Grodzhisk (Hasidic dynasty)

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Grodzhisk is a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rebbe Elimelech Szapira, author of Imrei Elimelech.

Grodzhisk is the Yiddish name of Grodzisk Mazowiecki, a town in present-day Poland.


  • Rabbi Elimelech Szapira of Grodzhisk (b. 1823, d. 29 March 1892).
    • Rabbi Yisroel Szapira. son of Rabbi Elimelech Szapira.
    • Rabbi Chayim Myer Yechiel Szapira, son of Rabbi Elimelech Szapira.
      • Rabbi Yisroel Shapira (killed at Treblinka, 1942), son of Rabbi Chayim Myer Yechiel.
        • Rabbi Avraham Elimelech Szapira (d. Dec. 6, 1966), son of Rabbi Yisroel Shapira.
    • Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira of Piaseczno (b. 1889, killed at Trawniki, November 3, 1943), son of Rabbi Elimelech Szapira.
    • Rabbi Isaiah, son of Rabbi Elimelech Szapira.
      • Rabbi Elimelech, son of Rabbi Isaiah.

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