Rabbi Avrohom Ginzberg zt”l


rabbi-avrohom-ginzburg-rav-henach-leibowitzIt is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rabbi Avrohom Ginzberg zt”l of Queens, NY. Rabbi Ginzberg served for decades as the executive director of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim of Queens and served as a close confidant and assistant to the rosh yeshiva, Rav Henach Leibowitz zt”l, for over 50 years. For decades, the financial burden of Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim was carried by Rabbi Ginzberg, who assumed his responsibilities humbly and without fanfare.

Rabbi Ginzberg was a founding member of the Vaad Harabbonim of Queens and served as the mara d’asra of the Kessel Street Shul in Forest Hills, Queens, for 57 years.

The levaya will take place today at 1 p.m. at Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim, located at 76-01 147th Street in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. To listen to the levaya, call 213.342.3000 and enter code 889001.

Following the levaya, the aron will be flown to Eretz Yisroel. There will be a levaya at noon tomorrow at Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim in Yerushalayim, followed by kevurah on Har Hazeisim.

Rabbi Ginzberg leaves behind a beautiful mishpacha of children and ainiklach following in his ways. Rabbi Ginzberg is survived by his wife, Mrs. Adele Ginzberg, and his children, Rabbi Aryeh Zev Ginzburg, rov of the Chofetz Chaim Torah Center of the Five Towns; Rabbi Yissocher Ginzberg, menahel at Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim in New York City; Mrs. Toby Teichman, Mrs. Rachel Rosenshein, and Mrs. Surie Schlissel.

Yehi zichro boruch.

{Casriel Bauman-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. A little more than a week ago R’ Ginsberg spoke at the levaya for R’ Aba Zalka Gewirtz Z’L. He mentioned the pasuk “Vayomos Yosef V’chol Hador Hahu”. Has a whole new meaning now.

  2. This such a loss as the Executive Director he had a relaxed relationship with the Bachorim that other Hanhalah members could not enjoy. He was a true menscth, Talmid Chacham and Ba’al Mussar.
    Tyeh Zichrono Baruch

  3. Rabbi Ginzberg zt”l was my Rebbe since 1957. He was the finest human being that I ever knew. I will always think of him, and I will miss him dearly. BDE.