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Rabbi Shalom Binder

שלום ב"ר אברהם זאב

Rav, Congregation Buczacz, Bronx, New York

Date of Death: Mon. March 2, 1936 - Adar 7 5696



Photo Caption: Rav Shulim Binder, Credit: Karl Hakmiller, Baldwin County, Alabama 


Posted: November 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

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

Rabbi Tzvi Yechiel Director

צבי יחיאל ב"ר שלום

Rav, Congregation Ateres Yisroel, New York

Date of Death: Thu. July 7, 1938 - Tammuz 8 5698



Posted: November 21st, 2017 · 1 Comment

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Tags: New Jersey

Rabbi Yitzchok Isaac Weingart

אברהם אייזיק ב"ר שמואל יצחק

Rav, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Date of Death: Sun. April 5, 1992 - Nissan 2 5752



Posted: November 20th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Chicago, IL · Illinois

Rabbi Menashe Yaakov Levertov

מנשה יעקב ב"ר יצחק אייזיק

chief Rabbi, Krakow, Poland

Date of Death: Sat. February 12, 1966 - 5726 22 5726



Photo Caption: Rav Levertov in Europe, Credit: Levertov4ever Website 


Posted: November 16th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Floral Park - Washington Cemetery (N.J.) · New Jersey

Rabbi Yehuda Hershkowitz

יהודה ב"ר שלום

Rav, Congregation Tzemach Tzedek of Harlem

Date of Death: Tue. July 29, 1947 - Tammuz 11 5707



Posted: November 15th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: New Jersey · Riverside Cemetery - Saddle Brook · Saddle Brook, NJ

Rabbi Dovid Koolyk

דוד ב"ר אברהם

Rav, Congregation Anshei Russia, Newark, New Jersey

Date of Death: Sun. January 20, 1946 - Shevat 18 5706



Posted: November 13th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Grove Street Cemeteries · New Jersey · Newark, NJ

Rabbi Meir Mairim Magnes

מאיר מארים ב"ר משה

Rav, Congregation Adas Yeshurun, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Sat. March 20, 1948 - Adar II 9 5708


Bio Information: 
Rabbi Meir Mairim Magnes was the son of Rav Moshe Magnes (Rav of Pohost) and a nephew of Rav Avraham Aharon Yudelovitch.  He was named for his great-uncle Rav Meir Mairim Shafit. 
He immigrated to the USA in 1924 and served as the rav of Adas Yeshurun at the corner of Eastern Parkway and Lincoln Place in Brownsville, Brooklyn. In addition, he was general secretary of the Mizrachi Organization of America in the mid-late 1920s as well as the director of RIETS in the early 1930s. 

Photo Caption: Congregation Adas Yeshurun as it stand today, Credit: Google maps

Photo Credit: Detroit Jewish Chronicle Sep. 18, 1931, p.3

Posted: November 7th, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

Rabbi Yisroel Eliezer Botwinick

ישראל אליעזר ב"ר חיים הלוי

Rav, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Fri. December 24, 1976 - Kislev 22 5728



Posted: November 1st, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA

Rabbi Dovid Nosson Lesser

דוד נתן ב"ר יעקב אליהו

Baal, Michtam L'David

Date of Death: Tue. October 13, 1970 - Tishrei 13 5731



Posted: October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

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

Rabbi Moshe Yitzchok Braver

משה יצחק ב"ר אביגדור

Chief Rabbi, Sioux City, Iowa

Date of Death: Mon. April 13, 1936 - Nissan 21 5696
Shevii shel Pesach



Posted: October 30th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Iowa

Rabbi Noach Menachem Mendel Stamm

נח מנחם מנדיל ב"ר זוסמן

Rav, Norwich, Connecticut

Date of Death: Tue. March 30, 1937 - Nissan 18 5697
Chol Hamoed Pesach



Credit: Chachmei Yisroel Of New England 


Posted: October 27th, 2017 · 1 Comment

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Tags: Connecticut · Norwich, CT

Rabbi Baruch Ettelsohn

ברוך ב"ר יונה

Rav, Chicago, Illinois

Date of Death: Wed. April 8, 1891 - Adar II 29 5651



Posted: October 26th, 2017 · 3 Comments

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Tags: Chicago, IL · Illinois · Pre 1900 · Waldheim Cemetery - Chicago

Rabbi Raphael Avigdor Landau

רפאל אביגדור ב"ר יצחק

Chief Rabbi, Manchester, New Hampshire

Date of Death: Sun. July 10, 1955 - Tammuz 10 5715



Photo Caption: Memorial for Rav Landau, Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America’s Archives

Bio Information:
The Rav also served in Brookline and Boston.


