It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the passing of Rav Kolman Krohn zt”l. He was 71 years old.
Rav Kolman battled illness for the last period, enduring immense yissurim with fortitude and bitachon.
Rav Kalman was a tzaddik who devoted his life to Torah and avodas Hashem. Much of the chesed he performed was conducted under the radar, as he raised money for those in need without fanfare.
Rav Kolman was a powerful mashpiah, whose shmuessen and shiurim were compelling and penetrating, moving his listeners to raise their level of avodas Hashem, avodas hamiddos and limud haTorah.
Rav Kolman delivered a weekly vaad to yungeleit and bochurim, imbuing in them pure hashkafah and imparting life lessons that remained with them for years after.
For decades, Rav Kolman delivered a multi-hour shiur at Bais Medrash Govoah on the night of Shavuos to hundreds of youth. For 5 hours straight, first in the dining room of Bais Medrash Govoah and later in Bais Medrash Ateres Brocha, Rav Kolman kept the youth enraptured with chiddushim, vertlach, stories and insights, also drawing older, seasoned talmidei chachomim and yungeleit, who wished to drink from his wellsprings of knowledge and overflowing yiras Shomayim.
The passing of Rav Kolman leaves a gaping void in the hearts of Lakewood residents and those beyond who were inspired and touched by Rav Kolman’s purity, his love of Hashem and his Torah, and his boundless ahavah for other Yidden.
Rav Kolman is survived by his rebbetzin, Mrs. Naomi Krohn, and their wonderful family. His siblings are Rav Paysach Krohn, Rav Aryeh Krohn, Rebbetzin Leah Dolinger (Ashdod), Rebbetzin Yitty Gutman (Lakewood), Mrs. Tamar Abraham (Lakewood) and Mrs. Esty Sofer (Far Rockaway).
The levaya will take place on Sunday morning at the Bais Medrash Govoha Bendheim (Yoshon) Bais Medrash at 9 a.m. The aron will then be flown to Eretz Yisroel for kevurah there.
Yehi zichro boruch.