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Rabbi Aaron Gordon

אהרן ב"ר מאיר

Miadziol Illu

Date of Death: Sun. July 30, 1922 - 5 Av 5682


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Photo Credit: Dr. Mathew Kalman
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hoto Credit: Dos Yiddish Vort, #222, page: 41

Rav Gordon, the Chief Rabbi of Rochester was a member of Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Josef’s Bais Din in New York City. The Rav was also a founding member of the Agudath HaRabonim.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Aaron Menashe Dershowitz

Chief Chaplin, Middle Town Hospital, New Jersey d. 25 Tamuz, 2000 (5760) Prior to settling in Lakewood, Rav Dershowitz served as the Chief Rabbi of Newport News, VA as well as various cites across Wisconsin. The Rav was widely known for the many weekly shuirem (lectures) he delivered. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See […]


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

Rabbi Asher Lippman Zarchi

אשר ליפמן ב"ר הלל

Chief Rabbi of Louisville, KY

Date of Death: Tue. June 21, 1932 - Sivan 20 5692


Rav Zarchi was born in Kovno studied in Volozhin, both before and after his marriage. The Rav was ordained by Rav Yitzchok Elchonon Spector, Rav Yitzchok Meir of Slobodka, and Rav Chaim Segal of Yanova. In 1891, he settled in Brownsville, Brooklyn and soon after Des Moines, IA. During his years in Iowa the Rav became a founding member of the Agudath Harabonim and was extremely influential in guiding its policies. In 1903, he was appointed Chief Rabbi of Louisville, where he had oversight authority of the cities, synagogues, kashrus, and school systems. Sadly, the Rav passed away childless at the age of 68. In 1946, the Nachalat Zarchi settlement in Eretz Yisroel was established in his memory. While the Rav did not print any seforim, many of his original torah thoughts appeared in the well known HaMeasif magazine.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Kentucky

Rabbi Asher Nissan Levitan

אשר ניסן הלוי

Chief Rabbi, Shavel, Lithuania

Date of Death: Fri. May 25, 1956 - Sivan 15 5716


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Photo caption: Overseeing production at the Streit’s Matzo factory, c. 1960 Credit: Aron Streit, Inc.
Rav Levitan a prominent Moreh Dasrah in the Bronx was also the uncle of Rav Elazar Menachem Man Shach, the late Ponevezher Rosh Yeshiva.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Mount Judah Cemetery - Queens · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Asher Zelig Finkel

Chief Rabbi of Odessa, Ukraine d. 27 Tishrei, 1941 Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth David Cemetery 300 Elmont Road Elmont, NY 11003 (Section: H9, Corner of Joshua and Franklyn Avenue)


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

Rabbi Avroham Aaron Price

Chief Rabbi of Toronto, Canada d. 19 Nissan, 1994 (5754) Chol Hamoed Pesach Anyone with information is asked to send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Bathurst Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery 6033 Bathurst Street Toronto (North York), ON, Canada (416) 223-1373 Photo Credit: David Weider, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


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Tags: Canada · Chief Rabbi · Toronto, ON

Rabbi Avroham Abba Rosen

Chief Rabbi of New Haven, CT d. 26 Nissan, 1915 Rav Rosen was a founding member of the Agudath Harabonim. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Bnai Israel Cemetery 55 Warner Street, Hamden, CT 06514 (Row: 11, Grave: 7) (203-389-2108) (Part of a […]


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Connecticut · New Haven, CT

Rabbi Avroham Jungreis

Chief Rabbi of Szeged, Hungary d. 1 Teves, 1991 Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth David Cemetery 300 Elmont Road Elmont, NY 11003 (Congregation Beth Medrash HaGadol of East New York section)


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

Rabbi Avroham Lipschitz

Chief Rabbi of Fall River, Massachusetts d. 17 Iyar, 1943 Rav Lipschitz a member of the Agudath Harabonim served as Chief Rabbi in Fall River for close to 40 years. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Notre Dame Cemetery (Stafford Road Cemetery Section) […]


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Fall River, MA · Massachusetts

Rabbi Avroham Meir Franklin

אברהם מאיר ב"ר זאב וואלף

Chief Rabbi, Buffalo, New York

Date of Death: Thu. November 3, 1932 - Cheshvan 4 5693



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Tags: Buffalo, NY · Chief Rabbi · General · New York · Upstate New York

Rabbi Avroham Meir Israel

Chief Rabbi, Hunyad, Romania d. 3 Iyar, 1994 (5754) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth Moses Cemetery Wellwood Avenue Farmingdale, NY 11735 (Alongside the Krasner ohel)


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Tags: Beth Moses Cemetery - LI · Chief Rabbi · New York · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Avroham Moshe Shershevsky

אברהם משה ב"ר חיים שמואל

Chief Rabbi, Portland, Maine

Date of Death: Thu. June 2, 1927 - Sivan 2 5687


Bio Information: 
Rav Avroham Moshe Shershevsky authored Nachal Avroham which includes a collection of droshos (sermons) he deliverer in Portland. In 1898, Rav Shershevsky moved to Boston, MA where he remained until in passing.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Massachusetts · Woburn Jewish Cemeteries

Rabbi Avroham Shapiro

Chief Rabbi New Brunswick, NJ d. 20 Cheshvan, 1933 (5694) Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Lodi, NJ


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · New Jersey · Unknown

Rabbi Avroham Yaakov Gershon Lesser

Chief Rabbi of Cincinnati, OH d. 10 Tishrei, 1924 (Yom Kippur) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Schachnus (Beth Tefyla # 6) Cemetery Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Cincinnati Association 1711 Sunset Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45238 (513) 961-0178 (Surrounded by a large white stone […]


