With great sadness we inform you of the untimely passing of Rabbi Beryl Epstein, OB”M. Rabbi Epstein was famous for his walking tours around the Crown Heights neighborhood and 770. He was 58 years old.
Many thousands of people have been touched by his informative, humorous and inspiring approach. Numerous famous personalities, both Jewish and non-Jewish, were introduced to Lubavitch through his informal and heartwarming tours.
Born in Tennessee to a non-religious family, Rabbi Epstein moved to Crown Heights when he was 18 years old, after he received a call from his older brother, Mordechai, who was about to join the Israel Defense Forces.
Mordechai urged his younger brother to come to Crown Heights, where he was studying before heading to Israel.
He is survived by his children, Chaya, Yosef and Mendy.
He was predeceased by his wife Dena Epstein, OB”M.
The levaya will take place Sunday, leaving Shomrei Hadas in Boro Park at 1:00 pm and passing by 770 around 2:00 pm.
Baruch Dayan Ha’Emes