With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Yakov Greenbaum, OB”M, an educator formerly of Crown Heights and most recently of Los Angeles. He passed away Motzoei Shabbos, the 15th of Teves. He was 70 years old.
Born in Sydney, Australia, Yakov married his wife Baila (nee Kalmanson), becoming a Mechanech as per the Rebbe’s instructions.
The couple lived in Crown Heights for many years, until recently moving to Los Angeles.
He is survived by his wife Baila and his son Rabbi Mendel Greenbaum and his family.
He is also survived by his brother, Dr. Mottel Greenbaum of Melbourne, Australia, and sister Mrs. Pearl Altschuler of Yerushalayim.
The Levaya will take place Sunday, in Los Angeles, passing Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad at 12:00pm and Congregation Levi Yitzchok at 12:15pm. The Levaya will continue to New York.
Baruch Dayan Ha’Emes