Rabbi Chaim Zev - Herbert Bomzer, a leading figure in the American Jewish community and expert on halachic conversion with the approval of the Rebbe, passed away Erev Shabbos.
By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Chaim Zev - Herbert Bomzer, a leading figure in the American Jewish community and long-standing member of the Rabbinical Council of America, passed away on Erev Shabbos.
He was 84.
Rabbi Bomzer is widely recognized for his expertise and erudition in Halacha (Jewish Law), having received smicha from Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik and Rabbi Moshe Feinstein.
A recognized expert in Orthodox conversion to Judaism, Rabbi Bomzer was given approval to conduct conversion administration from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, along with Rav Dvorkin, the Kaizmarker Rav, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, and Rabbi Aaron Soloveitchik. He has been presiding over conversions for more than forty years.
Rabbi Bomzer was the Rabbi of the Young Israel of Ocean Parkway for 40 years, and as Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva University, he taught Talmud to over 3,000 students for over 50 years. He also served as a chaplain for the New York City Department of Corrections at Rikers Island.
The levaya will take place tomorrow, Sunday at 1:30 pm, Riverside funeral home, Hewlett, Long Island, 1450 Broadway.