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Rabbi Nechemiah Gitelson

נחמיה ב"ר יהושע

Chevra Shass Founder, Congregation Sons of Israel Kalwarie - Pike Street Synagogue

Date of Death: Thu. November 3, 1932 - Cheshvan 4 5693


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Photo Caption: Billboard in New York City, Credit: MCNY
PIKE STREET SYNAGOGUE
Photo Caption: Congregation Sons of Israel Kalwarie – Pike Street Synagogue  as it stands today

Bio Information:
Rav Nechemiah Gitelson was born in Svenziany, Poland in 1853. He studied at the Yeshivas of Mir and Volozhin, obtaining ordination, although he never entered the rabbinate until moving to the United States. He first came to the United States in 1880, and made his home in New York City, running the company Nehemiah Gitelson and Sons, cotton converters and commission merchants. Gitelson was a strong supporter of Talmudic study. In 1905, he founded the Chevra Shass at the Congregation Sons of Israel Kalwarie in New York City, leading this organization for more than twenty five years.


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Rabbi Yehuda Bentzion Pfeffer

יהודה בן ציון ב"ר משה יששכר



Date of Death: Sun. October 27, 1974 -



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Rabbi Simcha Abeles

שמחה ב"ר משה יהודא

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. December 2, 1925 - Kislev 15 5686


This kever was originally discovered by Farshlufen.


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Rabbi Chaim Moshe Kamenetsky

חיים משה ב"ר שלומה צבי

Rav, Chevra Nachlas Tzvi

Date of Death: Tue. June 1, 1915 - Sivan 19 5675



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Rabbi Yechiel Mechel Leiter

יחיאל מיכל ב"ר שלום

Rav, Machzekei Hadas Anshe Zlotchov

Date of Death: Fri. February 17, 1933 - Shevat 23 5993


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Yechiel Mechel Leiter, Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Advertisment announsing the instalation of Rabbi Yechiel Mechel Leiter at Machzekei Hadas Anshe Zlotchov, Credit: Needed


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Rabbi Nechemiah Mosessohn

נחמיה ב"ר משה דיינא

Editor, Jewish Tribune, Portland, Oregon

Date of Death: Fri. December 10, 1926 - Teves 10 5687


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hoto Caption: Rabbi Nechemiah Mossesohn’s father, Rav Moshe Daina, Chief Rabbi of Odessa d.1904, Credit: J.D. Eisenstein 


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Rabbi Yehuda Leib Lazerow

יהודה ליב ב״ר שמואל אייזיק

Rav, Bais Midrash Hagadol of New York

Date of Death: Sat. July 22, 1939 - Av 6 5699


Lazerow Yehuda Leib Pic
Photo Caption: Rabbi Yehuda Leib Lazerow, Credit: Needed


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Rabbi Yosef Moshe Raphael Posen

יוסף משה רפאל ב"ר אליעזר

Rav, Chevra Sfard Anshe Leibowitz, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Moore Street)

Date of Death: Mon. August 16, 1943 - Av 15 5703


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Photo Credot: Bio for Rabbi Yosef Moshe Raphael Posen by Rabbi Bentzion Eisenshtat 

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Photo Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, March 15, 1919

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Photo Credit: Photo Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, October 22, 1922

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Photo Caption: Announcing a series of eulogies for Rav Chaim  Soloveitchik of Brisk a month after his passing, Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, August 24, 1918


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Rebbe Yechiel Mechel Brandwein

יחיאל מיכל ב"ר אהרן



Date of Death: Tue. March 14, 1939 - Adar 23 5699
Turka Stretiner Rebbe


Brandwein Yechiel Mechel Pic
Photo Caption: Rebbe Yechiel Mechel Brandwein, Stretiner Rebbe of the Lower East Side, Credit: Aaron Feder, Brooklyn, New York


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Rabbi Yitzchok Rubinstein

Chief Rabbi of Vilna and a member of the Polish Senate

Date of Death: Wed. October 31, 1945 - Cheshvan 25 5706


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hoto Caption: Rabbi Isaac Rubinstein along with Mayor Fiorello Henry La Guardia on the steps of City Hall, 1944, Credit: (Stephanie Comfort)


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Rabbi Shmuel Hillel Isaccs

שמואל הלל ב"ר משה הלוי

Hebrew Reader, Bais Hamedrash HaGadol of Norfolk Street

Date of Death: Wed. January 10, 1917 - 16 Teves 5677


Isaacs Shmuel Hillel pic
Photo Caption: Rabbi Samuel  Hillel Isaacs 
Bio Information:
Isaacs Shmuel Hillel Bio From His Book

 


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Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh Helprin

צבי הירש ב"ר טוביה יחיאל מיכל

Sassover Rebbe

Date of Death: Sun. April 19, 1970 - Nissan 24 5731


Helprin Tzvi Sassov pic
Photo Caption: Rebbe Tzvi Hirsh Helprin, Sassover Rebbe


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Rebbe Uri Langner

אורי ב"ר אברהם

Kanenitch Rebbe

Date of Death: Tue. September 15, 1970 - Elul 14 5730


Langner Uri pic
Photo Caption: Rebbe Uri Langner,  Kanenitch Rebbe


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Rabbi Nosson Rabinowitz

נתן ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Talmud Torah Ahavas Achim, Flatbush, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Thu. November 9, 1944 - Cheshvan 23 5705



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Rabbi Yonason Zalman Lubetzky

