Jewish Dynasties

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This is a general site for links to Leading Jewish historical personalities, Sages, Torah Luminaries, venerable Hasidic dynasties and illustrious Rabbinic lineages that appear on the main Geni website.

We're just starting out, please feel free to help and insert additional leading profiles.

"Main Copy" only refers to the fact that the profile probably is merged into Geni's Big Tree.

Some "Main Copy" links might temporarily not work due to recent merges, but placing the name of profile into Geni's search box should find that profile for you.


Bible Figures

These Bible personalities are listed ONLY for reference! Please do NOT merge with these profiles. Instead try and find the most recent famous person in your tree and merge with those. This is because merging directly with a Bible Figure, creates needless work for yourself and whoever has to then merge the 90 intervening generations from them. These older lines are almost certainly ALREADY in the tree!

As I happened to start the biblical merge with some tree entered by non-Jews, most of the profiles are managed by them. Please contact Shmuel Aharon Kam regarding any questions about these lines.

Much more information on the Biblical Tree Merge page.

Baal Shem Tov (BeSH"T) (1698 - 1760) and Hasidic Dynasties

For reference:

Twerski/Twersky family - Chernobyl /Skver Hassidic Dynasty

These are just a few "starting points", to which many people are able to trace their families. There are many others in this tree.

Rokeach family

Horowitz family

Zerachiah Ha-Levi of Girona - Ba'al Ha-Maor (1125 - 1186) Main Copy (BB)

  • Isaiah ben Moshe Asher Ha-Levi Horowitz (1465 – 1514 ) Main Copy (BB)
  • R. Isaiah HaLevi Horowitz - SheLaH Hakodesh (1570 - 1630) Main Copy
  • R' Levi Yitzchak Horowitz - Bostoner Rebbe (1921 - 2009) Main Copy

Much more data listed on Horowitz Merge page.

Maharal (R' Yehuda Loew)

ReMA (R'Moshe Isserles)

RASHI (1040 - 1105)

The Vilna Gaon

Eliyahu Kremer ( "Vilna Gaon" 1720 - 1797 ) Main Copy (DM)

The Berditcherver Rebbe

Levi Isaac (Yitsḥak) ben Meir of Berdichev ("The Berditchever Rebbe" 1740 - 1810 ) Main Copy (BL)

The Sanzer Rebbe Chaim Halberstam

Admor Chaim Halberstam, Sanzer Rebbe ("The Diverei Chaim" 1793 - 1876 ) Main Copy (YGB)

The Breslover Rebbe

Nachman Horodenker ("Nachman Mi'Breslov" 1772 - 1810 ) Main Copy (IS)

The Lubavitcher Rebbe

Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi The Alter Rebbe Boruchovich ("Chabad Founder" 1745-1812 ) Main Copy (YGB)

  • Menachem Mendel Schneerson ("7th ADMOR of CHABAD The Lubavitcher Rebbe" 1902-1994 ) Main Copy (YGB)

The Chasam Sofer

Rabbi Moshe Sofer Schreiber ("The Chasam Sofer" 1762 - 1839 ) Main Copy (SJ)

The Gerrer Rebbe

Rabbi Yitzhak Meir Rottenberg Alter ( The Gerrer Rebbe - "The Chiddushei HaRim" 1798 - 1866 ) Main Copy (BR)

Rav Kook

Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook ("Rav Kook" 1865 - 1935 ) Main Copy (DT)

The Skolyer Rebbe

David Isaac Rabinowitz ("The Skolyer Rebbe" 1898 - 1979 ) Main Copy (MM)

The Vizhnitzer Rebbe

Menachem Mendel Hager ( The 1st Vizhnitzer Rebbe - "Tzemach Tzedek" 1830 - 1884 ) Main Copy (YGB)

The Bostoner Rebbe

Pinchas Dovid Horowitz (1st Bostoner Rebbe 1876 - 1941 ) Main Copy (MM)

  • Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Horowitz (Boston & Jerusalem 1921 - 2009) Main Copy (MM)

Rabbi Akiva Eger

Akiva Eger ( Rabbi Akiva Guens-Eiger 1761 - 1837 ) Main Copy (MIN)

The Belzer Rebbe

Rabbi Shalom Rokeach ("Sar Shalom" 1779 - 1855 ) Main Copy(MM)

