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Rabbi Simcha Bunim Schatz (Szcekacz)

May 17th, 2012 · 15 Comments

Rabbi Simcha Bunim Schatz (Szcekacz)

שמחה בונים ב"ר נחמן

Chief Rabbi, Polanco, Mexico City

Date of Death: Sun. September 28, 1958 - Tishrei 14 5719
Erev Sukkos

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Cemetery Details
Calle Sur 138 América
Ciudad de México (CDMX) Mexico City, 11810

Phone: +52 55 5515 0885


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Panteon Israelita Cementerio Ashkenazi is located in Mexico City, Mexico. Confirming locating and cemetery schedule is always recommended prior to visiting.

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rav Rabbi Simcha Bunim Schatz (Szcekacz), Credit: Needed 

Bio Information: 
The Rav a descendant of Rebbe Yechezkel of Kuzmir was born in Viersheva, Poland. After the War, he moved to Israel and settled in Jerusalem. Upon the request of the Imrei Emes of Gur he moved to Mexico City.

Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: IFJCAH

Tags: Mexico · Mexico City

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rabbi Stern // May 17, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Now you are officially ACROSS NORTH AMERICA!!!!!
    Mazal Tov!!!!!

  • 2 Tattale // May 18, 2012 at 1:43 am

    While waiting for a bus to go to the Mikvah Erev Yom Tov, he was run over by a hit & run driver & was killed on the spot, HY”D.

  • 3 Bakante // May 18, 2012 at 2:20 am

    Before moving to Mexico he lived several years in Kansas City, MS and he used to host all the משולחים that came there. Also when Rabbi Yaffe had a Yeshiva in Kansas City, Rabbi Shatz used to learn with the bochurim. In fact he took as a son in law one of the best bochurim of the yeshiva Reb Yosef Dinkels O”H.

    Rabbi Shatz has a son living in Boro Park, R’ Nachman Shatz, and R’ Nachman has a son living in Yerushalayim named after the grandfather who is one of the biggerst dayanim in Ger today.

  • 4 YD Miller // May 18, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    How was he a descendant of Kuzmir?

    He had another son R’ Binyamin Schatz who lived in Mexico, the aforementioned R’ Nachmen got engaged after his father’s passing, in 1960, here is a Mazel tov wishes upon his engagement.

  • 5 Geni // May 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Here is his profile on

  • 6 Geni // May 18, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    You can read about ר’ שמואל שצ’קץ שוחט דוויערושאוו
    grandfather of Rabbi Simcha Binim Schatz here page 224-226 (image 244-246) ;

  • 7 Bakante // May 18, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    YD Miller

    His mother hinda Leah Calek was a descendent of R’ Yechezkel of Kuzmir

  • 8 Ben Bee Zee // May 21, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    so Reb Yosef Dinkels was an American Boy?

  • 9 Bakante // May 22, 2012 at 2:05 am

    Ben Bee Zee: Yes, he was an American

  • 10 Mexicaner // May 22, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Rabbi Shatz’s Ohel is a מקום תפילה. I remember when I was growing up, anyone that was in an עת צרה went to his ohel to be mispalel.

  • 11 tattale // May 25, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Some other son in laws are as follows: Moshe Fishman, Yerushalayim-Brooklyn; Chaim D. Ullman, Brooklyn-Los angeles; Chaim D. Gruenbaum, Brooklyn-Ashdod; Hershel Wagman, Brooklyn.

  • 12 Tattale // Jun 25, 2012 at 2:50 am

    His wife Chaya is buried in Beth David cematery in Elmont NY. She passed away ג, תשרי 1973

  • 13 asher lowy // Sep 10, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    The new link doesn’t open either… I tried 3 browsers — u can however send the file to the Admin, and he’ll post it. TY!

  • 14 Farshlufen // Sep 20, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Any “” link, is accessible only to the Email owner.

  • 15 me // May 3, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    B”H all his einiklich are bnei Torah even that his kids were brought up in Mexico without a yidishe chinich .

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