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Rebbe Shmuel Avroham Rabinowitz

December 3rd, 2007 · 37 Comments

Rebbe Shmuel Avroham Rabinowitz

שמואל אברהם ב"ר אליעזר חיים

Brownsviller Rebbe

Date of Death: Wed. September 25, 1940 - Tishrei 4 4702

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Corner of Emanuel and Washington Avenue, a few rows behind Rav Avroham Pam

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: RABINOWITZ, SAMUEL

Biographical Notes:

Shmule A Rabinowitz in NY
Photo Caption: Rebbe Shmuel Avroham Rabinowitz as a young man in New York, Credit: From the library of Jonathon Stern, Takoma Park, MD
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Photo Caption: Rebbe Shmuel Avroham Rabinowitz, Credit: From the library of Jonathon Stern, Takoma Park, MD
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Photo Caption: Rebbe Shmuel Avroham Rabinowitz, Credit: From the library of Jonathon Stern, Takoma Park, MD
Rabinowits Shmule Avroham shul
Photo Caption: Rebbe Shmuel Avroham Rabinowitz shul as it stands today on 770 Howard Avenue in Brooklyn. Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY



The Rebbe was among the first Admorim to lead a chassidic court in the United States. The previous Skolyer Rebbe once commented that his uncle (the Brownsviller) would read a thousand kvitals the first night of Slichos.

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Admorim · Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Zlotchov

37 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Historian // Jan 22, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    The Rebbe?s shule building still stands on 770 Howard Avenue to this day. I once met the yo?zel who now runs it, and he told me the building has a mikvah in the basement.

  • 2 MS // Jan 22, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Is their a bracha to make when seeing a shule that ?change hands??

  • 3 Miller // Mar 23, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    The Rebbe had a son Rabbi Baruch Rabinowitz, one of the arrangers of the Demonstration 1943 in Washington DC, he worked with Hillel Kook (Paul Bergson).

    He also had a brother David and a sister Sylvia.

  • 4 Farshlufen // Mar 23, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Miller, thanks, typical churben america.

  • 5 Baruch A // Mar 23, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Reb Baruch is buried in EY.
    Both, Reb Dovid who passed away a few years ago, and is buried alongside the Rebbe and Sylvia Vogel have many choshover grandchildren living in EY, Brooklyn, and Baltimore.

  • 6 Miller // Mar 23, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Thats encouraging information, do you have a photo of Reb Dovid’s Matzieve?

    What was the name of Sylvia’s Husband?

  • 7 Baruch A // Mar 23, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Next time I stop at the Brownsviller, I’ll get you a picture.

  • 8 YaakovShalom // Jul 21, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Sylvia’s Husband Was Rabbi Avraham Yiztchak Rosenberg Son of Rav Yehudah Yudel Rosenberg.
    Rav Avraham Yitzchak was the Rav of Savannah For Many Years.
    He Maintained and Strengthened Yiddishkeit in the Heart of the Southern United States.

  • 9 YaakovShalom // Jul 21, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    That is Savannah, Ga.

  • 10 Miller // Jul 21, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    And where is Rabbi Avraham Yiztchak Rosenberg burried?

  • 11 Fester Guy // Sep 21, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    The yartziet is tomorrow.

  • 12 Shmuel // Feb 7, 2010 at 10:24 am

    The other day I was at the Rebbe’s kever, I noticed that there is no candle box. It would be very befitting if we can pool together and raise the necessary money to cover the cost of at the very least a small candle box (or even a metal mailbox).
    Baruch, I am pledging the first $10, please spearhead the collection.

  • 13 curios // Feb 7, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Paul Bergson – should read Peter Bergson.

  • 14 Grand Rebbe // Feb 7, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I am good for $10, now you have covered a metal mailbox.

  • 15 YaakovShalom // Mar 15, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Are you still looking for donations for the Candle box?

  • 16 Admin // Mar 16, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Yes, this far we have $20.

  • 17 YG // Mar 16, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I will willing to donate $10 toawards this. Does anyone know what a modest candlebox costs?

