Community in Shock as Reb Menachem Mendel Braun, Z”L, Tragically Passes Away in Boating Tragedy


    BALTIMORE – (VINnews) The Baltimore Jewish community has been deeply shaken by the tragic loss of its cherished member, Reb Menachem Mendel Braun, Z”L, who tragically lost his life in a boating incident. He was the devoted husband of Mrs. Chaya Braun and the beloved son of Rabbi and Mrs. Avraham and Mirel Braun of Monsey. Rabbi Avraham Braun previously served as the Menahel of Ohr Someach of Monsey.

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    The Levaya took place in Baltimore on Sunday afternoon at Sol Levinson, followed by a Levaya in Monsey at Yeshiva of South Monsey and the Kevurah at Monsey Beis HaChaim on Brick Church Road.

    Rabbi Menachem Mendel Braun dedicated his life to supporting at-risk youth and had a profoundly positive influence on numerous Jewish individuals facing life’s challenges. He was renowned for his unwavering availability, always ready to lend a listening ear to anyone in need. His involvement extended to various Shuls in Baltimore, where his warm smile and words of encouragement left a lasting impact on all who crossed his path.

    The video below was recorded four years ago in honor of the Braun family, acknowledging their unwavering dedication to the community and Bais Hakanees Ohr Hachaim.

    During the levaya, Rabbi Avraham Braun mentioned that whenever someone approached him to discuss challenges they were facing with their own children, he consistently directed them to his son, Rabbi Menachem. This was because Rabbi Menachem had earned a reputation as an expert in handling such situations. Rabbi Avraham shared that he often received positive feedback from the parents, confirming that Rabbi Menachem had effectively addressed the issues at hand.

    In the wake of this tragic event, the Braun family is urging anyone with cherished memories or anecdotes of Reb Menachem Z”L to share them through email at [email protected]

    To honor his memory and provide crucial support to his bereaved family, a Memorial Fund has been initiated. Pre-existing medical conditions presented obstacles towards obtaining life insurance which means this fundraising campaign is crucial to supporting the Braun family as they grapple with this immense challenge. This fund aims to alleviate the financial strain on the Braun family during this painful period. Donors can contribute and make a significant difference by clicking here.

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