With great joy, we welcome the visit of the Pittsburgher Rebbe, Rabbi Mordechai Yissocher Ber Leifer, shlita, to the United States.
The Pittsburgher Rebbe is at the helm of the magnificent mosdos in Ashdod, Yeshivas Tzidkas Yosef. A thriving cheder, a successful yeshiva for both younger and older bachurim, and a kollel where yungeleit immerse themselves in the study of Torah!
The Rebbe’s father was Reb Avrohom Abba, zt’l, who was the son of the first Pittsburgher Rebbe, Reb Yosef, zt’l. R’ Yosef, zt’l, was a direct descendant of the Nadvorna dynasty. He moved from Hungary to the American city of Pittsburgh in 1926. R’ Yosef, zt’l, refused to become Americanized and raised his children in true European style.
Reb Abba became the new Rebbe in 1966, when his father was niftar. After several years he moved to Ashdod, which was mostly secular. Reb Abba worked hard to show the people there the beauty of Yiddishkeit.
Rabbi Mordechai, shlita, the current Rebbe, was asked by his father to move to Eretz Yisrael and open a chassidic yeshiva in Ashdod in 1981. They also built a cheder and a full-time kollel.
The Pittsburgher mosdos serve all the different types of Jews in the community. Both the talmud Torah and the yeshivos have chosen the best staff from a variety of kehillos.
The Rebbe, shlita, is very close to his talmidim in the yeshiva. He gives shiurim and sits with the bachurim during seder. He helps them to develop in the best possible way.
Bachurim from all over travel to learn in the yeshiva, which is famous for its high standard in learning and the good middos and chassidus that are instilled in the talmidim. Pittsburgh has kollelim for all hours of the day.
The tisch of the Rebbe, shlita, is attended not only by his chassidim but by other chassidim who live in Ashdod, traditional Jews, and even secular Jews who are seeing chassidus for the first time. The Rebbe’s care and warmth attract many followers and admirers. The Rebbe, shlita, has a special relationship with his chassidim and each one feels as though he is their father.
The Rebbe will iy’H be visiting the following places to give chizuk and berachos and for the benefit of his mosdos in Eretz Yisrael: Queens, October 24—29; Lakewood, October 30—31; Brooklyn, November 1—7; Long Beach, November 8—9; and Far Rockaway, November 10.
For an appointment and for more information please call Shmuel Einfeld at 347-989-6821, Moshe Aron Gros at 718-261-2120; Moshe Todres at 917-992-9151; Moshe Gruner at 917-733-6870; and Shlomo Weber at 516-647-5749. v