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Rabbi Zorach HaLevi Hurwitz

December 10th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Rabbi Zorach Hurwitz

זרח ב"ר מנחם נחום הלוי

Rav, Congregation Bnai Yaakov, Worcester, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Thu. September 7, 1944 - Elul 19 5704

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Cemetery Details
78 Havana Road (Cemetery Road)
Auburn, MA 01501
United States

Phone: 617-244-6509


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Worcester Hebrew Cemetery in Worcester / Leicester (Auburn), Massachusetts is owned and operated by JCAM. Location: Off Stafford Street, take Cemetery Road past Havana Road

Biographical Notes:

Source: Chachmei Yisroel of New England

Photo Caption: Rabbi Zorach Hurwitz, Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: IFJCAH

Tags: Massachusetts · Worcester, MA

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Leib Nathan // Dec 31, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Rav Huewitz was very close to Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

  • 2 David F // Feb 10, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Did he write any seforim?

  • 3 Leib Nathan // Feb 10, 2009 at 4:45 pm


  • 4 YD Miller // Nov 9, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    His son Reb Shlomo Hurwitz served as the president of the Lubavitch Yeshiva in Worcester MA, where his father was one of the founders.

  • 5 YD Miller // Jul 5, 2011 at 9:31 am

    On today’s bulletin of the Jewish Gen. daily RAV-SIG newsletter the following message has been posted by a grandchild of Reb Zurach Hurwitz of Worcester:

    “I am searching for information re: Zerakh HOROWITZ (1785-1820)who married
    Peissa-Bassia Donchin’s daughter(b.1785..have no name available)in Disna
    Byeloussia. According to information I already have which may or may not be
    correct,Zerakh was the son of Elyakim Getzel Halevi Horowitz of
    Lychowitz,Byleorussia who was the son of RÝitzchak from

    This search has been prompted by difficult research on my grandfather ..
    R’Zorach Halevi Horowitz (1860-1944)who lived in Smolyany,Bealrus after
    marraige to Chassia Rabinovitz until 1905and was later Rabbi of Sons of
    Jacob synogogue,Worcester,
    I am hopeful there is some link here.Thank you in advance for your help.
    Blossom Glassman

    Perhaps we can help them in thier query.
    YD Miller

  • 6 Ben Bee Zee // Aug 2, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    He died in NY

    Zorach Hurwitz
    New York, New York City Municipal Deaths
    Name Zorach Hurwitz
    Event Type Death
    Event Date 07 Sep 1944
    Event Place Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
    Address 69 Providence Street
    Residence Place Worcester, Worcester, Mass.
    Gender Male
    Age 82
    Marital Status Widowed
    Race White
    Occupation Rabbi
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1862
    Birthplace Russia
    Burial Date 08 Sep 1944
    Burial Place Worchester, Mass.
    Cemetery Hebron Cem.
    Father’s Name Nathan
    Father’s Birthplace Russia
    Mother’s Name Goldie
    Mother’s Birthplace Russia
    Spouse’s Name Sadie

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