With great shock, sadness and pain we inform you of the very untimely passing of Rabbi Yehoshu Binyomin (Josh) Gordon, OB”M. Shliach of the Rebbe to San Fernando Valley, California. He was 66 years old. He passed away on Monday, 29 Shvat, 5776.
Today Chabad of the Valley includes 26 Chabad centers under its umbrella.
Recently he suffered from a terrible illness and this morning he passed away.
He is survived by his wife Rebbetzin Deborah Gordon, and their children, Rabbi Yossi Gordon – Woodland Hills, CA; Yochanon Gordon – Tarzana, CA; Faygie Herzog – Encino, CA; Rabbi Eli Gordon – Encino, CA; Dena Rabin – West Hills, CA and Chaya Mushka Drizin – Los Angeles, CA.
He is also survived by his siblings, Rabbi Yossi Gordon, Australia; Rabbi Mendel Gordon, London, England; Mrs. Yocheved Baitelman, Crown Heights; Mrs. Chanie Friedman, Minnesota; Mrs. Bluma Rivkin, New Orleans and Mrs. Frumie Posner, Alabama.
The Levaya will take place today, Monday, Shvat 29, at 1:30pm at Chabad of Encino, 4915 Hayvenhurst Ave, Encino, CA 91436. The Kevurah will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery, 7231 E Slauson Ave, Commerce, CA 90040.
Boruch Dayan Ha’Emes
We hope and pray that very soon we should merit to witness Techiyas Hameisim, with the coming of Moshiach now!