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Rabbi Pinchos Aaron Bruder

July 15th, 2009 · 38 Comments

Rabbi Pinchos Aaron Bruder

פנחס אהרן ב"ר יעקב

Rav in New York City

Date of Death: Tue. July 26, 1927 - Tammuz 26 5687

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Cemetery Details
8211 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
United States

Phone: (718) 366-3748
Fax: (718) 366-8471
Contact: Antonio Jones


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Union Field Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Path X, Gate: 23

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rabbi Pinchos Aaron Bruder, Hunter, New York, Credit: Avrohom Kranz

Photo Caption: His son-in-law, Moshe Yehuda Fried, Caption: Avroham Kranz

Credit: Asher Lowy, Lakewood, NJ

Credit: Asher Lowy, Lakewood, NJ

Credit: Asher Lowy, Lakewood, NJ

Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

38 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rabbi Stern // Jul 15, 2009 at 10:58 am

    He has hundreds if not thousands of frum descendant living in the United States and Canada.

  • 2 Shmuel // Jul 15, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Where was Rabbi Bruder a Rav?

  • 3 Paul Jacobs // Jul 23, 2009 at 11:37 am

    I certainly can give you biographical information and some pictures. Do you happen to have a large book entitled The World That Was: America 1900-1945?
    It was published in 2004 and distributed by Mesorah Publications. In any event, it has a wealth of information and pictures on the development of Orthodoxy in America in those days and the individuals and families involved. There is a picture of Pinchus Bruder and his wife on page 343, together with their children, Moshe and Tzurtel Weberman, at the 1927 golden wedding anniversary of their children. This was just before he passed away.The article itself (from page 342 to 347) is primarily about Binyomin Wilhelm, who married the Weberman’s daughter (I.e. the Bruder’s grandaughter) and was a founder of Torah Vodaath. My great-grandmother was Mrs Weberman’s sister, Muti Fried. The Bruders came to America circa 1876 from Austro Hungary. Today, there are literally thousands of 5th, 6th and 7th generation American descendants including (among many others) the Belskys, Wilhelms, Webermans, Dickers, Jacobs, Hershkowitz, Bloom etc families. I myself am 5th generation and my grandchildren 7th.

  • 4 Farshlufen // Jul 14, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I wonder if he is the Shochet R’ Pinchas Aharon mentioned in this teshuva to rabbi Moshe weinberger:

  • 5 abraham // Jul 15, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    As a grandchild of R ‘ Pinchas Aaron I knew that he was a shoichet. My grandfather remembered him as a child and he was already an old man in his high 80 (he was 90 in 1927 when he passed away) and was no longer working at that time. Rabbi Weinberger was the rabbi in the cong. where Moshe Weberman who was son in law of R ‘ Pinchas Aaron was a member.
    It would appear that there was a dispute with Rabbi Dr. Hillel Klein about the Shochtim Union as Rabbi Weinberger who wrote two seforim Hoiel Moshe (p.1895) and Halacha Lmoshe (p.1902, see page 54) where you can find additional information. Both seforim are available on Hebrewbooks.

  • 6 Chani Mayer // Jul 19, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    i received this post and would like to contact paul jacobs – my maiden name is herskowitz

  • 7 HENRY WOLF // Sep 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm


  • 8 Hella Winston // Dec 15, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Hi. I hired a genealogist to do family research and just discovered our mutual ancestor, Rabbi Pinchos Aaron Bruder. He was the father of my paternal great grandfather, Joseph Bruder. I spoke to my aunt, who never met him and told me that he had effectively disowned and sat shiva for my great grandfather because he decided to attend medical school and there were classes held on Shabbos. My great grandfather became a physician and practiced part of the time in Vienna and part of the time in New York and had two children, Muriel and Betty Bruder. Betty was my grandmother. I live in New York City and have a brother (who has three children) and two first cousins, one of whom lives in Brooklyn, the other in Berkeley, who are also descended from Rabbi Pinchos. I have two second cousins, one in New York and one in LA (Davidson is their last name) and their father lives in Rome. I would love to hear from any of my long lost relatives!

  • 9 Usher Lebovits // Dec 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Dear Ms. Winston
    I too am a descendant of R’ Pinchus Aharon Bruder (1834-1927) if you would like to find out some more information about our family I will be more then happy to provide you with that

    Looking forward

  • 10 Vivian Chill // Jan 20, 2011 at 12:32 am

    I am Paul (Pinchas Aaron) Jacobs’ sister. Our Great Grandmother Anna Fried, whom we called Mutti was a daughter of Pinchas A. as was our Great Aunt Dora Bluestone, who lived into her late 90’s. I remember them both. My Grandmother Kate Jacobs had several siblings and raised an Orthodox family. Most of whom remain so to the seventh generation in America.

