SHABBOS TRAGEDY IN BROOKLYN
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Tragedy befell the Manhattan Beach Jewish community on Shabbos afternoon, when the 99-year-old gabbai of the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center was R”L struck and killed by a vehicle as he crossed the street.
Mr. Jack Mikulincer Z”L was heading to shul for mincha in a wheelchair and was being accompanied by his long-time friend, who is a Flatbush Hatzolah member. As Mr. Mikulincer crossed the intersection of Coleridge Street and Oriental Boulevard, he was fatally struck by a BMW SUV.
Chesed Shel Emes was on the scene of the accident after Shabbos to ensure kavod hameis.
Police said that the driver of the SUV remained at the scene following the crash, which is still pending an investigation.
Mr. Mikulincer was a longtime owner and operator of a bakery in Brighton Beach, and was well-known for standing for the entire kriyas hatorah each week despite his advanced age – including yesterday, just hours before he passed on to the Next World.
The levaya is tentatively set to take place at 3 pm on Sunday at the Wellwood Cemetery. Attendees should meet at the cemetery office.
Yehi zichro baruch.