Sudden Petirah of Rav Hillel Mandel Z”L, a longtime Mechanech [UPDATED]

We regret to inform you of the Petirah of Rav Hillel Mandel Z”L, who was niftar suddenly this evening.

Rav Hillel Z”L was a former Lakewood resident and close Talmid of Rav Nosson Wachtfogel Z”L.

For the past approximately 15 years, he served as Menahel of the Veitziner Yeshiva. Rav Hillel Z”L was a noted Mechanech who also taught in Montreal, Deal, NJ and in Los Angeles.

He leaves behind his wife, children and grandchildren, some of whom reside in Lakewood. was 62 years old.

The Levaya will be taking place 12:00 PM (1:00 PM NY Time) in Chicago, and tentatively 11:30 PM in Lakewood, at the 7th Street Chapel.

Baruch Dayan Ha’emes.


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There are 20 Comments to "Sudden Petirah of Rav Hillel Mandel Z”L, a longtime Mechanech [UPDATED]"

  • Craziness says:

    He was my Menahel and we are shocked and shaken about this bad news any one with shiva information should let us all know

  • YH says:

    What a special man! He sacrificed so much to be able to be marbitz torah and yiddishkeit. All he wanted was to be able to make a difference in the world of chinuch and had much success in that. He will be missed by so many. BDE

  • Rhonda Goldstein says:

    Does anyone know if he is related to the mandels from yeshiva of Brooklyn

  • Askonim and Co. says:

    He was in Boston for many years as well. Nebach. Heartbroken!

  • Mordechai says:

    BDE. What a special person. He was menahel in Boston before moving to Chicago. He was a cousin of the Mandel’s in Yeshiva of Brooklyn. His father Rav Nachman was a long time mechanech as is lehavdil his brother Rav Moshe 1st grade Rebbi in Darchei

  • David says:

    He was also one of the star Presenters at Torah Umesorah’s Aish Dos program. He was excellent and had a special way of giving over.
    What a loss to klal yisroel

  • Shmuel Kellner says:

    Wasn’t he also a menahel in a yeshiva in the Upper West Side about 23 years ago?

  • Aaron says:

    Rabbi Hillel Mandel was a son of r nachaman Mandel and nephew of Rav Manis Mandel of yeshiva of Brooklyn

  • Tzvi says:

    Bde. Does anyone know where the levaya will be in Lakewood? Please share.

  • moygold says:

    To David;
    Rabbi Hillel Mandel Zatzal (son of Harav Nachman) was not related to Rabbi Hillel Mandel shlita who is a presenter in Aish Dos and Mercaz.

  • Correction says:

    There are two people by the name of Hillel Mandel. The one that was niftar was not the presenter at Torah Umesorah or Menahel in the Upper West side.

  • getzel says:

    Who was his shver?

  • esther says:

    BDE. correction to “…who also taught in Montreal and Deal, NJ”:
    he was a menahel in Deal and in Montreal!

  • YAAKOV says:

    Wow, he was truly an amazing person. He was my Menahel in 5th and 6th grade in Yeshiva Gedola of Montreal. His true love for the talmidim was truly remarkable.

  • Aaron says:

    To Getzel, His wife maiden name is Klein. I do not know First name of Shver.

  • Yaakov says:

    a big caring heart , . a brother a mentor a friend . the Almighty should have pity on us all .

  • Another talmid says:

    He was a menahel in two different chadarim in Montreal: first in Yeshiva Gedola, then in Mesifta

  • mendelson says:

    Bd”h – Our hurt is broken – great family !!!!! – we know some of them ( laizer and Chny ) really very special kids – you can tell what a father he was !

    no words to express our sorrow .