With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Azriel Schanowitz, OB”M, a longtime resident of Crown Heights who was involved in publishing and selling Jewish books and raised a large family. He was 88 years old.
He was born in Ukraine, after the war he was in Samarkand and then immigrated to France, where he studied in Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim. In 1950, he arrived in New York, and learned in 770 until his wedding.
He is survived by his wife, Shifra of Crown Heights and children: Rabbi Yosef Schanowitz – Highland Park, IL; Rabbi Mayer Schanowitz – Chicago, IL; Mrs. Leah Engel – Denver, CO; Mrs. Shterna Edelman – Brunoy, France; Mrs. Rivkah Vogel – San Jose, CA; R’ Levi Schanowitz – Crown Heights; Mrs. Rochel Polter – Oak Park, MI; Rabbi Shmuel Schanowitz – Buffalo, NY; Rabbi Yisroel Schanowitz – Las Vegas, NV; R’ Chaim Schanowitz – San Deigo, CA; and Mrs. Nechama Dina Gansburg – Aubervilliers, France.
He is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren ke”h.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Mrs. Hindy Scheiman, OB”M.
He is also survived by his brother R’ Sholom Ber Schanowitz of Crown Heights.
Boruch Dayan Ha’Emes