Rabbi Eliyahu Simpson (Yaichel)
אליהו ב"ר שמעון אהרןRav, Congregation Temach Tedek, Borough Park, Brooklyn
Date of Death: Tue. December 21, 1976 -
Kislev 29 5737
Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in.
See CONTACT page for details. Thank you.
Directions to Kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request. Location: Enter from the Chabad Ohel Entrance on Francis Lewis Boulevard. Along the main path just past the ohel
Name Listed on Cemetery Database: SIMPSON, ELIA
Photo Caption: Rav Eliyahu Simpson, Credit: Chabad Wiki
Photo Caption: Rav Eliyahu Simpson, Credit: Rabbi Shneur Zalman Berger
Rav Simpson learned in Tomchei Temimim in Lubavitch ( Lyubavichi), Russia for 15 years and was among the prominent “chozrim” of the Rebbe Rashab (d. 1920). The Rav was among the first Chabad chassidim to arrive on these shores and served at Congregation Tzemach Tzedek in Brooklyn for over 50 years.
When the Rebbe Rayatz (d. 1950) arrived in the United States at the end of 1929 he stayed at the home of Rav Simpson. In the video of “America is not Different” produced by JEM, the Previous Rebbe is seen standing on the porch of Rabbi Simpson’s house in Borough Park addressing the large crowd who came to greet him. The Rav would go on to serve as the Rebbe’s gabi (personal assistant).
Credit: shturem.org, from the writings of Rabbi Shneur Zalman Berger