Rabbi Matisyahu Salomon, revered Lakewood mashgiach, passes away at 86

Beloved by many after a tenure of three decades, his funeral was expected to draw tens of thousands

Jan 3, 2024 4:30 PM


Rabbi Matisyahu Salomon, longtime rabbinic figure at the renowned yeshiva of Lakewood, Beth Medrash Gevoha, died yesterday at age 86, VIN News reported

Salomon was a much beloved figure by the thousands of students he had counseled throughout his three decades as mashgiach, or spiritual counselor, at the Lakewood yehiva.

Lakewood police told the news outlet Patch that tens of thousands were expected to attend Salomon's funeral on Wednesday morning.