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Rabbi Menachem Yehuda Greenwald

August 7th, 2012 · 11 Comments

Rabbi Menachem Yehuda Greenwald

מנחם יהודה ב"ר יעקב יחזקיהו

Son of the Seredne Rav

Date of Death: Thu. May 6, 1920 - Iyar 18 5680
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Cemetery Details
130-04 Horace Harding Expressway
Flushing, NY 11367
United States

Phone: (718) 939-9405
Fax: (718) 445-4282


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Office hours at Mount Hebron are from 9 AM to 4 PM. The gates are open from 8 AM to 5 PM. This is a complicated cemetery, its always best to get a map.

Directions to Kever: Block: 12, Reference: 8, Section: D/E, Line: 7,Grave: Society: TRUE BROTHERHOOD

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: GREENWALD, EMANUEL

Biographical Notes:

The Rav’s father was Rav Yaakov Yechezkiyahu Greenwald of Seredn

Credit: Yosef Nussbaum, New York City

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Mt. Hebron (Main Street) Cemetery · New York · Rochester, NY

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joe // Aug 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    R’ Menachem Yehuda Greenwald was the son of Rav Yaakov Yechezkiyahu Greenwald, rav of Seredne. His father’s brother was Rav Amrom Greenwald, the father of the Arugas Habosem. Rav Yaakov Yechezkiyahu was niftar at ayoung age and R’ Menachem Yehuda was raised by his uncle Rav Sholom Adler, the next Rav of Seredne and the author of the seforim Rav Sholom on Torah and Moadim. His grandmother was Raizel Lichtenstein, the sister of Rav Hillel Mikalamaya.

  • 2 Zalmen // Aug 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Q. Is it known when and why he immigrated to the U.S.?

  • 3 Joe // Aug 15, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I believe that it was in the 1890s. His children were very involved in Kollel Shomre Hachomos in the early American years.

  • 4 YD Miller // Aug 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm


    Any additional information on “his children”?

  • 5 Joe // Sep 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I believe that he had 6 children. His oldest son R’ Abe Greenwald Z”L was counsel to Kollel Shomrei Hachomos and his grandson Mr. Manny Greenwald, still serves in that position today. Another grandson Rabbi Eli Greenwald is a Rov in Manhattan Beach, NY. His Great-Grandson Rabbi Shaya Greenwald serves as Rosh Yeshiva in Yeshivas Yishrei Lev in Telshe Stone, Israel. His youngest daughter Esther Z”L worked for the Kollel as well and her husband was the kollel’s accountant, a position currently served by a grandson as well. Another granddaughter, Alice Greenwald is the curator of the 9/11 museum currently being built in downtown Manhattan.

  • 6 jonathan hayt // May 8, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    His children (married names) included Lillian R.
    Hayt, Rose Rothwax , later known as Rose Roy, Ethel Nussbaum, and
    Edmund M. Greenwald.
    A family tree was created by
    Jordan Auslander who maintains a web site under his own name.

  • 7 jonathan hayt // May 9, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Another daughter was Annie Morgenbesser.

  • 8 Joe // Sep 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    See link for additional information about his father Rabbi Yaakov Yechezkiyahu Greenwald, Rav of Seredne:

  • 9 Jonathan Hayt // Dec 4, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    It had been mentioned by family members
    that there were also two sons who remained in Hungary and died in the Holocaust. They were
    the sons by an earlier marriage. One of the
    sons was Joseph Greenwald.
    According to a family history prepared by Jordan Auslander,
    Joseph Greenwald had two daughters, Leah and
    Eva, both of whom were in America and were
    married to Yitzak Seldinger and Moshe Mendelsis, respectively. There are two
    additional generations identified in the
    family history prepared by Jordan Auslander.

    I would be happy to provide copies of the
    family history to any relative having an interest.

    Jonathan Hayt

  • 10 Joe // May 7, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Today is his yahrtzeit. May his Neshama have an Aliya and may he be a Meilitz Yosher for his family!

  • 11 Joe // May 3, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Today is his Yahrtzeit. May his Neshama have an Aliya and may he be a Meilitz Yosher for his Mishpacha and Klal Yisroel!

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