Reb Reuven Monheit Z”L [UPDATED]

Reb Reuven Monheit Z”L was Niftar in Lakewood Thursday night. He was 99.

Reb Reuven was originally from Montreal, and a well-noted askan.

He was Meyased the Chevra Kadisha of Montreal, the old-age home, built the first Mikva, and was the one that many turned to for help.

His Levaya was held Thursday night at Beis Medrash Beis Mordechai, the Shul he has been Davening in. From there, the Aron was brought to Montreal, where another Levaya and Kevurah were held.

He leaves behind two sons who reside in Montreal, his son R’ Shmuel (Lakewood), and three daughters in Lakewood – Mrs. Sara Schreiber, Mrs. Yehudis Schiffer, and Mrs. Tamar Rottenberg.

Yehi Zichro Baruch.

Shiva will take place at 1211 14th Street, Lakewood. Mrs. Sara Schreiber, Mrs. Hidi Schiffer, and Mrs. Tamar Rottenberg will be sitting from Monday morning through Thursday morning. Minyanim will begin when Rav Shmuel Monheit will arrive at Mincha Tuesday. Shachris 8:00, Mincha 7:00, and Maariv 10:15.

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  1. He was the person who along with his father built the Montreal Jewish community from scratch, there was no Mikvah, no Chevra Kadish, no Jewish old age home, and no Askanim to take care of the communities needs.

    He built the Mikvah, Chevra Kadisha and bought the cemetery, Gemach, Old Age Home, and was the Askan who everyone went if they needed anything from a government official.

    He was close to all Canadian prime ministers and was able to assist hundreds or thousands of Jews.

    Besides his tremendous work after and during the war, he brought in the red cross and personally went down to the camps to tell Jews that they will be taken care of, he build Yeshivas in the DP camps.

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