Naftali Yehuda Horowitz

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Naftali Yehuda Horowitz
Grand Rabbi Naftali Yehuda Horowitz
Rabbi Naftoli Horowitz.jpg
Bostoner Rebbe of Boston
Term December 2009–
Full name Naftali Yehuda Horowitz
Predecessor Levi Yitzchak Horowitz
Father Levi Yitzchak Horowitz
Mother Raichel Ungar

Grand Rabbi Naftali Yehuda Halevi Horowitz is the Bostoner Rebbe, having succeeded his father, Grand Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Horowitz, the second Bostoner Rebbe, upon the latter's death in December 2009. He is the rebbe of the Boston Hasidic community from the New England Chassidic Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, built by his father, and also directs ROFEH International, the community-based medical referral and hospitality liaison support agency established by his father.[1][2]

Family[edit]

The New England Chassidic Center complex on Beacon Street, Brookline, Massachusetts.

Naftali Yehudah Horowitz is the third and youngest son of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Horowitz and Raichel Unger Leifer. He is a ninth-generation descendant on the male line of Rabbi Shmuel Shmelke Horowitz, the Nikolsburger Rebbe (1726–1778). His eldest brother, Rabbi Pinchos Dovid Horowitz, is the Bostoner-Chuster Rav of Borough Park, Brooklyn, and his other brother Rabbi Mayer Alter Horowitz is the Bostoner Rebbe of Har Nof, Jerusalem. His sister Shayna Gittel is married to the Vialopola Rebbe of Flatbush, Brooklyn, and his sister Toba Leah is married to Dayan Rabbi Moshe Chaim Geldzheler of Jerusalem.

Biography[edit]

Horowitz received rabbinical ordination at Beth Medrash Gevoha in Lakewood, New Jersey and Tchebin Yeshiva of Jerusalem, Israel. He married Shayndle, daughter of the Uheler Rav, Rabbi Shalom HaCohen Weiss, and in 1980 returned with her to Boston[3] to become the Rav of Congregation Beth Pinchas in Brookline. Congregation Beth Pinchas is part of the New England Chassidic Center, an umbrella organization providing religious and community services throughout the Boston area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Horan, Gavriel (13 October 2010). "ROFEH International – Chesed with a heart". The Jewish Press. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "The New Bostoner Rebbe: Harav Naftali Yehuda Halevi Horowitz, and a Special Shabbos in Boston". Hamodia. 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "A Timeline of the Bostoner Dynasty". ROFEH International. Fall 2010. p. 15. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 

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