  • 11 Paul (Pinchus Aharon) Jacobs // Jan 20, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Just saw your posts today. I live in Toronto, and know Tzvi Hershkowitz and Shragi Wilhelm here, who are Weberman descendants. I, myself, am a great, great grandson of the Bruders, but am descendant from another Bruder daughter, Anna Fried, a sister of Mrs. Weberman. (I am named after Pinchos Aharon Bruder!). Hella, I knew the Winston name growing up in Crown Heights. Usher, please send me information at My telephone number is (416) 633-6620.

  • 12 Ben Bee Zee // Jan 20, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Extremely amazing having 7 generations of Frum Yidden in America, I would single him out on this site as maybe the only one 🙁

    Could you please give us more biographical details of this great man who had such a wonderful zchus?

  • 13 asher // Jan 20, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Picture and article in this weeks’ Hamodia Mag.
    He was sent to America (to be a Shochet) by the Shiniever Rav z”l who blessed him to have good kids.

  • 14 asher // Jan 20, 2011 at 8:31 pm

  • 15 Farshlufen // Jan 21, 2011 at 10:41 am

    A nice article, but תנא ושייר.

  • 16 Hella Winston // Jan 21, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Hello again. From census and other records I was able to find several addresses for Pinchos Aaron Bruder.

    1900–54 Lewis Street (Manhattan)

    1903–37 Atlantic Avenue (Brooklyn)
    This may have been his place of business as the listing says “mens frng”

    1910–140 Clymer Ave (Brooklyn)

    1920–20 Columbia Street (Brooklyn)

    1930—Betti Bruder (Pinchos’ widow) living at 350 Hooper St. (Brooklyn) with daughter Celia (Weberman)

    I have these documents and can email them to anyone who would like them. You can contact me at

  • 17 Chayim Lando // Jan 26, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I am another descendant. I am a great-great-grandson on Moshe Weberman>Kate Dicker>Shirley Fensterheim>Leah Lando (my mother). I would love to contact any relatives who are interested.

  • 18 William Fried // Feb 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Paul and Vivian, I am your mother Ruth’s first cousin. My father, Dr. Louis Fried, was your grandmother, Kate’s brother. My own brother is also named Pinchos Aaron, after the progenitor. Hella, your great grandfather, my uncle Joe, performed a tonsillectomy on me when I was 5 years old, at the now defunct Medical Arts Hospital on 57th Street in Manhattan. One of my father’s sisters, Celia, married a man named Izzie Winston. Are you related to him?

  • 19 Usher Lebovits // Feb 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Dear William
    It is interesting to hear that Dr. Joseph Bruder (1873-1955) Hella’s Great Grandfather performed the same kind of surgery on you like he did on my Grandfather Mr. Judah Weberman I guess that it was quite common in those days,
    We would like to hear from you if you can Email me
    Usher Lebovits<Rachel<Judah Weberman<Ben Zion Weberman(1896-1968)<Celia(1861-1939)<Pinchas Aron Bruder (1834-1927

  • 20 Moshe B. // Apr 24, 2011 at 5:49 am

    Another descendant here, Moshe Balsam – Pinchas Aharon; Bracha Bruder; Tzurtel (Bruder); Moshe Weberman; Kate (Weberman); Mordechai Tzvi Dicker; Bluma (Dicker) and Josepn M. Balsam; Moshe Balsam; Rebecca (Langer).

    Anyone with further information on the Bruders please contact me via web admin.

  • 21 Meir Lewittes // Jul 28, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    In memory of R’ Pinchas Aharon Bruder z”l, whose 84th yahrtzeit is today (26 Tamuz).

    Meir Lewittes
    (P.A.Bruder>Moshe & Tzurtel Weberman>Dora (Weberman) Lewittes>Mendell Lewittes>Joseph Lewittes>Meir Lewittes)

  • 22 Usher Lebovits // Aug 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Dear Meir
    I visited the grave of our Great-great-great Grandfather Rabbi Pinchus Aron Bruder Z”L (1834-1927) on the day of his Yuhrtzeit I took along with me my nephew and it is something to be proud of to have 8 generation who continue in his foot steps

    All the best

  • 23 jack bruder // Sep 26, 2011 at 11:20 am

    i wonder if pinchas aron bruder is related to joseph bruder my father orig from austria hungary

  • 24 Rural Rav // Dec 17, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I was wondering how I could go about looking for possible descendancy myself. My grandfather is Ray Bruder but he refuses to disclose anything about his family history.

  • 25 Blima Moskoff // Aug 20, 2013 at 5:02 am

    I’m a great-great grandaughter of Zaida Pinchas Aharon. My grandfather was Binyomin Wilhelm. I live in Israel and I’m presently gathering information about the Bruders, Webermans and Wilhelms.
    I have some info for those who want and am looking for more, if anyway feels qualified to share.

