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In recent years we have seen an upsurge of interest in visiting kevarim of tzadikim in Eastern Europe and Eretz Yisroel. At any given time of the year, one can find both private and group tours traveling throughout Eastern Europe. Regrettably, most people do not realize that, right here in the United States and Canada, one can find the final resting places of many Admorim and Rabbanim, who lived both before and after the Holocaust and who made major contributions to Yiddishkeitas we know it today.

Scores of books have been published identifying kivrei tzadikim in Eretz Yisrael and Eastern Europe. Yet, to date, there is not one single source identifying kivrei Admorim and Rabbanim in the United States. In addition, to this kivrei tzadikim directory, we have undertaken to compile a listing which will include a short biography, picture, and directions to the tzion of each Rebbe or Rav.

The goal of this project is twofold: to preserve the memory of departed Gedolei Yisrael, and to provide a place to turn to in time of need to those who may not have the opportunity to travel.

Kevarim of Tzadikim in North America is a project of the Institute For Judaic Culture and History. The Institute is grateful to Michael Elias of Kew Gardens Hills for designing and maintaining this website. We would also like to thank Tzvi (Tommy) Karoly of Toronto for his Quality Control leadership and “Reb Dov” Elias for his insight. For directions to Kivrei Tzadikim or to arrange a group tour please email us.

Baruch Amsel
Kindly keep in mind when reviewing the different poostings on the website that if you are able to add any information, please email it to us (click here). Any type of information is appreciated be it biographical or just a story. In addition, pictures and newspaper clippings are also welcome.
Tizku lMitzvos.

We will never use your information other than to contact you regarding this important project or to verify the information you provided.




53 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Asher Herzberg // Nov 20, 2007 at 11:58 pm

    Kol Hakavod!!

    In the Derech of the ARI Zal – Dir Zie Lengere Yuren

    Sifsoseyhem dovevos Bakever I’m sure they’re thanking you for the Kavod your providing them.

    May it be a Segula for Arichas Yamim Veshhonim for you and your (very patient) Mishpacha in the best of health.


  • 2 Yitzchak Kolakowski // Nov 22, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    Beautiful! Tizku l’mitzvos! I hope this website is very successful

  • 3 eli glaser // Nov 29, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    What a zechus, to bring the koved acharon to these Torah giants from the past.
    Thank you for including AHH in this great mitzvah.
    May it be a Zechus for you & your wonderful family
    Eli Glaser

  • 4 Nussy // Dec 2, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    Boruch, shHechiyanu vKeymanu lZman Hazeh. Keep it coming….. Cant wait to see it complete!
    The zchus should be maygin for you and your family,

  • 5 Tom K // Jan 11, 2008 at 1:02 am

    No one from Monroe?

  • 6 Aaron Brody // Feb 18, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    A Yasher Koach on developing this important website. This website displays a tremendious amount of Kavod Hatorah and Kavod Talmeidai Chachamim. This website also gives recognition to the many Rabbonim who, prior to WW II, travelled to far-flung communities in order to spread Torah and Yiddishkeit. You should have Hatzlacha and Chizuk in this important endeavor.

  • 7 Naftali Geller // Apr 1, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    Great site, keep up the good work.

  • 8 Dovid Goldstein // May 1, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Does anyone know where the Skulener Rebbe is buried?

  • 9 Moshe Parnes // May 1, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Monsey, on RT 306.

  • 10 Chaim G // May 1, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    He is buried in the Vishnitzer Cemetery in Monsey, NY the cemetery is on the corner of Rout 306 and Old Brick Church Road.

  • 11 Dovidel // Jun 23, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Where is the Pupa Ruv buried?

  • 12 Eric // Jul 9, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Do you the picture of the Rabbi Noam Elimelech


  • 13 lizensk12 // Jul 14, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Is there a picture?

  • 14 Zev Kops // Aug 7, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Yasher Kochacha, R’ Baruch! You have given us a great gift, by making these m’komos kedoshos accessible. May this zikuy harabim be a z’chus for you and your mishpacha, and all the supporters and contributors.

  • 15 Dovid S // Oct 2, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    This site is a big help!!!!

  • 16 aidel dinter // Dec 31, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    my grandfather came from pilzno poland, and my grandmother came from sunik. is there any information about the condition of the cmemtary there? my grandfathers family name was insel, and my grandmother family name was rimmer. thank you.

  • 17 Baruch A // Dec 31, 2008 at 6:08 pm

    This website only deals with kevarim in North America. I have no information regarding kevarim in Poland. Try searching google for information. For other options contact me directly via email.
    Thank you,

  • 18 Pushateh Yid // Feb 3, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    I just came across your site, very good, keep it up!!!!!!

  • 19 Miller // Mar 18, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Now that this site supports Hebrew characters, maybe the names should be written in both languages?

  • 20 Grand Rebbe // Mar 19, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    They already are..on the tombstone!!!!!!!!

  • 21 roni // Apr 24, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    for more info. on gedolim in usa contact the rimanover rebbe shli’ta he knows a lot and was the first to reveil , visit and put candle boxs in a lot of kevorim in the usa 718 -236-1737

  • 22 Festa Guy // Apr 26, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Who is the Rimanover Rebbe??????

  • 23 Cheskel // Apr 26, 2009 at 6:24 pm


  • 24 Dovid // Apr 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Did you ever hear of someone called the “Vahu Rachem” Rebbe?

