Mr. Hirsch Wolf z”l


hirsch-wolf1[Shivah info below.] It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Mr. Hirsch Wolf z”l, noted baal tzedakah and askan in the Flatbush, Brooklyn, community. He was 76. Reb Hirsch devoted great effort and assets toward helping many people and was engaged in numerous acts of chessed and tzorchei tzibbur for decades. 

Reb Hirsch was the founder and president of Hirsch Wolf & Co., a prospering and successful insurance agency on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn which he sold several years ago.

He helped many mosdos haTorah and Jewish organizations during his fruitful life, including Agudas Yisroel, ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications, and others.

Reb Hirsch had battled illness for the last number of years, and underwent a lung transplant about four years ago.

He is survived by his dedicated wife, Mrs. Raquel Wolf, and wonderful family. He is survived by two brothers, R’ Nosson Aharon Wolf and R’ Shaul Wolf, and his children, R’ Chaim Wolf, Mrs. Suri Dessler and Mrs. Ahuva Ginsburg.

The levaya will take place today, Erev Shabbos, at 2 p.m., at Khal Shaarei Torah, Rav Hillel David’s shul, located on East 12th Street, between Avenues K and L. The levaya will then continue at the Bobover Bais Medrash in Boro Park, at 15th Avenue and 48th Street.

The aron will be flown to Eretz Yisroel for kevurah.

A fuller appreciation will iy”H be published at a later date.

The family will be sitting shivah at 1178 East 9th Street, between Avenues K and L, in Flatbush, Brooklyn, until next Thursday morning.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Shmiel Newscenter}


  1. A fine man has left us. The image of a true member and partner in the needs of Klal Yisroel from the dor that built Klal Yisroel as we know it today. Total devotion to Gedolim, both Litvish and Chasidish. He will be missed by all.

  2. Unfortunately, I only knew Mr Wolf through our business relationship. He was an warm, honest man and always treated others with respect. I could tell through our conversations that he truly cherished his family. When I think of Mr Wolf, I can’t help but smile. The world has lost a truly wonderful man. I will miss him.

  3. baruch dayan ha-emes

    reb hershel z”l

    what a loss

    what a special human being

    what a varimmer yeed

    what a open heart and home

    ahhhh a yeeed from amool

    as the over-used cliche goes

    they don’t make em like that any more

    reb hershel had the fire and the passion of the alter haym

    he loved every single person who came into his contact

    he had a special place in his heart for childeren

    what a huge loss

    flatbush will NEVER be the same

    a very unique man that accomplished so much

    chaval al di-avdin

    yehi zichroi boruch


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