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Rabbi Binyamin Aronowitz

December 3rd, 2007 · 21 Comments

Rabbi Binyamin Aronowitz

בנימין ב"ר יוסף

Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbeinu Yitzchok Elchonon (RIETS)

Date of Death: Sun. September 16, 1945 - Tishrei 8 5706

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Cemetery Details
81-14 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
United States

Phone: 718-821-1060
Fax: 718-381-1551
Contact: Todd Ivler


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Mount Judah Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Society: TAL TOR TIPH JER, Section: 1, Block: V, Gate: 1, to the left of the Yampole Rebbe

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: ARONOWITZ, BENJAMIN

Biographical Notes:

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Photo Caption: Rav Binyamin Aronowitz at the Pesach Seder 1939, Credit: Jenny Altshuler
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Photo Caption: Rav Binyamin Aronowitz at the Pesach Seder 1939, Credit: Jenny Altshuler
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Photo Caption: Rav Binyamin Aronowitz and his three sons at the Pesach Seder 1939, Credit: Jenny Altshuler
Note: Per the Rav’s daughter, they had a professional photographer take the photos

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Photo Credit: RIETS
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Photo Credit: RIETS
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Photo Caption: Rav Binyamin Aronowitz, Credit: Needed

Bio Information:

Aronowitz Binyamin Bio

Credit: Rabbi Zevulun Charlop

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Map to the kever of Rav Binyamin Aronowitz

Tags: Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Rosh Yeshiva

21 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Brian Arens // Jun 22, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Benjamin Aronowizt was my great grandfather, very cool to have found this!

  • 2 Eric Arens // Jun 23, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Rabbi Aronowitz was my great grandfather.

  • 3 MBD // Jun 23, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Please tell us a little about your grandfather.

  • 4 Brian Arens // Jun 23, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    I don’t, nor do I think my brother Eric know a great deal about him, he was born long before either of us was born. BTW MBD he was our great grandfather. All I really know is that he had 7 children 3 boys, 4 girls. All but one was born in Lithuania. His son Joseph was our grandfather. I also know he lived in the Bronx.

  • 5 Brian Arens // Jun 23, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    correction, he died long before either of us was born.

  • 6 Miller // Jun 24, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Brian and Eric,
    You might want to dig into your Gfather’s history and perhaps write a biographicak book about him, or collect his Talmudic Comentaries distributed in various periodicals of his time.

    Rav Aronowitz was born in Varzhan, Lithuania in 1864, came to the US in 1906, served first in Lowell, Mas. before coming to REITS in NY.

    He estblished the office of Agudath Yisroel in the US and was a member in the Agudath Harabanim.

    A litlle more about him as well as on the other RIETS Rabanim can be found on thier website

  • 7 Henny Moed Roth // Jun 29, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    My grandmother Jette ARONOWITZ (married to my grandfather Wulf JAWETZ) was the granddaughter of Rabbi Yitzchak ben Menachem ARONOWITZ of Rietavas, Lithuania (1794-1889). Any relation to the above rabbinical family? And does RIETS stand for? Pardon my ignorance…..

  • 8 MBD // Jun 30, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, is the rabbinic division of Yeshiva University.

  • 9 Adam Arens // Jul 3, 2009 at 11:45 am

    I have sent a photo of Rav Binyamin Aronowitz to Baruch Amsel. Kol Tov

  • 10 Yehudis // Oct 18, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    hi. have any of you found out the history of Rav Aronowitz? we are related to him too, but we are not sure how. if you have figured out any thing, or a family tree. please let me know asap. i would really apreciate it. thank you!

  • 11 Ben Bee Zee // Dec 11, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    celebration at REITS upon turning 60 years

  • 12 Samantha Schuster // Dec 26, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I have been researching my family tree and also my husbands and we have found Benjamin (Benyamin) Aronowitch. He was the father of my husbands Great Grandmother Anna. We have also come into contact with other relatives and have more information now and more photos. I would be happy to share!

  • 13 Farshlufen // Aug 26, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Congratulattions upon serving 25 years in RIETS:
    Credit: מורשת חכמי אמעריקא

  • 14 YD Miller // Dec 10, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Letter written by Rabbi Aronowitz, while still in Lowell Mass.:

  • 15 bdgreenbel // Jan 31, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Yehudis: How are you related? I have info. He was my great grandfather
    Also, does anyone know what the letter written by Rabbi Aronowitz (in Hebrew) says??

  • 16 bdgreenbel // Jan 31, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Also, does anyone know what it says on his grave?

  • 17 YD Miller // Feb 3, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Hi BD,

    The marker on his grave says:
    “Here is buried, our beloved father, the Rabbi the “Gaon” (Torah genious) Rabbi Binyumin son of R’ Yosef Aronowitz, who served as R”M (abbreciation for Resh Mesivta which is an Aramaic phrase for an instructor on Talmudic studies) in the Yeshivah Rabbi Isaac Elchanan.

    Born on 15 Nissan 5523 died on 8 Tishri 5606″

  • 18 bdgreenbel // Feb 22, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Thank you! I just noticed that you’d answered. I appreciate it very much. ( And the picture too.)

  • 19 YD Miller // Jul 22, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Hapardes on his passing and funeral:

  • 20 Yoni Ben-Ari // Aug 4, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Any connecction to Rabbi Aronowitz, who was a hebrew teacher at the Chicago Jewish Academy in the 1950s-?

  • 21 Debra Edelson // Mar 21, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    I am also a great granddaughter of Rabbi Aronowitz. The picture of him with his hand on his head was in our living room all my life. He had the most beautiful eyes but since it was an oil painting he watched over us. My mother’s name was Sybil Arens.

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