Shmuel Bornsztain (II)
Fifth Sochatchover Rebbe
Term 1969 to present
Full name Shmuel Bornsztain (Bernstein)
Born 1961
Dynasty Sochatchov
Predecessor Menachem Shlomo Bornsztain (Bernstein)
Father Menachem Shlomo Bornsztain

Rabbi Shmuel Bornsztain (born 1961), also spelled Borenstein or Bernstein, is the sixth Rebbe of the Sochatchov Hasidic dynasty. He acceded to the position of Rebbe following the sudden death of his father, Rabbi Menachem Shlomo Bornsztain, the fifth Rebbe of Sochatchov, in a traffic accident in Jerusalem. He was only eight years old at the time of the accident.

Rabbi Shmuel continues to lead the Sochatchover dynasty from the Bayit VeGan neighborhood of Jerusalem, where the Sochatchov yeshiva, Yeshivat Avnei Nezer, is located.

Rebbes of Sochatchov

  1. Avrohom Bornsztain, the Avnei Nezer (1838-1910)
  2. Shmuel Bornsztain (I), the Shem Mishmuel (1856-1926)
  3. Dovid Bornsztain (1876-1942)
  4. Chanoch Henoch Bornsztain (d. 1965)
  5. Menachem Shlomo Bornsztain (d. 1969)
  6. Shmuel Bornsztain (II) (b. 1961)


  • Rossoff, Dovid (1999). Where Heaven Touches Earth: Jewish life in Jerusalem from medieval times to the present. Jerusalem: Guardian Press. ISBN 0-87306-879-3

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