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Rabbi Aaron Halberstam

December 31st, 2008 · 10 Comments

Rabbi Aaron Halberstam

אהרן ב"ר אלישע

Gorlitzer Rav

Date of Death: Fri. November 5, 1976 - Cheshvan 12 5737

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Cemetery Details
Wellwood Avenue
West Babylon (Farmingdale), NY 11704
United States

Phone: 631-249-2300


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Agudath HaAdmorim Section along South Avenue

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Halberstam

Biographical Notes:

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Wellwood Cemetery - Long Island

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chaim // Jan 8, 2009 at 2:32 am

    His father lived in the United States for a few years, but ultimately decided to go back to Europe.

  • 2 Mark Halberstam // Jan 8, 2009 at 2:34 am

    There was an article in the NYT, describing his visit. If I remember correctly it said that is motorcade consisted of over 300 automobiles.

  • 3 Cheskel // Jan 8, 2009 at 6:02 am

    Was R’ Ahron or his Brother R’ Cheskel Rebbes ?

  • 4 Miller // Jan 8, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I found the article through Google (in the NYT archives) it uis from August 2, 1922 and mentiones that 100 automobiles escorted the rabbi to the Gemilath Chesed synaggogue on Cannon St.

    How many of the seven sons mentioned on R’ Yechezkel Shrage’s tumbstone, lived here in the US post war?

  • 5 Aaron Meisels // Apr 2, 2009 at 1:57 am

    R’ Ahron Halberstam was a brother of R’ Yehaskel Halberstam, they were five brothers and they were all called Gorlitzer Rebbe..
    My mechuten Reb Shmelke Halberstam Shlita formely from the East Side is R’ Ahoron’s son

  • 6 Miller // Apr 2, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    They were “seven” brothers Rebbes.

  • 7 david j. halberstam // Jun 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I remember R’ Ahron a bit. He was quite bright and had an acerbic sense of humor. Very witty.

  • 8 Neil Rosenstein // Mar 24, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Would like to make contact with Aaron Meisels for help in updating the Halberstam line

  • 9 Aaron Meisels // Apr 5, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Neil ! My email is
    It will be my pleasure to help with the Halberstam line .

  • 10 Grand Rabbi Of Gorlitz // Jul 26, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    The Gorlitzer Rebba Zatzal was nown to be a big Talmud Chochem

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