YWN regrets to inform you of the Petira of Maran Hagon Rav Elya Svei ZATZAL, the Philadelphia Rosh Yeshiva.
Rav Elya Svei was the Rosh Yeshiva of the Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia, and was internationally known for his incisive, brilliant and clear shiurim, and his ability to offer sage advice to thousands of Jews worldwide. He was a primary student of Hagon Rav Aharon Kotler.
Until his recent illness, he was regarded as one of the foremost leaders of Charedi Jewry, and was a member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah.
Rabbi Svei is a son-in-law of Rabbi Avraham Kalmanovitz, the founder of the Brooklyn branch of the Mir Yeshiva, and a brother-in-law of Maran Hagon Rav Shmuel Berenbaum ZATZAL.
The Levaya is scheduled for today, 12:15PM EST at the Philadelphia Yeshiva. The Aron will then be brought to JFK Airport for a 5:00PM Levaya, and will then be flown to Eretz Yisroel for Kevurah.
JFK LEVAYA INFO: Cargo area B, Building 208
[Take the Van Wick Expressway South, take Exit B, bear hard to the right to 130th Place. Make a left turn on to East Hanger Road. Building 208 Parking Lot is at the end of the road on the right.]
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