Harav Yosef Strassfeld, founder and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Ohr Simcha of Englewood, New Jersey, was niftar Sunday morning after a two-year-long illness. He was in his upper-60’s.
According to his bio on the yeshiva website, Rav Strassfeld, a close talmid of Rav Shmuel Kamenetzky, founded the Englewood Yeshiva in 1997. Rav Strassfeld was a warm and dedicated rebbi, who built a close personal relationship with each of his talmidim. Many of his talmidim still spoke with Rav Strassfeld on a constant basis, even years after they left the yeshiva.
The levayah was Sunday at the yeshiva, 101 W. Forest Ave, Englewood, N.J., followed by kevurah in Lakewood.
Yehi zichro baruch.
Updated Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 6:08 pm