ישכר דוב בער ב"ר משה אהרןRav, New York City
Date of Death: Wed. December 2, 1925 -
Kislev 15 5686
אברהם צבי ב"ר חייםRav, Congregation Binai Eliezer
Date of Death: Sat. October 14, 1916 -
Tishrei 17 5677
Chol Hamoed Sukkos
אליעזר משה ב"ר שמואלRav, B’nai Israel, Englewood, Chicago
Date of Death: Sun. January 18, 2004 -
Teves 24 5764
משה נחמן ב"ר מרדכי אליעזר הלויRav, Talmud Torah Rabbi Yisroel Salanter, Harlem
Date of Death: Fri. November 17, 1972 -
Kislev 11 5733
The Rav served a number of congregations in the Bronx as well.
ישראל ב"ר אליהוRav, New York City
Date of Death: Mon. November 28, 1898 -
Kislev 14 5659
יאיר ב"ר שימחהRav, New York City
Date of Death: Fri. May 31, 1935 -
Iyyar 28 5695
The Rav who was originally from Labin, Volyn [Ukraine] was a member of the Degel HaRabonim.
משה אברהם ב"ר חיים דובRav, Hrytsiv, Ukraine
Date of Death: Fri. February 22, 1924 -
Adar I 22 5684
Photo Caption: Inscription on the marker of Rebbe Yaakov Yosef Yehuda of Labin in Tzfat, Israel
Photo Caption: Rav Moshe Weinberger of Aish Kodesh, Woodmere, NY at the tzion of Rebbe Levi Yitzchok of Berditchev, June, 2015, Credit: Reb Dov Elias, Kew Gardens Hills, NY
גרשון ב"ר דודRav, Białystok, Poland
Date of Death: Thu. May 24, 1923 -
Sivan 9 5683
The Rav, who lived in the Bronx arrived on these shores December 9th, 1920 on the Oscar II (“Peace Ship”) via Copenhagen.
אהרן בן ציון ב"ר יוסף משהRav, Indianapolis, Indiana
Date of Death: Mon. May 5, 1879 -
Iyar 12 5639
A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE MEMBERS OF MORESHES CHACHMEI AMERICA, MR. ASHLEY DWORSKY, & RABBI JOSEPH SCHANOWITZ OF CHICAGO FOR THEIR COUNTLESS HOURS OF RESEARCH IN THE ONGOING SEARCH TO LOCATE RAV AARONSOHN’S KEVER.
The Rav, who was born in Salant (Salantai), Lithuania was the oldest son of Rav Moshe Yosef Aaronsohn better known as the East Broadway Maggid. Rav Benson was very instrumental in the publishing and distribution of his father’s seforim (books).
שלום זאב ב"ר יחזקאל יצחקRav, New York City
Date of Death: Tue. July 26, 1921 -
Photo Caption: Rav Shalom Wolf Gross
ישראל יוסף ב"ר אלטר אליעזרChief Rabbi, Riglitz
Date of Death: Fri. August 9, 1968 -
Av 15 5728
משה ב"ר נתן נתעRav, Chevrah Shomrim Laboker, Bronx, New York
Date of Death: Mon. July 21, 1941 -
Tammuz 26 5701
יהושע ב"ר שמעון הכהןMore information needed
Date of Death: Sun. July 19, 1903 -
Tammuz 24 5663
יעקב צבי ב"ר שמשון שמואל יהודהRav, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of Death: Sat. February 10, 1940 -
Adar I 1 5740
Photo Caption: Rav Yaacov Tzvi Erusalimsky, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
Photo Caption: The Rav’s uncle, Rav Moshe Nachum Erusalimsky, Cheif Rabbi, Kielce, Poland, d. 1914, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
ישראל ב"ר צבי הכהןRav, New York City
Date of Death: Sat. December 22, 1928 -
Teves 9 5698
שמריהו ליב ב"ר דוב בערRav, Talmud Torah Rabbi Yisroel Salanter, Harlem, New York City
Date of Death: Sun. June 12, 1938 -
Sivan 12 5698
שאול מנדל ב"ר יעקב מיכאלRav, Congregation Anshe Shalom, Chicago
Date of Death: Sun. September 1, 1946 -
Elul 5 5706
Rav Silber also sever as president at Hebrew Theological College – Bais Hamedrash L’Torah.
Photo Caption: Rabbi Shaul Silber, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
Credit: Booth Library,Charleston, IL
חיים (יאנאווער) ב"ר יעקבRav, Congregation Agudas Achim, Yonkers, New York
Date of Death: Wed. June 4, 1913 -
Iyar 28 5673
The Rav’s marker was donated by Independence Sons of Israel / Chevra Kneses Anshei Zedek.
יקותיאל רפאל ב״ר שמואל מאיר הלויRav, Beth Medrash Hagodol V’Tomchai Torah, Bronx, New York
Date of Death: Sat. August 11, 1945 -
Elul 2 5705
Rav Yekusiel Raphael Hurwitz was born and raised in Novardok and studied in the Volozhin Yeshiva, Etz Chaim, until it closed in 1892. The Rav was a cousin and close friend of Rav Shlomo Polachek better known as the Maitcheteter (Maichater) Illui.
