Petirah of Reb Yosef Kanarek Z”L

candleWe regret to inform you of the Petirah of Reb Yosef Kanarek Z”L, who was Niftar today in Lakewood. He was 92.

Reb Yosef is the father of Reb Reuvain, Reb Yaakov and Reb Hershel, and is the brother of Rav Uri Meir, founder of the Peekskill Yeshivah.

The Levaya will be taking place ar the 7th Street Chapel at 1:30 PM, and will then head ot Eretz Yisroel via JFK at 3 PM.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.

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  1. I believe the info that you posted may not be accurate. R’ Yisroel Eliezer Kanarek zt”l was the founder of the Yeshiva in Peekskill not R’ Uri Meir. Rav Uri Meir’s last name was Kahanow and he isn’t related to R’ Yosef z”l.

  2. Baruch Dayan Ha’emes

    Rav Yosef z”l was a Brother to Rav Yisroel Kanarek Zt”l Founder of Peekskill Yeshiva, and Rav Avraham Kanarek Shlitah,Rosh yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in Yerushalayim.

  3. I hope there will will be a write up about R’ Yosef Z”L. The hespedim were inspiring. How to live a life of just doing all the right things without any fanfare. It’s no wonder that he left such special children to carry that legacy. YhZ”B

  4. Reb Yosef was a great man he wan niftar on his birthday I believe he was 94, as a former stock broker for Lehman Brothers he was always Kovea Itim a true example of an ehrliche yid

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