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Rabbi Eliyahu Simpson (Yaichel)

March 24th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Rabbi Eliyahu Simpson (Yaichel)

אליהו ב"ר שמעון אהרן

Rav, Congregation Temach Tedek, Borough Park, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Tue. December 21, 1976 - Kislev 29 5737

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Cemetery Details

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

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rav Eliyahu Simpson, Credit: Chabad Wiki

Photo Caption:
 Rav Eliyahu Simpson, Credit: Rabbi Shneur Zalman Berger

Bio Information:
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:, from the writings of  Rabbi Shneur Zalman Berger

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Montefiore Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 m.kennedy // Mar 26, 2017 at 9:08 am

    who is today the rov of Congregation Tzemach Tzedek in boro park

  • 2 Sfriedman // Jun 8, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I believe his son in law Rosenfeld.

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