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Cincinnati, OH · Ohio

Rabbi Avroham Yisroel Shechter

Moreh Dasrah Congregation Bnai Yaakov Providence, R.I. d. 18 Elul, 1936 (5696) Rav Schechter was the Chief Rabbi of Houston, Texas prior to arrival in Providence. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Lincoln Park Cemetery Chesed Shel Emes Association 1469 Post Road Warwick, […]


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Lincoln Park Cemetery · Providence, RI · Rhode Island

Rabbi Avroham Yitzchok Alcalay (Alkali)

Chief Rabbi of Yugoslavia d. 29 Kislev, 1978 The Rav was appointed to the Yugoslavian Senate by King Alexander of Yugoslavia. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth David Cemetery 300 Elmont Road Elmont, NY 11003


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

Rabbi Binyamin Block

בנימין ב"ר יעקב

Chief Rabbi, Norwalk, Connecticut

Date of Death: Mon. June 26, 1922 - Sivan 30 5682
Rosh Chodesh


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Credit: Needed


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Connecticut

Rabbi Binyamin Fleisher

Chief Rabbi of Paterson, New Jersey d. 11 Teves, 1953 The Rav also served as the Chief Rabbi of Bayonne, New Jersey. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth David Cemetery 300 Elmont Road Elmont, NY 11003


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

Rabbi Binyamin Lipschitz

Chief Rabbi of Fall River, Massachusetts d. 25 Nissan, 1989 Rav Lipschitz a member of the Agudath Harabonim served as Chief Rabbi of Fall River and Lynn, Massachusetts for many years. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Notre Dame Cemetery (Stafford Road Cemetery Section) […]


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Fall River, MA · Massachusetts

Rabbi Binyamin Papermaster

בנימין ב"ר ניסן

Chief Rabbi, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Date of Death: Mon. September 24, 1934 - Tishrei 15 5695
Succos


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Rabbi Binyamin Schick

Chief Rabbi of Tokaj, Hungary d. 5 Elul, 2008 (5768) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Vizhnitzer Cemetery in Monsey, NY RT. 306 (at the intersection of Brick Church Rd) Spring Valley, NY 10977 (Right side of the cemetery, along the Rt. 306 […]


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Monsey / New Square, NY · New York · Upstate New York

Rabbi Chaim Dovid Bachrach

Chief Rabbi of Trenton, NJ d. 10 Sivan, 1939 (5699) The Rav who came to the United States in 1889 was a founding member of the Agudas Harabonim. After Trenton, he served in Providence, RI for close to 50 years. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. […]


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Lincoln Park Cemetery · Providence, RI · Rhode Island

Rabbi Chaim Leeber Cohen

Chief Rabbi of Memphis, Tennessee d. 11 Nissan, 1951 Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth David Cemetery 300 Elmont Road Elmont, NY 11003 (Far right corner of the cemetery at Madison and Benjamin Avenue, behind the ohel of the Chernobyler Rebbe)


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

Rabbi Chaim Meisels

Chief Rabbi of Sorvosh d. 19 Cheshvan, 1984 Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Washington Cemetery (Floral Park) 104 Deans Rhode Hall Rd Monmouth Junction (Deans), NJ 08852 (Satmar Section, next to the ohel of Rav Yechezkel Mertz)


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

Rabbi Chaim Morim Yudelovitch

חיים מארים ב"ר אברהם אהרן

Chief Rabbi, Haverhill, Massachusetts

Date of Death: Sat. August 29, 1931 - Elul 16 5691


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Photo Caption: Rav Chaim Morim Yudelovitch, Credit: Needed 

Bio Information:
The Rav was in Haverhill until 1926, thereafter he was installed as the Chief Rabbi of Akron, Ohio.


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Silver

Chief Rabbi, Worcester, Massacutssess d. 17 Kislev, 1938 (5699) Rav Silver was a founding member of the Agudath Harabonim. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Worcester Hebrew Cemetery Lamper Hill Road Auburn, MA 01501 Location: Off Stafford Street, take Cemetery Road past Havana […]


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Massachusetts · Worcester, MA

Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Widerwitz

Chief Rabbi of America d. 12 Iyar, 1911 Rav Wderwitz, prior to his arrival in the United States was the Chief Rabbi of Moscow. The story goes that the Rav was once asked who made him Chief Rabbi of America to which he replied the sign painter. Anyone with information is asked to please send […]


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Pitkin Avenue Cemeteries · Queens / L.I., NY

Rabbi Dov Aryeh Leventhal

דוב אריה ב"ר אברהם הכהן

Chief Rabbi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Death: Tue. September 23, 1952 - 4 Tishrei 5713


Leventhal Bio

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Photo Caption: Rabbi Bernard Leventhal, Credit: Needed


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Tags: Chief Rabbi · Pennsylvania · Philadelphia, PA

Rabbi Dov Berisch Zukerman

Chief Rabbi , Buffalo, NY d. 18 Adar I, 1973 (5723) Rav Zuckerman was titled HaGoan MiBuffalo by many of the Rabbonim who corresponded with him. Anyone with information is asked to send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Beth David Cemetery 300 Elmont Road Elmont, NY 11003 718-343-4000 Location: Coner […]


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

Rabbi Dovid Frankel

דוד ב"ר משה אהרן

Rav, Hungarian Congregation Ahavas Achim

Date of Death: Fri. October 14, 1932 - Tishre 14 5693


Rav Frankel before coming to New York City from Hungary served as the Chief Rabbi of McKeesport, and Scranton, Pennsylvania respectively.


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