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Rebbe Menachem Binyamin Bentzion Halberstam

October 29th, 2008 · 27 Comments

Rebbe Menachem Binyamin Ben Tzion Rottenberg-Halberstam

מנחם בנימין בן ציון בן אהרן

Sanzer Rebbe

Date of Death: Wed. April 24, 1957 - Nissan 23 5717

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Cemetery Details
104 Deans Rhode Hall Rd
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
United States

Phone: 732-2972336
Fax: 732-297-1331
Contact: Rabbi Leonard Auerbach


Cemetery Map:

Notes: 24 hour access to cemetery with limited office hours. Restroom and other amenities available during office ours only.

Directions to Kever: Washington Floral Park Cemetery, also known as Deans Cemetery located in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Corner North First and South First Street, across from the Dombrova Section

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Sanzer Rebbe, Credit: From the library of Vivian Trokenheim Ostrov

Credit: IFJCAH

Tags: Admorim · Floral Park - Washington Cemetery (N.J.) · New Jersey · Sanzs

27 responses so far ↓

  • 1 J. Hirsch // Oct 29, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Why he was surnamed Rottenberg-Halberstam?

  • 2 Baruch A // Oct 30, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    It appears that his exact lineage is unclear, one of his parents was the grandchild of Rebbe Dovidel Kr?Shanover.
    According to some the lineage is:
    Rebbe Chaim of Sanz
    Rebbe Dovidel Kr?Shanover
    Rebbe Yosef Zev d. (C.) 1890
    Rebbe Aaron d. 1942
    And his Rebbetzin was Rothenberg.

    According to others he was a Rothenberg and his Rebbetzin was a Halberstam. If anyone could clear it up, it would be appreciated.
    Thank you,

  • 3 J. Hirsch // Oct 30, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    He was defineteley the son of R’ Aaron Halberstam of Biala-Bilitz as mentioned on his Matzieve, who was a grandson of R’ Dovid Kershaniver.

    HIs mother who passed away at birth was the daughter of R’ Mier Dovid Rottenberg, who rasied him, that’s why he addopted both surnames.

    (from the sefer Meged Aretz)

  • 4 Baruch A // Oct 31, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Thank you.

  • 5 Cheskel // Nov 4, 2008 at 12:08 am

    As you can see nobody is beried in his dalet amos, that is according to his tsavoa.

  • 6 lizensk12 // Nov 4, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    I am looking for a picture and short bio of the Rebbe, I spoke to some of his descendants but it doesn?t look like they have anything. If you have one please email it to me.
    Thank you,

  • 7 Cheskel // Nov 5, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Do you have the Toldos Anshei Shem: page 126

  • 8 lizensk12 // Nov 5, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Thank you.

  • 9 Grand Rebbe // Jun 23, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    The Rebbe has a son Rav Yitzchok buried alongside him, does anyone know anything about him?

  • 10 Cheskel // Jun 23, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Ask the Zucker’s from Glenwild Hotel in Woodridge (La-vista in S. Fallsburgh) their Gpranets R buried there.

  • 11 Chief Rabbi // Jun 23, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Reb Yitzchok was the Rav of the Mapleton Park Jewish Center in Bensonhurst.

  • 12 Miller // Jun 24, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    In that same section is also buried his BIL Reb Yizchok Zvi Taub Modzitz Rebbe of the Bronx (The two wives were sisters, Rottenberg girls).

  • 13 Reb Elya // Aug 2, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    I think they can build an Ohel around the Kever(Kevarim). You can still keep his Tzavoa regarding Daled Amos. It is also noticable that there is like no one buried behind the Rebbe.

  • 14 hindishe Lee // Sep 16, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Was this the same Sanzer Rebbe (zt”l) that lived in Bensonhurst , Bklyn during WWII ? My maternal grandparents – Alexander Ziskind & Hinda Raizel Breitman – were closely associated with that Rebbe.. My Mom (A”H) recently was niftar, & also knew him . I am trying to find any family connections. {I have no relatives to speak of..}
    Shanah Tovah.

  • 15 YD Miller // Sep 17, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Yes, this is the Sanzer Rebbe of Brooklyn.

  • 16 Stamm Ah Yidel // Sep 17, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    The Rebbe’s son is also listed on the website:

  • 17 moshe // May 26, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    rebbe menachem rottenberg was the son of the biala bilitz rebbe aharon halberstam who was killed by the nazis yms”h there are a great many stories told about people going to his kever and witnessing miracles after praying there.
    the biala bilitzer rebbe had two wives he was from thesecond one and we are from the first zivug he had a daughter that married Reb Joel moshe pinter who lived in williamsburg and was a Tzaddik of a person who deeply cared for and helped many yidden.

  • 18 MBD // Dec 7, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Interesting combination a Sanzer with a tie.

  • 19 Reb Elya // Feb 16, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Shaichus to Sanz today?

  • 20 Cheskel // Feb 22, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    All are descendents of the Divrei Chayim.

  • 21 Reb Elya // Feb 22, 2012 at 5:51 pm


  • 22 Rabbi Gershon Tannenbaum // Apr 15, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    This grave site is visited on the yahrzeit by groups of Chassidim led by Rabbi Yonah Landau of the Committee to Visit Holy Grave Sites in the United States and Canada. He (Rabbi Landau) is a font of information regarding Chassidishe life in America before the Holocaust.
    Rabbi Menachem Binyamin Ben Zion was born in 1881 and died at the age of 76. He added the name Rottenberg after his second marriage. His second father-in-law was Rabbi Avrohom Chaim Reuven Rottenberg, Voidislover Rav. Rabbi Menachem Binyamin Ben Zion, prior to coming to America, lived in Voidislov and, as a great-grandson of the Divrei Chaim, and personified Sanzer Chassidus there, as well as later in America.

  • 23 YD Miller // Aug 25, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Besides his son R’ Yitzchok Shulem mentioned above, 4 other sons and one daughter are buried in the same section, see here:

    So we now know of six childreln:

    1. Rabbi Yitzchok Shulem
    2. Mier Dovid
    3. Alter Usher Yeshaya (Arthur)
    4. Yaakov Moshe
    5. Avrohom
    6. Golda Ester London

  • 24 HL // Aug 27, 2013 at 9:26 am

    He has 7 children. Also Regina Trockenheim.

  • 25 M.kennedy // Aug 28, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Did he not give out a sefer with belzer toras

  • 26 M. Trokenheim // Oct 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    The Rebbe is my great-grandfather. If you’d like more information about him, you can email me ( and I will put you in touch with my father or his sister. Their mother, my grandmother, is Regina Trokenheim, one of the Rebbe’s daughters, who is not buried in the family plot, as she moved to Jerusalem before she died.

  • 27 Shachna Goldberg // Aug 13, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    The Rottenberg part of the surname Rottenberg-Halberstam was adopted by the Rebbe in memory of his rebbe and his wife (Rachel) father’s, Rabbi Avraham Haim Rottenberg, ABD wodislaw, who was the son of Yaakov Yossef Rottenberg, brother of the Gerrer rebbe hidushei harim. Rabbi Rabbi Avraham Haim learned torah together with the Sfat Emet from the first gerrer rebbe. Source: The book “Siftei Avraham” that was written and printed by Rabbi Rottenberg-Halberstam himself Zt”l

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