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Rabbi Yehuda Braver

December 3rd, 2008 · 15 Comments

Chief Rabbi of Kansas City, Missouri
d. 1 Kislev, 1956
Full bio to be posted.
Home of Peace Memorial Park Cemetery
4334 Whittier Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90023
(323) 261-6135
(Ohel Dovid Section, Row 1, Grave 11)

Tags: California · Chief Rabbi · Los Angeles, CA

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Joe Fine // Jan 20, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Interestingly, the Jewish community of Kansas City is no longer in Missouri, its now in Kansas City, Kansas (across the river).

  • 2 Shmuel // Aug 17, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Today there is a very small frum community

  • 3 Ben Bee Zee // Aug 17, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    there’s a long biography on Rabbi Braver and a picture of him in the sefer תולדות אנשי שם available on hebrew books at he link provided here

  • 4 Menachem // Dec 22, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    While Rabbi Braver was rav in Kansas City, there was a big “machlokes” which was sparked when a fellow rav in the city “massered” on him during the Prohibition Era, in an effort to have Rav Braver’s permit to purchase sacramental wine revoked. It created a huge uproar.

  • 5 MBD // Dec 23, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Just how do you know this?

  • 6 Menachem // Dec 23, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    I searched through the personal papers of Rabbi Tuvia Geffen, and in one of the folders is a hachraza admonishing the other rav for “massering” on Rabbi Braver. The hachraza also had a copy of the letter the other rav submitted to the government officials. You can email me privately if you want more info.

  • 7 YD Miller // Apr 5, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    It appears to me that his Father Reb Moshe Yitzchok Braver was also a Rabbi here in the US in Sioux City (pernounced Sue-City) Iowa.

  • 8 YD Miller // Apr 5, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    “Rabbi Yehuda Braver – Torah Pioneer in America”

  • 9 Farshlufen // Apr 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Yd see bbz’s post above.

  • 10 DOK // Feb 21, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Anyone know who his descendants are?

  • 11 Melvyn (Mel) Seger // Oct 8, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Rabbi Yehuda Braver was my mother’s brother. Her name was Miriam Braver. Coincidentally, my hebrew name is Moishe Yitzchak. My mother married David Siegelbaum and I have 1 sister still living and 2 brothers that are deceased. My Mother died in 1952 of leukemia. As a result we had little connection to her family after that.

  • 12 Melvyn (Mel) Seger // Oct 8, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Rabbi Yehuda Braver was my mother’s brother. Her name was Miriam Braver.

  • 13 Martin Lifshutz // Nov 5, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Rabbi Yehuda Braver, tz”l was my grandfather. His daughter Miriam Lifshutz is my mom. I have a very complete family tree. I can be reached at

  • 14 Martin Lifshutz // Nov 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    His yartzeit 1 Kislev, was yesterday November 4, 2013. May his neshomah have an aliyah.

  • 15 itzhak kotler // Jan 15, 2017 at 10:02 am

    mel seger please contact shoshana braver dolgin, daughter of rav braver at

    she is the family archiver

    my wife is granddaughter named after yehuda

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