יהונתן זלמן ב"ר צבי נחום

Rav

Date of Death: Sun. March 21, 1909 - Adar 26 5669



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Rabbi Yissachar Dov Epstein

יששכר דוב ב"ר מרדכי

Chief Rabbi, Jersey City, New Jersey

Date of Death: Sat. July 7, 1917 - Tammuz 17 5677
Shiv'ah Asar b'Tammuz


Epstein Y Dov ad
Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, July 7, 1917


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Rebbe Yitzchok Twersky

יצחק ב"ר מרדכי

Skvira Rebbe of Boro Park, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sun. July 27, 1941 - Av 3 5701


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Photo Caption: Rebbe Yitzchok Twersky, Credit: Yitz Twersky, Kew Gardens Hills, NY
Twersky 107 Skvira and Boyana Rebbe Camp Aguda
Photo Caption: Rebbe Yitzchok Twersky (facing tree) and Rebbe Mordechai Shlomo Friedman, Boyaner Rebbe d. 1971 at Camp Aguda in Upstate New York
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hoto Caption: The Rebbe’s family (L-R) Rebbe Dovid of Skvira Boro Park, Gedalia Aron, Rebbe Mottele of Skvira Flatbush, and Rebbetzin Mirel

Bio Information:


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Rabbi Shlomo Dov Shapiro

שלומה דוב ב"ר מרדכי

Rav, Cong. B’nai Abraham, East Flatbush, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Fri. January 7, 2011 - Shevat 2 5771


Shapiro Shlomo Dov pic
Photo Caption: Rav Shlomo Dov Shapiro

Bio Information:
Between East Flatbush and later in Kew Gardens Hills, The Rav served for close to 70 years in New York.

 


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Rabbi Yisroel Tzvi Korn

ישראל צבי ב"ר טוביה הלוי

Rav, Baltimore, MD

Date of Death: Sat. July 9, 1932 - Sivan 5 5692



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Rabbi Meir Pearlson

מאיר ב"ר ישראל

Rav Baltimore, MD

Date of Death: Sat. April 30, 1949 - Iyar 1 5709
Rosh Chodesh



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Rabbi Yerachmiel Benjaminson

ירחמיאל בן אברהם יהודה ליב

Chief Chabad Rabbi, Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Mon. January 24, 1955 - Shevat 1 5715
Rosh Chodesh


Benjamanson Y Chabad
Photo Caption: Rav Yerachmiel Benjaminson, Credit: Needed


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Rabbi Shabsi Soffer

שבתי ב"ר יעקב חיים

Rav, Machzikei Torah Anshe Sineir

Date of Death: Wed. July 15, 1936 - Tammuz 25 5696


Sofer Shabsi Title Page
Photo Caption: The tile page of Rav Shabsi Sofer safer.


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Rabbi Moshe Meir Rabinowitz

משה מאיר ב"ר אברהם אבא הכהן



Date of Death: Fri. December 2, 1966 - Kislev 19 5727



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Rabbi Shmule Zanvill Schwartz

שמואל זיינול ב"ר שיימע

Rav, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Fri. May 17, 1912 - Iyar 29 5672



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Rabbi Yaakov Waters

יעקב ב"ר נתן

Rav, Chevra Bnai Lipner Ahavas Yisroel

Date of Death: Wed. January 9, 1935 - Teves 5 5695



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Rabbi Moshe Weitman

משה ב"ר חיים יחיאל מענדל

Rav, Landfield Avenue Synagogue, Monticello, NY

Date of Death: Sun. February 22, 2009 - Shevat 29 5769


Weitman Moshe
Photo Credit: The Jewish Star, February, 7, 2009

Bio Information:
Rav Moshe Weitman, who had started a day school in Montreal, served as Rav of Monticello, NY and then moved to Far Rockaway where he was the founding Dean of Torah Academy for Girls.


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Rabbi Raphael Mipos

רפאל ב"ר בן ציון הכהן

Rav, New york City

Date of Death: Tue. August 6, 1935 - Av 7 5695



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Rabbi Aryeh Leib Lesser

אריה ליב ב"ר מרדכי נח

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. April 15, 1918 - Iyar 19 5678



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Rabbi Reuvain Leib Rothstein

​ראובן ליב ב"ר רפאל

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. February 16, 1917 - Adar 4 5677


Rothstein 1
Photo Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, February 26, 1917


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Rabbi Yehuda Eliezer Anixter

​​יהודה אליעזר ב"ר יצחק אייזיק

Rav, Beth Medrash Hachodosh, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Sat. July 18, 1914 - Tammuz 24 5674


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Photo Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, August 29, 1906
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Photo Credit: The Jewish Morning Journal, September 1, 1906

Bio Information:  
Rav Anixter was born in 1829 in Panemune, Lithuania and studied in Kalvariya. After his marriage to the daughter of Rav Henoch Weinstein (Dayan – Judge of Kalvariya) he served as the Rabbi of Anikst. In c.1869 he emigrated to England and shortly thereafter to the United States and settled in New York City. The Rav unsuccessfully tried his hand at business but eventually (1878) accepted a Rabbinate position in Chicago at the Beth Medrash Hachodosh. It is in all likelihood that he was the first ordained Orthodox rabbi in Chicago of Eastern European decent. In 1888, he took a position in Rochester, NY at Congregation B’nei Aviezer only to return to Chicago in 1891 where he resumed his previous position. Among his seforim (books) is Chidushei Avi with beautiful approbations. He died at age 82.


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