Rabbi Emanuel Gettinger Z”L
Rabbi Emanuel (Menachem) Gettinger was the first Rabbi of the Young Israel of the West Side and served the congregation for almost 60 years. He was ordained by yeshivas Chaim Berlin and was a disciple of the Rosh Yeshiva-HaGaon HaRav Yitzchak Hutner z’l. Rabbi Gettinger held an advance degree in mathematics from Columbia University. He was also the president of Ezras Torah- a major charitable organization in Israel.
Rabbi Gettinger was married to Rochel (Riff) Gettinger who is a great grand-daughter of the famed Netziv-Rav Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin. They have 3 children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rabbi Gettinger recently completed his Magnum opus the “Mnach Yoma”. The sefer introduces ground breaking insights into the opinion of Rabeinu Tam in Bein Hashmashos.