Harav Yitzchok Kleiman Z’L; Rosh Kollel Of Kollel Iyun Hatalmud

BARUCH DAYAN HA’EMES: [UPDATED 10:20 AM] We regret to inform you of the Petirah of Harav Yitzchok Kleiman Z’L, the Rosh Kollel of Kollel Iyun Hatalmud in Lakewood, who was Niftar a short time ago following an illness.

YWN reports that Rav Kleiman underwent serious brain surgery two weeks ago at Hackensack University Medical Center, and had been in a medically-induced coma since.

Rav Kleiman was formerly the Rosh Yeshiva of the Yeshiva of St. Louis, and later opened Kollel Iyun Hatalmud in Lakewood. As a Bochur, he studied in the Mirrer Yeshiva in Flatbush under Maran Hagaon Rav Shmuel Berenbaum Zatzal, and was considered one of his prized Talmidim.

He was approximately 70 years old.

Harav Kleinman’s Einekel is getting married this evening.

Levaya details will be posted when available.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.

UPDATE: The Levaya will be taking place at 1:50 PM at 7th Street and Private Way.

The Levaya will then continue at his Kollel, 124 11th Street.

The Kvurah will take place at the 7th Street Chapel in Lakewood.

NOTE: This post was taken down shortly after being posted due to the fact that some family members at the granddaughter’s wedding, may have been unaware of his Petirah.

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  1. Boruch Dayan HoEmes.
    He was such an Ish Asher Ruach Bo. He was such a romemusdik person. He had such a focus on every aspect of avodas Hashem. He will be missed by anyone with any sort of kesher with him.


    are we going to EVER get hashems wake-up call for teshuva? -as tzaddikim are being niftar younger & younger-or will we just let it pass & think we can fool Hashem like we don’t know why such tragic events happen R”L?

    TZAROS in klal yisroel is getting worse & worse by the day ALL due to one reason
    HOW much more tzaros will need to happen C”V before we do teshuva? that is up to us. it can all end today.

    MAY HIS HAVE AN ALIYA & may we all do teshuva so these tragedies never happen again C”V

  3. As recently as a month or so ago one would see him every day coming to Mincha at Kol Shimshon with such mesiras nefesh. To be there and watch him daven whilst sitting in his wheel chair with such concentration and the way in which he would answer amein and amein yehei shmei rabba was a sight to see.
    So sad all around and to happen almost the hour as one of his grandchildren was walking down to her chuppa is so heartbreaking.
    May H-shem give nechama to this wonderful mishpocho – and to be BB – who I am zoicha to be part of his very early morning shiur that he helped put together.

  4. He was always very makpid on inyanei loshon hora;I never heard a single word of “gnay” about a fellow yid. An enormous baal midos who was mechabed other rabbonim and roshei yeshivas. He was a tremendous kiddush hashem in St.Louis. He was so glatt in learning. He was makpid on din maneh kedin prootah.

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