Teitelbaum Satmar & Sighet Dynasty

Gaon Moshe Teitelbaum of Ujheli ( The Yismach Moshe - Satmar & Sighet founder 1759 - 1841 ) Main Copy (SCS)

The Bobover Dynasty

Grand Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam ( The 1st Bobover Rebbe 1847 - 1905 ) Main Copy (YGB)

The Maggid of Mezeritch

Dov Ber Friedman ( The Maggid of Mezeritch 1703 - 1773 ) Main Copy (MIN) (MM)

Shmuel Frankel Kamader of Dorog

Shmuel Frankel Kamader of Dorog ("The Imrei Shefer" 1815 - 1882 ) Main Copy (DEL)

The Katzenellenbogen Dynasty

MaHaRaM of Padua Meir Katzenellenbogen 1482 - 1565 Main Copy (BB) (MM)

  • Saul Wahl Katzenellenbogen ("Saul Wahl Jewish King for a Night" 1541 - 1617 ) Main Copy (BB)

The Luria Lineage ( c. 1300 - )

Samson Luria ( Physician, ABD Dachticha c. 1325 - 1417 ) Main Copy (BB) (MM)

  • Solomon Luria of Lublin ( MaHaRaSHaL Leading rabbinical authority of his generation 1510 - 1573 ) Main Copy (MM)

The Rizhin Dynasty

Rabbi Yisroel Friedman ("Israel der Heyliger" 1796 - 1850 ) Main Copy (MIN)

The Alexander Dynasty

Grand Rabbi Yechiel Dancyger ( 1st Aleksanderer Rebbe 1828 - 1894 ) Main Copy (YGB)

The Chofetz Chaim

Yisroel Meir HaKohen Kagan - Chofetz Chaim (1839 - 1933) Main Copy (JSL)

Munkacser Hassidic Dynasty

R' Tzvi Elimelech Sapiro - Bnei Yissuchor (1783 - 1841) Main Copy (HPHA

  • R' Chaim Elazar Spira / Shapiro / Sapiro (Minchas Elazar)Main Copy (SF)

The Tosh Dynasty

R' Meshulam Feish Lowy ( The Tasher Rebbe ) Main Copy (MYH)

MaHaRam Schick

R' Moshe Schick ( MaHaRam Schick 1807 - 1879 ) Main Copy (JO)

The Kotzker Rebbe

Menachem Mendel Morgensztern/Shtern/Morgenshtern ( The Kotzker Rebbe, Menachem Mendel of Kotsk 1787 - 1859 ) Main Copy (CRJS)

The Apter Rebbe

Avrohom Yehoshua Heschel of Apt ( Apter Rebbe, "Ohev Israel" 1749 - 1825 ) Main Copy (CRHS) (MM)

The Halberstam Dynasty

Chaim Halberstam, Sanzer Rebbe ("The Diverei Chaim" 1793 - 1876 ) Main Copy (YGB)

  • Grand Rabbi Shlomo Halberstam (Sanz-Bobov 1847 - 1905) (YGB)
  • Grand Rabbi Yekutiel Yehuda Halberstam (Sanz-Klausenberg 1905 - 1994)Main Copy (LT)
  • Rabbi Aaron Halberstam (Sanzer Rebbe - Gribov 1824 - 1903)Main Copy (MM)

The Dayan Dynasty

R. Eliyahu Dayan (80 male generations to King David) Main Copy (MM)

Rav Tsvi Pesah Frank

Rav Tsvi Pesah Frank ( Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem for several decades c.1873 - 1960 ) Main Copy (MIN)

Pinchas Shapira, of Koretz

R' Pinchas Shapira, of Koretz ‪(1728 - 1790) Main Copy (SJ)

Israel Meir Lau

Israel Meir Lau (LOW) ( Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel 1993–2003 - b. 1937 ) Main Copy (RS)

Yehuda Meir Shapira יהודה מאיר שפירא

Yehuda Meir Shapira (1887 - 1934) Main Copy (YD)

Rav Moshe Feinstein

Rabbi Moshe Feinstein (1895 - 1986) Main Copy (NR)

Soloveitchik Dynasty

Rabbi Simcha Hacohen Rapoport C.1700 Main Copy (EGL)

Elchanan Bonim Wasserman

Elchanan Bonim Wasserman (1875 - 1941) Main Copy (ML)

