Petirah of R’ Meir Eliyahu Jacobovitz Z”L

candleWe regret to inform you of the Petirah of R’ Meir Eliyahu Jacobovitz Z”L, who was Niftar today in Lakewood. He was approximately 85 years old.

R’ Meir Z”L, founder of Jaco Imports, moved from Monsey to Lakewood several years ago to be with his children.

He leaves behind his wife Tamar, and nine children, seven of whom reside in Lakewood.

His children are, Mrs. Rivky Epstein, Mrs. Brocha Neuman, R’ Moshe Jacobovits, Mrs Ahuva Moerman (wife of R’ Shmuel), Mrs. Tzila Carlebach (wife of R’ Menachem), R’ Yisroel Jacobovits, R’ Avrumi Jacobovits, Mrs. Rochi Bernfeld (wife of R’ Yosef), and Mrs. Chani Tauber (wife of R’ Ezriel).

The Levaya will be taking place at 11:00 AM this morning at the 7th Street Chapel in Lakewood. Kevurah will be in Eretz Yisroel.

Shivah details will be posted when available.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.


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  1. He was mamesh a Yid a Tzaddik. In his business, importer & wholesaler of fine jewelry and especially hi-quality pearls, he always went out of his way to hire yungerleit looking for a place to break into the business. And his son, R’ Moshe is the biggest working-guy masmid of our dor. Yehi Zichro Boruch.

  2. If I recall approximately 30 years ago he was in Japan (or somewhere in Asia) when there was a major earthquake. Lots of damage. Make a long story short he walked many miles to get to an airport that was still running so he can get home for Shabbos. He was the first person back in the USA from the area of the earthquake, and the major press corps covered his return back. If my memory serves me correct one of the Visions of Greatness books has the story. I remember him from Monsey.

    One small correction. I believe the son in-law is Ebstein not Epstein.

  3. He also published the seforim of his father who was a choshuve Hungarian Rav who was dayan of kehal adas yeshurun in Washington heights. He was extremely devoted to the menorah of his father. 1

  4. Here are the shiva details that can be added to the main post.

    The Avelim are sitting at 601 Caranetta Drive (Corner of Harrison)

    Shachris 8:00
    Mincha 1:45
    Maariv 8:30

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