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Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schoenbrun

February 5th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Rabbi Menachem Schoenbrun

מנחם מענדל ב"ר אברהם הכהן

Rav, Congregation Knesses Yisroel, Cleveland, Ohio

Date of Death: Sun. January 31, 1943 - Shevat 25 5703

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Cemetery Details
3933 E. 57th Street
Cleveland, OH 44105
United States

Phone: 216.321.8284
Contact: Lee Freedman


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Gates are open 9:00AM – 5:00PM, closed Shabbos and all Jewish holidays. Caretaker on grounds on most days.

Directions to Kever: Lansing Cemetery Association in Cleveland, Ohio maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Needed

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Schoenbrun

Biographical Notes:

Bio Information:
The Rav, a respected authority on shechita (ritual slaughter) also wrote Minchas Sofer a collection of homiletics on the weekly Parsha. Prior to his position in Cleveland, he rabbinated in Scranton, PA and Bridgeport, CT respectively.

Source: Yehudis Schonbrun

Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: IFJCAH

Tags: Cleveland, OH · Ohio

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YD Miller // Feb 8, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I have gotten a tip that the late Irving I. Stone who was the son of Jacob Sapirstien of Cleveland, founder of American Greetings is somewhat family affiliated (Dont know either by marriage or through his mother) to Rabbi Schonbrun.

    Stone is famous in philantrophy, the Stone Edition of the Artscroll Chumash is dedictaed to his memory, and the Telshe-Stone Village in the outskirts of Jeruslem is also connected to him.

    Does anyone know the connection between the two families?

  • 2 admin // Feb 23, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Back of Rabbi Schoenbrun tombstone:


  • 3 YD Miller // Feb 23, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks Baruch for the photos, now you can update his date of passing to 25 Shevat 5703-1943

  • 4 Joel Brach // Apr 22, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Dear Cousin, Hi:
    Since I received the picture of the gravestone from your grandfather Rabbi Manachem Schonbrun from Cleveland, which is my uncle, I would like to gather pictures, letters he sent/received, newpaper articles, or a certificate from him. Please send email to or at my home address:
    Joel Brach
    28 Israel Zupnick Drive #203
    Monroe, NY 10950
    Cell: (845) 662-5230
    I am a grandson from Rueven Schonbrun from Beregsaz a brother for Rabbi Menachem Schonbrun.

  • 5 Danielle (nee) Schonbrunn // Nov 9, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Nov. 9,2010 – Ramat Bet Shemesh Alef, ISRAEL

    Hi: My understanding of Irving Stone, Zatzal, is that his predeceased wife was a “Schonbrunn”.

    In regard to Reuven Schonbrunn, he was my father Yosef Schonbrunn’s uncle. Had my dear father survived – he told my dear Mother Sarah (nee Friedman, from Ungvar) that we would all meet at Rabbi Menachem’s home in Shaker Heights, OH after the war. This was not to be of course but I have a copy of a small letter that my father wrote to R. Menachem Schonbrunn during that time.

    Also, my oldest sibling Judith (Schonbrunn) Knieberg was sent to Cleveland in 1942, the year of my birth, so she survived the war and was zocheh to know R. Menachem the last three months of his life.

    Rueven if you want to write to me (email) please do so, I’d love to hear from you, here in Eretz Yisroel. My email is:

    Kol Toov!

  • 6 Avrohom(Arnauld) Schonbrunn // Nov 9, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Danielle Schonbrunn from Ramat beit Shemesh is my younger sister. She already explained what our kesher is with Harav Menachem Schoenbrun so there’s no need for me to explain again. If I’m not mistaken my grandfather Reuven Schonbrunn was Rav Menachem’s older brother. As for Irving Stone, he married into the family and his daughter Henshe, whom I met a number of years ago, lives in Crown heights where her husband Rabbi Ginsburg, I believe, is one of the rabbis that runs Lubavitch.

  • 7 JS // Mar 29, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Here’s a haskoma he wrote in 1923 while serving in Bridgeport (see p.2)

  • 8 Hensha Gansbourg // Feb 25, 2019 at 8:44 am

    I am named after Rabbi Shoenbrun’s daughter hensha who passed away in Cleveland ohio in a flu epidemic leaving a husband and four children behind. My mother, Beatrice, was married to Irving I. Stone, and was a grand daughter of Rabbi Schoenbrun. She named me after her mother.

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