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Rabbi Yehuda Braver

December 3rd, 2008 · 15 Comments

Rabbi Yehuda Braver

יהודה ב"ר משה יצחק

Chief Rabbi, Kansas City, Missouri

Date of Death: Mon. November 5, 1956 - Kislev 1 5717
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Cemetery Details
4334 Whittier Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90023
United States

Phone: (323) 261-6135
Fax: 323-261-2725


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Home of Peace is the successor to the first Jewish cemetery in Los Angeles. Originally founded as the cemetery of the Hebrew Benevolent Society in 1855 in Chavez Ravine, it was moved to it current location in 1902. The remains of the 360 Jews buried in the old cemetery were moved between 1902 and 1910.

Directions to Kever: Home of Peace Memorial Park Cemetery located in East Los Angeles maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Ohel Dovid Section, Row 1, Grave 11

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Rabbi Jehudah Braver

Biographical Notes:

Credit: IFJCAH

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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