  • 18 Tatale // May 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Wrong, Sylvia’s husband was Eliyahu Vogel

  • 19 Yingele // May 13, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Reb. Sylvia’s husband was Rav Rosenberg from Savannah GA. Reb Eliyahu Vogel was married to Reb. Chaya Perel (Helen).

  • 20 Tatale // May 15, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Correction: Sylvia’s husband was Rabbi Avraham Yitzchok Rosenberg. Sylvia’s younger sister Helen (Chaya Perl) was the wife of Eliyahu Vogel

  • 21 Tattale // Sep 24, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Was anyone at the Brownsviller Rebbe’s tzion on his yohrtzeit ד’ סיון

  • 22 lyi // Sep 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Yes I was. why?
    PS Intresting note on the candle box it says
    אדמו”ר ממעזבוז

  • 23 Ben Bee Zee // Sep 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Does anyone know if and when the Rebbe lived in Kerhankson?

  • 24 buchwald // Oct 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm


    ב) ר’ יצחק ב”ר יוסף מיאמפאלא חתן הרה”ק ר’ ברוך ממעזיבוז בן בתו שן מרן אור שבעת הימים הבעשה”ק, בנו,

    ג) ר’ ברוך ראבינאוויטש מיאמפאלא, בנו

    ד) ר’ אליעזר חיים ראבינאוויטש מיאמפאלא-ניו יארק, בניו;

    ה-א) ר’ שמואל אברהם ראבינאוויטש מיאמפאלא-בראנזוויל (המכונה דער בראנזווילער)

    ר’ ברוך ראבינאוויטש בשנת תרצ”ב עלה לארץ והיה לתלמיד להרב קוק

    ואח”כ היה צמיד מאוד לזאבטאנסקי וחזר בשנת תרצ”ד לארה”ב והיה לראש המדברים להאירגון לצבא ישראל

    ואח”כ כשבן רבו הלל קוק בא לאמעריקע יסד את אירגיון


    להקים צבא ישראל נגד הנאצים היה הוא שהיה מראש המארגענים את המארש של 400 רבנים

    בנו דניאל(בוכוואלד)ראבינאוויטש הוא עו”ד הוא בנו
    (מאשתו השניה שנשאו בערך שנת תש”ג למרס קויפמאן לבית זאלטצשטיין) (היה לו שלשה נשים)
    בנו דניאל(בוכוואלד)ראבינאוויטש נולד אייר תש”ד מרס קויפמאן נשא אח”כ בשנת תשי”ג לר אהרן בוכוואלד ו
    בנו דניאל(בוכוואלד)ראבינאוויטש נשא את אשתו את נעמי רייך(נולדה לאמה תש”ד לך אברהם רייס אמה של נעמי היתה בנה של בנימין קאליש אמה של נעמי שבק לן חי שנת תש”י בקינגסטאן ניו יארק) השופט הפעדעראלי בני יארק
    לנעמי יש בן דוד ניסה ליהיות כחבר להסעמבלי של עיר ניא יארק בוועסטשעסטער
    David Buchwald
    (grandson of Rabbi Baruch Rabinowitz)

    Sharon Rabinowitz Ettkin
    (daughter of Rabbi Baruch Rabinowitz)

    Reena Sionne Evenchik
    (daughter of Rabbi Baruch Rabinowitz)

    Rochel Lea (Kakon) Groundlland
    (great neice of Rabbi Baruch Rabinowitz)

    Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Kakon
    (great nephew of Rabbi Baruch Rabinowitz)

    Elliot P. Kakon
    (great nephew of Rabbi Baruch Rabinowitz)

    Joyce Rabinowitz Kakon
    (niece of Rabbi Baruch Rabinowitz

    Prof. Feige Kaplan
    McGill University
    (daughter of Rabbi Baruch M. Rabinowitz,
    niece of Rabbi Isaac J. Rabinowitz)

    Suzanna Levin
    (daughter of Rabbi Baruch Rabinowitz)

    Don Buchwald
    (son of Rabbi Baruch Rabinowitz)

    Jennifer Buchwald
    (granddaughter of Rabbi Baruch Rabinowitz

  • 25 Mo Kennedy // Oct 24, 2012 at 7:48 am


    Who is this

    daughter of Rabbi Baruch M. Rabinowitz,

  • 26 Knows the Family WELL // Dec 11, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    OK – The Brownsviller was also part of the Mezhbuzh dynasty. So either and both are correct.

