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Rabbi Aaron Elimelech Rosenberg

Baal Lkutei Bais Aaron d. 14 Teves, 1960 Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Baron de Hirsch Affiliated Cemeteries 5015 de la Savanne Montreal, Quebec, Canada Tel: 514-735-4696 (Location: Section 108)


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Rabbi Avroham Shmuel Dubitzky

Rav, Chevra Kadisha Adath Jeshurun, Montreal d. 10 Tammuz, 1944 (5704) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Back River Cemetery Memorial Gardens Corner Berri and Sauve Montréal, QC H3L, Canada T: Location: Needed Note: Cemetery is managed by Baron de Hirsch and is […]


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Rabbi Dovid Wichefsky

דוד ב"ר זאב דוב

Chief Rabbi, Sudbury, Canada

Date of Death: Fri. February 24, 1922 - Shevat 10 5682


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Photo Caption: Hascal and Annie Moses née Wichefsky  with daughter Rita and Rabbi David Wichefsky in the Moses family’s backyard, c. 1910, Credit: Ontario Jewish Archives
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Photo Caption: Rabbi David Wichefsky, Credit: Lloyd Donald Friedman

Bio Information:
The Rav, born in Dubrovna, Belarus a small town along the Dnieper River in 1857, studied in the famed Volozhiner Yeshiva. In 1892, after moving to the United States he settled in New Bern, NC where he served as Rav for two years until relocated to Sudbury. It was under the guise that he was going to a growing Jewish community that he made the move. Upon his arrival it was apparent that at the time that the community size was greatly embellished. Nevertheless the Rav stayed. After retiring the Rav relocated to be with his children.


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Rabbi Mordechai Hirschprung

Rav, New York d. 11 Tishrei, 1954 (5715) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: (Beth David Cemetery) Location: Needed


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Rabbi Mordechai Mottel Weinberg

מרדכי ב"ר חיים

Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva Gedolah Merkaz Hatorah, Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Thu. July 16, 1992 - Tammuz 15 5752



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Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Yoseph Halpern

Rav, Congregation Beth Ora, Saint Laurent, Montreal d. 15 Adar, 1972 (5732) Shushan Purim Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Kehilath Israel Cemetry Address Needed Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Montreal), Canada Photo Credit: Lyon Schwartzben, Montreal, Canada


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Rabbi Pinchos Hirschsprung

פנחס ב"ר חיים

Chief Rabbi, Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Sun. January 25, 1998 - Teves 27 5758



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Photo Caption: Rav Yehuda Meir Shapiro, Lubliner Rav and Rosh Yeshia, Chachmei Lublin  , d. 1933
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Photo Caption: Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin as it stood when it first opened  in 1930, Credit: Kevarim.com
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Photo Caption: Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin as it stands today (Winter, 2011), Credit: Kevarim.com

Bio Information: 
Rav Hirschsprung, a student of Rav Meir Shapiro served as the Chief Rabbi of Montreal from 1969 until his passing. The Lubliner once said that already as a youth he knew 2,200 talmudic folios by heart. The Rav also shared a very close relationship with the Lubavitcher Rebbe and served as one of the Rosh Yeshivas at Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim of Montreal.


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Rabbi Raphael Tzvi Epstein

Rav, Montreal, Canada d. 21 Elul, 1957 (5717) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Baron de Hirsch – De la Savane Cemetery 5015 de la Savane Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4P 1V1 (514) 735-4696 Location: Needed Click photo to enlarge , a new window […]


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Rabbi Simcha Garber

שמחה ב"ר מרדכי

Rav, Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Sat. October 11, 1924 - Tishrei 13 5618



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Rabbi Simcha Levy

שמחה ב"ר גרשון יצחק הלוי

Rav, Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Date of Death: Thu. May 2, 1968 - Iyaar 4 5728


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Simcha Levy, Credit: Rabbinical Alumni Chavrusa, June, 1961
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Photo Caption: Short bio for Rabbi Simcha Levy, Credit: Rabbinical Alumni Chavrusa, June, 1961


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Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Cohen

צבי ב"ר חיים הכהן

President, Montreal Council of Orthodox Rabbis

Date of Death: Fri. November 17, 1950 - Kislev 8 5711


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Photo Caption: Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Cohen. Credit: Needed
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Photo Caption: Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Cohen at a meeting with other rabbonim in Montreal. Credit: Needed


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Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Colton

יעקב אריה ב"ר יצחק דוד

Rav, Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Mon. January 30, 1950 - Shevat 12 5710


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Photo Caption:  Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Colton, Credit: Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives

Bio Information:
Rabbi Yaakob Aryeh Colton was the primary mohel (ritual circumciser) for Montreal and the surrounding area c. 1918 – 1945


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Rabbi Yehoshua (Sheea) Herschorn

Chief Rabbi, Montreal, Canada d. 28 Iyar, 1969 (5729) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Kehal Israel Cemetery Dollard Des Ormeaux (just outside of Montreal) Location: Needed


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Rabbi Yitzchok Hendel

יצחק ב"ר ישראל יוסף הכהן

Chief Rabbi, Anshei Chabad, Montreal, Canada

Date of Death: Fri. March 2, 2007 - Adar 12 5767


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Photo Caption: Rav Yitzchok Hendel, Credit: crownheights.info

Bio Information:
Rav Hendel was born in 1916 in the town of Komarów-Osada, Poland. He joined the Chabad movement while studying in Warsaw. During World War Two, Rabbi Hendel and a number of rabbinical students escaped to Shanghai. After the war, Rabbi Hendel moved to Montreal.
The Rav served as the chief rabbi for Montreal’s Chabad community. His appointment as chief rabbi began soon after his marriage in 1944.  Upon the request of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson Rav Hendel helped establish the Chabad community in Montreal. Aside from leading the Chabad community in Montreal, Rabbi Hendel additionally served as the Av Beis Din (head of the rabbinical court) for Montreal’s Orthodox Jewish community.
Source: wikipedi


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Rabbi Yitzchok Isaac Moskowitz

Rav, Mior Hagola, Montreal, Canada d. 13 Nissan, 1993 (5753) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery Address Needed Montreal, Quebec, Canada


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Rebbe Yehuda Yudel Rosenberg

Tarler Rebbe d. 26 Tishrei, 1935 Rebbe Rosenberg also known as the Skaraschev Illu translated the Zohar into Hebrew. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Baron de Hirsch Affiliated Cemeteries Section 108 5015 de la Savanne Montreal, Quebec, Canada Tel:? 514-735-4696 Location: Section 108, […]


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