Nov 9, 2017
R' Chaim Trenk, 82, OBM

R' Chaim Trenk, a longtime Crown Heights resident, passed away on Thursday at the age of 82.

R' Chaim Trenk, a longtime Crown Heights resident, passed away on Thursday, 20 Cheshvan, 5778.

He was 82.

Rabbi Trenk was a longtime resident on Montgomery Street and was known to many in the neighborhood.

He is survived by his wife, Hadassah Trenk and children R' Hertz Trenk, Mrs. Serel Schwartz, Mrs. Chava Breindel Folger, Mrs. Leah Greena Katz and Mrs. Goldy Nussbaum.

The levaya took place on Thursday.

Shiva will take place at 1330 42nd St, Brooklyn.

Baruch Dayan Ha'emes - Yosef Chaim Yitzchok ben Avraham Yehoshua Heshel.

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Baruch Dayen Haemes
May his neshama have an aliyah! Moshiach now!
(11/9/2017 4:41:03 PM)
Rabbi Trenk was a true Jew all around and nice and kind
(11/9/2017 5:52:23 PM)
so sad
(11/9/2017 6:23:04 PM)
Big Z Schapiro
(11/9/2017 6:29:58 PM)
Cold winter
Remember him from the skvere shtible in crown heights he was the rav of the kolel minyon on the corner of Montgomery street and Brooklyn ave bde
(11/9/2017 7:09:20 PM)
a few points
reb chaim has 2 legendary brothers reb zev in darkei and reb dovid ( adelphia )
reb chaim lived and refused to leave crown heights until he needed to be helped , he wasnt lubavitch per se but he valued the idealism of the rebbe,
his only son went to ohelei torah and is currently a rebbe in gan yisroel.
shimshon stock partnered with reb chaim and did mitzvos together,
he was known for an extreme dikduk hamitzvos , a yid with a chassidishe bren for mitzvos.
reb chaim was part of an elite group of ovdei hashem like the "feders" another reason they stayed in ch long after others left was the pashtus & lower standards of gashmius in homes, clothes...yehei zichro boruch
(11/9/2017 7:39:18 PM)
Condolences to the family. I heard wonderful stories of their hachnasas orchim; he was a great mentor
(11/9/2017 8:14:33 PM)
To # 6
Well said, beautiful !!!
(11/9/2017 8:25:35 PM)
Special people
The Trenks lived in Crown Heights for many years. Their house was always open to all and they always had a house full of guests who were treated regally! All types of yidden were considered equal in their home. They were old time, true yidden with the right values! His neshama should have an Aliya.
(11/9/2017 8:33:10 PM)
A Chaver from Oholei Torah
Dear Reb Naftoli Hertz and family,
So sad to hear this news. Be strong at this time.
Rabbi Yossi Jacobson from Des Moines Iowa.
(11/9/2017 11:02:11 PM)
Simchas Torah in Belzer Shteibel
Will never forget his chayus on simchas torah in Belzer shteibl. He uplifted the entire crowd with his hilarious antics.
(11/10/2017 4:34:29 AM)
Sweet Memories
Anyone who went to Shimshon, knew Rabbi Trenk. What a g'valdika mensch.Rabbi Trenk never looked at a woman, other than his wife. Whereas this might be offensive to some, and would have certainly have been to me, his larger than life presence, his outpouring of love for another Jew, was so sincere, it made it a none issue. He took you in, man or woman, with love and respect. Zecher Tzadik L'vrocha
(11/10/2017 7:46:28 AM)
Amazing person- from a small community shliach

I grew up with Reb Chaim, I remember his davening in the belzer Shitbel, the fiery davening, the incredible warmth of the way he would treat us kids, with genuine love, the way he read from the Torah. All these things will never be forgotten, they left a permanent imprint on my life. Though he may us not had much of materiel wealth he was a treasure of Yiras Shomayim, a wealth of warm ahavas yisroel.
(11/10/2017 9:36:59 AM)
When the Belzer Rebbe Came to Crown Heights 1979
Reb Chaim was a Belzer Chasid with A special Love to Lubavitch,
When The Belzer Rebbe Came to Crown heights you Could see How much he appreciated Living here
(11/11/2017 5:16:42 PM)

Rabbi Trenk taught me the meaning of learning. He was angel from heaven. I remember one time I went to see him in his Sukkah. Sitting down at the table wearing his white coat. Looked like a angel from heaven. I am proud to call my self one of his students. He gave his heart and soul to his Talmidim. Good bye Rebbe. RYC
(11/12/2017 10:22:28 PM)
Tragic. news; lost a great mencsh; loved all Yidden.. Hashem should strengthen his family.
(11/13/2017 12:50:19 PM)
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