city and everyone not just in Milwaukee, but in many cities around the world who were helped by him.”

The Levaya for Tuvia ben Baruch Yosef Z”L, will take place at 4:30PM this afternoon at Goodman Bensman Funeral Home; 4750 N Santa Monica Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53211.

The call in number is (563) 999-1913. No pin needed.

The Kevura will follow at Beth Medrash Hagadol Cemetery 134 S. Dana Court.

Boruch Dayan HaEmmes…

Rav Yeruchim Olshon, Rosh Yeshiva BMG and Rabbi Avigdor Pekier with the Niftar Z”L
Rabbi Avigdor Pekier with the Niftar Z”L
Rabbi Shaya Cohen,, Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshiva Zichron Aryeh in Bayswater NY. with the Niftar Z”L


(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. Tuvia was a very good man, and he will be terribly missed.

    When all is said and done, Todd Miller, more than any single human being, built Cong Beth Yehudah, Yeshiva Elementary School, WITS, and the Torah Academy of Milwaukee. And he not only built them, but sustained them with his hard earned money and his time.

    Thank you Tuvia, for everything. You were, as they stay, truly, a pashuta yid.

  2. terrible news, he was a true tzadik and look in every picture he has a real genuine smile, he was close to the Reb Twersky in Milwauke.

  3. This is so so sad.
    I spent one Simchas Torah in Milwaukee…. and he made such a strong impression on me.

    Over that yom tov, he came over to me numerous times, enthusiastically making sure I felt welcome to the shul, and to Milwaukee. Considering the involvement he had with every mosad, and endeavor in Milwaukee, it is truly remarkable that he was making that personal effort… for one visitor. When I first heard this news, I wasn’t 100% sure I was remembering the right person. It was a long time ago. And the man I remembered was so full of life… it just couldn’t be. But then came the photo, and there is no room for doubt.

    I’ll never forget Todd auctioning off aliyos and kibudim to raise money for the shul. He creatively auctioned off kibudim that others would never think of… just to be able to raise more for the shul’s expenses. His exuberance and excitement were palpable. The electricity in the air when that auction was held…. You had to be there.

    May his family, and the entire CBJ family have a nechama.

    Tehai Nishmaso Tzror B’tzror Hachaim.

  4. Todd, I miss you.

    Your hachnosos orchim was special but the way you did it was awesome!

    Visiting Milwaukee was always a thrill, the Twerski’s, Cong. Beth Jehudah, and getting to spend time with Todd!

    Twerski weddings without Todd, just hard to imagine!

    Now Todd it’s time for me to say good bye, for now. Moshiach will be coming soon and you will reunited with your family, friends, and community.

    תהא נשמתך צרורה בצרור החיים,