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Rebbe Moshe Shmuel Rottenberg

December 11th, 2008 · 17 Comments

Rebbe Moshe Shmuel Rottenberg

משה שמואל ב"ר יהוסף הלוי

Kosoner Rebbe

Date of Death: Fri. May 17, 1946 - Iyar 16 5706

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: The Agudath Achim Cemetery is not located near any of the Jewish neighborhoods in Los Angeles and does not have an on grounds caretaker. Access is 24-hours via the front gate. Combination: 7613 then push the latch in. Location: Right side of the cemetery Ohel, South Side, Row 59, Grave 2

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Rebbe Moshe Shmuel Rottenberg, Credit: Needed 

Photo Caption: The Rebbe in Los Los Angeles, Credit: Needed 

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Admorim · California · Los Angeles, CA

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 aaron lipkin // Dec 12, 2008 at 12:37 am

    What is this rebbes relation to the kossoner rebbe in boro park?

  • 2 Cheskel // Dec 14, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Grandfather of the brother’s R’ Yisruel OBM, and R’ Meshulem.

  • 3 Pearl Rottenberg Taylor // Dec 30, 2008 at 5:01 am

    This Rebbe was my grandfather and the first Chassidish Rebbe in Los Angeles. His shule was in Boyle Heights on Soto Street. There are now many Kosonier Rabbunim in Boro Park, all related in different ways to the Kosner Ruv from the town in Hungary. Thank G-d we have replenished.

  • 4 Pearl Rottenberg Taylor // Apr 30, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I can still see my beloved Zayde, laughing as I came in the room. I was 5 years old when he was nifter.

    Please fix combination at the top. Thanks you for remembering this Chusheveh Rebbe.

  • 5 YD Miller // May 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Reb Moshe Shmuel had a son Rabbi Ephraim Asher Rottenberg who joined his father in 1938 in LA and served there as a Rabbi, while his family were left in Europe and perished in WWWII.

    He remearied to Chana Twersky-Rottenberg, but they had no children.

    Rabbi Rottenberg passed away 1996 and his Library was donated to the National Library in Israel.

    Any idea where he was a Rabbi, where he was buried and who his wife was?

    Here is an essay Rabbi rottenberg wrote under the title “Reward and Punishment”

  • 6 Ben Bee Zee // May 5, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    His wife was a daughter of Reb Yitzchok Twersky of Azarnitz-Keshinov (he had another son Reb Aharon who past away recently in LA). She was originally married to another Rothenberg also a Kosonyer einikel from which she had a son David.

  • 7 Dovid // May 25, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Reb Moishe Shmiel came over before the war. He moved to California because he had Asthma. The air was better for his condition. He has a surviving grandaughter in Boro Park, that came over after the war, Moras T.K., aishes Reb Yechiel z”l, and Reb Meshulem Rottenberg (18th Avenue in BP) is also a grandson. All the Rottenbergs spelled with a double “T” are related and they are Kossoner ainechlech.

  • 8 Azi // May 25, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Does the Rottnenberg family still own the Kosson shul in Phelam Parkway?

  • 9 Koson // May 20, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    16 Tyar, 1946 today is the yartzeit

  • 10 Evan Fixler // May 27, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Pearl,

    Would you by any chance be the Pearl I knew growing up that was friends with my mom Marion Cushman?

  • 11 miriam // Jan 3, 2012 at 1:46 am

    They no longer own the shul in Pelham P’kway although there is still minyan there on shabbos

  • 12 Pearl Taylor // Jan 10, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Evan-where are you-it’s me. Made me cry.

  • 13 Mo Kennedy // May 29, 2012 at 9:48 am

    As i am writeing a short bio of the first chasidisher rebbi in LA can some one post all his details when he came to la sons daughters (one daughter Rebbzin Babcha Eichenstein-Pinter was niftar last week)


  • 14 abraham baror // May 31, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Mo Kennedy
    can provide info on the rottenbergs.

    where did you get this info (one daughter was Rebbzin Babcha Eichenstein-Pinter ) it appears to be in error.

    contact me with private email.

  • 15 Mo Kennedy // Jun 1, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Mr Baror

    how do i contact you

    you are right rebbezin babcha was a granddaughter

  • 16 abraham baror // Jun 1, 2012 at 9:07 pm

  • 17 Mordechai Luchins // Jan 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Just a note- the shul in Pelham Parkway has a minyan *every day*, thanks be to HaShem.

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