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Rabbi Shemaryahu Gourary

January 13th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Rabbi Shemaryahu Gourary

שמריהו בן מנחם מענדל

Director, Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Lubavitch

Date of Death: Sat. February 11, 1989 - Adar I 6 5749

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Along the right-hand side of the Rebbe’s ohel.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: SOMARIUS GOURARY

Biographical Notes:

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Photo Caption: Rav Gourary, son-in-law of Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn (d. 1950), the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe at his Ohel. (photo credit needed)

Source: From Washington to Washington


Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: The Rebbe at his brother-in-laws kever (credit needed)

Credit: The Rebbe at his brother-in-laws kever (credit needed)

Credit: Kever of Rebbitzin Chana Gourary, located in the Munkatch section of the Washington Floral Park Cemetery (Deans), Monmouth Junction, New Jersey. Credit: IFJCAH

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

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Yitzchak // Jan 17, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Did he have children?

  • 2 F.Y.L. // Jan 21, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    He had one son, Sholom DovBer, known as Barry, who was niftar in March 2005. Given his role in the court case over the ownership of the Chabad library in the 80s he would not have been an accepted successor as rebbe. Plus, though he always remained frum, he was not necessarily chassidic, and made a career as a physicist.

  • 3 Avreimale // Jan 31, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Interestingly, his wife the daughter of the frierdike rebbe, is buried in the Munkacther chelka in New Jersey. Apparently, she was so distressed about things which happened in Chabad that she did not wish to lay there after 120. She told those close to her that her father had always felt a special closeness to the Minchas Elozor, after spending time next door to home at a spa in Europe (Marienbad?).

  • 4 Moshe Escott // Jan 31, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    It looks like he appears (wearing a top hat) in the following 30 second video clip of the late 1929 visit to New York of the Rebbe Rayatz ( over here:

    Can anyone identify any of the others appearing here?

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