Source: Reuben Rudman
Photo Caption: Beth Medrash Hagodol V’Tomchai Torah in the Bronx as it stands today at 860 Forest Avenue. Credit: Google
יצחק ב"ר יהודאHebrew teacher, Hebrew Free School Association, School # 4
Date of Death: Wed. February 8, 1893 -
Shevar 22 5653
In 1864 the Hebrew Free School Association came into existence to counter the initiatives of Christian missionaries who opened a school on New York’s East Side that offered to teach Hebrew to Jewish children with the agenda to convert them to Christianity.
A few months before the Hebrew Free School Association came into existence, this notice was circulated to all New York congregations.
NOTICE (Copy of original notice):
At a meeting of the officers of our city congregations, held on Sunday, April 3rd, a resolution was adopted, that public notice be given in your Synagogues, to the following effect:
It has come to the knowledge of the United Congregations that there are Jewish parents who send their children to schools, purporting to be “for Israelites, exclusively,” where instruction is gratuitously given in English, German and Hebrew, and also in the Christian “Testament.” Notice is hereby given that there is no free school now in operation under the direction or the authority of a Jewish Congregation, and the effect of sending children to such an institution as is here indicated, must be to estrange them from Judaism. The Jewish Congregations of New York will shortly establish Hebrew Free Schools, where Jewish youth may be educated in the Hebrew language, as well as in their religion. Due notice will be given of the location of these projected schools. Parents are accordingly earnestly cautioned against entrusting their children to any “free schools” purporting to be for the instruction of young Israelites, except those to be organized under the supervision of the Congregations, and which, it is expected, will be open at an early day.
It was then followed by a resolution:
By a resolution, adopted at the meeting of the officers of New York Congregations, held on Sunday last, you are requested to have the above notice read in Synagogue, in English or German, for four successive Sabbaths and during the coming Holydays.New York, April 6, 5624 (29 Adar II 5624 / April 6, 1864)
Source: adapted from the Angel Orensanz Center website
By 1868, the Hebrew Free School Association comprised of 4 schools:
School #1 located at 38 Avenue C, total enrollment was 458 students. The curriculum included both General and Hebrew studies.
School #2 was an afternoon Hebrew school, located at the same address. The total enrollment was 88 students.
School #3 was an afternoon Hebrew school located at Congregation Darech Amuno on Greene Street (current address: 2 Van Nest Place). The total enrollment was 189 students.
School #4 was an afternoon Hebrew school located at 205 East 27th Street. The school started with 108 students but only 62 remained by the summer.
Photo Caption: Congregation Darech Amuno as it stands today at 53 Charles Street (2 Van Nest Place) in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Established in 1838, Congregation Darech Amuno is among the oldest Orthodox congregations in New York City.
מנחם נחום ב"ר יוסףRav, Knesseth Israel Anshe Sfard, Baltimore, Maryland
Date of Death: Sun. May 22, 1932 -
Iyar 22 5692
חיים ב"ר יעקבRav, New York City
Date of Death: Tue. February 26, 1946 -
Adar I 24 5706
יהודה ליב ב"ר אליהוRav, Toras Emes Synagogue of Borough Park, Brooklyn
Date of Death: Wed. September 12, 1956 -
Tishrei 7 5717
יחיאל דוב ב"ר שלומה יצחקRav, Worcester, Massachusetts
Date of Death: Thu. January 7, 1932 -
Teves 28 5692
יצחק חיים ב"ר משהChief Chaplin, Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Ossining, New York
Date of Death: Wed. December 6, 2000 -
Kislev 10 5761
ראובן ב"ר דודRav, New York City
Date of Death: Tue. March 22, 1932 -
Adar II 14 5692
אריה גדליה ב"ר משה זאבAuthor, Zichron Ramaz, Tel Aviv
Date of Death: Fri. September 11, 1964 -
Tishrei 5 5725
נתן ב"ר חיים זאבRav, Congregation Shevas Achim Chevra Shas, Montreal, Canada
Date of Death: Sun. January 23, 1994 -
Shvat 12 5754
יצחק ליב ב"ר זאבAuthor, Jewish Code of Jurisprudence
Date of Death: Sun. May 29, 1932 -
Iyar 23 5692
Photo Caption: Rabbi Yitzchok Leib Kadushin, Credit: Needed
To avoid conscription into the Russian Army, Isaac Louis Schnitman was “adopted” by the Kadushin family, who had lost a son named Jacob Kadushin. Isaac changed his name to Jacob Kadushin, while his siblings retained the name Schnitman. Jacob arrived in Castle Garden Immigration Center (Castle Clinton National Monument) New York City in 1883, and was followed by his wife and children three years later. While in New York, Rabbi Kadushin translated the entire Shulchan Aruch into English and published it in 1915 as the “Jewish Code of Jurisprudence.” It went through at least 2 editions.
אבא ירמיהו ב״ר שלמה שמואל הכהןRav, New York City
Date of Death: Thu. March 17, 1932 -
Adar II 9 5692