Sunday, May 19, 2019

HaRav Yaakov Pollak , Longtime Morah D’asra of Shomrei Emunah In Boro Park Passes Away

HaRav Yaakov Pollak ZATZAL, the longtime Morah D’asra of Shomrei Emunah in Boro Park, passed away last night, he was 93.
The Levaya will be held at 12:00 noon at the Shul located at 5202 14th Ave.
Congregation Shomrei Emunah was established in 1907. It was led from 1928 to 1935 by HaRav Wolf Gold, a founder of the Williamsburg Talmud Torah and Mesivta Torah Vodaas. 
From 1935 through 1973, Dr. Harry I. Wohlberg was the Rov.
From 1973 through 2008, the Shul was led by the Niftar, HaRav Yaakov Pollack. Since 2008, the Rov has been Harav Aviezer Cohen.
In the early years of the Shul, the Chofetz Chaim had advised Gedolim traveling to America that they should turn to Shomrei Emunah upon their arrival. 
Gedolim that spoke in the Shul include HaRav Elchonon Wasserman HY”D, HaRav Avrohom Isaac Kook ZATZAL, and HaRav Boruch Ber Leibowitz ZATZAL.

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JJJ said...

Rabbi Zeev-wolf Gold Leader of World Mizrachi Movement, Dies
April 9, 1956

Rabbi Zeev-Wolf Gold, noted Mizrachi leader who lived in the United States for many years serving as a rabbi in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Scranton, Pa. died here today after a prolonged illness. He was 67 years old.

Born in Poland he left the U.S. in 1924 to settle in Palestine. He was a member of the Jewish Agency executive since 1947. A co-founder of the Mizrachi Organization of America, he was president of the World Mizrachi Organization for 13 years. His body was placed in Beth Meir, headquarters of the World Mizrachi Organization, where it will lay in state. The funeral will take place tomorrow.

Machon Gold was an Orthodox Jewish girl's seminary founded in 1958 by the Torah Education Department of the World Zionist Organization and named after Rabbi Wolf Gold, one of the signatories of the Israeli declaration of independence. The school shutdown in 2008 due to financial considerations.

It was one of the few Religious Zionist seminaries for English speakers in Israel. It was located in Jerusalem, in the old Katamon neighborhood. Most students were post-high school teens who come to Israel for a year or two to learn various subjects in Judaism.

Classes included subjects such as Halacha, Tanakh, Hashkafah, Gemara, Mishna, Musar, Jewish philosophy and Jewish history.

Students graduating from Machon Gold received a teacher's license from the Israel Ministry of Education.