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Rebbe Dovid Mordechai Twersky

December 10th, 2007 · 28 Comments

Rebbe Dovid Mordechai Twersky

דוד מרדכי בן מנחם נחום

Tolna Rebbe, New York City

Date of Death: Sat. December 22, 1956 - Tishrei 17 5717
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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Society: Cong Khal Chasidm, Block: 106, Row: 10 (from rear), Grave: 10 (from left), along 2nd Street

Biographical Notes:

Twersky Dovid Mordechai Tolna 1
Photo Caption: Rebbe Dovid Mordechai Twersky, Credit: Yitz Twersky, Kew Gardens Hills, NY (2)
Twersky 77
Photo Caption: The Rebbe’s father, Rebbe Menachem Nachum of Tolna Tulchin, (d. 1915)
Tolona Rebbe Dovid
Photo Caption: The Rebbe’s grandfather, Rebbe Dovid of Tolna (d. 1882) son of Chernobyler Maggid, Rebbe Mordechai (d. 1837)

Twersky Dovid Tolna
Credit: National Library of Israel

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Admorim · Brooklyn / S.I., NY · Chernobyl · New York

28 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Yakov // Apr 23, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    his son was Reb Yochanan of Tolna Z”l.
    now there are 2 Tolna Rebbe’s: Tolner Rebbe Shlit”a of Yerushalaim, a grandson of Reb Yochanan and Tolner Rebbe Shlit”a of Ashdod, a great-grandson of Reb Yochanan.

  • 2 Ricky // May 28, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I am the great grand daughter of R. Dovid Twersky. I would be interested to be in touch with any relatives.

  • 3 Cheskel // Jun 2, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    If U would B so kind & leave a way 2 contact U,
    we might B able 2 B a help.

  • 4 Marilyn Abramson Aaron // Sep 18, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Am looking to find Ricky Twersky who lived in Quebec City 60 or so years ago. Are you the same one?

  • 5 Tova // Dec 20, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Ricky…I just found this, my grandfather was Dovid’s brother. who are your parents, grandparents? I would love to get in touch.

  • 6 ira lubell // Jan 29, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    was dovid twersky the rabbi on 49th or 50th street in brooklyn with a sister named tsuraleh. if so would love to contact any decedents

  • 7 Mo. Kennedy // Jan 31, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Ira Lubell

    the rebbe on 49 street was the skvere rebbe of boro parl who was niftar around five ten years

  • 8 YD Miller // Jan 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm

  • 9 aaw5952 // Aug 6, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    The Skver Rebbe of BP had his Shul on 47th street (not 49 or 50) & didn’t have sister by the name tsuraleh (Surah). There was another Rabbi Twersky, from the Trisk family (son of R’ Mordche Zisye, Trisk Rebbe of Yasi), who lived in that area. He had a sister by the name Surah, she was married to a brother of the old Skolye Rebbe.

  • 10 Mo. Kennedy // Aug 11, 2011 at 9:04 am

    aaw 5952

    thant means he was a brother of the trisker rebbe of london (the father of the holy trisker brothers Reb chaim munia and reb pinia)i think his brother in law was a brother of the skoliyer rebbe called himself Kishnever Rebbe and lived in florida. for a time he lived in london and opened a shul called Skoly which is still open

  • 11 Ben Bee Zee // Aug 11, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Reb Shulem Yosef the Trisker Rebbe of Boro Park had a son Chaim Dovid who is buried right next to him, he has a few sons, Mordcha Zusha lives in Philli, Yitzchok Nuchem who lives in Yerushalayim his son is Reb Srayahu Yona of Montreal who will be the future of Trisk (he’s the sil of R’ Yochanan Wosner Ravad Skver)

  • 12 Mo. Kennedy // Aug 12, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Ben Bee Zee

    so there will be Trisk-London Trisk-Jerusalem
    Trisk- Montreal

    By the way where is Trisk-Boro Park buried

  • 13 Ben Bee Zee // Aug 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm

  • 14 Tattale // Aug 16, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    The Chernobler Rebbe Rabbi Yakov Yisroel son of Rabbi Shlomo Shmiel also lived on 49 street, bet. 15 & 16 ave.

  • 15 Mo Kennedy // Jun 19, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Azriel G

    Could it be that the rebbe has semicha from Rav diskin the son of the brisker rov

  • 16 AC // Apr 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Where was R’ Dovid Mordecheh a rov?

    Is there a photo of the shul

  • 17 Ben Bee Zee // Apr 22, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    his shul was destroyed and is no longer there, it was on 9 attorney street, on the lower east side

  • 18 ira lubell // Apr 24, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    i had my bar mitzvah at the shul of The Chernobler Rebbe Rabbi Yakov Yisroel son of Rabbi Shlomo Shmiel also lived on 49 street, bet. 15 & 16 ave and he had a sister surah who worked at etz chaim yeshiva and married someone active in the Yiddish press. she is the person that I would love to find if still alive.. any leads to my email address please

  • 19 YD Miller // Apr 25, 2013 at 4:02 pm


    First, see her a dedicated post for The Chernobiler Rebbe RYY:

    And this one for his father RSS Twersky:

    The daughter/sister Surah was married to Shmiel Rothstein, she passed away 1993, here is a photo of here grave site:

  • 20 Dorene Schwartz-Weitz // Nov 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Anyone out there related to Joseph and Dora (Yosef and Dvorah) Shukovsky. Dvorah’s Yahrzeit is this Wed. nite to Thursday. They had 8 children and many grandchildren, B”H, and it seems we are all scattered with no one knowing how great their lineage.
    If you’re out there, light a candle and e-mail me.
    Dvorah Leah

  • 21 Nechunya // Oct 26, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    does anyone have a picture of the matzeiva of the Tolner Rebetzin?

  • 22 Azi // Oct 28, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    I have a picture. Email me at azrielgo

  • 23 Shoshana // Feb 8, 2015 at 3:10 am

    Ben Bee Zee; how did you know in 2011 that Sroyahu Yona Twersky was going to be the future of Trisk in Montreal?

  • 24 Yichus kosov // Jun 24, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Please if anyone has any info on his father in laws side or on his younger son should please write me back

  • 25 yisroel // Nov 21, 2016 at 11:18 am

    please send to #2 [ricky]
    my e mail
    I should be able to be in contact with her

  • 26 Kapooreh Hindel // Oct 27, 2017 at 1:17 am

    He is actually buried on Ave C near 2nd Ave. His rebetzin is buried right next to her brother Rav Sholom Zuckerman.

  • 27 Kapooreh Hindel // Oct 27, 2017 at 1:31 am

    He was probably nifter on Oct 22, not Dec 22. Also, this cemetery is a mere half hour drive from BP/Flatbush, yet very few people visit the kevorim of the tzadikim that are buried here.

  • 28 Matthew Saunders // Aug 24, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    My bubby’s uncle and grandfather were gabboim to this Rebbe. R’ Avraham Sirkus and Rav Tzvi Hirsh Sirkus z”l. My family had shaychcus to the shul on Attorney St.

    Matthew Saunders

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