Grand Rabbi Pinchas Duvid Horowitz, the first Bostoner Rebbe, a scion of the Rebbe Reb Shmelke of Nikolsburg and the Lelov dynasty, first arrived in Boston in 1915 from the Land of Israel via Europe. Shortly after his arrival, Rabbi Pinchas David was accepted as Rebbe by the Jewish community of Boston. In 1939, the Bostoner Rebbe moved to Brooklyn, and opened the Bostoner Beis Medrash of Williamsburg. After his death in 1941, his son Rav Moshe succeeded him in New York and in 1943, Rav Levi Yitzchok became Bostoner Rebbe in Boston, MA, and built the New England Chassidic Center, R.O.F.E.H. International, as well as establishing a Boston Chassidic community in Har Nof, Jerusalem and Beitar, Israel. His son Rebbe Mayer Alter HaLevi succeeded him in Yerushalayim, Israel.
Lineage of the Boston dynasty
- Grand Rabbi Pinchos Duvid HaLevi Horowitz (1876-1941) first Bostoner Rebbe
- Grand Rabbi Levi Yitzchok HaLevi Horowitz, (1921-2009) the Bostoner Rebbe in Brookline, Har Nof and Beitar – son of Rabbi Pinchas David Horowitz
Rebbe at Moetzes Agudas Yisroel meeting Feb 5773Photo Credit: Eliyahu Cobin