Entries Tagged as 'Pre 1900'
אהרן בן ציון ב"ר יוסף משהRav, Indianapolis, Indiana
Date of Death: Mon. May 5, 1879 -
Iyar 12 5639
A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE MEMBERS OF MORESHES CHACHMEI AMERICA, MR. ASHLEY DWORSKY, & RABBI JOSEPH SCHANOWITZ OF CHICAGO FOR THEIR COUNTLESS HOURS OF RESEARCH IN THE ONGOING SEARCH TO LOCATE RAV AARONSOHN’S KEVER.
The Rav, who was born in Salant (Salantai), Lithuania was the oldest son of Rav Moshe Yosef Aaronsohn better known as the East Broadway Maggid. Rav Benson was very instrumental in the publishing and distribution of his father’s seforim (books).
אהרן ב"ר מאירRav, New York City
Date of Death: Wed. June 20, 1894 -
Sivan 16 5654
Recently a new stone was erected and the surname Gordon added in assumption. According to the Society Plot Map the Rav’s name is listed as Aaron Myers. In addition, the plot alongside his, remains empty. Original tombstone was discovered by Aron Feder / Moreshes Chachmei America.
אהרן צבי ב"ר יעקב שלוםBaal Shem of America
Date of Death: Sun. May 21, 1876 -
Iyar 27 5636
Photo Caption: Rabbi Aaron Tzvi Friedman, Credit: Daniel Friedman, Lawrence, New York
Photo Caption: Rifka Friedman, Credit: Daniel Friedman, Lawrence , New York
Rabbi Aaron Tzvi Friedman was born in Poland, Adar 15th, 5582, (March 8th 1822).
Rav, Mikveh Israel. Philadelphia, PA d. 20 Cheshvan, 1828 (5589) Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Spruce Street Cemetery 823 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 E: email@example.com T: 215-922-5446 Note: There are regular scheduled tours of the cemetery, call the Mikveh Israel […]
Founder of the Bais Hamedrash HaGadol of Norfolk Street d. 25 Iyar, 1887 Rav Ash was from the first European style Rabbanim to organize and lead a congregation in New York City. Eventually his fame and authority spread across the country. No orthodox congregation in the United States would accept a shoichet (ritual slaughterer) without […]
אברהם יוסף ב"ר מאיר שבק חייםRav, Congregation Nidchei Israel, Baltimore, Maryland
Date of Death: Tue. October 28, 1862 -
Cheshvan 5 5623
Photo Credit: From the Virtual Judaica reference collection library
Rav Rice was the fist known ordained Rav to serve as Moreh Dasrah of a congregation in this country. Rav Rice was a talmid (student) of Rav Avroham Bing the Chief Rabbi of Wurzburg and subsequently of Rav Wolf Hamburger of Fuerth. As the first ordained Rav in the United States, Rav Rice decided the halachic Hebrew spelling for many of the cities across the country.
אליעזרRav, Congregation Bnai Abraham, Philadelphia, PA
Date of Death: Mon. February 9, 1891 -
Adar I 1 5651
Rav Kleinberg was born in the town of Bavisk, Lithuania and was the son-in-law of Rav Yisrael Lipchitz, the Chief Judge of the Vilna Bias Din. Soon after his father-in-laws passing the Rav was appointed as his replacement. He was then known as Rav Eliezer Dayan.
In 1890, Chief Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Joseph on New York City invited Rav Kleinberg to assume the pulpit at Congregation Bnai Abraham of Philadelphia. Soon after his funereal his son-in-law Rav Dov Aryeh Levinthal was installed has his successor.
