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We are gathering memories, comments and anecdotes of Rabbi Bryn. If you or anyone you know has anything to contribute please share in the comments below. We would love to hear your thoughts and recollections.

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5/1/2013

David wrote...

The Rabbi Dovid Bryn, of blessed memory, was at my wedding on January 14, 1996, and at my daughter's baby naming on October, 6 1996. He also visited me when I was in the hospital, very ill in July, 1994. He was always in our lives, and was and always will be greatly loved and respected. He filled my family's life with love, good energy, and Torah and was an amazing person, Rabbi and friend. He always had a smile on his face and there was nothing that couldn't get accomplished with his warmth, and his great, positive attitude and amazing energy towards life.
5/1/2013

Michael Blaustein wrote...

Rabbi Bryn was a giver. He just gave to everyone. Everyone that knew him could testify to that. When my mom would give him presents or money for his tutoring me, he would just give them away to other people because that was the type of person he was, a giver. He had a special impact on me, helping me to become religious and now I am a rabbi teaching torah in Jerusalem so he has a very special merit.
5/8/2013

Daniel Posner wrote...

If you ever met Rabbi Dovid he touched your soul in some way. He was one of the 36 Righteous People that are the Pillars that hold this world up. The Kolel Ha Rav Dovid Bryn in Tzfat Israel is dedicated to his memory and is open for the purpose of spreading his teachings. We hope for those that join that never met Rabbi Dovid Bryn we will be able to help you learn more about him. Once a year we have a gathering here at the kolel in Tzfat, Israel for an experence that visitors never forget.
5/8/2013

Mark Rousso wrote...

I just found this page. I am proud to say I knew Dovid Bryn when we were kids and were going to scholl together at Landow Yeshivah in Miami, Florida. Everyone who met Dovid benefited from his intelligence and knidness. The world became a better place through Dovid being part of it.
5/8/2013

Ismael Szydlo wrote...

GOOD AFTERNOON: RABA DOVID BRYN WAS A TRUE LIVE INSPIRATION FROM ME. EVERY DAY I SAW MY RABA HE WAS LOOKING AT ME WITH A SMILE AND ONLY POSITIVE THINKING. BESIDE MY RABA HE WAS MY CONSULTANT AND MY FRIEND . I HAVE NEVER EVER SAW A RABA LIKE DOVID RIP. HE WAS ABOVE A HUMAN BEEN HELPING EVERYBODY NO MATTER HOW DIFFICULT WAS FOR HIM HE ALWAYS WAS ABLE TO HELP PEOPLE. I AM PROUD FOR THE REST OF MY LIVE TO BE ABLE TO TELL THE WORD ABOUT MY RABA MY RABA DOVID BRYN THE BEST IN THE WORLD. AMEN
5/8/2013

Rabbi Yisroel Baron wrote...

Rabbi Dovid Bryn was concerned about every individual despite his own physical ailments and disabilities. He had this amazing capability to connect with all sorts of people regardless of their age or background. He would connect to people in a most deep way. Within seconds of meeting someone they were talking together as if they were old trusted palls. It was his sincerity which was so disarming.

On a communal level he was a true visionary. He zoomed in on the needs of the
community and went strait to work.

Rabbi Bryn was a true friend to me as he was to thousands of others.
5/8/2013

Usher Bryn wrote...

Hardly a week goes by that someone doesn't tell me an uplifting story about my brother. Ten years later, his memory is as vibrant as ever because of his many good deeds
5/8/2013

Harry Brook wrote...

Rabbi Bryn had a very good sense of humor. One day I asked him a very simple question that had to do with a parsha of the Torah.
Even though he new the answer to the question, he prefaced it by saying why don’t you ask me an easier question? He always had a smile on his face and answered any question with the enthusiasm and curiosity of a child.
5/8/2013

Barry Snyder wrote...

Rabbi bryn was a person who loved and accepted everyone for themselves He had the gift to see the good in a person and then show to him
He lived in the present moment with complete faith. He loved and accepted everyone he met. He was the best friend to hundreds
5/8/2013

Daniel Sawicki wrote...

We just remember him coming to our house on Sunday morning as he knew our son and his band , 57 varieties, were practicing in the garage.
Each one of the kids and the fans had to put tiffilims.
Andres Sawicki, Gabriel Groisman, Martin Lerda, Izzy Lekach, and (Eli pls.) Bejar will always remember him
As well as all of us who were fortunate to know him.
5/8/2013

Daniel Sawicki wrote...

We just remember him coming to our house on Sunday morning as he knew our son and his band , 57 varieties, were practicing in the garage.
Each one of the kids and the fans had to put tiffilims.
Andres Sawicki, Gabriel Groisman, Martin Lerda, Izzy Lekach, and (Eli pls.) Bejar will always remember him
As well as all of us who were fortunate to know him.
5/8/2013

Daniel Sawicki wrote...

We just remember him coming to our house on Sunday morning as he knew our son and his band , 57 varieties, were practicing in the garage.
Each one of the kids and the fans had to put tiffilims.
Andres Sawicki, Gabriel Groisman, Martin Lerda, Izzy Lekach, and (Eli pls.) Bejar will always remember him
As well as all of us who were fortunate to know him.
5/8/2013

Sara wrote...

