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Rebbe Dovid Halberstam

December 21st, 2007 · 20 Comments

Rebbe Dovid Halberstam

דוד ב"ר משה

Sokolover Rebbe

Date of Death: Mon. December 11, 1939 - Kislev 29 5700

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Cemetery Details
8211 Cypress Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
United States

Phone: (718) 366-3748
Fax: (718) 366-8471
Contact: Antonio Jones


Cemetery Map:


Directions to Kever: Union Field maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request. Location: Willow Avenue (opposite Mount Judah Cemetery fence) , Path U, about 120 feet to the left in the Shiniver section.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Rabbi David Halberstam

Biographical Notes:

Halberstam Chaim Sanz
Caption: The Rebbe’s great grandfather, Rebbe Chaim Halberstam, Divrei Chaim of Sanz (d. 1876), Credit: Wikipedia
Photo Caption: Kever of Rebbe Chaim Halberstam, Divrei Chaim of Sanz (d. 1876) in Nowy Sacz, Poland, Credit: MU, KKH
Photo Caption: Kever of Rebbe Yechezkel Shraga Halberstam (d. 1898) better known as the Shinever Rov in Sieniawa, Poland, Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY
Photo Caption: Kever of the the Rebbe’s father, Rebbe Moshe of Shinev in the Sanzer Ohel, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
Photo Camptio: The Rebbe’s unlce Rebbe Aryeh Leibish Mordechai Halberstam d. 1930,
Nowy Sacz, Poland, Credit: MU, KGH
Photo Caption: Rebbe Dovid Halberstam, Sokolover Rebbe, Credit: Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Zupnik Rav, 500 Bedford Avenue Synagogue
Photo Caption: Rebbe Dovid Halberstam, Sokolover Rebbe, Credit: Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Zupnik Rav, 500 Bedford Avenue Synagogue
Photo Caption: Rebbe Dovid Halberstam, Sokolover Rebbe along with his son-in-law Rabbi Aaron Yerucham, Credit: Rabbi Moshe Shmuel Zupnik Rav, 500 Bedford Avenue Synagogue

Bio Information:
The Rebbe was a grandson of Rebbe Yechezkel of Shiniv.

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY


Tags: Admorim · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Sanzs · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cossid // Feb 17, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Did he have any childer?

  • 2 Grand Rabbi // Feb 19, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    He defiantly had a daughter, because there is a Rabbi Yeruchom buried in Wellwood and on his matzeiva it says that he was a SIL of the Rebbe.

  • 3 Tidbits // Nov 18, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    The Rebbe’s brother Rebbe Aryeh Mordechai the Shinever Krakow Rebbe is buried in the Sanzer Ohel (in Sanzs) along side his father Rebbe Moshelea after suddenly passing away while visiting. The Rebbe was the SIL of Rebbe Yisroel Yaakov of Volove (a descendant of the Yismach Moshe).

  • 4 Grand Rebbe // Dec 16, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    The yartziet is tomorrow anyone going?

  • 5 asher // Sep 1, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Interesting matzeivoh right next to the rebbe.

  • 6 YD Miller // Sep 2, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Very interesting, it is mentioned that the name “Derech Yisroel” for a higway (?) between Tzfas and Miron is named after him.

    I find two children of his;
    1) Binyumin Kenigsberg and lawer
    2) Yisuucher Dov Kenigsberg

  • 7 Ben Bee Zee // Sep 2, 2010 at 11:32 am

    It was a famous family in the East side of very rich people they were Shinover Chasidim and they gave a lot of Tzedaka

  • 8 asher // Sep 2, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Anyone has a picture of him?

  • 9 Cheskel // Sep 3, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    חד מהסיבות שייסדו והקימו חד מהארגעניזאציעס של הרביים,
    היה סמיכות הנטמנים דלעיל.

  • 10 asher // Dec 1, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    A few more pictures of the Shiniver Chelka.

    David Lander is the father of the late Dr. Bernard Lander, founder of Touro College.

    Sholomo Sklar שו”ב – not sure if this part is included into the Shiniv or else he’s buried adjacently.

    הבחור יהודה ליב בן צבי יפפע – would appreciated any info on him.

  • 11 Ben Bee Zee // Dec 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    אלעזר געווירץ
    Is from Reb Itzikel Gevirtzman the Pshevorsker Rebbe’s family.

  • 12 Vivian Koenigsberg Warshaw // Dec 2, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Hi everyone, including Asher. Yisroel Koenigsberg, who gave the money to build Derech Yisroel (and for whom the road was named) was my grandfather. He has many many descendents. My father, Isaac Koenigsberg, had 5 siblings: Annie, Augusta, Benjamin, Joshua and Herman (aka Haim). It is a very large family and I have a lot of cousins, mainly in Israel.

    My grandfather and grandmother are buried next to the Rebbe, along the footpath beside his tomb.

  • 13 admin // Mar 31, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Kever of the Rebbe’s grandfather, Rebbe Yechezkel Shraga Halberstam, Shinever Rov located in Sieniawa, Poland.

  • 14 Nachman Nussen // Jul 3, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Ben Bee Zee mentioned R’ Eluzer Gewirtz from R’ Itzikel Pshevorsker’s family, yes, he was his uncle (brother of R’ Itzikel’s father R’ Naftule Elimelech).

  • 15 Ida Gewirtz // Jul 16, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Where is this R’ Eluzer Gewirtz’s kever? Why does Ben Bee Zee metion it ?

  • 16 Ben Bee Zee // Oct 21, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    an interesting unknown fact i just discovered through Ellis Island records that the Rebbe came here twice, once in 1923 and returned then again in 1936.

  • 17 asher lowy // Dec 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Eluzer Gewirtz is buried in Union Field. (I believe in the Shiniever Section)

  • 18 @Ben bee zee // Dec 24, 2017 at 3:43 am

    Are you sure its the same person or perhaps a relative with the same name?

  • 19 mn_haifa // Dec 24, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    The Picture of the matzaivah says he was nifter Leil Vov D’ Chanukah which is not 29th of Kislev, would be either 30 of Kislev or Aleph Teves

  • 20 יודל // Dec 25, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    זה היה ל כסלו

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