Rabbi Avraham Kelman, founder and dean of Bnos Leah Prospect Park Yeshiva and Rav of the Prospect Park Jewish Center in Flatbush, was niftar on Shabbos morning in Brooklyn after an illness. He was 96.
Born in 1921, Rabbi Kelman was appointed Rav of the Bais Yehuda shul in Toronto in 1943, and he also served as a Jewish chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II.
In 1952, he became Rav of the Prospect Park Jewish Center, and he opened the Prospect Park Yeshiva School, which went on to become a large mossad where thousands were educated and inspired.
Rabbi Kelman was also the author of a number of seforim.
The levayah is taking place at 1 P.M. on Sunday at the Prospect Park Yeshiva, 1604 Avenue R. The kevurah will take place at Wellwood Cemetery in Farmingdale.