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Rebbe Avroham Pinchos Sefard (Sfard)

June 9th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Rebbe Avroham Pinchos Sfard (Sefard)

אברהם פינחס ב"ר יעקב יוסף

Kinyev Rebbe

Date of Death: Sun. July 2, 1950 - Tammuz 17 5710
Shiva Asar B'tammuz

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Wellwood Cemetery on Long Island maintains computerized records and will provide a detailed location map upon request. Location: Along South Avenue, Block: 52, Society: TWERSKY RABBI FOUNDATION, (the first section after the green and red fence) along the road.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: ABRAHAM SFARD

Biographical Notes:

Photo Caption: Kinyev Rebbe, Credit: Yitz Twersky, Kew Gardens Hills

Photo Caption: The Rebbe is sitting second from the left, Credit: Needed

In Memorial:
Kever of Rebbe Yaakov Yosef of Ostrog (Rebbe Yeva), d. 20 Tishrei, 5551 (1790) along with his grandson and namesake, Ostrog, Ukraine:

Note: Rebbe Yeva was a student of the Baal Shem Tov. It should also be noted that the Maharsha, Rav Shmuel Eliezer HaLevi Eidels (d.1631) as well as the Chief Rabbi of Ostrog, Rav Meir Margolis (d. 1790) are buried in the same cemetery.  Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: IFJCAH

Credit: Shmuel Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Tags: Admorim · Chernobyl · New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Wellwood Cemetery - Long Island

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Miller // Jun 9, 2009 at 10:44 am

    He was the FIL (Second marriage) of Rebbe Menachm Nachum of Skvirre-Machnuvke

  • 2 Miller // Jun 9, 2009 at 11:03 am

    The Rebbe was a direct descendant (Ben-acher-Ben) to tha Tzadik Rav Yaive of Ustroh.

    He was the SIL of Rebbe Mordecahi Twersky of Loyev-Chernobyl (hid BIL Rebbe Baruch Benzion is listed on this site).

    As per Hapardes in October 1950 after his passing, he left a son Nachum, and two daughters; Schiffra who was married to Yisroel Nesis of the Bronx and Sarah married to A. Ben-Hillel of the Bronx.

  • 3 Reb Elya // Jul 30, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    It says that it is a small Ohel. What Ohel? In the backround I think I see an Ohel. Is that the Ohel of Rav Levi Yitzchak Greenwald ZT”L. I have been to his Ohel.

  • 4 Twersky // Jan 4, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    It’s a very small closed ohel (can’t get in), the “ohel” in the background is a garage across the street from the cemetery.

  • 5 joels // Sep 13, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    did he have sephardic ancestry?

  • 6 Tattale // Sep 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    He was a direct decendant of Rabbi Yakov Yosef of Ostraha, auther of “RAV YAIVEE”. Between rav Yavee’s decendents there were 3 difirent family names, which are: YAIVIN, MANDEL & SFARD.

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