BD’E – Hagaon Harav Moshe Wolfson, Zt”l, Mashgiach Ruchni of Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and Rav of Beis Medrash Emunas Yisrael

(Photos by AE Gedolim Pictures)

By Hamodia Staff

Hamodia is saddened to report the petirah of Hagaon Harav Moshe Wolfson, zt”l, the longtime Mashgiach Ruchni of Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and Rav of Beis Medrash Emunas Yisrael. He was 99 years old.

Rav Wolfson collapsed on Motzaei Shabbos and was rushed to the hospital, as many of his talmidim and others stormed the Heavens for his him, but his holy neshamah ascended to Shamayim.

The levayah is scheduled for Sunday morning at 8:45 a.m. in New Square; it will pass by Yeshiva Torah Vodaas, located at 425 East 9th Street, at 10:25 a.m., and continue at 11 a.m. to Beis Medrash Emunas Yisroel, located at 4310 16th Avenue in Boro Park. From there it will proceed to JFK airport for a 5:30 flight to Eretz Yisrael, where kevurah will take place in Teveria.

Rav Wolfson was a talmid of Harav Shraga Feivel Mendlowitz, zt”l, the legendary Menahel of Yeshiva Torah Vodaas. In 1943, he joined Aish Dos, an innovative program that Rav Mendlowitz developed to train Rabeim to fill positions in yeshivos and day schools across America. Thus began Rav Wolfson’s long career in chinuch. He taught in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas for many years, and was appointed as Mashgiach by Harav Yaakov Kaminetsky, zt”l, in the 1960s.

Rav Wolfson was the marah d’asra of Camp Torah Vodaas for numerous summers, where he developed a close following of talmidim who eventually established Beis Medrash Emunas Yisrael, with Rav Wolfson as the Rav. The shul became a prominent makom Torah u’tefillah, and the Mashgiach addressed the tzibbur during seudah shlishis and other occasions. Many of his drashos were published over the years as Sefer Emunas Itecha.

Yehi zichro baruch.

(Tsemach Glenn)
(Tsemach Glenn)

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