With great sadness, we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Binyomin Hakohen Katz A”H of New Haven, Connecticut. He was 78 years old.
Rabbi Katz was zoche to be sent on shlichus to the Soviet Union by the Rebbe in 5724/1964. He was able to bring along supplies that were lacking in those days, as well as convey messages back and forth between the Rebbe and Soviet Jewry. Many Jews were later able to emigrate due to his missions. For many years he taught in the Chabad School in New Haven.
He is survived by his wife, Malka, the daughter of Rabbi Moshe Yitzchok Hecht, a”h, and children, Shneur Katz; NH (New Haven), Detty Leverton; Crown Heights, Shulamis Tenenbaum; North Miami Beach, FL, Shmaya Katz; New York, NY, Sholom Ber Katz; NH, Mendel Katz; NH, Alie Katz; NH, Sara Leah Fridman; CH, Bassie Srugo, Buenos Aires, Deena Lehr; Monsey, Dovid Katz; CH, Yehudis Cohen; Kingston, PA, Yerucham Katz; CH, Brocha Lerman; CH, Chaviva New; CH, Sruly Katz; NH, and many grandchildren.
He is also survived by his siblings: Fraidel Bodenstein; Boro Park, Fishel Katz; Miami Beach, and Avigdor (Victor) Katz; Chicago.
He was predeceased by his sister, Miriam Adolf.
The levaya will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, passing by 770 Eastern Parkway at 2 pm. Shiva will begin after Pesach, with details to be announced.
Katz family Shiva schedule
Shneur, Sholom Ber, Mendel, Alie and Sruly Katz sitting at 1765 Ella Grasso Blvd, New Haven from Motzei Yomtov.
Mrs. Malka Katz, Shulamis, Bassie, Deena, Dovid, will sit Motzei Yomtov at 1373 Union Street in CH. From Sunday morning, everyone will be in New Haven.
Shulamis Tenenbaum will be at 17520 NE 9th Avenue from Wednesday morning.
Dovid Katz will be at 1373 Union Street in CH from Tuesday morning.
Detty, Shmaya, Sara Leah, Yehudis, Yerucham, Brocha and Chaviva at 1373 Union Street, from Wednesday morning.
Read an interview with R’ Binyomin Katz A”H from Derher magazine here