The Kaliver Dynasty

Admor Isaac Taub of Kaliv (1751-1821) Main Copy (SF)

The Sasregen Dynasty

R' Mordechai Rubin ( Sasregener Rebbe ) Main Copy (YGB)

Rabbi Israel Salanter

R' Yisrael Salanter (1810 - 1883)- Founder of Musser Movement Main Copy (RS)

The Maggid of Lutzk

R' Shlomo Flam (The Maggid of Lutzk) Main Copy (MMF)

The Chozeh of Lublin

R'Yaakov Yitzhak Horowitz Ha Levi (1745 - 1815) Main Copy (CRJS)

Reb Zusya of Anlpoli

R'Meshulamen Zusia of AnIpoli (1718-1800) Main Copy (MM)

Noam Elimelech of Lizhensk

R'Elimelech Lipman of Lizhensk (Weisblum) (1717 - 1787) Main Copy (JBW)

The Lelover Rabbinical Dynasty

R' Dovid Lelover, The Yismach Moshe 1st Lelover Rebbe (1746 - 1814) Main copy (EGL)

  • R' Moshe Biderman, Lelover Rebbe-Yerusholaim (1776 - 1851) Main Copy (EGL

The Biala Rabbincal Dynasty

Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak Rabinowitz - Yid HaKadosh / The Holy Jew Of Peshischa (1766 - 1813) Main Copy (EGL)

The Ma'or Vashemesh

R'Kalonymos Kalmen Epstein (1754 - 1825) Main Copy (EL)

Simcha Bunim of Peshischa

R' Simcha Bunim Bonhart of Pryzsucha (1765 - 1827) Main Copy (SF)

Apt-Mezhbizh-Zinkover Dynasty (Heschel Family)

R' Abraham Joshua Heschel of Apt - Ohev Israel (1748 - 1825)Main Copy (NR)

Tzvi Elimelech of Dinov

R' Tzvi Elimelech Sapiro - Bnei Yissuchor (1783 - 1841) Main Copy (HPHA

Tosfos Yomtov

Yom Tov Lipman Halevi Heller (תוספות יו"ט 1579 - 1654)Main Copy (JHP)

HaAri HaKodesh הארי

Rabbi Yitzchak Luria Ashkenazi ben Shlomo - Ariהאריor Arizal (1534-1572 c.e.) (Main Copy (NB)

Zerachiah Ha-Levi of Girona

Zerachiah Ha-Levi of Girona - Ba'al Ha-Maor (1125 - 1186) Main Copy (BB)

The Schakh

Shabbatai ben Meir ha-Kohen - The Schakh (1621-1662) Main Copy (JF)

Rabbenu Tam

Jacob ben Meir Tam - Rabbeinu Tam (c. 1100–c. 1171) Main Copy (AO)

The Noda B'Yehuda

R' Yecheskel Landau - Noda B'Yehuda יחזקאל-לאנדא-נודע-ביהודה Main Copy (BB)

Hai Gaon

Hai Gaon - last of the Geonim of Pumbeditha (939-1038 )Main Copy (MM)


Isaac ben Judah Abravanel (1437-1508)Main Copy (RJS)

The Kalischer Rebbe

Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kalischer (1795 - 1874) Main Copy (RHS)

Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv

Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv (b. 1910 Lithuania) Main Copy (SAK)

The Bach

Joel Jaffe Sirkis - The Bach (1561 - 1640)Main Copy (NB)

The TaZ

David HaLevi Segal - the TaZ (c. 1586–1667) Main Copy (NB)

The Malbim

Meïr Leibush ben Jehiel Michel Weiser - The Malbim (1809 - 1879) Main Copy (GL)


Harav Hagoan Hersh Leib Berlin - The NeTZIV (1816 - 1893)Main Copy (EGL)

The Chazon Ish

Avrohom Yeshaya Karelitz - Chazon Ish (1878 - 1953) Main Copy (LBL)


Shmuel ben Meir - Rashbam (1085 -1174) Main Copy (RJS)

Meshullam HaGadol (Kalonymus)

Meshullam HaGadol (900 - 976) Main Copy (EDZ)

Shimon HaGadol of Mainz

R'Shimon ben Isaac ben Abun of Mainz (circa 950) Main Copy (MR)

Avraham HaMalach

R' Avraham Hamalach Friedman (1739 - 1776) Main Copy (MIN)

