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Rebbe Chaim Moshe Yehoshua Schneerson – Twersky

January 11th, 2008 · 26 Comments

Rebbe Chaim Moshe Yehoshua Schneerson - Twersky

חיים משה יהושע ב"ר מרדכי דובער

Tomashpol Koidnover Rebbe

Date of Death: Mon. September 14, 1959 - Elul 11 5719

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Cemetery Details
226-20 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Cambria Heights, NY 11411
United States

Phone: (718) 723-4545


Cemetery Map:

Notes: The Ohel Chabad visiting center is open 24/7, there are restrooms and other amenities always available including food and drinks. In addition there is a mikva located at 224-16 Francis Lewis Boulevard which is also open 24/7 and supplies towels.

Directions to Kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request , Directly behind the Lubavitcher ohel, surrounded by a pole fence.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: TWERSKY, MOSES

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rebbe Chaim Moshe Yehoshua Schneerson – Twersky,  Credit: Yitz Twersky, Kew Garden Hills, NY

Photo Caption: Ohel of Rebbe Dovber Schneuri (d. 1827) the second Rebbe of Lubavitch and more commonly referred to as the Mitteler Rebbe, being the second of the first three generations of Chabad leaders. The Rebbe was the first Chabad leader to live in the town of Lyubavichi (Lubavitch). The Mitteler Rebbe’s  oldest son, Menachem Nachun was the Tomashpol Koidnover Rebbe grandfather. Credit: Jewish Community of Nizhny Novgorod.
Schneur Zalman Liadi
Photo Caption: Rebbe Shneur Zalman of Liady, Baal HaTanya, d. 1812, founder and first Rebbe of Chabad. The Rebbe was laid to rest in Hadiach, Ukraine. The Tomashpol Koidnover Rebbe father was a great grandson of the Baal HaTanya.
Boyaner Twesky Schnerson
Photo Credit: Rabbi Benzion Twerski, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Caption:
1. Reb Kalman Flaks, a noted Bobover chossid
2. Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel Twersky, Hornisteiple Milwaukee Rebbe
3. RebbeMordechai Shlomo Friedman, Boyaner Rebbe
4. Rebbe Chaim Moshe Yehoshua Schneerson – Twersky, Tomashpol Koidnover Rebbe
Weinberger Moshe
Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Weinberger of Aish Kodesh, Woodmere, NY at the tzion of Rebbe Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev, June, 2015, Credit: Reb Dov Elias, Kew Gardens Hills, NY

Bio Information: 
The Rebbe is a direct descendant of Rebbe Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the Baal HaTanya. In addition, the Rebbe’s grandmother was the granddaughter of Rebbe Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev (d. 1810).

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Map to the kever of Rebbe Chaim Moshe Yehoshua Schneerson Twersky

Credit: Kever is opposite the Ohel entrance in the woman section

Tags: Admorim · Liadi / Lubavitch · Montefiore Cemetery · Queens / L.I., NY

26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Aaron // Oct 29, 2008 at 1:32 am

    How come the name does not say Shneerson on the Kever? The Rebbes shul i think was on Kingston avenue and Eastern Parkway on the opposite side of Kingston as 770 according to my Great Uncle who had his bar Mitzvah there

  • 2 Baruch A // Oct 29, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    The Rebbe went with the surname of Schneerson – Twersky as is evident from his stationary and his Shule was on 922 Eastern Parkway. Interestingly, his grandmother was Rebbetzin Sara Freda Schneerson, the daughter of Rebbe Yaakov Yisroel Twersky, the Rebbe of Cherkass. The Cherkasser was a grandson of the Chernobyler Maggid. I think the Rebbe?s real last name was Auerbach, but I?m not sure. Its very common for Admorim not to have their surname listed on the tombstone.

  • 3 J. Hirsch // Oct 29, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    who’s real name was “Auerbach”?

    The Tamoshpol-koidanover Rebbe was Schneerson as he was a direct Ben-acher-ben from the Ball Hatanya, his father R’ Mordechai Duber was the son of R’ Nachum the son of the Miteler Rebbe.

  • 4 Baruch A // Oct 30, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Sorry, you are correct his real last name was Schneerson, his father added the name Twersky because he was also a Cherkasser eynikel (grandson).

