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Rabbi Yisroel Bromberg

ישראל ב״ר אהרן

Rav, Congregation Adath Jeshurun, Portland, Oregon

Date of Death: Thu. April 5, 1945 - Nissan 23 5705



Posted: September 14th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Oregon

Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Liebman

צבי הירש ב"ר אהרן משה הכהן

Rav, East New York, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Mon. December 17, 1934 - Teves 11 5695



Posted: September 12th, 2017 · 2 Comments

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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York

Rabbi Zorach Mayerson

זרח ב״ר מאיר

Rav, Cong Anshe Sholom Kodonow, New York City

Date of Death: Mon. December 2, 1912 - Kislev 22 5673



Photo Credit: Hebrewbooks


Posted: September 11th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Shlomo Rubin (Rubenchik)

שלומה ב"ר נחום

Rav, Minsk, Russia

Date of Death: Wed. August 14, 1935 - Av 15 5695


Although a Rav in Minsk, Russia on these shores Rav Rubin worked as a shochet (kosher ritual slaughterer). He was born c. 1856, and arrived here in 1923.



Photo Caption: Rabbi Solomon Rubin, Credit: Richard Rubin

Photo Caption: Rabbi Solomon Rubin, in a kosher butcher shop in Stamford, CT c.1925, Credit: Richard Rubin


Posted: September 8th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Mount Lebanon Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Raphael Shlomo Kahane

רפאל שלמה ב"ר לוי יצחק

Rav, Congregation Tiferes Yisroel, Brooklyn, NY

Date of Death: Mon. April 19, 2004 - Nisan 28 5764



Posted: September 6th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York

Rabbi Yehuda Menachem Soniker

יהודה מנחם ב"ר אליעזר

Rav, New Jersey

Date of Death: Thu. September 27, 1945 - Tishrei 20 5706
Succos



Posted: September 5th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Beth Israel Cemetery - Woodbridge, NJ · New Jersey

Rabbi Shmuel Klein

שמואל ב"ר דוב

Rav, McKeesport, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Mon. June 4, 1951 - Iyyar 29 5711



Posted: August 24th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Pennsylvania · Pittsburgh, PA

Rabbi Michael Yechiel Hellman

יחיאל מיכל ב"ר יהודה ליב

Rav, Los Angeles, California

Date of Death: Wed. October 4, 1939 - Tishrei 21 5700



Posted: August 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: California · Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Chaim Zev Paley

חיים זאב ב"ר יוסף יצחק

Rav, Rochester, New York

Date of Death: Sat. October 11, 1919 - Tishrei 17 5680
Chol Hamoed Succos



Posted: August 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: New York · Rochester, NY · Upstate New York

Rabbi Dovid Stavsky

דוד ב"ר חיים צבי

Rav, Congregation Beth Jacob, Columbus, Ohio

Date of Death: Thu. March 25, 2004 - Nissan 2 5764



Posted: August 21st, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Columbus, OH · Ohio

Rabbi Aaron Cannon

אהרן שאול ב"ר נפתלי

Mohel, New York City

Date of Death: Tue. March 29, 1910 - Adar 23 5670



Posted: August 17th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maurice Ave) · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Yaakov Axelrod

יעקב ב"ר אהרן יחיאל

Rav, Congregation Ahavath Sholom, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Thu. January 9, 1986 - Teves 28 5746



Credit: Chamei Yisroel of New England 


Posted: August 16th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Massachusetts

Rabbi Chaim Sakolski

חיים ב"ר שבתי

Rav (Reader), Allen Street Bais Hamedrash

Date of Death: Sat. October 27, 1883 - Tishrei 26 5644



Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America Archives

Bio Information:
Rav Sakolski served as rabbi, reader, and president of the Allen Street Bais Hamedrash. After his passing there was a disputed between two of the leading rabbonim on the Lower East Side, Rav Yosef Moshe Aaronsohn and  Rav Avroham Yosef Ash over congregational and  kashrus (kosher certification) related issues. Rav Ash eventually split from the Allen Street Bais Hamedrash and founded the Bais Hamedrash HaGadol of Norfolk Street.


Posted: August 8th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: New York · Pre 1900 · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Eliezer Shotland

אליעזר ב"ר פנחם

Rav, Fair Street Synagogue, Paterson, New Jersey

Date of Death: Mon. December 27, 1937 - Teves 23 5698



Posted: August 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: New Jersey · Saddle Brook, NJ

Rabbi Yisroel Leibowitz

ישראל ב"ר שמואל אריה

Rav, Chevrah Etz Chaim, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Fri. February 22, 1963 - Shevat 28 5723



Posted: July 25th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Beth Israel Cemetery - Woodbridge, NJ · New Jersey

Rabbi Yisroel Cohen

ישראל ב"ר שניאור זלמן הכהן

Rav, Kurenitz, Minsk, Belarus

Date of Death: Thu. March 19, 1903 - Adar 20 5663


SPECIAL THANKS TO THE MEMBERS OF MORESHES CHACHMEI AMERICA, CHUNA LEIB BOSS, &  YIDEL RAPPAPORT FOR THEIR COUNTLESS HOURS OF RESEARCH IN HELPING TO LOCATE RAV KOHEN’S KEVER.

