Rabbi Kalman Krohn, z”l, noted mashpia and baal chessed in the Lakewood community was niftar after battling illness for an extended period of time. He was in his early 70s.
For decades, Reb Kalman had been a fixture of Lakewood’s yeshivah community. His late night Motzoei Shabbos shmuessen attracted large crowds as he discussed topics of mussar and hashkafah intertwined with a rich collection of stories of gedolei Yisrael.
For countless families and individuals in the community in need, Reb Kalman was an address to which they knew they could turn for help. In addition to the huge sums he raised and distributed through his kupas tzedakah, he dedicated much time to advising fellow Jews struggling with an array of life challenges.
On Sunday morning, a large crowd attended Rabbi Krohn’s levayah at the main campus of Beth Medrash Govoha. From there, the aron was flown to Eretz Yisrael for kevurah.
Reb Kalman is survived by his wife as well as by several siblings, one of whom is the renowned maggid, Rabbi Paysach Krohn, and by his children and many grandchildren.
Yehi Zichro Baruch.