R’ Kalmen Mendelsohn z”l


It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of R’ Kalmen Mendelsohn z”l of Boro Park. He was 64 years old.

R’ Kalmen was the owner of the iconic Mendelsohn Pizza Store on 18th Avenue in Boro Park.

A baal chesed of note with a heart of gold and a generous, giving nature, R’ Kalman was a friend to thousands, utilizing his business to help so many people.

His ehrlichkeit was well-known, as he always ran his business with honesty and integrity, demanding the highest levels of kashrus and scrupulousness.

R’ Kalmen passed away suddenly this morning.

Levayah details will be posted once they are finalized.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. BDE. His father established it probably in the 70’s and already then, it was very popular. The Mendelsohns were ehrlich, menschlich people and provided good service. This, combined with the fantastic location right near the 18th Ave. F train station made it a favorite stop for many. Kalmen took over when his parents moved to E”Y something like 35-40 years ago. His father, a talmid chochom, became the Rov of the Chassidishe minyan in Ramot Polin, Yerushalayim when it was a newly built neighborhood. Kalmen kept up the business’s good name with his own sterling character.
    May the entire family have a nechama.
    המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך אבלי ציון וירושלים

  2. Yiddishe Mamma, I have good memories of going to Mendelsohns as a teenager in Boro Park, when it was just a small almost hole in the wall, yet very popular. I continued going there after I married and moved to Lakewood, whenever I came to Boro Park. However, I wonder if you’re right about the parents moving to E”Y that long ago. I remember that relatively recently, the father was still at the register taking payment, even after the children took over the business. BD”E

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