  • 5 Baruch A // Oct 30, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    It is reported that the Lubavitcher Rebbe followed his bier for many blocks, something he rarely did.

  • 6 Aaron // Nov 3, 2008 at 1:38 am

    According to the Sefer Hachassidut Mdor Ldor, The Rebbe was Ben Acher Ben from the Alter Rebbe as J. Hirsch said. His father took the name Twersky as Baruch said because his fathers mother was from Cherkassy.

  • 7 GrandRebbe // Nov 3, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    The Rebbe could be the closest relative of the Bardichever buried in the United States.

  • 8 S Gruber // Dec 25, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    His father Reb Mordchei Dov of Tomashpyl was raised by his grandfather Reb Yakov Yisroel of Cherkassy, so he named himself Twersky [as you could see on his letterheads]. When his son Reb Chaim Moishe Yehoshu came to america, he started calling himself Schnierson-Twersky.

  • 9 MEYER KNOBLOCH // Mar 9, 2009 at 12:13 am


  • 10 Miller // Mar 9, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Reb Motele Hornostipeler who was also a grand-son of the Cherkasser his original name was Auerbach and changed to Twersky, that is probably where your confusion came.

  • 11 Gershon Eliyahu // May 3, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    To Baruch A: The cherkasser Rebbi, Rebbi Yaakov Yisrael Twerski, was a son, not grandson, of Rebbi Mmoredchai the Charnobyer Maggid.

  • 12 Baruch A // May 4, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Correct, he was grandson of Rebbe Menachem Nachum of Chernobyl.
    On a side note, welcome to the site.
    Thank you,

  • 13 Blackleibel // May 4, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Miller: FYI the descendants in Aurbach-Twerski family do not spell their name “Twersky.” The name “Twerski” with an “i” indicates that their original name was Auerbach.

  • 14 chernobyl // May 4, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    You probably understand that they didn’t adopt their name Twerski in America… it’s just a matter of spelling with no indication, it surely depends how the immigration officer spelled the name while entering the USA.

  • 15 avremele // May 4, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I think it has to do with Poland vs. Russia

    Poland …ski
    Russia …sky

  • 16 avremele // May 4, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    The Milwaukee Twerskis lived in Poland after he married the Bobover Rebbe’s daughter

  • 17 Grand Rebbe // May 4, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    There is also a Tversky (with a V), who lives in Flatbush, I can’t imagine that the spelling has to do with the country of origin.

  • 18 Blackleibel // May 6, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    I did some checking. Not all Auerbach/Twerskys spell their names with an “i.” The change to the “i” spelling was made by the Hornesteipler, R’ Yaakov Yisroel, before he emigrated to America while he was still living in Galicia and that spelling is used only by his descendants (the Milwaukee clan).

  • 19 Berdichever Einikel // Apr 26, 2010 at 2:09 am

    How is the Rebbe a descendant of the Berdichever. What was his mothers maiden name?

  • 20 Ben Bee Zee // Apr 26, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    אמו הרבנית בתי’ אשת ר’ מרדכי דובער מטאמאשפיל היה בת ר’ לוי יצחק משיטאווא ב”ר דובעריש בהרה”ק מבארדיטשוב

  • 21 Leslie Harris // May 21, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I am a descendent of the Twersky family. My great great gandfather was named Yeshia (sp?) Twersky who emigrated to New York. I have pictures of him and other Twersky relatives and am trying to identify them. I have posted some on my Facebook page!/profile.php?id=100001151166013&v=photos

    If anyone recognizes anyone in the album, please contact me.

  • 22 yitz twersky // May 23, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Leslie – please contact me and I will provide you the information on your ancestor – yitz twersky –

  • 23 YD Miller // May 24, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I saw the photo of Rabbi Yeshia Twerski, it is a very impressive picture, and semms to be from a real distinguished rabbi, do you knoiw where he came from and what was his father’s name etc?

  • 24 Reb Elya // May 10, 2011 at 9:54 pm

  • 25 Einkel // Feb 1, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Correction: right next to him on the right is Harav Schneur Zalman Schneerson who was a berditchiver einikel as well

  • 26 C E B // Jun 17, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    As per the Twerski/Auerbach discussion, R’ Michel Twerski of Milwakee tell sthe story at the begininning of this video:

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