Rabbi Yisroel Meir Popack, 74, AH

Rabbi Yisroel Meir Popack, the head Shliach of Colorado, passed away on Tuesday, 25 Nissan, 5782.

Rabbi Yisroel Meir Popack, the head Shliach of Colorado, passed away on Tuesday, 25 Nissan, 5782.

He was 74 years old.

Born in 5708 to Rabbi Shmuel Isaac and Miriam Popack. In his youth, He studied at Lubavitcher Yeshiva at Bedford and Dean, and later studied at Tomchei Temimim 770. 

In 5738, Rabbi Popack established Chabad Lubavitch for the State of Colorado. He has been instrumental in bringing all the Chabad Shluchim and their families to this state and in building eighteen Chabad centers in all parts of Colorado.

He is survived by his children, Dini Cohen – Chicago, IL, Avremi Popack – Long Beach, CA, Elchanan Popack – Los Angeles, CA, Tzvi Hirsh Popack – Denver, CO, Menachem Mendel Popack – Stapleton, Colorado, Devorah Leah Minkowicz – Alpharetta, GA, Shneur Zalman Popack – Denver, CO, Yehuda Leib Popack, Rivkah Popack, Berel Popack, Bracha Popack and Levi Popack – Denver, CO.

He is also survived by his siblings Yossi Popack – Five Towns, NY; Mrs. Chana Piekarsky – Crown Heights; Mrs. Toby Hendel – Migdal Haemek, Israel; Mrs. Chaya Rivka Feldman – Crown Heights; and Mrs. Zeesy Raskin – Burlington, Vermont.

The levaya will take place Wednesday, in New York.

Baruch Dayan Haemes.

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  1. A giant of a man who wanted so much for his grandchildren to learn chasidus and spent much time investing in them. Open to other shluchim with his brilliant mind, great heart and often with a helping check.

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