The Modzitz Hasidic Dynasty

Rebbe Yechezkel Taub of Kuzmir (1773 - 1856) Main Copy (BD)

Israel Meir Taub - Divrei Israel (1848 - 1920)Main Copy (BD)

Yaakov Emden

Yaakov Israel Emden - She'eilat Ya'avetz (1697 - 1776)Main Copy (YGB)

Yisrael Isser Isserles

Rabbi Israel Isserlin ben Petahiah - Terumat HaDeshan (1390-1460) Main Copy (CRJS)

MaHarSha מהרש"א

Shmuel Eliazer Eidels - MaHarSha (1555 - 1632)Main Copy (NB)

Eliyahu Leizer

Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler (1891 - 1953) Main Copy (JAHH)

Chaim Ozer Grodzensky

Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzensky (1863 - 1940) Main Copy (EGL)

MaHaRaM A"Sh

Meir ben Yitzchak Eisenstadt - Panim Meiroth (1670 - 1744) Main Copy (EK)

Aruch Hashulchan

Yechiel Michel HaLevi Epstein - Aruch Hashulchan (1829 - 1908) Main Copy (EGL)

The Alter of Slabodka

Nosson Zvi (Nota Hirsh) Finkel (1849-1927) Main Copy (EGL)

Yitzchak Elchanan Spector

Yitzchak Elchanan Spector of Kovno (1817 – 1896) Main Copy (JSN)

The Maharatz Chajes

Zvi Hirsch CHAJES - The Maharatz Chajes (1805 - 1855)Main Profile (RS)

Meir Maharam of Lublin

Meir ben Gedalia – Maharam of Lublin (1558-1616) Main Copy (YGRB)

Samson Raphael Hirsch

Samson Raphael Hirsch - Torah im Derech Eretz (1808 - 1888) Main Copy (RWF)

Maharil Diskin

Yehoshua Yehudah Leib Diskin - Maharil Diskin (1818 – 1898) Main Copy (SBT)

Shlomo Zalman Auerbach

Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach (1910 - 1995)Main Copy ( EAF )

Rav Aharon Kotler

Rav Aharon Kotler - Svislovitzer Ilui (c.1891 - 1962) Main Copy (RS)

Harav Isser Zalman Meltzer

Harav Isser Zalman Meltzer - Even HaEzel (1870 – 1953)Main Copy (ST)

Rav Pam

Rav Avrohom Yaakov HaKohen Pam (1913 – 2001)Main Copy (YB)

Rabbi Shimon Shkop

Shimon Yehuda HaCohen Shkop (1860 - 1939) Main Copy (YGRB)

Yisachar Shlomo Teichtal

Yissachar Shlomo Teichtal - Eim Habonim Semeichah (1885 - 1945)Main Copy (MM)

Shlomo Ganzfried

Harav Shlomo Ganzfried - the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (1804 - 1886 ) Main Copy (AU)

Ovadia Yosef

Hacham Ovadia Yosef – b. 1924 Main Copy (JFD)

Adin Even-Israel

Adin Even-Israel (Steinsaltz) - b.1937 Main copy (IYT)

Shlomo Goren

Harav Shlomo Goren - Chief Rabbi Brigadier-General (1918 – 1994) Main Copy (MW)

Immanuel Jacobowitz

Rabbi Lord Baron Immanuel Jacobowitz ( 1921 – 1999) Main Copy (RYS)

Baal HaSulam

Admor Yehuda Leib HaLevi Ashlag - Baal Hasulam (1884 - 1954) Main Copy (MM)


Moshe ben Maimon - Maimonides / Rambam (1135 - 1204) Main Copy (MM)

Hillel הלל

Hillel Hazaken - (112 - 70) (MM)

Nahshon ben Amminadav

Nahshon ben Amminadav Main Copy (SAK)

Yehuda HaNasi

יהודה הנשיא Yehuda HaNasi (135 - 219) Main Copy (MM)

Theodor Herzl

‎בנימין זאב הרצל Theodore Herzl (1860 - 1904) Main Copy (YGB)

Martin Mordechai Buber

‎מרטין מרדכי בובר Martin Mordechai Buber (‎1878 - 1965) Main Copy (MM)

Queen Esther / אסתר המלכה

Queen Esther אסתר המלכה Copy (FML)

Albert Einstein אלברט אינשטיין

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955 ) Main Copy (JC)

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