Petirah of R’ Yissochor Dov (Albert) Reichmann Z”L


We regret to inform you of the petirah of R’ Yissochor Dov Reichmann z”l, better known as Beri or Albert. He was 93 years old.

Born into a family of 6 in Vienna, Beri and his family escaped the hands of the Nazis, and he eventually became one of five Reichmann brothers running their business empire that became renowned for its philanthropy and chesed.

R’ Beri got engaged to his wife, Egosah, while the family was in Morocco, got married in Eretz Yisroel, and then spent his early married years in Tangier, Morroco, where his oldest child, Efraim, was born.

R’ Beri moved to Toronto in 1959 and joined his brothers Paul and Ralph in establishing a business – Olympia and York, which would quickly see nearly unfathomable success.

Aside from his business accomplishments, R’ Beri became deeply involved in the cause of Russian Jews trapped behind the Iron Curtain in the 1980s, using his money and influence to assist them in escaping its clutches.

The levaya will take place at 11:30 am Sunday morning at Khal Toras Emes/Viewmount Shul in Toronto.

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  1. Should also mention that during the war his family was involved in sending food packages to Jews in the camps in Eastern Europe, with the cooperation of the Spanish dictator Franco, who in spite of being an ally of Hitler helped a lot of Jews. History is strange.