    This Rebbe had 5 children, all are now gone.
    3 daughters – Sylvia Sura Mayteh (Avrohom Yitzchak)Rosenberg, Helen Chaya Perel (Howard) Vogel and Ruthie Rivkah Necha(I can’t remember her husband’s name and I was at their home MANY times!) R’Baruch Rabinowitz Robbins and R’ David Rabinowitz. I knew them all, but my I grew up knowing the family of R’ Baruch and my brother married one of R’Baruch’s daughters. His children sheyichyu are:
    Don David Buchwald NY David & Jennifer
    Sherrie Sharon Stern Etkind AZ Jonathan & Eden Stern
    Suzanna Levin MA Esther and Samuel (named for the Rebbe)
    Jonathan Michael Robbins EY Ruthie & several others, dont remember exactly
    Daniel Seth Robbins EY Yisha, Yehuda and Ayelet Ruth
    Debbie Sapir EY Arnon, Assaf, Gilad, Dana, Amit and Dotan
    Itamar Ben Yehuda – stepson raised as his own – Ehud, Zohar and Uriah
    Reena Ziona Evenchik – Yaakov, Yarden, Liat, Ariel and Avigail
    Shira Tal Wechsler – Dvir, Tamar, Eitan, Gidon and Baruch David Yekutiel (Buddy)

  • 27 Shmuel Botchy // Dec 18, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    What was the maskuna with the candle box?

  • 28 lyi // Dec 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Nice box there with sign

  • 29 Yartzeit // Sep 4, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    This sunday (Tzom Gedaliah Nidche) ד’ תשרי is the Yartzeit of the Mezhbishe. There is a nice candle box. Poil Ales Gitz.

  • 30 mishpacha // Sep 12, 2013 at 10:37 am

    someone should educate the people working in the office of Mount Juda Cemetery. I came all the way from Monsey to be mispallel at his kever on his yahrtzeit, and no one in the office seemed to know who I was refering to. I had to go all way back home without being mispallel at his kever.

  • 31 asher // Sep 12, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Wow, Chaval! (He’s buried in the section right behind Rav Pam z”l). The office knows about his father, the Yampoler, although they might not have his son listed together with him. The Brownsviller is listed on their site (not under Abraham but Samuel) – what name did u ask them to search for…?

  • 32 mishpacha // Sep 25, 2013 at 11:16 am

    All different combinations: Rabinowitz Shmuel Avraham; Rabinovitz etc.; Rabinovich etc.; Samuel Abraham. He wasn’t helpfull at all., >

  • 33 Shmuel A. Rabinowitz // Dec 21, 2014 at 1:24 am

    for further info please contact me

    Shmuel Avrohom Rabinowitz,
    grandson of the Rebbe, zatazl

  • 34 Cheskel // May 13, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    His SIL,

  • 35 Sharon Rabinowitz Ettkin // May 30, 2015 at 10:53 am

    I am the oldest daughter (as well as his first born) of Baruch Rabinowitz Robbins and the granddaughter of the Brownsviller Rebbi. I noticed that my married name was incorrect above. I am married to Larry Ettkin now. I have two children….Jonathan Stern and Eden Winget.

  • 36 Jules Rosenberg // Jul 12, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Rabbi Abraham I. Rosenberg OBM husband of Sylvia,(Mayta Sarah) a daughter of R. Shmuel Rabinowitz OBM is burred in Savannah Georgia. He was one of the founders of NCSY.

  • 37 Jonathan Michael Robbins // Jan 11, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    My name is Jonathan Michael Robbins,
    The Son of Rabbi Baruch Rabinowitz/ Robbins.
    I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
    My children are Ruth Robbins / Dalomi, Idan Robbins and Keren Robbins.
    My daughter Ruth has 3 sons, Shachar, Royee and Inbar Dalomi.

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