Bio Information:
Rav Yisroel Cohen was the older brother of “The Malach”, Rav Chaim Avroham Dover Levine (Cohen) and arrived on these shores May 22, 1886 aboard the SS Catalonia along with his wife and five children. The Rav settled on Henry Street on the Lower East Side.
The Rebbitzen passed away a few year later on June 10, 1890. Where she was buried seems to be a mystery as her death certificate lists Union Field which was later crossed out and someone wrote in Bayside (Pitkin Avenue).

Photo Caption: Tombstone text (may have slight variation), Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America Archives
 
Photo Caption: Obituary in the New York Times announcing the Rav’s death, Credit: NYT

Photo Caption: Obituary in the New York Times announcing the death of the Rav’s daughter (January 4, 1923), Credit: NYT


Posted: July 20th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Yosef Sugarman

יוסף ב״ר יצחק

Rav, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Thu. March 11, 1926 - Adar 25 5686



Posted: July 19th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: New York · Queens / L.I., NY · Union Field Cemetery - Queens

Rabbi Eliyahu Leib Resnikoff

אליהו ליב ב"ר יעקב הכהן

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Thu. October 27, 1932 - Tishrei 26 5693



Posted: July 18th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maurice Ave) · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Moshe Kliger

משה ב"ר חיים

Ba'al Hegyone Ramak, Long Beach, New York

Date of Death: Mon. January 15, 1973 - Shevat 12 5733



Posted: July 17th, 2017 · 1 Comment

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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York

Rabbi Yosef Yehuda Braun

יוסף יהודה ב"ר קלמן מאיר

Rav, Congregation Shearis Yaakov, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Mon. April 28, 1958 - Iyar 8 5718



Posted: July 12th, 2017 · 1 Comment

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Tags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · Chief Rabbi · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Chaim Pinchas Eichler

חיים פנחס ב"ר

Rav, Mogen David Synagogue, Hoboken, New Jersey

Date of Death: Sun. December 14, 1924 - 18 Kislev 5685



Posted: June 29th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maurice Ave) · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Aaron Tzvi Leeder

אהרן צבי ב"ר יצחק אריה

Rav, Brooklyn, New York

Date of Death: Sun. February 12, 1989 - Adar II 7 5749



Posted: June 28th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Beth David Cemetery - Long Island · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Avroham Zusha Ziskind

אברהם זושא ב"ר יצחק מאיר

Rosh Kollel, Kollel Avreichim, Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Tue. April 11, 1967 - Nissan 1 5727
Rosh Chodesh



Photo Caption: Rav Avroham Ziskind, Credit: chabadpedia

Bio Information:
Prior to New York, the Rav served in Newark, New Jersey.


Posted: June 26th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Montefiore Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Shabsi Check

שבתי ב"ר אברהם הלל

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. November 30, 1927 - Cheshvan 25 5688



Posted: June 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maurice Ave) · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Moshe Harmmerling

משה ב"ר אורי

Rav, Brooklyn, New york

Date of Death: Fri. April 30, 1915 - Iyar 16 5675



Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


Posted: June 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maurice Ave) · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Yisroel Yitzchok Kahanovitch

ישראל יצחק ב"ר יהושע פאלק הכהן

Chief Rabbi, Western Canada

Date of Death: Fri. June 22, 1945 - Tammuz 11 5705




Photo Caption: Rav Kahanovitch, Credit: J. Kahanovitch


Posted: June 21st, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Canada · Winnipeg, MB

Rabbi Yehuda Kaletzky

יהודה ב"ר יצחק אזייק

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Fri. July 2, 1915 - Tammuz 20 5675



Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


Posted: June 20th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: General · Mt. Zion Cemetery (Maurice Ave) · Needs Repair · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Yitzchok Leifer

יצחק ב"ר יוסף

Nadvorna Rebbe of the Bronx

Date of Death: Sat. September 4, 1965 - Elul 7 5725


Photo Caption: A delegation of rabboinm in Washington, DC, 1925 (see list below), Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives
1. Rav Zalman Tuvia Golubowski, Bayonne, New Jersey
2. Rav Tzvi Hirsh Dachowitz, Agudath Achim Anshei Libowitz
3. Rav Menachem Yehuda Guzik, Makover Rav
4. Rav Avroham Aaron Yudelovitch, Eldridge Street Synagogue
5. Rebbe Yitzchok Leifer, Nedvorana Bronx Rebbe
6. Rav Gavriel Zev Margolis, Knesseth HaRabonim
7. Rav Avroham Miller, Cong. Bnai Yisroel of Borough Park
8. Lionel Golub, attorney representing the Union of Orthodox Rabbis on this endeavor


Posted: June 19th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Admorim · Nadvorna

Rabbi Shraga Light

שרגא ב"ר ישראל

Rav, Congregation Derech Amun, New York City

Date of Death: Wed. November 18, 1931 - Cheshvan 28 5692



Source: Jewish America Yearbook, 1903-1904


Posted: June 16th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York · Washington Cemetery (Brooklyn)

Rabbi Yair Chamedes

יאיר ב"ר יעקב משה הלוי

Rav. Lower East Side

Date of Death: Sun. March 5, 1950 - Adar 16 5710




Photo Caption: Rav Yair Chamedes, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives


Posted: June 15th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Mt. Hebron (Main Street) Cemetery · New York · Queens / L.I., NY