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Rebbe Menachem Dovid Chodorov

November 24th, 2008 · 12 Comments

Rebbe Menachem Dovid Chodorov

מנחם דוד ב"ר מרדכי

Tolna Vizhnitz Rebbe of New York

Date of Death: Thu. February 28, 1980 - Adar 11 5740

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Cemetery Details
122 Arthur Kill Road
Staten Island, NY 10306
United States

Phone: 718-351-0230


Cemetery Map:

Notes: Cemetery gates are open: Sunday: 8:00AM-12:00PM Mon –Thu: 8:00AM-4:00PM Friday: 8:00AM-2:30PM Restrooms are located at the rear of the office building.

Directions to Kever: United Hebrew Cemetery in Staten Island maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Society: Cong Gedulath Morei, Block: 63, Row: 5 (from the back), Grave: 4 (from left), along 1st Street

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: Chodrow, He was known as: Reb Mendele,

Biographical Notes:

Rav Mendel Chodarov I
Source: Dos Yiddish Vort, Credit: IFJCAH
chodorov mendel
Photo Caption: Rebbe Menachem Dovid Chodorov, Credit: Yitz Twersky
Chodorov Son at Wedding

Photo Caption: (LR) Aliker Rebbe, Rebbe Mendele Chodorov (standing), Rebbe Mordechai Shlomo Friedman, Boyaner Rebbe d. 1971, Rebbe Avrahom Yehoshua Heshel, Kopyczynce Rebbe d.1967 at the Khotiner Rav wedding, Credit: Yitz Twersky

Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America (MCA)

Photo Caption: Agudath Harabonim listing, Credit: MCA

Photo Caption: Congregation Mircaz Harav at 2832 Valentine Avenue in the Bronx c. 1940, Credit: NYC

Photo Caption: The building as it stands today (June 2018), Credit: Google

Bio Information:
The Rebbe’s grandfather was of Rebbe Baruch of Vizhnitz the Imrei Baruch (d. 1892).

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

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

12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Azi // Jul 7, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    He wrote a sefer “Bemoado” in honor of his parents 50th wedding anniversary. It is a collection of many of his d’roshos.

  • 2 Grand Rebbe // Aug 4, 2009 at 11:33 am

    I knew Rebbe Menachem Dovid Chodorov and he was a Rebbe if there ever was one. The Rebbes midos and character are indescribable. Sadly, the Rebbe spent his last years in the Fort Tryon Nursing Home in Washington Heights where he was soon forgotten.

  • 3 Azi // Aug 4, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Grand Rebbe ,

    I have a copy of Netzach Shebinetzach, a book put out several years ago by the Tolner rebbe of israel’s grandson. there is an entry for both Tolner-Viznitzer rebbes but no info on later generations.

    Did R. Menachem Dovid have any children? Do you know of any grandchildren? I have a website about the Tolner rebbes ( Do you have any info about him that I can add to the site?

  • 4 Grand Rebbe // Aug 4, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    He had children but I don’t know how “frum” or where they are today. I once heard a story that the children sold his Rabbeinu Tam Tefillin which were attributed to have once belonged to the holy Rebbe, Rebbe Zushia of Anapoli.

    The best person to ask is Yitz Twersky of Queens, he is extremely knowledgeable in Chernobyler yichus.

  • 5 Ben Bee Zee // Aug 5, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    He has a son somewhere in New Jersey (I frogot where), I met him once and he told me that while his father was sick in the hospital all the valuables of his father’s home – which was always open to everyone – were taken by people, and that’s how nothing of his Yerisha was left.

  • 6 Miller // Aug 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    How did he son look, was he Frum/Religous? (I know its a relative term, but trying to get the sense)

  • 7 Ben Bee Zee // Aug 6, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    I saw him on Shabbos he came along with Yitz Twersky to celebrate his son Mordchei Yisroels Bar Mitzva. He was observant came to Shul and participated in all services, it didn’t seem to be strange to him. He’s retired from the telephone company.

  • 8 curios // Dec 10, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Wasn’t he related somehow to Reb Mendele fron Vishive, the son of the Ahavas Yisroel?

  • 9 curios // Dec 11, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Asher, that’s a nice pic. But I was referring to a picture with them sitting at a head table by some sort of function.

  • 10 joshua rieber // Feb 3, 2014 at 12:10 am

    He had one son Samuel or Shmuel Avraham Abba Who is buried next to the Rav. He died in 1985.
    He had 2 grandsons Mark Chodrow and Don Chodrow Don died recently.
    I briefly corresponded with Mark, but seems like he is not so interested.
    The Rav has a few Great grandchildren, one of whom wrote a book on their family
    It is called Sarah’s Story by Sarah Chodrow
    Trying to get a copy
    There is a great likeness between the 2 grandsons and the Rav

  • 11 joshua rieber // Feb 3, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Bought a copy of B’Moado that the Rav wrote in 1937 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his parents. The dedication is interesting – calling his wife Chanala and his son Shmuel Avroham Abba after his wife’s father.
    I believe they were first cousins so this may be his uncle?

  • 12 YD Miller // Mar 23, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    ספרו במועדו שהו”ל בשנת תרצ”ז

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