Characterized as a refined and pleasant person by all who knew him, Eliezer Pollak passed away on April 17.

He served as the gabbai of the “Stolin Shul” in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., for more than 50 years.

Pollak was approachable and humble, and would go out of his way to make sure congregants and community members felt welcome and supported.

An online mourner related how he had become an adherent of the Stolin Chassidic dynasty as a teenager, and that Pollak—already much older than him—welcomed him into the fold and guided him in learning the traditional historical customs that come with being a Chassid.

He left Brooklyn and spent his final few years in Monsey, N.Y.

Pollak is survived by his children.

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