Rabbi Chaim Avraham Horowitz (Bostoner)

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Rabbi Chaim Avraham Horowitz, Boston-Ramat Beit Shemesh

Hebrew: הרב חיים אברהם, Boston-Ramat Beit Shemesh
Also Known As: "Bostoner Rebbe of Borough Park and Ramat Beit Shemesh"
Birthplace: Zhydachiv, L'vivs'ka oblast, Ukraine
Death: June 24, 2016 (83)
Neptune City, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Rabbi Moshe Horowitz, HaLevi Bostoner Rebbe in New York and Lea Fradil Horowitz (Eichenstein)
Husband of Private
Ex-husband of Miriam Huttler
Father of Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak Horowitz, of Boston-Lawrence; Private; Private; Private; Private and 4 others
Brother of הרב פנחס דוד, אדמו''ר מבאסטאן-פלעטבוש Horowitz

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About Rabbi Chaim Avraham Horowitz (Bostoner)

Chaim Avrohom Horowitz (1933, Żydaczów, Poland – 24 June 2016, New Jersey, United States)[1] was a Polish-born American rabbi. In 1985 he became Bostoner Rebbe, Grand Rabbi of the Boston Jewish Hasidic sect, established in 1915 by his grandfather Grand Rabbi Pinchas Duvid Horowitz, and named after his city, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. After the death of Rabbi Pinchas Duvid Horowitz in 1941 his eldest son, Rabbi Moshe Horowitz, 1909-1985, [2] held the position of Bostoner Rebbe in New York until his death in 1985, following Chasidic tradition.[3]

As the eldest son of Grand Rabbi Moshe Horowitz, Rabbi Chaim Avraham Horowitz succeeded his father as the Bostoner Rebbe of New York.[4] He later founded the Bostoner community in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel, where he resided.[5] He composes contemporary Chasidic music;[6] many of his compositions were performed by leading Jewish music artists of the day.[7] Andy Statman[8] credits him with being a major influence in his musical career, having performed several of the Bostoner Rebbe's compositions on his recordings and in concert.

In 1954 Rabbi Chaim Avraham Horowitz married Miriam Adler, daughter of Rebbe Elazar Adler of the Zvhil dynasty, who gave birth to their son Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak "Yankel" Horowitz in 1956. He was raised in his maternal grandparent’s home in the West Hollywood section of Los Angeles, and now serves as rabbi of the Bostoner Shul in Lawrence, NY. Rabbi Chaim Avraham Horowitz married the daughter of Rabbi Yonah Hass in his second marriage. They have one son, Rabbi Yisrael Yona Horowitz, and seven daughters.


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Rabbi Chaim Avraham Horowitz (Bostoner)'s Timeline

May 15, 1933
Zhydachiv, L'vivs'ka oblast, Ukraine
March 25, 1956
June 24, 2016
Age 83
Neptune City, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States