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Rebbe Ben Tzion Yehuda Leib Twersky

July 9th, 2008 · 17 Comments

Rebbe Ben Tzion Yehuda Leib Twersky

בן ציון יהודה ליב ב"ר מרדכי דוב

Hornisteiple Rebbe, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Sat. January 6, 1951 - Teves 28 5711

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Cemetery Details
1400 Desplaines Ave
Forest Park, IL 60130
United States

Phone: 708-366-4541
Fax: 7183664575
Contact: Allison Murray


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Waldheim Cemetery in Chicago maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request. Gate: 38A, Lot: 45, Section: 2, Row: 0S, Ohel

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: The Rebbe was commonly known as the Rebbe Reb Leibele

Biographical Notes:

Twersky Number 41 Chicago
Photo Caption: The Rebbe, Credit: Yitz Twersky, Kew Gardens Hills, NY
Twersky Bentzion Yehuda paper new
Photo Caption: News article announcing the Rebbe’s arrival, Cresit: The Milwaukee Journal January 6, 1929

Twersky Number 37 Hornistaiple
Caption: The Rebbe’s father, Rebbe Mordechai Dov of Hornistaiple (d. 1903)
Halberstam Chaim Sanz
aption: The Rebbe’s grandfather, Rebbe Chaim Halberstam, Divrei Chaim of Sanz (d. 1876), Credit: Wikipedia

Bio information:


Credit: Jim Craig, Evanston, IL

Credit: Jim Craig, Evanston, IL

Tags: Admorim · Chernobyl · Chicago, IL · Illinois · Waldheim Cemetery - Chicago

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Aaron Meisels // Apr 2, 2009 at 2:10 am

    He was the Father of the Hornosteipler Rebbe from Millwauki

  • 2 Daniel Brenner // May 19, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    His name is recorded as Twerski in many seforim. Two of his famous grandchildren are the current Milwaukee-Hornesteipol Rebbe, Rabbi Michel Twerski, shlita, and his older brother, Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, MD.

  • 3 Grand Rebbe // Jun 16, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Miller (from C Halperstam post):
    Are you sute that Rebbe Mottel Hornisteipler was his father?

  • 4 avremele // Jun 16, 2009 at 2:55 pm


  • 5 Miller // Jun 16, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    If you look closeley, you can see it on the right side sign.

    and to verify, here is a helpful link on the Twerski Dynesty

  • 6 J Twersky // Sep 21, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Rabbi Abraham J. Twersky in his book The Zeide Reb Motele, has a chapters on the Hornisteiple Rebbe of Chicago.

  • 7 azi // Sep 21, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    This Twersky is really Twerski. The descendants of R’ Motel the Hornisteiple Rebbe, spell it that way.

    R’ Motel was raised by his maternal grandfather R’ Yaacov Twersky M’Cherkaas.

  • 8 Shmiel // Nov 30, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Could someone please provide more specific info how to get to this ohel? I was on Des Plaines Ave. and searched for gate 38 and didnt find it.

  • 9 Chaim // Dec 1, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Try calling the Waldheim Cemetery Company directly they have a fulltime office on grounds.

  • 10 Chaim // Jun 16, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    The Milwaukee Twerski family’s real name is Auerbach. His father was R’ Motele Hornesteipler who was an Auerbach. His parents died when he was very young. He was raised by his maternal grandfather, R’ Yakov Yisroel Twersky of Tsherkas and therefore changed his name to Twerski.

  • 11 curios // Jun 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Reb Mottele was a ben-achar-ben of
    the Rebbe Reb Zushe from Hanipoli.

  • 12 Shmiel // Jan 20, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    the best way to get to the tzion is from Greenburg Road (a small road off Des Plaines Ave.) make a left on the first road going into the cemetery, then another left into the road crossing to Gate 37. the ohel will be on your left side. (you could also enter Gate 37 from Desplaines ave and go almost to the end and the ohel will be on you right side, but its not so ease to stop on Des Plaines and turn into the gate).

  • 13 Y Fox // Jan 20, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Reb Leibele’s yahrtzeit is on Monday.

    Info and pictures:

  • 14 yacov // Jan 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    if you enter the cemetery from the back (from Greenburg Road) then the ohel would be on your RIGHT side. if you enter the cemetery from the front (from Des Des Plaines Ave.) then the ohel would be on your LEFT side.

  • 15 Y Fox // Jan 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Here is a little about Reb Leibele in English. Much of it has been printed in Hebrew elsewhere.

  • 16 Moshe Kushner // May 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    The kever is at gate 56 on Desplaines

  • 17 Moshe Kushner // May 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I am sorry it is gate 38 way in the back my in-laws are very close to his Kever

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