Reb Isser/Erwin Goldstein, 75, a longtime resident of Crown Heights, passed away on Shabbos after a hard-fought illness.
Reb Isser had the zechus to be mekarev to Chabad in the early 1980s through the mivtza of writing a letter in the Sefer Torah. He was a businessman living in Southern Texas, when he was approached to participate in the Rebbe's mivtza Sefer Torah. Through this fortuitous meeting R' Isser became involved with Chabad and got closer with the Rebbe.
R' Isser later moved to Crown Heights, where he lived for nearly 30 years. He served as gabbai of Reines Shul for many years, and later became a regular at R' Getzel's Shul on Kingston Avenue. He had a "geshmak" in Chasidus and other learning in R' Getzel's Shul, and Congregation Levi Yitzchok in Los Angeles, where he lived for several years. He recently moved to Florida with his wife, Golda.
R' Isser always had a smile and joyful spirit. He is survived by his wife Golda, his sons Feivel (Phil), Rabbi Dovid of Chabad of West Houston ,Rabbi Reuven of Chabad of Cupertino, daughter Chavi (Menachem) Rubinstein, and sister Nan Carson and his 12 grandchildren.
The family is grateful to Dr. Benjamin Musher for his medical care and to Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services for providing such wonderful care and love over the last month.
Memorial Donations can be made to Chabad of West Houston or Aishel House.
Shiva Minyanim will be at the home of Rabbi & Mrs. Goldstein from Monday through Friday
Mornings: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Visitation at 9am-10am
Evenings: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Visitations 7 pm-9:30pm