Chaim Joshua Halberstam


Chaim Joshua Halberstam

Rabbi Chaim Joshua ("Chaim Shia") Halberstam is a Satmar rabbi in Monsey, New York. He is a son-in-law of the late Satmar Rebbe, Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, and a great-grandson of the late Rebbe Ben Zion Halberstam of Bobov.

Until the passing of the late Rebbe of Satmar, he was the Chief Rabbi of the Satmar Community in Monsey, New York Fact|date=February 2007. He was declared Rebbe by a group of around 500 Hasidim in Monsey, shortly after the passing of his father-in-law.Fact|date=February 2007. His mother's maiden name was Teitelbaum, a descendant of the Siget hasidic dynasty from which Satmar originates.

Lineage to Satmar

*Rebbe Moshe Teitelbaum (1914-2006), the previous Satmar Rebbe, author of "Berach Moshe"; son of the "Atzei Chaim".
**Rabbi Chaim Joshua Halberstam Rav of a Satmar Shul (Chareidim) Monsey, son-in-law of Rebbe Moshe Teitelbaum

Lineage to Bobov

*Grand Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam (The First) of Bobov
**Grand Rabbi Ben Zion Halberstam (The First) of Bobov, son of Rabbi Shlomo. Murdered by the Nazis near Lemberg 4 Av 5742
***Rabbi Chaim Joshua Halberstam, son of Rabbi Ben Zion (The first) and brother of Grand Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam (the second). Died in Russian forced labor camp during WW II.
****Rabbi Jacob Joseph Halberstam, son of Rabbi Chaim Joshua, came to America as a young orphan and named his synagogue and his son after his late father. He is Rav of "Kehal Chaim Joshua of Bobov".
*****Rabbi Chaim Joshua Halberstam Rav of a Satmar Shul in Monsey, son of Rabbi Jacob Joseph.


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