" I really wanted my Autistic Son to have a Bar Mitzvah. Rabbi Bryn made it happen- it was real - it was wonderful and it made a centuries old tradition available for my jewish male,who got to become a jewish man. I was so proud of my son and my religion and will always be grateful to Rabbi Bryn for what he gave me and my son"
5/8/2013

jenifer feig & children wrote...

What can I add that has not already been said? Only that Rabbi Brynn never took himself seriously....His easy laugh and the twinkles in his eyes evident even through the thick lenses.
Rabbi Brynn loved to sing famous songs and put his own words to them. ie "Country Road" Rabbi Brynn would sing loud and clear his own lyrics to that melody and would get a kick out of including whoever was in front of him to sing along.He was truly a good man with a Gutta Neshama of blessed memory .....G d Bless his soul.....
Rabbi Brynn was happy and fulfilled when he could help others. Rabbi Brynn never told you he was to BUSY. Rabbi Brynn never TURNED HIS BACK on you or anyone in NEED. Whether it be of physcial help, or emotional support. Rabbi Brynn was never to TIRED to LISTEN and ANSWER countless questions, or VISIT his congregants and non-congregants alike. There were never enough hours in a day to complete Rabbi Brynn"s "MITZVAH RUNS ".
G d blessed Rabbi Brynn with a gift so precious, to be able to connect with people of all walks of life,races and religion....and G d blessed us all for knowing Rabbi Brynn. I know he touched my life and my families life in so many ways and I still quote Rabbi Brynn on many occasions.
But most of all I will always remember Rabbi Brynn liked to enjoy life sing and dance and not sweat the small stuff.
5/8/2013

Carol Fow wrote...

Truly an angel in Human Dusquise!
5/8/2013

Jack Fintz wrote...

Truly a great and humble man. A tragic loss but a great honor to have been touched and inspired by him. We should all aspire to be as big of a mensch as he was.
5/8/2013

Simcha Hellinger wrote...

we were close in yeshiva together....a very special soul that we miss
5/8/2013

Yehuda Kaploun wrote...

a very special individual
5/8/2013

Bobbi Schwartz wrote...


such a mile stone... i remember where i was when i heard (at a library conference in Broward....strange, awkward memory for me) and I believe if you go online you can contribute... thank you... Sruly used to help him at the CC shul when he needed way back... thank you for posting this...
5/8/2013

Mark Rousso wrote...



I am proud to say I knew Dovid Bryn when we were kids and were going to school together at Landow Yeshivah in Miami, Florida. Everyone who met Dovid benefited from his intelligence and knidness. The world became a better place through Dovid being part of it.
5/8/2013

Daniel Posner wrote...

If you ever met Rabbi Dovid he touched your soul in some way. He was one of the 36 Righteous People that are the Pillars that hold this world up. The Kolel Ha Rav Dovid Bryn in Tzfat Israel is dedicated to his memory and is open for the purpose of spreading his teachings. We hope for those that join that never met Rabbi Dovid Bryn we will be able to help you learn more about him. Once a year we have a gathering here at the kolel in Tzfat, Israel for an experence that visitors never forget.
5/8/2013

Mendel Ciment wrote...

Reb Dovid loved his people, loved his religion and Torah and loved G-d. He had so much love that his body could not hold it. He was born with an abundance of love. He was always of uplifting spirit. And it was obvious to those that study the human body, that Dovid's had difficulty containing his love. His heart, filled with love and care for all, was always bursting. He knew it and we knew it. Some might be troubled by the precariousness of constantly living on the edge of existence, but Dovid's overflowing care for others left no room for worry for his own well-being.
“If he could breathe, then he would talk to others about G-d's good, the beauty of a Mitzva, or life's bright spots. If he could walk, then he would go to share life with others and show positive perspective as it should be seen. If he could drink, then he would toast L'Chaim to all things positive and constructive. If he could sing, then he would. If he could do, then he did. He showed strength not owned by men who appear stronger. He showed love that is only written about. He lived a full life of treating others as one would treat themselves. He did and lived 120 years of good in a third of the time.
”When I will need an example of the unrelenting power of love, I will think of him. “
5/8/2013

laurie steinberg wrote...

my son's story
After years of Hebrew school at a reformed Synagogue my mother felt I needed more Jewish instruction in my life. I met Rabbi Bryn when I was 12 years...
5/8/2013

Roxanne Perri wrote...

My Memories of Rabbi Bryn
Everyone remembers Rabbi Dovid Bryn. He was a warm voice in a cold world. A gentle soul in a harsh environment. He was truly humble. He did not need...
5/8/2013

David Mizne wrote...

Visiting the Rebbe
Nearly twenty years have passed since my first and only trip to 770. Accompanied by my father, Rabbi Bryn, and Rabbi Tennenhaus, I was very excited...
5/8/2013

Dr Laz wrote...

The Status Quo Summons!
It was a few years ago, and my band was playing for some function at Rabbi Bryn's shul at the California Club. I had the merit and good...
5/8/2013

Jenifer Feig wrote...

It was a blessing from G-d
My family and I had the honor and privlage of knowing Rabbi Bryn through his many mitzvahs,acts of kindness i.e. laying Tefllin for our sons,...