Petirah of R’ Shmuel Tzvi Berkovicz Z”L; Passaic Mayor orders flags lowered [LEVAYA DETAILS]

We regret to inform you of the petirah of R’ Shmuel Tzvi Berkovicz after a brief illness. 

R’ Shmuel Tzvi was the menahel of Yeshiva K’tana of Passaic and the mara d’asra of K’hal Yeraim of Passaic.

The levaya will take place at 10 AM Thursday morning in Yeshiva K’tana of Passaic, with kevura in Lakewood (men only).

To watch the levaya, click here.

Yehi zichro baruch.

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  1. Literally unfathomable. Rabbi Berkovitz was (I can’t believe I’m using the word “was”) from the most inspiring, caring, talented, innovative, warm and effective mechanchim out there from his very beginning as the 4th grade Rebbi in Mosdos Ohr Hatorah in Cleveland through his tenure as menahel in that mosad (which he took over from his very close yedid R’ Avrohom Fishman zt”l) through his current position in Passaic. Klal yisroel’s children בפרט lost a real diamond. What a klap. יהא זכרו ברוך.

    • And the yahrtzeit of R’ Avraham Fishman Zt”l is I believe on erev Tisha B’Av. Who could ever forget R’ Avrohom Fishman Zt”l and what he did for Cleveland Ohio and in the later years for Detroit Michigan….. Yehi Zichrom Boruch!

  2. To all the Berkowicz I’m sorry about this loss i can’t even imange how this is like this my heart breaks when i see you going down i remember i used to come every shabbos to visit you and your father and husband he incredible person i can’t even think about just words and everything it happens sometimes in life to miss someone is so painful and everything but don’t worry Hashem is watching him all times he is in good hands I’m telling you crying is okay it helps when you cry and see him pass away wow i can’t even imange this even i know how normal it is but still you have to know how wonderful he is to you and all of you as well I’m telling you he is a person we all love and especially when he is teaching every yid Torah is a important part of learning I’m sure he learns a lot and learn something new each day and being a principal he is very lucky to be like this but don’t worry nothing will go wrong everything is from Hashem I’m not worried one bit I hope everything will be all right if you need something or you need to talk to someone you are welcome to call me or text me my cell phone number is (moderated) you could text whenever you need anything I’ll be happy to help you take care

  3. We lost a giant. Humble and great at the same time. His warmth toward another yid was unparalleled. Always greeted everyone with a smile no matter from what walk of life they were from.
    His trademark smile/smirk is something I will never forget. A semmal of עבדו את ה׳ בשמחה.
    A ruv, A rebbei , A father and a friend to all..
    Uncle shmilu you will always be a symbol of what we are trying to become.
    With tears, A grieving Nephew.

  4. So sad to hear. Rabbi Berkowits was a rarity. A real person and a rabbi like no other! He has helped people in so many ways but like someone else said his smile and his mannerisms were so kind.
    From the comments it is clear what a great person we have lost.

  5. Baruch Dayan Ha’emes. We are all grieving, crying, what a great big loss. My children are crying too. He loved and was loved by all. He especially loved children and they felt his warmth. In yeshiva, camp, and shul. yzb. May Hashem be menacheim all of us

  6. חבל על דאבדין אבל דלא משתכחין
    Shmilu was a צדיק בן צדיק
    His father הרב ר׳ יעקב זצ”ל was my favourite מלמד in Toronto. He came to us from Quito, Ecuador having lived there after WWII .
    Shmilu was a copy of his father a walking “Kiddush Hashem”
    May “Rav Shmuel Tzvi Zt”l be a מליץ יושר for his Entire family and for all of כלל ישראל
    He will be sorely missed

  7. All the Berkowitz i really want to tell you how amazing people you are because you invited so many guess in your house and everything is all right and bh you make it possible and everything is all good and yes i do remember usesally that Rabbi Berkowitz is someone very well known Rabbi and not only he was the principal here in Cleveland and amazing how he handel all the boys as well is just amazing incredible we all should learn him how many people know how much he likes doing chessed and learning Torah and doing other things as well You all know that when someone feels this way you never know what will happen next so i hope you really sorely missed him and everything is from Hashem totally because this is what Hashem wants and this is what we should know about him and we all will keep davening and saying thilliam and everything else don’t worry about anything is nothing much to do beside helping out with people that we know So yes we will thank hashem everyday what food he gave us and we will remember what we are doing.

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