Famous Rabbis from the United States

List of notable or famous rabbis from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top rabbis born in the United States and even some popular rabbis who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American rabbis then this list is the perfect resource for you. These rabbis are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known rabbi from the United States is included when available.

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  • Aaron Teitelbaum

    Aaron Teitelbaum

    Age: 75
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York
    Aaron Teitelbaum (born 20 October 1947) is one of the two Grand Rebbes of Satmar, and the chief rabbi of the Satmar community in Kiryas Joel, New York.
  • Abraham Cronbach
    Dec. at 83 (1882-1965)
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana
    Abraham Cronbach (February 15, 1882 – April 2, 1965) was an American Rabbi and teacher, known as a pacifist. He served as a rabbi for congregations in Indiana and Ohio. Cronbach was one of the ...more
  • Abraham J. Twerski

    Abraham J. Twerski

    Age: 92
    Abraham Joshua Twerski (Hebrew: אֲבְרָהָם יְהוֹשֻׁע טווערסקי; born (1930-10-06) October 6, 1930 is an American Hasidic rabbi, a scion of the Chernobil Hasidic dynasty, and a psychiatrist ...more
  • Abraham Joshua Heschel
    Dec. at 65 (1907-1972)
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Europe, Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Central Europe
    Abraham Joshua Heschel (January 11, 1907 – December 23, 1972) was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. Heschel, a ...more
  • Abraham Klausner
    Dec. at 92 (1915-2007)
    • Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee
    Abraham Judah Klausner (April 27, 1915 – June 28, 2007) was a Reform rabbi and United States Army captain and chaplain who became a “father figure” for the more than 30,000 emaciated survivors found ...more
    • Birthplace: France
    Aharon Lichtenstein (May 23, 1933 – April 20, 2015) was a noted Orthodox rabbi and rosh yeshiva. He was an authority in Jewish law (Halakha).