Posted: October 25th, 2017 · 4 Comments

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Tags: Massachusetts · Woburn Jewish Cemeteries

Rabbi Chaim Nosson Shochet

חיים נתן ב"ר משה

Rav, Congregation Etz Chaim, Portland, Maine

Date of Death: Sun. June 12, 1921 - Sivan 7 5682
Shavuos



Credit: Laurel Singer

Bio Information: 
Rav Chaim Nosson Shochet, born in 1855 was originally from Vieksniai, Lituania.  According to research he was the Rav or Av Bet Din of Abely (Obiliai, Lithuania).  He immigrated to the US in 1907, and settled in Portland, Maine where he served as rabbi of Shaarey Tphiloh until 1916.  In 1917 he led a break-away group to found Congregation Adas Israel, later known as Congregation Etz Chaim. Upon his passing, his son Rav Moses became rabbi at Etz Chaim.
Rav Moshe led Etz Chaim until around 1932 at which time he relocated to  Quincy, Massachusetts.  He eventually emigrated to Israel (Palestine) in 1939  and settled in Jerusalem where he lived until his passing in 1946. He was buried at Agudath Achim Anshei America Cemetery, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem.
Another son, Rabbi Dovid Menachem  was the Rabbi at Agudas Achim, Yonkers, New York and a professor at Columbia University


Posted: October 24th, 2017 · 1 Comment

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Tags: Maine

Rabbi Shalom Binyamin Kostrinsky

שלום בנימין ב"ר יצחק

Rav, Brownsville, Brooklyn

Date of Death: Mon. August 16, 1937 - Elul 9 5697



Photo Caption: Rabbi Shalom Kostrinsky from Horodets yizkor book, Credit: Jeff Kontoff


Posted: October 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Massachusetts

Rabbi Ben Tzion Tavlisky

בן ציון ב"ר בנימין

Rav, Toledo, Ohio

Date of Death: Wed. January 6, 1982 - Teves 11 5742



Credit: Hamaor Magazine 


Posted: October 17th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Brooklyn / S.I., NY · New York

Rabbi Shaul Yisroel Bolotnikov

שאול ישראל ב"ר שמריהו אליהו

Chief Rabbi, Sioux City, Iowa

Date of Death: Fri. March 31, 1995 - Adar II 29 5755


Bio Information:
Rabbi Saul Bolotnikov came to Sioux City in 1936 and served all three of its Orthodox congregations, alternating his attendance each Saturday. This arrangement was in place until 1955 when the three congregations merger. He served the community until his death in 1995 at the age of 88.

Photo Credit: Moreshes Chachmei America Archives 


Posted: September 28th, 2017 · 2 Comments

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Tags: Iowa

Rabbi Yosef Dov Hurvitz

יוסף דוב ב"ר צבי

Rav, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Date of Death: Tue. August 25, 1953 - Elul 14 5713



Posted: September 27th, 2017 · No Comments

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Tags: Minnesota

Rabbi Reuvain Kerner

ראובן ב"ר יהודה

Rav, Brooklyn,ff NY

Date of Death: Tue. November 25, 1930 - Kislev 5 5691



Posted: September 26th, 2017 · No Comments

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

Rabbi Dovid Snierson (Schneersohn)

(דוד ב"ר חיים שניאור (שנייער

Rav, Sons Of Israel Synagogue, Laconia, New Hampshire

Date of Death: Fri. September 1, 2017 - 5714
The Rav passed away in 1954


From the TBI website: 
Although there may have been other Jews who settled earlier in Laconia, NH the first practicing Jew of note was David Snierson who arrived here in 1902. He had been a Talmudic Scholar in the old country and became the Spiritual Leader of the group of Jews who came and settled in the Laconia area in the early 20th century. Reb. Snierson taught Hebrew School, Bar Mitzvah students, and made decisions about Rabbinic Law and Kashrut. He led services for Shabbat and Holidays and imported and sold Kosher meat that was brought to Laconia from Manchester by train.
In 1920 David Snierson was hired by what became known as Sons of Israel, the Orthodox Synagogue as it’s first rabbi. He led Shabbat Services in homes and High Holiday Services were held at the Knights of Columbus Hall and other large gathering places. The Rav died in 1954.


Posted: September 25th, 2017 · 4 Comments

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Tags: New Hampshire

Rabbi Mordechai Doctor

מרדכי ב"ר צבי

Rav, New York City

Date of Death: Sun. December 12, 1926 - Teves 7 5687



Posted: September 25th, 2017 · No Comments

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

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