  • 26 M.kennedy // Aug 21, 2013 at 9:43 am

    By the way is Rabbi Pincus Aron Weberman of miami named after him

  • 27 Paul Jacobs // Oct 3, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Yes, Rabbi Pinchus Aharon Weberman of Miami was named after him.

  • 28 ruth // Dec 9, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Which yeshiva did Rav Bruder teach in and where was it. Besides Tzurtel how many other children did he have.


  • 29 Dovid Lando // Dec 11, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Also an Einekel. Ruth, to the best of my knowledge, he did not teach in any Yeshiva. It would seem that he had a t least the one son, ancestor of the Winston family, and one more daughter, ancestor of the Jacobs family.

  • 30 Avraham Kranz // Mar 13, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Hello relatives and all,
    R’ Pinchos Aharon and Brucha Bruder were my great-great-great-grandparents (my mother’s (Brucha) mother’s (Ruth) mother’s (Kate Jacobs) mother’s (Chana [Mutti]) parents).
    One of our cousins was kind enough to provide me with a family tree. From the family tree it seems that R’ Pinchos Aharon and Brucha Bruder had seven (7) children. They were: Tzurtel (Weberman), Zalman, Joseph, Chana (Fried), Dora (Bluestone), Moshe, and Avraham. Since I don’t have all of their birthdates, I can’t be certain of the order in which they were born.
    One of the footnotes in the family tree states that R’ Pinchos Aharon’s father, R’ Yaakov, was a Dayan in Frankfurt-am-Main. The family moved to Bardejov (a.k.a. Bartfeld), Slovakia, in the 1830s, soon before R’ Pinchos Aharon was born.
    Besides being a Shochet, R’ Pinchos Aharon also oversaw the processing of (was Mashgiach on) dairy products in Hunter, N.Y. (I don’t know what years, but I think it was soon after the turn of the century.) I have a photograph of him with townspeople in Hunter, N.Y. This photo was given to my mother by Stella Jacobs (née Fried).
    I was wondering if it would be possible to place a photo of Brucha Bruder’s matzeiva on this webpage.
    Wishing everyone a Happy Purim,
    Avraham Kranz
    P.S. If anyone would like to contact me, my email address is:

  • 31 Donna Belsky // Feb 4, 2016 at 12:48 am

    My husband zt’l was the other Pinchus Aaron of this generation. He was the second son of Chana Tziril and Dov (berel) Belsky. My husband was given a picture of R’ Pinchus Aaron Bruder for his bar mitzvah from a Bruder son. We have it proudly displayed. We also have a picture of Pinchus Aaron Weberman and Pinchus Aaron Belsky at a bris in Far Rockawat

  • 32 Dovid Lando // Aug 4, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Here are some videos from the 89 Yortzeit of the Zeidy R’ Pinchas Aron Bruder.

    To hear a recording of the event
    Call 1-888-999-7904 playback ID# 163583214#

    Here is an article from the OU magazine Jewish Action about the Zaide. it’s interviews with a few Einekleich

  • 33 David J Schwartz // Aug 17, 2016 at 1:36 am

    My mother was Rosemarie Jacobs her father was Harry Jacobs founder of Detecto Scales with his two brothers. Harry was one of nine children born to Avram Levi Jacobowitz and his wife Racha a kosher butcher from Hungry. I’m trying to piece together my connection to Rav Bruder ? Maybe my long lost cousin Paul Jacobs can help me out ?

  • 34 David J Schwartz // Aug 17, 2016 at 1:37 am

  • 35 Sana Bloch md // Jul 14, 2017 at 12:45 am

    My grandson Yoseph is the great grandson of Pinchas Aharon Fried who was born a few weeks after Pinchas Aharon BRUDER was niftar. Pinchas Aharon BRUDER Yarzheit is 26 Tamuz.Last year the Yated had an article about his 89 and said they planned a 90.Does anyone know when and where?

  • 36 Kelly Bruder // Mar 2, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    This is very exciting to find information on my family. My father recently explained the history of Pinchus who would be my great uncle. Wondering if someone has a family tree ? Or do I need a subscription to We do have a partial tree

  • 37 Ruth // Jul 7, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    There is a famous photo of two rabbis on a ship near Ellis island. hamodia used it for a cover photo re Ellis island article. The rabbi on the right is similar to Reb Pinchas Aron, eg. The hat, beard, coat,vest and hand on cane (?). Does anyone know about this picture?

  • 38 Zehava Yudkowitz // Dec 31, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    I am also related to Pinchas Aaron Bruder. My grandfather who just passed away 2 weeks ago was named Paul (Pinchas Aaron) Fried. He was the first child to be named after Pinchas Aaron because he was born during his shloshim in 1927. He was the son of Louis (Yisroel) Fried, who was the son of Chana and Moshe Yehuda Fried.

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