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Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Twersky

January 21st, 2009 · 6 Comments

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Twersky

יעקב יוסף ב"ר מרדכי ישראל

Khotiner Rav of the Bronx

Date of Death: Wed. May 30, 2001 - Sivan 8 5761

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Cemetery Details
300 Elmont Road
Elmont, NY 11003
United States

Phone: 718-343-4000


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, NY maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Conner of Machpelah and Jefferson Avenue.

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Twersky, Credit: Yitz Twersky, KGH

Photo Caption: Rebbe Mordechai Yisroel HY”D, Azarinitz Khotin Rebbe, the Rav’s father. Credit: Yitz Twersky, KGH

Photo Caption: Bron Park East Chotiner Jewish Center located at 2256 Bronx Park East as it once stood, Credit: Yitz Twersky

Photo Caption: The Rebbes of Kopicheniz and Boyan visiting the shul in 1964, Credit: Yitz Twersky, KGH



Credit: IFJCAH

Tags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mike // Feb 1, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    There is a small Rabbi Twersky section in Mount Judah Cemetery. It is about 11 graves wide. The following are just a few of the people buried there:
    Abzug, Isaac 9/15/17
    Cohen, Rose 2/8/18 (48)
    Detter, Samuel 12/29/17
    Diamond, Minnie 10/20/18 (26)
    Fluss, Hyman
    Galaif, Mate 11/16/17
    Glaubach, Sam 10/25/18 (25)
    Goldberg, Israel 12/27/17
    Goldstein, Morris 12/27/18 (28)
    Gurko, Helina 9/16/17
    Lewinter, Mollie 10/17/18 (20)
    Lipset, Agner 6/2/18
    Mendelsohn, M. 4/27/17
    Rothstein, Dina 3/__/18 (69)
    Tabak, Isreal 12/20/18 (60)
    Uleis, Mendel 3/1/18
    Wroobel, Sarah 3/23/17

    Is there a connection between the Mount Judah section and the Rabbi buried at Beth David? If so, why wasn’t the Rabbi buried in his section at Mount Judah?

  • 2 Grand Rebbe // Feb 2, 2009 at 3:11 am

    There is also a Rabbi Twersky section in Mount Lebanon.

  • 3 HaRav // Feb 2, 2009 at 3:18 am

    The Rebbe actually purchased all these plots and was originally going to be buried in Mount Judah and then Mount Lebanon. In the end he decided on Beth David because some of the people buried in MJ and ML where not shomer shabbos.

  • 4 Eryc // Apr 20, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Sarah Wroobel is my Great Great Aunt. Any way to get a picture of her marker? I don’t live close, and I’ve been doing the family’s genealogy for years. Sarah died young, had one child.

  • 5 asher // Jan 18, 2011 at 1:00 am

    A better picture of the Rabbi Yaakov Yosef z”l at his wedding.

    (L-R) The Bluzhever Rebbe The Boyaner Rebbe, Reb Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, Rav Aron Kotler z”l.

  • 6 Azi // Jul 10, 2020 at 7:53 am

    I belive those Twersky cemetery sections, or at least many of them, were the NY Tolner rebbe’s. I’ve seen several others, including in old montefiore cemetery (next to chabad section) and in Baron Hirsch. He tried a lot of different businesses. The gates either say dovid Mordechai twersky, I recall one with his sons name, yochanon.

    My gg-grandmother is in the Mt judah twersky section. Her husband is on this site:

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