Rav Moshe Shmuel Rosenbaum who was a pioneer of the chareidi
Kehilla Adass Israel in Melbourne, Australia, passed away
last week at the age of ninety. His aron arrived in
Yerushalayim on Wednesday and he was buried in Har Hazeisim
next to his illustrious wife.
He was a man of sterling character and middos tovos
which endeared him to his kehilloh and to the
community at large. He was a man who served the public for
decades and was involved in all aspects of the
He was the first melamed of the chareidi school,
gathering children with his wife to teach them Torah and to
continue the mesorah from the prewar years and lay the
foundation for chareidi chinuch in Melbourne.
He strengthened people's emunah after the Holocaust
and would help them in all aspects of life when they arrived
as refugees in Australia in the late forties and early
He was a mohel who performed thousands of brissim
on Melbourne children. When parents didn't have the
resources to make a seudah he would himself finance
the seudah. He would travel or walk anywhere to
perform a bris.
He was born in 1912 in Pressburg, and studied in the Nitra
Yeshiva. He survived the war and traveled to Melbourne in
He was very active in raising funds for charity. He raised a
lot of money for local and Israeli institutions as well as
secretly supporting many needy families. He raised money for
the Adass Israel institutions and was a major fundraiser for
Kollel Shomrei Hachomos in Jerusalem.
He was also the baal tefillah of the kehilloh
and many people still fondly remember his heart- rending
tefillos. He also served as a shochet for the
Adass Kehilla for many decades.
He was a well-known and respected member of the wider
community, including councilors and local police.
He is survived by his two sons, grandchildren and great
grandchildren who are all following in the path of Torah and
Yehi Zichro Boruch