Michel Twerski

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Michel Twerski
Born1939
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
ResidenceMilwaukee, Wisconsin
NationalityAmerican
EducationMilwaukee public schools (through 8th grade), Hebrew Theological College (Chicago), Ner Israel Yeshiva ((Baltimore), Beth Hamedrosh Govoha Yeshiva (Lakewood, N J ), Marquette University (Milwaukee)
OccupationRabbi
OrganizationCongregation Beth Jehudah
TitleRabbi, Rebbe
PredecessorRabbi Jacob Israel Twerski
Spouse(s)Feige Twerski
ChildrenRochel Spitz, Baila Geltzehler, Yocheved Weiss, Ben Tzion Twerski, Chana Malka Singer, Mordechai Twerski, Efraim Twerski, Yaakov Twerski, Nechama Twerski, Batsheva Schapira, Chaya
Relativesbrothers Professor Aaron D Twerski,Dean of Brooklyn Univ. Law School and Dr. Abraham J Twerski of Israel.

Rabbi Michel Twerski is an American Hasidic rabbi. He currently heads the Beth Jehudah congregation in Milwaukee. He is the brother of psychiatrist Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski.[1] Rabbi Twerski is a descendent of the Chernobyler Hasidic dynasty. He is also known as the Hornosteipler Rebbe of Milwaukee.[2]

Family[edit]

Rabbi Michel Twerski is married to Rebbitzin Feige Twerski, a Jewish author and lecturer.[3][4]

Rabbi Michel Twerski is a son of Grand Rebbe Jacob Israel Twerski (1898–1973) of Hornosteipel of Milwaukee, Wisconsin a scion of the Chernobyl Hasidic dynasty, and Dvorah Leah Twerski (1900–1995), daughter of Grand Rabbi Ben Zion Halberstam of Bobov. After his father's death, Rabbi Michel succeeded his father as Grand Rebbe.

Rabbi Michel Twerski is the brother of author, psychiatrist Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski of Israel, and Professor Aaron Twerski, Dean of the Brooklyn Law School.

Tributes[edit]

Thomas M. Barrett of Wisconsin gave a tribute to Rabbi Twerski in the United States Congress. Rabbi Twerski was honored for his contribution to Jewish life and to the world of music.[3]

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra conducted a tribute honoring Rabbi Twerski's musical contributions.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rabbi Michel Twerski". Congregation Beth Jehudah. Archived from the original on 2009-02-28. Retrieved Oct 15, 2009. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of American Jewish History. Accessed February 21, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c A Tribute to Rabbi Michel Twerski. Congressional Record Volume 143, Number 93 (Friday, June 27, 1997). Accessed February 21, 2014.
  4. ^ Geenen, Paul. Sherman Park: A Legacy in Diversity in Milwaukee. Accessed February 21, 2014.

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