  • 25 Baruch A // Apr 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Are you sure its the right number, I checked on whitepages and found that the number posted online is for a:
    Pride Paper & Envelope Co
    Herman Wassertheil
    1870 53rd St
    Brooklyn, NY 11204-1531

  • 26 Grand Rebbe // Apr 27, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Reb Baruch:
    The Rimanover Rebbe’s name is Rabbi Chaim Elazar Wassertheil.

  • 27 Grand Rebbe // Jun 12, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Does anyone know if there are any descendants of the sabah kadisha of Radoszyce buried in America?

  • 28 C.G. // Jun 17, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    What was his name?

  • 29 Miller // Jun 18, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Reb Yisocher Ber Baron was the name of the Radishitzer.

    There are more then one descendants living and buried in the US, but not someone that was called Radichitzer Rebbe.

  • 30 Bamsel A // Jun 18, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Are you sure it wasn’t Finkler?
    Please list some of his descendants who are buried in the US.

  • 31 Cheskel // Jun 18, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Finkler R grandchildren through his SIL.

  • 32 Kivrei zadikim // Dec 6, 2009 at 12:18 am

    This site is a great site!! im dreaming of developing a similar site for kevarim in Europe!!!!

  • 33 Grand Rebbe // Dec 6, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Please tell us a little about yourself and the project you are undertaking.

  • 34 MBD // Apr 29, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Does anyone know if Rebbe Yechiel Meir Lifschits of Gostynin (d. 1888) better known as the Tehillim Rebbe has descendants buried in the United States?

  • 35 ML // May 30, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Thank you for this amazing website, and particularly for the opportunity to give a kvittel – Hashem should answer our tefillos in the zechus of your offering this beautiful service.

  • 36 asher // Jul 5, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Baruch is there a way to set up EMAIL ALERTS – that is as soon there’s a new post, I should get an email.

  • 37 Hair Removal // Jul 20, 2010 at 11:35 am

    A Yasher Koach on developing this important website. This website displays a tremendious amount of Kavod Hatorah and Kavod Talmeidai Chachamim. This website also gives recognition to the many Rabbonim who, prior to WW II, travelled to far-flung communities in order to spread Torah and Yiddishkeit. You should have Hatzlacha and Chizuk in this important endeavor.

  • 38 Moshe Markovitz // Oct 19, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Chizku Ve’Imtzu BeMif’alchem.
    Bli Neder, I’ll provide you with information re HaRav Yaakov HaKohen Meskin ztz”l. Meanwhile, please let us know what is the time paramater of your project i.e what period of time are you concentrating on?

  • 39 Ben Bee Zee // Feb 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    ?המבלי אין קברים בארצות הברית
    seems like the Chevra Kadisha is out of business lately 😉

  • 40 lyi // Jul 30, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Hey Baruch,
    Congrats nice writeup in Mishpacha mag.
    well deserved

  • 41 yair avitsur , israel // Oct 11, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I am one of saba kadisha’s ( the radoszycer ) grand-grandsons and I have lot of information about the Baron family . I am looking for relatives

  • 42 Ben Bee Zee // Aug 27, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    does anyone know the hours of when the Bayside Cemetery is open? it appears that the number listed is out of service, does anyone have their contact information?


  • 43 asher // Aug 27, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Did u call CAJAC…? U can enter via Acacia (entrance on Liberty Ave.)

  • 44 Ben Bee Zee // Mar 6, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Thank you Boruch for renewing your posts!

  • 45 YD Miller // Mar 12, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    we need more

  • 46 Ben Bee Zee // Jul 17, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    According to the activity here, this site is becoming part of the common history of American Jewish graves and cemeteries…

  • 47 lyi // Jul 29, 2014 at 9:59 am

    יישר כח ר’ ברוך

  • 48 YD Miller // Jul 31, 2014 at 5:45 pm

  • 49 chava finkler // Oct 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I am the grand daughter of the Radoszycer Rebbe
    known as Israel Yosef Finkler, z”l. My grandfather and my grandmother are both buried in Radoszyce. My grandfather is buried with his male ancestors in a large concrete structure. There are lots of papers strewn on the floor of the building and candles and prayerbooks there as well. The papers apparently are letters asking for spiritual sustenance (??).

    My grandmother is also buried in the Radoszyce cemetery. However, her grave is unmarked. Apparently, the tombstone was desecrated / removed for use in the cobblestone streets of the town.

    There are only two direct ancestors of the Radoszycer Rebbe in Radoszyce that I am aware of. Both my father, Yissachar Dov Ber (Bernard) and my uncle ( his brother) Avraham ( Arnold) survived the holocaust.

    There are also surviving family members of the Piotrkow side of the family with whom I am in contact. I would be delighted to meet other family members related to the Finklers from Radoszyce.

  • 50 lyi // Mar 6, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Reb Burech, nice article in AMI

  • 51 Oran Zweiter // Mar 14, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    I’m wondering if anyone has any information on a R’ Yisrael Bromberg, who was a rav in Portan, Oregon? There is a teshuvah written to him in Kerem Shlomo 1:60-


  • 52 YD Miller // Mar 15, 2016 at 10:33 am


    Of course you mean Portland, Oregon

    Is this him?

  • 53 Reb Elya // Sep 7, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Anyone going to upload a picture of the Holy Tosher Rebbe’s Kever in Canada?

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