גרשון בן שמואל הכהןRav, Congregation Chesed Shel Emes Adas Ellen Street, New York City
Date of Death: Sun. December 22, 1878 -
Kislev 26 5639
Moreh Dasrah Congregation Beth Yisroel, San Francisco, CA d. 17 Teves, 1879 (5639) Rav Streisand a talmid (student) and great grandson of Rav Akiva Eger was born in a suburb of Poznan (Posen), Poland in 1819. Prior to his arrival in the United State in 1869, the Rav served as maggid mesharim (a preacher of uprightness) of […]
נתן נטע ב"ר אשרOld Yishuv Emissary
Date of Death: Wed. December 23, 1891 -
Teves 15 5645
Photo Caption: Rav Nosson Nuta Netkin, Credit: Rabbi Scranton Miller
Photo Caption: Rav Nosson Nuta Netkin’s father-in-law, Rav Yosef Zundel Salant d. 1866, Credit: ICPHH
Photo Caption: Rav Nosson Nuta Netkin’s brother-in-law, Rav Yehuda Aryeh Leib Salant, Credit: Rena Saland Wechter
Photo Caption: Rav Shmuel Salant d. 1908, Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem, great-grandfather of the Rav Nosson Nuta Salant. This photograph made for Pearsons Magazine just a few days before the Rav’s passing, is believed to be the only portrait for which the Rav ever sat. Credit: Institute For Judaic Culture and History
The Rav was the grandson of Rav Aryeh Leib Gunzberg better know as the Shagas Aryeh. In addition he was the son in law of Rav Yosef Zundel Salant and was sent by his brother in law Rav Shmuel Salant to North America to collect money for the impoverished Jews of the Old Yishuv.
Chief Rabbi of Pawtucket, Rhode Island d. 16 Teves, 1898 Rav Rabinowitz safer (book) Yad Yehuda was published in 1897. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Lincoln Park Cemetery 1469 Post Road Warwick, RI 02888 (401) 737-5333 (Ohel, along Feinberg Avenue) Photo credit […]
שכנא ב"ר יצחקRav, Reb Schachne's Shul
Date of Death: Sun. April 3, 1887 -
Nissan 9 5647
Photo Caption:Rabbi Schachne Isaacs Credit: Needed
Photo Caption:Rabbi Schachne Isaacs, Credit: Needed
Rav Isaacs founded Congregation Bet Tefillah in 1866, a synagogue which was commonly known as Reb Shachne’s Shul.
שבח ב"ר יעקבRav, Conregation Ohav Emuna (Emuno), Denver, Colorado
Date of Death: Fri. December 29, 1893 -
Teves 20 5654
Rav in New York City d. 9 Av, 1895 (5655) Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Bayside Cemetery 80-35 Pitkin Avenue Ozone Park, NY 11417 212-874-7005 (Gate: 31, towards the back of the cemetery.) The cemetery is in disarray, use caution when […]
Moreh Dasrah Adas Ohavay Shalom, Chicago, IL d. 1894 The Rav passed away in Chicago. Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Needed
Rav in Providence, RI d. 25 Elul, 1897 (5657) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Lincoln Park Cemetery 1469 Post Road Warwick, RI 02888 (On Feinberg Avenue alongside the ohel of Rabbi Nosson Y.L. Rabinowitz)
צבי ב"ר אברהםFirst Rabbi, Cong. Sheeris Yisroel, San Francisco
Date of Death: Thu. August 28, 1879 -
Elul 9 5639
Rav, Baltimore, MD d. 20 Kislev, 1887 (5648) Anyone with information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: B’nai Israel Cemetery 3701 Southern Avenue Baltimore, MD 21214 410-736-9245 (Ask for Neil Noble) Location: Needed Click photo to enlarge, a new window will open, click that one as […]
יעקוב ב"ר יהודהMinister, Congregation Bais Shalom, Richmond, VA
Date of Death: Mon. August 13, 1877 -
Elul 4 5637
Minister, son of Yehuda Lyons, born in Surinam, Dutch Guiana, Aug. 25, 1814. He was educated in Surinam, and was minister of the Spanish & Portuguese congregation there, Neveh Shalom, for five years. He left Surinam in 1837 and went to Richmond, VA, where for two years he was minister of the Congregation Beth Schalom. In 1839 he was elected minister of the Spanish and Portuguese congregation Shearith Israel, New York City and served the congregation thirty-eight years, successfully combating every movement to change the form of worship in his congregation.
