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Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn

January 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn

יוסף יצחק ב"ר שלום דובער

Lubavitcher Rebbe

Date of Death: Sat. January 28, 1950 - Shevat 10 5710

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Cemetery Details

Directions to Kever: Old Montefiore Cemetery in Queens maintains computerized records and will provided a detailed location map upon request. Just outside the Ohel visitors center. In addition, the Rebbe's mother, Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah (d. 1942), wife of the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rebbe Sholom DovBer, known as the Rebbe Rashab is buried opposite the entrance of the Ohel, alongside her daughter-in-law and granddaughter.

Name Listed on Cemetery Database: SCHNEERSOHN, JOSEPH I.

Biographical Notes:

Lubob Father In Lawer Europe
Photo Caption: Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok SchneersohnLubavitcher Rebbe, Credit: 
Rav YY Schneersohn
Photo Caption: Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn Lubavitcher Rebbe (at 770), Credit: Needed

Photo Caption: Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, Lubavitcher Rebbe, during his first visit to the United States, Credit: IFJCAH
Schneerson Yosef Yitzchok Vacation
Photo Caption: Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, Lubavitcher Rebbe (during his trip to Eretz Yisroel), Credit: Needed|
R SB Schneerson
Photo Caption: Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn, Lubavitcher Rebbe’s father, Rebbe Sholom DovBer Schneersohn (d, 1920),  commonly referred to by the acronym Rashab, fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Credit: Chabad Library
Photo Caption: The fourth Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rebbe Shmuel, known by the acronym Maharash, was born in the town of Lubavitch (White Russia) on the 2nd of Iyar in the year 5594 (1834). Rebbe Shmuel was the youngest of seven sons born to the Tzemach Tzedek. Among his famous quotes is “Lechatchilah ariber”. Rebbe Shmuel, who throughout his life suffered from many ailments, passed away at the young age of 48, on the 13th of Tishrei in the year 5643 (1882). He is buried alongside his father in the city of Lubavitch. Credit: Needed 

Tzemach tzedek
Photo Caption:  Portrait of 
Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Tzemach Tzedek of Lubavitch d. 1866. The Rebbe was the 3rd Rebbe of Lubavich and the son-in-law of the Mitteler Rebbe. Among his famous quotes is  “Trakht gut vet zein gut — Think good and it will be good.”, Credit: Needed
Schneur Zalman Liadi
Photo Caption: Rebbe Shneur Zalman of Liady, Baal HaTanya, d. 1812, founder and first Rebbe of Chabad. The Rebbe was laid to rest in Hadiach, Ukraine.
Photo Caption: The Baal HaTanya’s ohel in Hadiach, Ukraine, Credit: Hamodia
Photo Caption: Ohel of Rebbe Dovber Schneuri (d. 1827) the second Rebbe of Lubavitch and more commonly referred to as the Mitteler Rebbe, being the second of the first three generations of Chabad leaders. The Rebbe was the first Chabad leader to live in the town of Lyubavichi (Lubavitch). The Rebbe’s son-in-law, The Tzemach Tzedek, would go on to become the third Rebbe of Lubavitch, Credit: Jewish Community of Nizhny Novgorod.
Photo Caption: Ohel of Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Tzemach Tzedek of Lubavitch d. 1866 (3rd Rebbe of Lubavitch) and his youngest son Rebbe Shmuel more commonly know as The Rebbe Maharash (4rd Rebbe of Lubavitch) d. 1834. Both are buried in Lyubavichi, Russia, Credit:Rabbi Gavriel Gordon, Director of MyLubavich. Special appreciation: 
Rabbi Levi Mondshine, Jewish community of Smolensk, Russia
Photo Caption: Kever (ohel) of   Rebbe Sholom DovBer Schneersohn (d, 1920),  commonly referred to by the acronym Rashab, Rostov-on-the-Don, Russia, Credit: Rabbi Chaim Danzinger, Shliach and Chief Rabbi of Rostov-on-Don
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Berel Lazar, Chief Rabbi of Russia outside the ohel in Lubavich, Russia, Credit:Rabbi Gavriel Gordon, Director of MyLubavich. Special appreciation: Rabbi Levi Mondshine, Jewish community of Smolensk, Russia 
770 Eastern Parkway 1
770 Eastern Parkway 2
Photo Caption: 770 Easter Parkway as it stands today. The building, which soon became known as 770 as it served as the main Chabad synagogue, a Yeshiva and offices for the Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch. Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn lived in an apartment on the second floor. When his son-in-law, Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneersohn arrived from Poland to New York in 1941, his father-in-law appointed him as chairman of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch. The younger Rebbe Schneersohn’s office was located on the first floor of 770 near the synagogue. Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Schneerson Yosef Yitzchok Ohel
Photo Caption: Chassidim praying at the ohel of Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe c. 1974, Credit: Mal Warshaw

Photo Caption: SS Drottningholm overlooking New York Harbor, The Rebbe arrived on these shores March 19, 1940 aboard the SS Drottningholm. Soon after he gave his now famous America Iz Nisht Andersh (America is not Different) speech at the Graceland Hotel in Manhattan. Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History

Photo Caption: Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson, Lubavitcher Rebbe’s mother, Rebbetzin Shterna Sarah Schneerson (d. 1942)

Bio Information:
Scores of books have been published on the life and times of Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson, the Frierdiker Rebbe or Rebbe Rayatz as he is commonly referred too by Lubavicher chassidim.

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Shmuel Botchy Amsel, Brooklyn, NY

Credit: Opposite the entrance to the Ohel

Tags: Admorim · Liadi / Lubavitch · Montefiore Cemetery · Queens / L.I., NY

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 EJ // Aug 31, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn (1880-1950), sixth rebbe in the Chabad dynasty, assumed the leadership of Chabad during the period of the civil war in Russia which followed the 1917 Revolution. An outstanding organizer, he began to reconstruct Jewish life and became the foremost religious leader of Russian Jewry. He fought courageously to resume religious activities under the Communist regime. Under his leadership the Chabad movement became the core of a strong Jewish spiritual revival. Although his activities were at first permitted, he was arrested in 1927, and only after powerful pressure within Russia and abroad was freed on 12th–13th of Tammuz of that year, days commemorated by Chabad Chasidim as a holiday of deliverance. He left Russia and went to Riga (Latvia), where he organized new Chabad centers, and founded Chabad organizations throughout the world. In 1934 he settled in Poland and organized a network of Chabad yeshivos. After the outbreak of World War II and the German occupation of Poland he was rescued, and went to the United States. With undaunted energy he stimulated, from his headquarters in Brooklyn, a renaissance of Orthodoxy in the United States. Rebbe Yosef Yitzchok founded modern organizations of Chabad, a network of schools and yeshivos, newspapers for adults and children, a flourishing publishing house, and numerous welfare organizations. In 1948 he founded Kefar Chabad in Israel. He wrote a notable history of Chabad, and published many of his sermons and talks. His wisdom and erudite mind made the Lubavitcher movement the high profile Chasidim, which they still retain.

  • 2 Ben Bee Zee // Mar 30, 2011 at 10:41 am

    For more pictures click here

  • 3 Moshe Escott // Jan 31, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    There’s a 30 second video clip of the Rebbe’s late 1929 visit to New York over here:

    Aside from Rabbi Shmaryahu Gurary ( who I believe is the one in the top hat, can anyone identify others appearing here?

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