Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis (Jungreis)

Is your surname Jungreis?

Research the Jungreis family

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis (Jungreis)'s Geni Profile

Records for Esther Jungreis

6,795 Records

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Esther Jungreis

Hebrew: אסתר יונגרייז
Birthplace: Szeged, Szegedi, Csongrád, Hungary
Death: Died in Lawrence, Nassau County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Elmont, Nassau County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Abraham Jungreis and Miriam Jungreis
Wife of Theodore Meshullam Halevi Jungreis, Rabbi
Mother of <private> Jungrais; <private> Gertzulin (Jungreis); <private> Wolff (Jungreis); <private> Jungrais; <private> Jungreis and 5 others
Sister of <private> Jungreis and <private> Jungreis

Occupation: Author, spiritual leader
Managed by: Yisroel Moshe Kramer
Last Updated:
view all 15

Immediate Family

    • <private> Jungrais
    • <private> Gertzulin (Jungreis)
    • <private> Wolff (Jungreis)
    • <private> Jungrais
    • <private> Jungreis
    • <private> Jungreis
    • <private> Jungreis
    • <private> Jungreis
    • <private> Gertzulin (Jungreis)
    • <private> Wolff (Jungreis)

About Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis (Jungreis)

Founder of Hineni organization, married her first cousin once removed, Theodore (meshullam), son of Asher Anschel (of Czenger, author of Zachor VeShamor) son of Abraham Jungreis.

She was the great-granddaughter R' Abraham HaLevi Jungreisz
Theodore was the grandson R' Abraham HaLevi Jungreisz.

Theodore's father is Asher Anschel Anton Jungreisz.
Theodore's grandfather is R' Abraham HaLevi Jungreisz

Esther's father is Abraham Jungreis
Esther's grandfather is R' Israel Jungreisz of Nadudvor
Esther's great-grandfather is R' Abraham HaLevi Jungreisz

Jewish Week Obituary

Esther Jungreis, Jewish Outreach Pioneer, Dies At 80

Esther Jungreis, a Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor who settled in Lawrence, L.I., and served as a pioneer in the outreach movement to unaffiliated Jews, died on Aug. 23 after a brief illness. Known as “the Rebbetzin” (rabbi’s wife), she was the founder of the Hineni organization, which sponsored a wide variety of educational and social events.

Mrs. Jungreis, who boasted a decade ago that she had made the marriage matches of more than 1,000 Jewish couples, was a native of Szeged, where her father, Avrohom HaLevi Jungreis, was chief rabbi. She and her family were interned in several concentration camps during World War II. After the war, she went to Switzerland, and came to the United States in 1947.

She was married to Rabbi Meshulem HaLevi Jungreis, a distant cousin; he died in 1996.

Mrs. Jungreis was wrote a weekly column for the Jewish Press for 45 years, and was the author of several books on Judaism and marriage. She is survived by four children, Chaya Sora Gertzulin, Rabbi Yisroel Jungreis, Slovi Wolff and Rabbi Osher Jungreis, and by many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

view all 16

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis (Jungreis)'s Timeline

April 7, 1936
Szeged, Szegedi, Csongrád, Hungary
August 23, 2016
Age 80
Lawrence, Nassau County, New York, United States
August 24, 2016
Age 80
Elmont, Nassau County, New York, United States