Minister, Mikveh Israel. Philadelphia, PA d. 20 Elul, 1811 (5571) Prior to the 1900’s, the Chazan or Minister of a congregation was the central rabbinic figure. Wedding sermonizes, divorces, circumcision, est. were all the function of the Chazan. Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions […]
יהושע ב"ר מרדכי הכהןThe American Maggid (Preacher)
Date of Death: Wed. November 16, 1864 -
Cheshvan 17 5625
A special thanks to Asher Lowy, Aaron Feder and the rest of the Moreshes Chachmei America team for the hours of research and fieldwork (close to 7 years) in a united effort to locate the kever of Rav Yehoshua Falk.
Rav Falk came to the United States in 1858 and for a short time served as Rav of Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, New York. He also delivered lectures regularly at Congregation Shaaray Torah in New York City. The Rav’s safer, Avnei Yehoshua, was the first book on Pirkei Avos printed in North America.
In 1864, while visiting his daughter, he passed away in Keokuk, Iowa, where he was buried. Per his request he was reburied in the Congregation Shaaray Torah Section of the Salem Field Cemetery on the boarder of Brooklyn and Queens.
יהושע ב"ר קלונימוסRav, Allen Street Shul (unconfirmed) , New York City
Date of Death: Sat. July 22, 1876 -
Av 1 5636
A special thanks to Antonio Jones, General Manager at Union Field Cemetery for his ongoing effort to keep the area around Rav Yehoshua Kalmanson kever safe and accessible.
Rav, New York City d. 24 Shevat, 1895 (5655) Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Bayside Cemetery 80-35 Pitkin Avenue Ozone Park, NY 11417 212-874-7005 (Gate: 55, towards the back of the cemetery.) The cemetery is in disarray, use caution when visiting!!!
יהודה בנימין ב"ר משהRav, 83 Bayard Street Shul
Date of Death: Thu. June 1, 1865 -
Sivan 5 5625
Moreh Dasrah, Mikrah Kodesh Anshei Klodoveh d. 13 Adar II, 1897 (5657) Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Washington Cemetery 5400 Bay Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11230 (201) 943-6163 Note: Overlooking Bay Parkway and McDonald Avenue Location: Path 7 Photo Credit: Asher Lowy, […]
ירוחם צבי ב"ר דובRav, New York City
Date of Death: Wed. December 23, 1891 -
Kislev 22 5652
Rav, New York City d. 22 Kislev, 1896 (5657) Anyone with biographical information is asked to please send it in. See CONTACT page for details. Directions to kever: Bayside Cemetery 80-35 Pitkin Avenue Ozone Park, NY 11417 212-874-7005 (Gate: 55, alongside the kever of Rav Yehuda Barit) The cemetery is in disarray, use caution when […]
ישראל ב"ר אליהוRav, New York City
Date of Death: Mon. November 28, 1898 -
Kislev 14 5659
ישכר דוב ב"ר יעקב ליבRav, Congregation Shearith Yisroel
Date of Death: Thu. June 22, 1871 -
Tammuz 3 5631
Rav Illowi was ordained by Rav Moshe Schreiber, the Chasam Sofer and was among the first Rabbanim to serve in the United States. From the time of his arrival on these shores in 1853 until his passing, the Rav spent his time fighting to influence and uphold true Torah values in North America. The Rav is famous for his halachic ruling on the kashrus of Muscovy duck.
יצחק ב"ר אליהוRav, Cong B’Nai Yisreol – Pike Street Synagogue
Date of Death: Thu. August 4, 1887 -
Av 14 5646
Prior to arriving on theses shores, Rav Morgolis served in the town of Merkine, Lithuania and was a descendant of Rav Yom Tov Lipmann Heller d. 1654, better known as the Tosafots Yom Tov. Sadly, he passed away after only being in New York for 2 years.