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Rabbi Yitzchok Simcha Hurewitz

February 19th, 2010 · 16 Comments

Rabbi Yitzchok Simcha Hurewitz

יצחק שמחה ב"ר יוסף דוב הלוי

Chief Rabbi, Hartford, CT

Date of Death: Tue. December 31, 1935 - Teves 5 5696

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Beis Medresh Hagadol Cemetery is located at 160 F D Oates Avenue (Mahl Avenue) near Garden Street in Hartford, Connecticut. Location: Needed
Note: The Rav may have been moved to Israel

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Name listed on marker: Isaac S Hurewitz

Biographical Notes:

Source: Chachmei New England 

Credit: IFJCAH

Tags: Chief Rabbi · Connecticut · Hartford, CT

16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 YD Miller // Feb 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    The Rav wrote a commentary on the Sefer Hamitzvos of the Ramba”m, named Yad Helevi

  • 2 YD Miller // Feb 19, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    I found so far 3 children of Rabbi Hurewitz and his wife Mrs. Chanana greenberg;

    1) Joseph B. Hurewitz
    2) Samuel M. Hurewitz – Married Mrs. Anne Muriel Pisetksy
    3) Mrs. Freda P. Hurewitz – Married Dr. Walter H. Jacobs of NYC

  • 3 sheryl prenzlau // Mar 23, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I am related, and have a large family tree with information.

  • 4 YD Miller // Jun 13, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Hi Sheryl,

    Was Rabbi Yosef Dov (JB) Hurwitz of St. Paul related to Rabbi Isaac from Hartford?

    I saw on Geni that there were strictly religous nephews from Reb Yitzchok Simcha Hurewitz, particulary through huis brother Shmiel Mier , was he a rabbi as well?

  • 5 curios // Jun 13, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    From the brother’s kever it would seem he was also a Rabbi:

  • 6 Pora // Jul 6, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    See pages 61 and 62

  • 7 YD Miller // Dec 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    The Rabbi’s Stamp:

  • 8 YD Miller // Feb 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    A nice photo of Rabbi Yitzchok Simcha Hurewitz:

  • 9 Sheryl Prenzlau // Jul 19, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Are you sure that is his picture? He does not look like the other Hurwitz’ in the family from this picture

  • 10 sheryl prenzlau // Nov 16, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I would like to upload a photo of his father’s kever on Har Hazeisim. How to do this?

  • 11 yoni ben-ari(katzoff) // Jan 15, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    We have a family tradition that the Hurwitz family from Novarodok are related to us, my Israeli family includes Abramowitz, and Katzin, who it seems were related Isaac’s cousin Shimon “Shoichet” in Petach Tikva. Also, my grandparents with my mother emmigrated to the usa during the 1920s they came to Hartford as their cousin Rabbi I.S. Hurwitz lived their.

    If anyone knowledgeable as to this Hurwitz family please contact me directly at (in Yerushalayim)-

  • 12 Efroim Snyder // Jan 26, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I am researching my Hurwitz family whose name was ‘Shif’ from Kovno -Vilna. We have a mesora of being descendents from the Vilna Gaon. According to what I have seen (see Chaim Freedman – The Branches of Eliyahu) there is a possibility that my great great grandfather may have been a brother of the Alter Rv Josef Yoyzel Hurwitz. My suspicions are that he a maskil and not mentioned. The family of our went from Finland England and then the US. There were family in NY, Ohio, Boston, Florida, England. Given names are Abraham Yakov, Abraham Yosef, Yehoshua Hirsh Zev, Baruch, Gershon,

  • 13 Efroim Snyder // Jan 26, 2014 at 11:34 am

    My email is – anyone interested please contact me.

    Thank you,
    E. Snyder
    Monsey, NY

  • 14 curious // Nov 17, 2014 at 3:03 am

    A nicer copy of that picture:

  • 15 Yoni Ben-Ari // Jun 3, 2016 at 11:43 am

    I am still trying to find exactly how my Abramowitz family of Novarodk and New Haven (second half of the 19th cent) are related to Rabbi Hurewitz. Our two families “know ” that we are cousins but I haven’t found anyone alive today who knows the exact connection.

    Any new suggestions?

  • 16 Oran Zweiter // Nov 13, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Does anybody know where I can find R’ Hurewitz’s response to prof. Louis Ginzburg about grape juice?

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