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Rabbi Yisroel Dusowitz

March 28th, 2008 · 23 Comments

Rabbi Yisroel Dusowitz

ישראל ב"ר שמעון יהודה ליב

Rav, Congregation Tifereth Yisroel, Brownsville

Date of Death: Tue. December 14, 1954 - Kislev 19 5715

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Cemetery Details
66-02 Cooper Avenue
Glendale , NY 11385
United States

Phone: (718) 366-5900
Fax: (718) 456-4549


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Part of Mount Carmel Cemetery Association 83-45 Cypress Hills Street Glendale NY 11385 Gates open Sunday through Friday, 8:00AM to 4:00PM. Closed Saturdays and some Jewish Holidays

Directions to Kever: Mount Carmel Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Section: Glory of Israel, Block: 5, Map: 1, small footstone behind the large Haft marker (see picture below)

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: DUSOWITZ, ABRAHAM

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rav Dusowitz seated between the Bayaner Rebbe and Rav Eliezer Silver, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America
Dusowitz Israel Pic
Photo Caption: Rabbi Yisroel Dusowitz, Credit: Jewish Forward, July, 1924

Bio Information:
Rav Dusowitz was  both the nassi (president) of the Agudath HaRabonim and the Vaad HaRabonim of Brownsville for many years.

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

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

23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Brownsviller // Feb 19, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    He was very close with Rabbi Moshe Feinstein.

  • 2 Eliezer Dusowitz // Sep 1, 2009 at 12:41 am

    He was my great-grandfather. Although I never met him, and nor did my father (amush), his great legacy burns through my heart. Yehi Zichro Boruch.

  • 3 YD Miller // Sep 2, 2009 at 11:34 am

    can you at least share with us a short biography of your GG-Father.

  • 4 S Klein // Sep 24, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Reb Baruch:
    I once met a grandson of the Rav at the kever, Bentzion Pitem was his name if I remember correctly. Unfortunately I did not get his contact info. He lives in
    Brooklyn if its any help.

  • 5 basya // Oct 7, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    This comment is for Eliezer Dusowitz, it mightbe timed out, but me and my brothers are trying to trace family roots. My grandmother’s maiden name was Dusowitz, her first name Esther, and we knew that he was a rav, but not much else. Also my brother is named Yisroel as is my cousin and wondering if this was our great grandfather, thank you.

  • 6 Eliezer Dusowitz // Oct 17, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Basya, Yes, rav yisrael is your great grand father. I believe your cousins are the Simons from Brooklyn. My mother said she met you years ago. So we’re second cousins.

  • 7 YD Miller // Mar 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Now after researching Rabbi Levitt, I found out that thie Tiferes Yiroel Cong. where Rabbi Dusowitz was Moreh D’Asra (Rabbi) was not in Brownsville, it was on Willoghby Ave. at the corner of Williamsburg and Bedford-Styvesant.

  • 8 Carole (Dusowitz) Roble // May 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I am the daughter of Carl Dusowitz, Rabbi Dusowitz’s son. Therefore Rabbi Dusowitz was my grandfather. We lived at 709 Willoghby Ave, one block from the temple and two blocks from Zaddi (excuse my spelling). My office phone number is 516-377-9800.

  • 9 YD Miller // Dec 27, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    His son-in-law:

  • 10 Farshlufen // Mar 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Youth Is Run Down
    Carl DUSOWITZ, 18, of 592 Willoughby avenue, was crossing in front of
    his home when he was struck by an automobile driven by Eugene VARRANE,
    of 6 Hope street. The youth suffered lacerations was was taken to
    Bushwick Hospital.


  • 11 Liza Samson // Apr 10, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Rav Dusowitz was my grandfather. Who is this person that sent this picture? Does he have any other pictures of my Zaidy?

  • 12 Eliezer Dusowitz // Jun 4, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Lisa, how are you related to Rav Dusowitz? We are probably second cousins-once removed. Just curious trying to trace family roots.

  • 13 sjfm // Jun 12, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I have a manuscript written by Rav Dusowitz and a sefer in which he wrote some hagahos. I cant read the entire matzeiva but am surprised that no one mentioned his mesiras nefesh for shmiras Shabbos

  • 14 Eliezer Dusowitz // Nov 4, 2012 at 11:52 am

    sjfm: He did indeed write a sefer called “Ha’Shabbos Li’Kadsho”. I actually have the sefer at home.

  • 15 Farshlufen // Nov 5, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Elieser, it is available on HB:

  • 16 Dovid // Jan 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    He was a Lubavitcher Chossid and was also the rov for many years in the Tzemach Tzedek Shul.

    He also headed a Chabad organization in the 1940’s.

    You could see his picture here at a Lubavitch dinner:

    There are also other pictures of him at those dinners. Such as this one:

  • 17 E-Matzav // Sep 3, 2013 at 12:14 am

    If anyone other relative would like some help tracing roots, I have done some research. As far as I know, my father’s family is the only Dusowitz left, although there might be some from Florida? Maybe Ms. Roble would know. Thank you.

  • 18 Rav Dusowitzs greatgrandson // Jan 4, 2015 at 4:20 am

    Eliezer or any other family member,
    In a hesped that Zaidy Rav Yisroel Dushowitz gave on behalf of the Rogatchover Gaon in 1936 ,he mentions that h e is quoting from one of the tens of letters of correspondence between the 2 of them (see attachments). An author who works on the writings of the Rogaotchover asked us if we could get our hands on copies of these letters it would help him greatly in his research. I thought you might know of who in the family might be able to help.May the merits of our great Zayde be a zchus for the whole family. Please feel free to forward to anyone who could be of assistance.

  • 19 Eliezer Dusowitz // Feb 17, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Hello and thank you for asking about the correspondences. From my understanding at least some of the correspondences may have been damaged due to water or other external factors. I will try and circle back to see if there is a way of obtaining anything.

  • 20 Rav Dusowitzs greatgrandson // Feb 18, 2015 at 3:14 am

    The Zayde shul has been repurchased by a Yeshiva. The holy Torah comes back to its home. Also Zadye ‘s 60th Yaherzeit will be 19 Kislev maybe the family should do something in his memory.

  • 21 CAROLE ROBLE // Jul 4, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    There is another Dusowitz. My brother Herbert Dusowitz lives in Florida. I think that he has additional pictures.

  • 22 Askaen building // Apr 21, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    The building was purchased by Satmar it’s a great zechiya that it’s back a place of Torah I’m involved with the building and we would like to put a plaque about this great man in the building if anyone has information please let us know on the blog where we can contact you

  • 23 Eliezer Dusowitz // Jul 25, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Can you please send me an email about the plaque?

    Thanks in advance.

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